Somatic Summit
July 2017

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Somatic Summit

Inhabiting the Body, Moving the World

July 23, 2017 – July 28, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-3205-146
Teacher:
Somatic Summit Presenters, Elaine Colandrea
Tuition:
$435
Plus accommodations
SM17-3205-146Somatic Summit Presenters, Elaine Colandrea,
Description

Come celebrate your life as a living source of energy, knowledge, and creativity in the Somatic Movement Immersion.

By deepening into somatic-based presence, we awaken the power of our own well-being in service to creating a more humane world.

Generations of somatic pioneers—including Emilie Conrad, Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Laban/Bartenieff, Moshe Feldenkrais, F.M. Alexander, and others—have laid the groundwork for cultivating a deep human experience of wholeness that opens new pathways of perception and action.

Practitioners of somatic movement and those inspired by somatic study and practice are invited to explore this evolving field. Together we use leading-edge approaches from Continuum to more fully inhabit our breath, bones, fascia, and vision, as well as the lymph, affect and autonomic nervous systems. Throughout the week, we focus on applications of somatic inquiry to personal self-care, artistic expression, interpersonal relationships, professional work with clients/students, and community engagement.

Daily sessions—incorporating Continuum breathing, movement, and sound practices—create a regenerative context allowing us to experience the transformative and artful nature of our own physiology. We come away able to navigate life with greater freedom, resilience, and effectiveness.

The week also includes evening talks and video presentations, as well as performances of somatic-inspired dance, music, art, and poetry.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate breathing techniques to increase sensory awareness
  • Describe the use of sounding techniques to increase sensory awareness
  • Demonstrate fluid movement exercise to increase sensory awareness
  • Employ sounding techniques to support bone strength and health
  • Utilize fluid movement exercises to support bone strength and health
  • Demonstrate breathing techniques for integrity of fascia system
  • Employ sounding techniques for integrity of fascia system
  • Practice fluid movement exercises for integrity of fascia system
  • Use breathing techniques for the lymphatic system
  • Employ sounding techniques for the lymphatic system
  • Demonstrate fluid movement exercises for the lymphatic system
  • Describe polyvagal theory
  • Practice applications of polyvagal theory
  • Analyze and discuss applications of polyvagal theory
  • Describe the affect system as the biology of emotion
  • Utilize movement exercises to explore the affect system
  • Augment the movement explorations of the affect system with breathing exercises
  • Practice procedures to establish self- care practice for themselves and for clients
  • Utilize resource materials for creating self-care practices for self and for clients.
  • Draft plans for self- care regimes for self and/or for clients
  • Utilize breathing techniques for vision health
  • Apply sounding techniques for vision health
  • Practice eye exercises for vision health

The Somatic Summit is hosted by Elaine Colandrea of Watermark Arts and cotaught with Mary Abrams, Priscilla Auchincloss, Megan Bathory-Peeler, Ellen Cohen, Suzanne Wright Crain, Bobbie Ellis, Melanie Noblit Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, DO, Amber Elizabeth Gray, Caryn Heilman, Rebecca Lawson, Val Leoffler, Linda Rabin, Beth Pettengill Riley, and Bonnie Simoa. Guest presenters include John Bianculli, Elisa Cotroneo, Martha Eddy, PhD, and Marc Grossman, OD, Lac. Teachers are subject to change.

Continuing Education
  • NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) +$50
More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. This workshop ends Friday at 12:30 p.m.

The Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action by Martha Eddy
  • Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment Through Osteopathy and Continuum by Bonnie Gintis
  • Healing the Wounds of Childhood: A Psychologist’s Journey and Discoveries from Wretched Beginnings to a Thriving Life by Don St. John
  • Life on Land: The Story of Continuum, The World Renowned Self-Discovery and Movement Method by Emilie Conrad
Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Evening of Readings & Videos (Optional)
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Evening Performance (Optional)
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, or tai chi (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers

The Somatic Summit is hosted by Elaine Colandrea of Watermark Arts and cotaught with Mary Abrams, Priscilla Auchincloss, Megan Bathory-Peeler, Ellen Cohen, Suzanne Wright Crain, Bobbie Ellis, Melanie Noblit Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, DO, Amber Elizabeth Gray, Caryn Heilman, Rebecca Lawson, Val Leoffler, Linda Rabin, Beth Pettengill Riley, and Bonnie Simoa. Guest presenters include John Bianculli, Elisa Cotroneo, Martha Eddy, PhD, and Marc Grossman, OD, Lac.