BMC Somatic Exploration TUESDAYS
Dec
4
to Jan 1

BMC Somatic Exploration TUESDAYS

TUESDAyS 10 - 12 am

Beware! this group is now ending after 4+ years of weekly classes! Please contact me or go to facebook to SomaticBODY and see the dates till Jan 1 2018 - there might be an afternoon in Dec or January. Thank you all for the years of somatic research - Look out for dates in MAY 2019 in Noho.

A geeky, embodied study group – focus is on personal weekly discovery, anatomy and rebalance. We dance, play with person performance structures and Do bodywork into dancing.

Please leave a message if you plan to come - in case of sickness or travel teaching I will let regular students know! 

SIGN UP HERE!  or just come!

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Muscles & Kinesthetic Integration USA
Feb
1
to Feb 10

Muscles & Kinesthetic Integration USA

This is a deep dive into the CORE of the Somatic field: CONCIOUS MOVEMENT and the ability for action in our lives, in relationships , family and in relationship to nature!

We will be exploring the ways that we gain movement awareness, measuring, fine moter skills and strength. This process relies on access to energy through our mitrochondia, flow and

Muscles are the way we interact with the world, create our life and play! Did you know that our muscle cells are multi nucleated… that one muscle fiber reaches from bone to bone? that we balance in our joints, ready to tip into motion and acceleration?

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Oceanic Movement/ Fascial Flow
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Oceanic Movement/ Fascial Flow

Friday :  'Introduction to the Fluid Nervous System'

Regaining the origins of our movement cycles throughout the time in the womb, underwater. will be the focus of this weekend workshop. Motion in water, this buoyant state, where the outside pressure matches our inside space, precedes our experience of gravity. Even our nervous system is still floating in the cranial-sacral fluid in our body. Feel more alive!

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 Embryo, Prevertebral Patterns & Intro to SomaticBODY
Apr
17
to Apr 21

Embryo, Prevertebral Patterns & Intro to SomaticBODY

Practicing the return into embryonic time allows us to access our being before our nervous system ran the show. It is a time of amazing growth organized by cellular choice making, renewal, change and growth: these can become templates for our lives now and can heal our organism, our neuro-endocrine balance.

Notocordal time (the soft spine appears and disappears before our now spine) is  time of moving in the dark - the underwater headless fish that swims side to side. Deep water holds embraces  supports buoyancy. IT is less sensing out but feeling one-self moving. the bubbles filled with fluid propelling the body through space. Pressure fields of ocean, currents meet the movement of your body - this embryonic stage supports deep inner knowing, inner focus and movement.


This is the first unit of the MOSCOW Somatic BODY Training - which is open to students of the full program and a few other folks with some background in the field of somatics for single workshops.

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5 th  Annual Body-Mind Centering® Festival Albany, NY
Dec
1
to Dec 2

5 th Annual Body-Mind Centering® Festival Albany, NY

5 th Annual Body-Mind Centering® Festival Albany, NY December 1&2, 2018 Center for Nia & Yoga, 1720 Central Ave, Colonie, NY, 12205 Featuring Certified Body-Mind Centering PRESENTERS: Christine Cole, Amanda Erin, Michele Feldheim, Dora Gaskill, Sylvia Maes, Toni Smith, Kate Tarlow Morgan The BMC Festival commences at 10:30 am on Saturday, 12/1 and concludes Sunday, 12/2 at 3:15. No programs on Saturday night. The following, economical hotels are walking Distance from the Festival: Howard Johnson, 1614 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY Days Inn, 1606 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY Econo Lodge 1630 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY The Festival studio shares a parking lot with a large grocery store and is close to restaurants. TO REGISTER: Send name/s, email, phone address, payment and desired days/workshops to: Toni Smith (check payee) 11 Locust Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180 tsmith818@nycap.rr.com Registration Fees: $175 full weekend $125 one day $50 one workshop A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE BODY-MIND CENTERING ASSOCIATION Questions? Toni Smith, 518-629-0034, tsmith818@nycap.rr.com Updates on the Festival: www.tonismithdance.com

Entrance is at back of building Enter grocery store parking lot and turn left.

