1/1-10 [Pittsburgh] Embody Your Organs for Volume and Vitality

Embody Your Organs for Volume and Vitality
January 3–10, 2013
Faculty: Mark Taylor and David Thomas France

Experience the sweeping range of dynamics and rhythm in your body, from the constant drumbeat of your heart, to the fluid hum of your kidneys, to the filling and emptying patterns of digestion. By sensing, moving, and meditating on the anatomy and physiology of your organs, you will have the chance to explore personal themes of presence, sustaining your life, three-dimensionality, expression, and creativity. The embodiment of your organ system promotes ease of movement and supports transformation on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
• Transformational learning
• Improve your health and function
• Deepen your teaching of yoga, dance, and other movement
• Refine your interpersonal skills as a therapist or educator
• Clarify your hands-on skills as a bodyworker, massage therapist, or movement facilitator

Mark Taylor directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, with certification programs in somatic movement education located in Pittsburgh, PA, Eugene, OR, and Mexico City. As a choreographer, Taylor founded Mark Taylor & Friends in New York, directed Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA, and was on the dance faculties of Princeton University and the University of Limerick, Ireland. He served the School for Body-Mind Centering® as U.S. Program Director and Program Coordinator, and taught in the school’s programs in Massachusetts, Germany, Slovakia, and France. Trained as a yoga teacher with the Himalayan Institute, he teaches anatomy for yoga teacher training programs in Pittsburgh. He has maintained a meditation practice for thirty-five years and currently studies with Ven. Soorakkulame Pemaratana of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. He is a director of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

David Thomas France, a practitioner of yoga, Contact Improvisation, African dance, Taoist movement practices, martial arts, parkour, and zazen, lives and teaches in Tokyo, Japan. Through his company, Slowmotion Somatics, he teaches embodied anatomy and yoga to movement and bodywork professionals around the world, and works privately with individuals doing bodywork and somatic movement therapy. Certified as a yoga teacher with Rodney Yee and Donna Farhi, he now directs the Freestyle Yoga Teacher Training program, which trains participants to express yoga from the inside out – contacting the source of yogic movement within themselves. He is a bodywork therapist specializing in Thai, Ayurvedic, and Orthopedic massage, and is completing his Somatic Therapist training at the School for Body-Mind Centering. Since 1993 he has practiced Zen meditation with Yvonne Rand and Reb Anderson.

The course is a part of the 500-hour Somatic Movement Education Certification Program.
For complete course descriptions, please go to www.bodymindmovement.com

schedule Jan 3-10, 9:15am–4:45pm daily

location Dance Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

cost 735USD

registration call 412.243.8307 or email info@bodymindmovement.com