Upcoming Workshops

  • Active Breath Somatic Practice Program

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    Module 1 - The Skeletal System will start on Monday 14 Dec '20 till 11 Jan '21 at 10 am CET

    Module 2 - The Organs System will start on Monday 18 Jan '21 till 15 Feb '21 at 10 am CET

    “Your voice is a living resonance moving actively through your entire body”

    Active Breath Somatic Practice

     A live-stream, dynamic and interactive training program

      with Patricia Bardi

    Founder of Voice Movement Integration (VMI), a Somatic Practice Certification Program accredited by ISMETA,

    based on 40 years of research and development,

     interfacing creative practice and integrative somatic movement and bodywork.

     

           Module One: The Skeletal System

        Module Two: The Organ System

    Overall program: Ten modules of five weekly 1.5 hour class.

    Each module focusing on a different body system. 

    Plus additional weekly small group tutorial to deepen understanding.

    Module 1: Begins Monday 14 Dec ’21 – 11 Jan ’21 at 10 am CET

    Module 2: Begins Monday 18 Jan – 15 Feb ’21 at 10am CET 

     Subscribers unable to attend live class can access the uploaded version

    “Patricia Bardi was a major person in the early development of BMC from 1973 – 1986. She took the seeds and grew her own forest”           Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen – founder of Body-Mind Centering

     Active Breath is an innovative somatic practice focused on integrating our awareness of the intrinsic connection between body, mind, and emotions through our physical experience of breath, voice, and movement.

    It is a practical approach for cultivating and deepening your embodiment skills, building resilience, and developing conscious attention in your daily-lived experience.

    Living in a time of whirlwind change and flux, we want to feel energized and healthy. There is a genuine need to cultivate self-care, reduce stress to build up your immune system, find joy in our active and interactive expression, and feel more grounded, calm, and aware in our body, mind, and emotional states.

    Active Breath Somatic Practice is a tool for opening your potential and develops and shapes your embodiment skills to have a clearer sense of self and to make a positive contribution in your world.

    Active Breath is a series of guided movement sequences using whole-body breathing & sound directly with physical awareness & movement. The practice builds progressively from refined, slow; attentive movement patterns aligned with breath, spine & eye movements and evolve sequentially into more whole-body breath and rhythm moving actively in space.

    Benefits of Active Breath Somatic Practice

    Active Breath is an in-depth somatic practice that provides more insight and refined skills to:

    • perceive your physical awareness and body presence in more detail.
    • influence and positively affect your postural tone, balance and coordination.
    • develop your whole-body breathing with more ease.
    • embody the physical support for the resonance of your voice.
    • align your feeling for rhythm and flow by actively engaging sound in your movement.
    • bring a richer, more attentive dialogue into your understanding and sense of self.

    Active Breath Program Overview

    Each individual module of the Active Breath program consists of five live-stream consecutive weekly classes of 1.5 hours plus a bonus of one tutorial for a small group. Each module of the Active Breath Program focuses on a different, specific body system together with aspects of integration, perception and expression..

    Each weekly class includes experiential, integrative practice of breath, voice and movement, together with an exploration of the relevant anatomy and physiology and involves group discussion.

    Each module can be taken independently

    The training program is of particular relevance to somatic practitioners, educators, movement therapists, holistic health and wellness coaches, dance artists, voice practitioners, interdisciplinary performers, public speakers and is open to all levels of experience.

    The Active Breath Program consists of 10 modules.

    Each module consists of 5 consecutive weekly classes and a group tutorial:

    • Module 1: The Skeletal System
    • Module 2: Organ System and the 7 Domes
    • Module 3: Fluid Rhythm and Flow
    • Module 4: Nervous System – Central Nervous and Peripheral Nervous System
    • Module 5: Energetic Endocrine System and Chakras
    • Module 6: Eyes and Ears in Relation to Brain Function
    • Module 7: Anatomy of the Voice – Embodying the Voice through Movement
    • Module 8: Neurological Reflexes and Postural Balance in Action
    • Module 9: Autonomic Nervous System and Vagus Nerve
    • Module 10: Combining Body Systems in an Integrative Practice

    Overview of each individual module:

    • The 5 consecutive weekly classes are live-streamed via Zoom.
    • Each module focuses on a specific body system.
    • Each module of 5 weekly classes can be taken independently.
    • You will be invited to sign up for one scheduled tutorial within each module, for group discussion, guidance and supervision.
    • Patricia will try and accommodate different time zones when scheduling.
    • The live-stream class will be posted afterwards on Patricia’s You Tube channel..
    • A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion of the entire program.

    The Tutorial Provides the Opportunity to:

    • Cultivate your skills by receiving more attention in a small group setting.
    • Ask direct questions concerning your personal and professional practice.
    • Share and exchange new insights with colleagues from different backgrounds.
    • Focus in on the details you are investigating and researching in your practice.

     Fee: One Module of 5 weekly classes is: Total €135. euros

     Package includes:

    • 5 weekly classes of 1.5 hours
    • One bonus small group tutorial
    • 15% discount on the first module you subscribe to.
    • If you are unemployed or on a lowered income due to COVID-19 please contact Patricia directly at [email protected] to arrange an affordable payment plan for a module.

    Registration:

    Please contact Patricia at [email protected] to receive further information about registering and paying for a module and be forwarded the online link to participate in the classes.

