Revitalising Your Nervous System While Reducing Stress – Intro Day – Sunday 14 Nov ’21

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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.  Cultivating the fluid dynamic between inner and outer focus through active listening in our movement, voice, sense of touch, and interactive play.

This workshop is an integrative process combining Active Breath, somatic movement flow, deep body vocal resonance, and creative expression in ensemble voice/movement improvisation.

Time & Location
Sunday 14 November ’21
4Bid Gallery Space, OT 301, 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. 

These intro days are offered as a taster experience for people who are interested in VMI Somatic Practice.



Combining In-Person and Online Classes – 

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 introductory workshop 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 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 to movement practitioners, bodyworkers, massage therapists,  somatic coaches, educators, body-oriented 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.

Workshop Fee: €100.- euro – Early Bird Discount €75.- euro with payment made by 07 November ’21


When you join the new VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program starting in November ’21 then 30% of your workshop payment will go towards your course fee for the VMI training program.

For further information and registration please contact:


When your travel requirements are limited for attending an Intro Day, Patricia is available to set up a Zoom appointment to discuss your participation in the program.