VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program ~ New Revised Structure – In-person begins JANUARY ’24

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Combining in-person and online classes

In-person training begins in Amsterdam


with Patricia Bardi

Founder of Voice Movement Integration (VMI)

Somatic Practice Certification Program accredited by ISMETA,

based on 40 years of research and development

“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 ~

Voice Movement Integration (VMI) integrates your awareness of the intrinsic connection between body, mind, and emotions through your physical/sensory experience of breath, voice, and movement.

The VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program is an in-depth training program that provides refined skills to become a registered somatic movement therapist/educator, natural health practitioner, and expressive arts practitioner.


VMI Practice Program is a well-rounded, in-depth, holistic practice of the body providing a defined somatic approach to:
• Develop Active Breath integrating breathing with movement and sound to awaken sensation through the entire body.
• Follow guided movement sequences to influence and positively affect your postural tone, balance, and coordination and enhance sensory-motor perception.
• Connect breath, voice, and body through movement, rhythmical flow, and expressive vocal interaction.
• Practice partner work to learn the recuperative powers of touch and bodywork skills.
• Cultivate lively, full expression through voice & movement improvisation in solo, duet, and ensemble interaction.
• Acquire a richer, more attentive dialogue into your understanding and sense of self.

VMI can be applied to your creativity as well as working professionally with people individually and in larger educational groups.

The VMI professional training combines Patricia Bardi’s innovative work – 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) Practice & Vital Movement Integration Bodywork – somatic practices integrating voice and movement with holistic bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.

VMI Certification Program blends in-person and online learning.

The entire training is 500 hours spread out over 2 years with a 2-week immersion course to complete the somatic process at the end of the 2nd year program.

In-person Training

Level 1 and Level 2 in-person training are 4 long weekends from Friday – Tuesday for a total of 20 days for each level. Level 3 in-person somatic process completion program is a 10-day immersion course.

Online Training

The online training offers guidance and supervision and includes the Active Breath Online Program covering the major body systems, mentoring sessions, partnering work, and independent study and practice.

The VMI training program is of particular relevance to somatic practitioners, educators, movement therapists, yoga teachers, holistic health and wellness coaches, body psychotherapists, dance/movement artists, voice practitioners, interdisciplinary performers, and public speakers, and is open to a variety of backgrounds and experience.


VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program is accredited to become a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator – ISMETA www.ismeta.org. 



Are you interested in more details about the program then please contact us to set up a Zoom meeting.

For further information  please contact: info@patriciabardi.com