Somatic Movement Educator Training 2018 - 2021
New Weekend Model: Austin/San Marcos
The new weekend BodyMindMovement Somatic Movement Educator training is designed for the needs of professionals who want to maintain their businesses or practices while training. Each module will consist of 40 hours of instruction over 2 weekends, one month apart (Fridays 5 – 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9 – 6 pm). The 12 modules will be divided between the Body Systems track at Texas State University and the Los Angeles-based developmental movement track in collaboration with OM Vitality Rehab. People who complete both tracks of the three-year training are certified as Somatic Movement Educators and eligible to register with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
The 500-hour program trains you to work with movement facilitation, touch, and sound to support transformation. The SME Program has immediate applications in movement- based disciplines—such as dance, yoga, sports, and martial arts—and in therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, bodywork, and massage. Each of the 12 courses focuses on an aspect of developmental movement or a body system.
ISMETA-registered faculty will be led by Mark C. Taylor, director of the Center for BodyMindMovement.
Body Systems Track: The Organ System
WITH MARK TAYLOR 2019
The organs are the contents within the musculo-skeletal container, supporting postural tone and feelings, and giving volume to movement. Participants study and embody the internal structures that carry out the functions of internal regulation, breathing, nourishment and elimination. Organs are a critical habitat of our emotions and aspirations and hold cellular memories of our personal histories. Students learn to initiate movement from the organs and support their expression in others.
April 12, 13, 14, 2019 and
May 17, 18, 19, 2019
Body Systems Track:
1. Skeletal System
2. Organ System
3. Endocrine System
4. Nervous System
5. Connective Tissue and Ligaments
6. The Muscular System