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MOSCOW Embryology Intensive
Apr
29
to May 2

MOSCOW Embryology Intensive

Our body begins creating its form during our embryological development. As tissues and structures develop, some remain with us, some are transformed into other structures, and some fade into the background, no longer existing or recognizable as the original structure. As with all development, the original processes have left us with deep-rooted patterns and templates that affect our movement, mind, and spirit. In exploring the embryological developmental process, we discover the primal roots of our structure, perception, presence, and flow.

The workshop is geared towards deepening into various themes of in utero development, and exploring how our cells flow and change to differentiate as we are becoming. It is for movers, dancers, yoga practitioners, bodyworkers, and those from other body-mind disciplines interested in unraveling the mystery of embryological development as it relates to cellular consciousness, and movement.

Some of the themes: Fertilization, cellular choicemaking, circulation and heart development, placenta, the three layers of the body, neurulation, kidney development and rotation of the limbs.

The workshop will be both meditative, somatic as well as offer times to move/ dance as well as support processes through hands-on touch.

Students will have access to an online Embryology guide, to learn about this amazing field before, during and after the workshop. You will also receive some materials and make models.

  1. Introduction to Somatic Embryology - Fertilization
  2. One Cell – Many Cells
  3. Blood and Circulation, Placenta, Vessels
  4. 3 Germ layers to body
  5. Notochord - Neurulation
  6. Embryo: Rhythms of movement in Development
  7. Yolk/ Amnion - Autonomic rhythm
  8. Yolk to organs
  9. Limb Rotation
  10. Kidney / Bladder - migrations/ reinventions
  11. Integration / Overview
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Developmental Movement MOSCOW
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Developmental Movement MOSCOW

Developmental Movement Patterns from birth to walking

The Developmental Movement Patterns provide  different ways for the growing  baby to negotiate and engage with the world. These are basic neurological patterns the baby genetically evolves through, from birth to walking.  These movement templates are potent tools for coming into relatedness.

You will be guided through movement patterns and your own personal experience, through dance and touch.

This workshop will study the profound integration of relating and movement patterns: ways to be still and in tune with self, able to interact with others through reach, pull or push. Dancers will have opportunities to examine and expand their movement repertoire advance their Improvisation and Contact skills , Therapists will get more tools to assess and interact their clients in this spectrum, bodyworkers will add in new tools to approach the body in sessions.

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 Embryology of the Clitoris
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Embryology of the Clitoris

Somatic Exploration through research, meditation and dance. These teachers are engaging in live conversation on this NEW field of embodiment.
Jan 27, 28 2018 - SAT 11 am to 6 pm, SUN 11 am - 5:30
This is a workshop to explore the unknown territory of female genitalia - based on the embryological development from a undetermined 10 week embryo to a grown woman, This workshop is an EXPLORATION, dance, study, art and writing. 
All genders are WELCOME to this committed feminist space!

Christine and Nicole will be combining their substantial knowledge and will embark on a conversation in this evolving field!
 

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Embryology of the Clitoris
Jan
27
to Jan 28

Embryology of the Clitoris

Somatic Exploration through research, meditation and dance. These teachers are engaging in live conversation on this NEW field of embodiment.
Jan 27, 28 2018 - SAT 11 am to 6 pm, SUN 11 am - 5:30
This is a workshop to explore the unknown territory of female genitalia - based on the embryological development from a undetermined 10 week embryo to a grown woman, This workshop is an EXPLORATION, dance, study, art and writing. 
All genders are WELCOME to this committed feminist space!

Christine and Nicole will be combining their substantial knowledge and will embark on a conversation in this evolving field!
 

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Embryology Online Jan/ Feb
Jan
15
to Feb 13

Embryology Online Jan/ Feb

6 week study guide, conversation and exploration on EMBRYOLOGY for the Moving Body.

SIGN UP HERE!