    The Active Breath Practice is one of the aspects of the VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program that is accredited by ISMETA, KTNO and BATC. Currently the VMI Certification Program is being restructured and will combine in-person and online course work. Patricia is looking at the potential to include the Active Breath Somatic Practice Program as an introductory training and part of the VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program. This will depend on the overall restructuring process being approved for accreditation

  • Embodying Your Voice Through Movement Awareness and Expression

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    The voice is a physical instrument engaging with all of our senses. Moving the breath, feeling the vibration of the sound as a living pulse guiding, informing, and exchanging actively with our movement flow opens gateways of inspiration and creativity. This workshop is an integrative process combining Active Breath, movement flow, deep body resonance, and ensemble voice/movement improvisation.

    Time & Location

    Sat 31 October & Sun 1 November

    VMI Center, Amsterdam

    10:00 – 17:00

    We are following all of the regulations for Covid – 19 to offer a safe and clean environment for a small group to join this in-person workshop. 

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork, and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal, and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness, and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    Course Fee: €200.- euro – Early Bird Discount €150.- with payment made by 20 October

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

  • Opening the Potential Space of Skeletal Joint Structures

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    Cultivating a sense of fluidity and spaciousness within the skeletal joint structures gives the entire body a feeling of effortlessness and stability in action. The skeletal joints are essential in providing balance and clarity of initiation in our movement sequences. This workshop combines Active Breath, integrative movement, hands-on bodywork practice and guided physical repatterning skills for facilitating another person’s perceptual awareness in actively aligning their skeletal structure in their body presence.

    Time & Location
    Saturday 9 May & Sunday 10 May
    VMI Center, Amsterdam
    10:00 – 17:00

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    VMI Somatic Practice is an innovative interdisciplinary somatic approach combining Vocal Dance,Voice Movement Integration and Vital Movement Integration Bodywork. For more than 25 years, the VMI Somatic Practice Educational Program, founded and directed by Patricia Bardi, has been centered in Amsterdam.

    Course Fee:

    Each workshop can be taken independently.

    1 Workshop –   € 200,-

    2 Workshops –  €170,- per workshop: € 340,-

    3 workshops – €150,-  per workshop: € 450,-

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

  • Revitalizing Your Nervous System While Reducing Stress

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    Looking specifically at the organs’ system’s relationship to the vagus nerve and autonomic nervous system to help refine and clarify the interaction of intention and attention in our awareness and perceptual-motor coordination. The practice aims to have a calming effect on the nervous system and cultivates a fluid dynamic between inner and outer focus through active listening in our movement, breath, vocal presence, quality of touch and interactive expressive sense of play.

    Date: Sat 29 February & Sun 1 March 2020

    Time: 10:00 – 17:00

    Location: VMI Center, Amsterdam

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    VMI Somatic Practice is an innovative interdisciplinary somatic approach combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration and Vital Movement Integration Bodywork. For more than 25 years, the VMI Somatic Practice Educational Program, founded and directed by Patricia Bardi, has been centered in Amsterdam.

    Course Fee:

    Each workshop can be taken independently.

    1 Workshop –   € 200,-

    2 Workshops –  €170,- per workshop: € 340,-

    3 workshops – €150,-  per workshop: € 450,-

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

  • Embodying the Voice While Moving - Workshop with Patricia Bardi

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    Somantic Rebus is an event dedicated to the somatic disciplines and is articulated into meetings, workshops and performances. The proposed work focuses on some particular exploratory approaches on the body / psyche, and in particular on how these bodily practices and actions relate to dance, performance or everyday life.

    “EMBODYING THE VOICE WHILE MOVING”
    WORKSHOP with PATRICIA BARDI
    Patricia Bardi’s work combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster transformation. Participants will use vocal and physical practices to explore the skeletal, organ and fluid systems as a source for discovering resonance of sound in the body. We will work with connecting our breath to physical sensation while actively moving in space. We will engage with sound and language through improvisation opening up the space inside ourselves, in partners and in a shared circle of sound & rhythm. From this sense of physical connection, we will move into interacting with sounds coming from physical gesture and fluctuating rhythms.
    Bringing the body into a felt sense of awareness provides fertile ground for bringing our awareness & vocal presence into a whole body experience that supports our capacity to communicate and enhance our performance skills. Our expression begins to converge & navigate through uncharted territory refreshing our relationship to our creativity and aliveness.

    TO PARTICIPATE

    The WORKSHOP is open to those who want to improve their dance experience and to those who want to get closer to listening to the body, expanding the pleasure of being present in moment.

    link workshop: http://www.companyblu.it/workshop/workshop.htm

    To participate  send an email to [email protected] with the subject “SOMANTIC REBUS BODYWORK”. We will reply within a few days with the details.

  • Physical Voice in the Moving Body

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    Introduction Days for new VMI Somatic Practice Module 1 Foundation Course.

    This series of one day workshops incorporates Bardi’s innovative work, Vocal Dance, a performance practice that frees the voice to be fully alive and reflected in one’s expressive vitality and movement. It also includes Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Practice an integrative somatic practice actively combining voice with movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.

    Using vocal and physical practices, participants explore the skeletal, organ and fluid systems as a source for discovering resonance and vibration of sound in the body. Combining these systems affects the overall quality of sensation, tonal color, effort and energy flow in embodying the voice. We will focus on active breath, experiential anatomy, sensory awareness and movement in space. Vocal Dance Improvisation structures are introduced combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify ensemble interaction & communication. This workshop is effective in developing in the actor, singer and dancer an engaged and concentrated whole body experience of their voice combined with movement. These workshops are open to all levels of experience.

    [email protected]