The IBMT Diploma Programme will be offered again in the UK from September 2015 to June 2018. The programme consists of five modules running over three years, giving a thorough grounding in somatic movement practice that is rooted in the principles of Body-Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology.
Graduates of the Diploma can apply to ISMETA for registration as a Somatic Movement Therapist and/or Educator.
You can also find the contact details for the programmes in Lithuania and Russia by clicking on IBMT Diploma Programme.
I offer occasional workshops and retreats for personal and professional development, including Authentic Movement, Infant Movement Development, Embodiment of Spirit (an embryological journey), and a series of workshops for women: Woman, Body, Earth and Spirit.
The following are my currently scheduled workshops. Those that have already occurred and may be rescheduled are listed below the line.
For booking and further information about my workshops and retreats
please contact Red K Elders.
A welcome new initiative has been taken to set up an Authentic Movement group in Norfolk. The group will be led by me and consist of monthly workshops which will offer a space to explore and deepen your own movement practice, and introduce the discipline of witnessing another.
From time to time places may become available for new people to join.
For enquiries, bookings, and if you would like to be placed on the waiting list to join,
please contact the organiser, Red K Elders directly.
Dates and times: Sundays, 10am-1pm – new series begins September 2017
Venue: Kelling Studio, North Norfolk
Booking and info: Red K Elders
In this contemplative and transformative practice, we awaken the wisdom of the body as the relationship between movers and witnesses is explored. Creating a safe space in which unconscious material can arise and be integrated, both mover and witness learn to become present to their embodied experience so that clarity within their relationship to self and other grows.
This retreat is open to those new to Authentic Movement as well as those with some experience. Please apply with details of previous relevant experience.
For those who have studied with me or other teachers of the Discipline of Authentic Movement and are familiar with the practice of witnessing through the channels of movement, sensation, emotion and image.
In addition to deepening your own movement process and refining witnessing skills, we will explore forms which enable the experience and exploration of the Collective Body. The relationship between movement and language in both speaking and writing will be an integral part of this exploration.
If you have not studied Authentic Movement with me before, please apply with details of previous relevant experience and a reference from your primary Authentic Movement teacher.
NB. I am a member of the international collective of teachers of the Discipline of Authentic Movement who are participating in Circles of Four, a path of preparation to teach the Discipline that has been initiated by Janet Adler. Please see www.disciplineofauthenticmovement.com for details.
From September 2017-May 2018 I will offer this 16-day course for professionals and students of somatic and related disciplines. It forms part of the IBMT Diploma Programme, but can also be taken alone as continued professional development.
In our work with the body we experience the deep interrelationship between soma, psyche and spirit. Somatic Psychology seeks to give language and meaning to the fluid and organic experiences of somatic process, enabling us to dialogue and interact meaningfully with material arising from the unconscious in bodywork and movement therapy practice.
This module will explore:
A series of workshops for women exploring the nature of the ‘deep feminine’ through authentic movement, creative bodywork, and myths and stories which speak to women’s healing journey.
This workshop explores the relationship between bone and the story of La Loba. La Loba invites us to enter into the process of loss, psychological death and renewal of spirit through inner reflection, embodiment, movement and song. We will explore themes such as: the bone-seed – the indestructible core of spirit and its embodiment within us; our bones as store of ancient wisdom and ancestral memory; gathering the lost parts of the self; the journey of death, transformation and rebirth.
One of a series of workshops for women exploring the nature of the ‘deep feminine' through authentic movement, creative bodywork, and myths and stories which speak to women’s healing journey. Jung believed that myths and archetypes have their source in the organic processes of the body; in these workshops we explore our personal embodiment of these ancient stories.
The story of Inanna, Sumerian Queen of Heaven and Earth, speaks to the process of feminine initiation through descent to the underworld. The myth offers a map for this most difficult of journeys which we as women may be called to make in our quest to become whole.
This workshop will explore the function of the witness as "priestess of the Self"; meeting our "dark sister" in the underworld of the psyche; cycles of creativity, descent and return; and the balancing of inner and outer worlds through the autonomic nervous system, which mediates these processes.