MODULE 1: SOMATIC EDUCATION
October 24, 2020 – July 26, 2021
During each of the four weekends, participants meet for one mid-afternoon Orientation (Wed.) from 1:30-5:30pm and the following four days, Thurs.- Sun. 9:15-5:45 (the schedule subject to change).
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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 of several somatic disciplines:
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: