VMI Somatic Practice
Educational Program

With Patricia Bardi

Program Overview

Vocal Dance – Voice Movement Integration – Somatic Practice – Vital Movement Integration – Bodywork


VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program is accredited by KTNO as a licensed natural health practitioner through BATC for health insurance coverage in the Netherlands and as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator by ISMETA – International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association.

The program is approved by the CRKBO (Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs) as a European professional educational program & continues to be BTW free.

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Jaana Klevering

The VMI Somatic Movement Educational Program is a holistic approach developing skills connecting dance, movement, active breath, voice, improvisation, touch, guided physical repatterning and bodywork practice.
VMI is an integrative holistic approach built upon the dual function of insight and self-awareness to bring the whole self to the moment of expression.

Through the VMI Somatic Practice approach integration becomes a coherent awareness connecting body, mind and emotion as an embodied, felt experience—vivid, present, alive—illuminating a wellspring of self-knowledge and creativity with an aligned and healthy body fully connected to its inner sources.

The training program offers clearly defined practices to become skilled practitioners in the fields of creative practice with voice & movement, somatic movement therapy/education and natural health practice and wellness.


I feel well nourished, in a relaxed state with wide brain and deep voice. The work satisfied a need to engage physically in a precise yet organic way.

Celia Little
(shiatsu practitioner & educator, UK)

The training incorporates Patricia Bardi’s innovative work involving:

Vocal Dance

A creative practice that frees the voice to be fully alive and reflected in one's expressive vitality and movement.

Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Somatic Practice

An integrative somatic practice actively combining voice and movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.

Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork

A gentle, precise hands-on holistic approach that employs sensitive touch, guided movement, breath and sound. VMI Bodywork addresses imbalances in the nervous system as it interacts with the neuromuscular, skeletal, organ and endocrine systems. This approach connects body, mind and emotions bringing a renewed sense of equilibrium and well being through the entire body.


The VMI Somatic Practice program is intended for people working professionally, studying or showing interest in the fields of movement therapy & education, the performing arts, body oriented therapy (physical and psychological), speech therapy, child education and natural health and wellness. People who enjoy a genuine curiosity and passion for learning will find it of great interest.

Participants have applied this work successfully to dance, music and voice, theater, child development, movement therapy & education, natural health practice, physical therapy, speech therapy, body-oriented psychotherapy, yoga, pilates and health & wellness programs.

It is absolutely gorgeous how much the experience has opened up my awareness of my postural habits and holding. I feel significantly more open (physically and emotionally) ever since. It really is remarkable.

Mary Jo Gilligan
(VMI Somatic Certification Program participant, artist, Ireland)

Participating in a Vocal Dance & VMI training was moving, inspiring and a great learning experience.

Zeynep Bulut
(musicologist, singer & sound artist, Lecturer in Music at King’s College, London)


VMI Somatic Practitioners

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    Loriana Favro

    Den Haag

    Stationsweg 56
    2515 BP Den Haag

    [email protected]

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    Katsura Isobe


    10-12 Gaskin Street
    Islington, London
    07960 906781

    [email protected]

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    Yumino Seki



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    Korana Daic

    Marcana Croatia

    Krvavici 23
    52206 Marcana

    [email protected]

    VMI Certified Somatic Practitioner, somatic movement educator,
    VMI Bodyworker

    Movement Lab is working with movement, sound, dance, and authentic expression.
    Education is based on principles of VMI Somatic Movement Practice, an integrative somatic practice actively combining voice and movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.
    Movement Lab offers somatic movement workshops, individual guidance, and VMI bodywork and movement education for children, adults, and professionals.

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    Mioko Yoshihara


    KABASHIMA-MACHI 6-16 2nd floor

    [email protected]

    1min walk from Tram No1 Ohato stop
    (in front of Docomo shop)

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    Francesca Bracelli


    Movement Retraining Center
    Pompenburg 392
    3032 EM Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    [email protected]

    Francesca is certified GYROKINESIS® & GYROTONIC® trainer, Voice Movement Integration educator, VMI Bodywork practitioner, ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist and BATC Licensed Natural Health Practitioner.
    In my bodywork practice I welcome people of any age that want to relieve body pain, emotional imbalance and stress related dysfunctions.
    Those are the people that want to find a new way to deal with their professional or personal challenges; people that wants to feel more in contact with themselves and be in tune with their thought, feeling and emotion.

    People choose VMI Bodywork to help relieve stress, muscular tension, pain, headaches, digestive conditions, menstruation discomfort and many more physical conditions.

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