Amy is currently involved in the following School for Body-Mind Centering-Licensed Programs.
- Somatic Movement Educator Program
Core Faculty, Co-Educational Director
Moving Within, Lorane, OR
- Body-Mind Centering & Yoga: Foundations in Embodied Anatomy
Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas, TX
Somatic Movement Educator Program
Co-Educational Directors Mary Lou Seereiter & Amy Matthews
Sensory and moving experiences weave through the study and inquiry, guiding participants into the transformative process of embodiment. The subject of this study is our selves, expressed as body systems and the progression of development movement. Through movement, partnering touch and being touched, sound, vibration, verbal dialogue, and somatic imagery, we find our unique way to live more fully in our individual anatomy and physiology. This inner journey leads to outer expression as we learn to access the potential of our articulate bodies. Movement skills, observation skills, hands-on techniques and somatic education principles are explored and expanded making this work appropriate for both personal and professional development. The SME material has immediate applications to movement based disciplines-such as dance, yoga, sports, martial arts-and to other therapeutic modalities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, bodywork and massage.
This 500+ hour program can be completed in three years. All course work including homework assignments must be completed to receive certification. All SME courses can be taken individually or in combination for personal growth or professional enrichment, except for Professional Issues 1 and Competency 1.
For more info, schedule and fees go to: movingwithin.com.
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Body-Mind Centering & Yoga: Foundations in Embodied Anatomy
Core Faculty Lisa Clark & Amy Matthews
Foundations in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga is a deep, internal study of the body. Each module explores the practice of yoga through key principles of each of the body systems, and the direct experience of the tissues and cells. Foundations in Embodied Anatomy opens a door to the transformative aspects of yoga and takes asanas from an external approach into the subtleties of yoga practice.
Foundations in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga offers opportunities to:
- Reveal new aspects of the postures from the perspective of different body systems
- Experience greater depth, ease and flow of movement in forming traditional yoga asanas
- Develop a yoga practice based on personal needs and abilities
- Explore sequential relationships between postures
- Observe and analyze the movement of others using this subtle and dynamic perspective
- Illuminate new aspects of yoga
There are six modules in Foundations in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. This series offers an in-depth opportunity to explore relationships between fundamental principles of Body-Mind Centering® and those of yoga. The requirement for entry into these modules is a personal movement practice and a basic familiarity with yoga asana. No prior experience with Body-Mind Centering® is necessary.
These modules can be taken individually without commitment to the entire series.
For more info, schedule and fees go to: www.dallasyogacenter.com/foundations-in-embodied-anatomy.
Body-Mind Centering® and BMC℠ are service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.