MODULE 1: SOMATIC EDUCATION
January 25 – November 5, 2017
Tuition: $2,575. all four weekends. (see the ADMISSIONS page for full info)
Location: ZACCHO Dance Studio, 1777 Yosemite Ave. #330, San Francisco, CA. 94124. Phone number – ZACCHO, 415-822-6744 for questions
Participants meet for one evening (on Wed.) 6:30-9:00pm and four full days, Thurs.- Sun. 9:30-5:45.
See full schedule and the list of independent workshops open to the public on the ADMISSIONS page.
The Somatic Education curriculum is rooted in experiential exercises and supported through lectures and readings. Our program is set up so that you learn to deeply embody the work yourself before bringing it to your clients. The classes provide opportunities for you to learn about your own habitual movement patterns and how they may cause pain or restrict your full range of motion. You will learn how to change maladaptive patterns within your own bodymind first so that you can then support others through this same process with a depth of knowledge that is rooted in embodied knowing.
This 4 week dynamic movement based introductory module integrates various somatic modalities which support you to develop body connectivity, re-pattern habitual alignment and movement patterns, increase kinesthetic awareness through embodied anatomy, and learn skills for deepened communication with self and others.
The curriculum weaves together practice and theory in:
Understanding between humans cannot happen until we are able to claim our own values and ways of moving into action, and appreciate how these are similar to, or different from those of others. These values are being constantly expressed in our movement, such that each of us has a unique LMA Movement Signature. Each of us can be valued for our own uniqueness in order for us to contribute to the world effectively. LMA helps us to look at where our own style of movement fits into the broader range of human movement; how we can accept where we (and others) are; and how we can broaden our range. (This course meets the Laban/Bartenieff Certification Program pre-requisite). Read more …
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The core curriculum is supported and enhanced through other activities that serve to build community within the group and provide opportunities for deeper integration of the core material. These activities are: