MODULE 4 - THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - CENTRAL and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS
19 April –24 May ‘21
“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 your active and interactive expression, and feel more grounded, calm, and aware in your 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:
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:
Overview of each individual module:
The Tutorial Provides the Opportunity to:
Fee: One Module of 5 weekly classes is: Total €135. euros
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 coursework. 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