Introduction to teaching Somatic Movement
Explore movement as medicine
Somatic Movement is an amazing journey into yourself. This journey into your self-sensory system helps you to connect with your body, become more intuitive and clearer and learn to know yourself from deep within. The practice works on multiple levels: You can use it to refine your movement patterns, cultivate a loving and healthy relationship with your body, and with interoception, let go of deeply held tension in the body and mind.
It’s a practice of ‘deep body listening’ which creates an amazing flow-feeling in your body and brings you into natural states of meditation.
In this livestream training Deborah Berryman shares the qualities, personal experiences and attitudes that are important in those drawn to teaching meditation, as well as the challenges and pitfalls that may arise.
Together we’ll explore -
• Interoception - learn how to reconnect with your body and move from within
• Yoga Nidra - learn to teach Yoga Nidra and how to combine it with movement
• Fascia - learn about how to activate and gently stretch your fascia
• Movement anatomy - feel and connect the different parts of your body and move as one body
• Embodiment - integrate your body and mind and bring new skills into your daily life
• Teaching - introduce the basic principles of bringing this practice into our teaching
Course Structure and Dates
This is a weekend immersion; each day will run from 10.30 to 17.00 UK time (with an hour lunch break).
Spring 2024 In Person Course
20 and 21 April - The Granary Studio, Bedfordshire
Autumn 2024 Course
Teaching methods include lectures, meditations, inquiries, reflective exercises, small groups, partner work and teaching practice.
In person immersion at The Granary Studio - a converted barn set on a beautiful rural farm with acres of space, a mile from Junction 13 of M1 between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Option to stay overnight at The Granary – Pls contact them direct to book.
Online (Livestream via Zoom) allowing for real time interaction between teacher and students. Relevant links will be provided on joining. Sessions are also recorded for participants to review in their own time for 30 days after the event.
Hours and Accreditation
All training hours (11 in total) are eligible for continuing education (CEP) credits with awarding bodies such as Yoga Alliance and British Wheel.
Who’s it for?
This immersion weekend is for anyone interested in exploring the practice of Somatic Movement or ‘active rest’- whether it’s to integrate this into your teaching, your own practice and or simply enjoy a weekend of rest. No experience necessary – all levels welcome.
Cancellation Terms - please take time to read this carefully before booking -
• 60 days or more prior to the course date: Your payment will be refunded, less £20 admin fee and/or £50 which is your non-refundable deposit.
• 59 days or less prior to the course date: payments are not refundable.
About the Teacher
Deborah is a Somatics Level 4 teacher, training with some of the best teachers in this field including Tias Little, Kaila June and Peter Appel. With a keen interest in working with trauma and addiction, she's also studied with Ralf Marzen, Dr Gabor Mate and Richard Schwartz to better understand how movement and meditation can help us to find more freedom. Drawing on over 17yrs of teaching experience, she is a personal mission to share the benefits of delving into these practices in community. By offering these experiences, the space for healing connection opens up to empower others.
Deborah will draw from over a decade of training others to teach. You’ll hear inspiring stories, examples and reflections that allow you to use this learning as a way to grow for both you and your students.
You can read more about the teacher here
Have any Questions?
Get in touch if you have any questions about this course, including future dates