Have you wanted to learn embryology from a somatic point of view?  Or deepen your understanding?

Delve into the mystery of your own becoming!

Get in DEEPER – Study  Course offers:

  •  One intro video – to watch anytime
  •  5 LIVE online WebVideo classes
  •   Live discussion time after class
  •  4 recorded audio somatizations 
  •  ONLINE community- share your experiences, questions, discoveries
  • Reference materials and handouts per class 

EmbryoFLOW - ONLINE

6 week study guide, conversation and exploration on EMBRYOLOGY for the Moving Body.
http://www.embodyourlife.com/courses-events/

Embryo ONE: starts week of Jan 15 2018

Sun 11 am Melbourne AUS = Sat 7 pm USA EST
Monday 12 noon USA EST = 19:00 Berlin/ EUR = 20:00 St. Petersburg

1.Introduction to Somatic Embryology - Fertilization
2.One Cell – Many Cells
3. Blood and Circulation, Placenta, Vessels
4.3 Germ layers to body
5. Notochord - Neurulation
6. Summary Wrap up

Embryo TWO

Jan 16 - Feb 20
TUE 12:30pm USA EST / 20:30 Russia/ 19:30 Berlin

1.Embryo: Rhythms of movement in Development
2.Yolk/ Amnion - Autonomic rhythm
3. Yolk to organs
4.Kidney / Bladder - migrations/ reinventions
5.Neuro and brain/ Knowing SELF
6.Genitals, pelvic floor

Embryo THREE April 2018 dates coming

1.Intro - Applications
2.Kidney / Bladder - migrations/ reinventions
3.Genitals, pelvic floor
4.Mouth, palate, skull face
5.Ears, Eyes, nose - Perception
6.Integration / Overview

This class provides a framework for your studies, opportunities for your questions, and a community to bounce around your thoughts and inquiry.

 Christine Cole

studied Embryology with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen since 1998 and cotaught EMBRYOflow at Earthdance, MA in 2016.

This course is a surprise – as an online Skype supervision went fabulously and opened my eyes to the possibility of conveying somatic embodiment through my voice, visuals  and conversation.

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BODY meets MIND
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

BODY meets MIND

3 Events over 2 days featuring visiting Australian speaker Miroslav Petrovic and local Embodiment Expert Christine Cole.

• FRI 7 pm Risk Authenticity- Experiential Talk w/ Miroslav Petrovic (Aus)
In this experiential talk we will explore the drive of our inner impulses and the power they have to alter our outer world, spiritual path, and day to day relationships.
SAT 5pm Cellular Intuition - Movement Class w/ Christine Cole
Christine will lead a somatization on the cellular matrix of the body and its significant decision making power for our life, dance and healing. Learn, rest and move your body!

• Sat 7:30PM Body Meets Mind/ Live Conversation w/ Miroslav & Christine
This is an experiment in conversation between Miroslav Petrovic, an Australian speaker and Christine Cole, a local embodiment expert and dancer. Expect the unexpected.

BIOS
Miroslav Petrovic has spoken across Australia and worked with over 4,000 people supporting them to reconnect to their hearts purpose. His work has been featured across mainstream media. Over the last 10 years he has traveled globally pushing himself to his own limits - from Amazonian jungle immersions to ashrams in India.
Speaking from the heart, his workshops are highly engaging and immersive, with a presence that softly yet powerfully invites the audience into the intimacy of the present moment, and a collective part of the dialogue, allowing them to speak and break through their own personal challenges.

www.miroslavp.com

Christine Cole is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and Practitioner of Integrative Acupressure, with a practice in Body-Mind Centering that extends over 30 years. She's held Faculty positions at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in Amherst, MA and Amsterdam, Holland, and runs her own training in Boston, Vermont, Montreal and Northampton, MA. She has a lifelong practice in Contact Improvisation, Training in Post-Modern and Improvisational Dance and maintains a private practice in Developmental Bodywork in downtown Northampton, MA
SomaticBODY.com

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