SOUL CENTRE TRAINING COURSES:
- Yoga Teacher Training and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist Training with
EastWest Somatics Institute (ISMETA and YOGA ALLIANCE)
- Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy Practitioner Training Cert CST, (PACT REGISTERED)
- Open Source Forms Teachers Training
- Embodied Massage Training
- Chi Kung Teacher Training
TRAINING PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
EMBODIED MASSAGE TRAINING - 1 and 2 year practitioner training
with Wilhemeena Monroe and guests
Registrations open for the new intake 2013
This training offers a 50-day practitioner course for individuals wanting to become somatic- based massage therapists and movement educators. As a Somatic Massuer, you learn to connect with and support the fullness of your clients' embodied experience, not just their muscles and bones. Somatic approaches 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 is rooted in experiential exercises and supported through lectures and readings.
"Our key goal is creative empowerment of trained practitioners - a crucial component of wellness and wellness practice"
NEXT Intro day Friday 1 March 2013
Training module one starts March 21 - 24th
THERAPY – 2 year Practitioner training
Sumner (UK) and Simon Gosling
BECOME A LISENCED
This training offers a
45-day practitioner course for individuals wanting to become qualified
cranio-sacral therapists. The training is biodynamic in it’s approach
orientating to the body’s natural wisdom allowing innate intelligent processes
to emerge and bring about authentic change. These changes will be physiological
and psycho-emotional. The body’s own priorities for change are listened for and
encouraged to arise. The art of the therapist is to connect with the underlying
forces and health and facilitate a process of natural reorganization. These
forces express as subtle motion of tissues and fluids that can be felt by
sensitive hands. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach
to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply
Thank you so much for a fantastic seminar full of exploration, discovery and inspiring, open minded people, loved it !!! Nadine Vollmerg - First year student 2012
For more information visit www.bodyintelligence.com/
Next course starts March 2013
INTRODUCTION TO BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
2 February, 2-4pm
The Intro talk is a great way to gather more information about Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy and to see whether the training might be the right thing for you. Whether you are just curious or seriously wanting to pursue this therapy as a career, this course will give you more indepth information to experience and practice at home, as well as resources for more indepth inquiry.
Registrations essential to SOUL CENTRE
LAND TO WATER
REGISTERED SOMATIC MOVEMENT THERAPIST and/or a YOGA ALLIANCE 200hrs Yoga
Teacher through EastWest, ISMETA and the SOUL CENTRE.
A unique opportunity to experience the work
of one of the worlds leading somatic educators, these workshops are two modules
of the EASTWEST Somatics training, an International somatics training
Module 1: January 2014 (TBA)
Module 2: January 2014 (TBA)
Modules can be taken
individually or together, 7 modules are required for full certification. Take both
modules at a reduced cost and earn two levels of credit towards becoming a
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist through EastWest and ISMETA
Land to Water Yoga is a unique
contemporary style of yoga, grounded in processes of Shin Somaticsâ as developed through our work at the Eastwest Somatics
Institute. Much yoga today emphasizes physical competition, having lost the
original intent of spiritual healing and self-awareness. Yoga means "to
yoke": it signals our kinship with the environment and all forms of life.
In practice, yoga can be a psychophysical means for transforming
personality—progressing through enjoyable shapes and movements that anyone can
This unique new form of
yoga—maintains yoga’s original intent of spiritual healing and awareness and
offers a way to deepen clear seeing and a calm mind, urging one past his or her
limited ego. It is based on five stages of infant development and the methods
of Shin Somatics® Moving Way. Its progression moves backward from the most
complex movement in terms of balance to the least: from walking to floating
(from land to water), providing the opportunity to retrace our personal human
development back to its watery soma source.
All Eastwest Workshops include Fraleigh's unique Land to
Water Yoga & Chakra Unwinding. Become acquainted with the seven energy
vortexes of human life and infant development in processes that have grown over
a period of twenty years at Eastwest. In Eastwest workshops, Sondra, Karen, and
other associates teach the characteristics of the chakras through somatic
processes. Learn how to open to the energetic qualities of each chakra in your
own body and development.
At Eastwest, we use
the models of dance technique, improvisation, and choreography throughout our
work. Our approach is basic, so no previous dance study is required.
Sondra Fraleigh: Sondra Fraleigh
is an international leader in dance, yoga, and healing arts. She is a
Registered Feldenkrais® teacher, and
certifies Registered Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists through ISMETA, International Somatic Movement Education and
Therapy Association. She has been a professor of dance and somatics for over
thirty years in the Department of Dance at the State University of
New York at Brockport and is a valued mentor to dancers and somatic
practitioners in the USA, Europe, Japan and India.
Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe: Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe is the founder
and director of the SOUL CENTRE.
How: $900 per
Source Forms (OSF) Teacher Training
Open Source Forms is a
Teacher Training & Certification program begun in 2009 by Stephanie Skura.
It's an 'open source' system culled from decades of continuing research &
practice in improvisation, performance, choreography, writing, & theater
directing, and it draws on Skura's extensive experience as a core Skinner
Releasing teacher and teacher trainer.
OSF focuses on
cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of Skinner Releasing technique and
creative process. It's guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity
& wisdom is available in each of us.
OSF Teacher Training is a
rigorous program that prepares teachers to be inventive & responsive to
specific needs & situations, while deeply understanding the underlying
spirit & intentions of the work involved.
OSF offers methods to
access depth, specificity, courage, rigor, honesty & freedom in movement,
vocal practice & performance. Its aim is to empower participants to adapt
these methods & discover their own in response to teaching & performance
situations they find themselves in.
This is a two-year
training with two intensive workshopping process in Oct/Nov of each year and
homestudy to do during the rest of the year. The training includes one-on-one
sessions with Skura.
Pre-requisite are at
least the first 15 introductory classes of the SRT intro series and is by
STEPHANIE SKURA: "A radical & perpetual
innovator", Stephanie has created interdisciplinary movement-based
performances for over 20 years. Her process focuses on the power and totality
of each performer, collaboratively discovering & developing material.
Called "a major American experimentalist", she has
an international reputation for her adventurous work, performing and teaching
in 30 of the United States and 13 countries.
Her New York City-based touring company performed worldwide
for 10 years.
Now based in the Pacific Northwest, she works independently
with many companies, artists and institutions. Formerly on Graduate Faculty at
the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actors Training
Program, and Core Faculty of the Skinner Releasing Institute, she has taught at
such places as the American Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, European
Dance Development Center, Naropa Institute, Movement Research in New York, and
as a guest at many colleges and universities around the country.
When: Year one: Oct 29th
– Nov 23rd 2012 Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5.30pm TBC
for the 2 year training ($2,500 per year) - payment options available
Elemental Chi Kung with Ged Sumner
4-7 April, 15-18 August, 7-10 November
$600 per module
Elemental Chi Kung is a progressive approach to chi kung that incorporates classic styles and philosophies with modern bodymind and energy concepts. The approach explores body and chi awareness as a way to deepen into our internal chi flow through movement, stillness, meditation and breath. A creative space is sought to allow our essential nature to express itself and bring about transformations. The approach emphasizes the five elements as the foundation of chi kung. the workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
There are ten, 4 day workshops and the overall intention of the workshops are to present Chi Kung as a way to open to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become aware of movements of chi within your body and mind. The workshops will teach the following skills:
* self reflection
*stability and groundedness
*stillness of the body and mind
*sensitivity to chi
*Use of intention
*Strength, Stamina and flexibilty
*synchronisity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body's structure, traditional chinese medical concepts and taoist philosophy.
teacher training coming soon in 2014
Somatics School coming soon!
Work-study and payment options available