Embryos develop in repetitve waves of movement: what is outside moves in, swathes of tissues translocate, some disappear - yet in each bifurcation/transection,and spiral flow there is a new opportunity for you to join the process of growth.
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 weekend 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.
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 organ
This is a BMC class and we will be moving, studying, using touch and observing to engage with the material.
No prior experience with Body-Mind Centering® necessary.
Christine Cole, RSMT, the founder and director of Somatic Body Training Program, is an expert in the embodiment of human development. On the leading edge of research about somatic movement education and therapy, she displays a radical trust in embodied experience as the primary way for groups to co-create knowledge. As a result of 30 years of engaging deeply in learning and teaching the somatic body practices of Body-Mind Centering®, dance/movement, and bodywork, Christine clearly embodies the material she has evolved and models a deep understanding of how the body’s systems change in various developmental stages. A teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and Practitioner of Integrative Acupressure and Infinity Healing, she has taught at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in Amherst and Amsterdam, Holland, and runs her own trainings in Boston, Vermont, Montreal and Northampton, MA. She also maintains a private practice in Developmental Bodywork in downtown Northampton, MA. In addition, Christine has long term practices in Contact Improvisation, Post-Modern and Improvisational Dance, Authentic movement, Improvisational Theater, writing and vocal training.
As an experienced master teacher, Christine
creates safe spaces to explore personal material
illuminates developmental states through her own embodiment through movement
authentically connects each student into the learning process
practices somatic therapy with unabashed directness, compassion, and presence.
models Somatic Body principles in her teaching and interactions
stakes out new territory in the material of Body-Mind Centering®