MODULE 1: SOMATIC EDUCATION
May 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Tuition: $2,625 Total (see the ADMISSION 2018 page for full info)
Location: FINNISH HALL, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA. USA, 94702-1723. Phone: 510-524-5013.
During each of the four weekends, participants meet for one mid-afternoon Orientation (Wed.) from 2:30-5:30pm and the following four days, Thurs.- Sun. 9:15-5:45
(the schedule subject to change).
See 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 …
At its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism. The first concern of Hakomi Trainings is that our students embody these Principles as a deep and consistent part of who they are and how they work.
Registration is now open!
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: