Happy Body Studio
25 Reed St.
July 27 and 28, 2019
9:30 - 4:30
$129/ $149 each day
Our body has a cellular and extracellular fluid foundation. These fluids traverse membranes to transform into blood. Besides carrying nutrients and wastes, blood offers us a somatic sense of grounded and weighted being. The movement of blood manifests in arterial pulse-like rhythms, venous wave-like rhythms and momentary rest in the capillaries. The capillaries create the zone of the isoring, allowing us to pause in our coming and going. Each facet of blood expresses and is receptive to different qualities of presence, movement, and touch. The density of blood is counterbalanced by the spaciousness of cerebrospinal fluid (*CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the central nervous system and bathes and nourishes the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. The cerebrospinal fluid has a rhythmic flow to deeply, softly and powerfully move all the bones and soft tissues of the body. In an expanding and condensing fashion, it can even provide fluid support to reorganize the myofascia. By embodying the cerebrospinal fluid and its rhythm, we can provide a deep sense of ease and wholeness in ourselves and our clients.
Our internal organs are contained by our skeletal structure and provide us with the vital functions of life as well as our sense of self, volume and authenticity. Physiologically they perform the basic bodily functions of breathing, circulation and digestion. Spatially they offer us three-dimensional presence in posture and movement. Organs also serve as the seat of emotions, feelings and inner reactions. Through an embodied approach, we can utilize unique ways to facilitate access and provide balance to organs individually and as a whole system. Knowledge of their location, shape and tone informs us to adjust the weight, pressure and rhythm of our touch. In an easeful way, we find balance and connection within ourselves and our clients.
Classes are based on principles of Body-Mind Centering® and are aimed to help practitioners refine their somatic presence, manual applications and support somatic intelligence through skilled touch and movement. Participants learn to broaden and apply their touch and presence to the modalities and protocols they already use. Class is open to all levels of experience. We begin class with simple qigong exercise and continue with demonstration, hands-on and experiential activities. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing.
In 1990, Bob received certification as Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and in 2002 Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®. Since then, Bob has received teacher certifications for BMC™ Yoga, Integral Yoga® and Supreme Science of Qigong®. He has been teaching in schools of massage therapy and programs of somatic training since 1990 and has had the good fortune to teach BMC and somatic practices throughout the U.S and internationally in Canada, Eurpoe and Asia. From 2007 to 2018, he was on the core faculty of the Kinesthetic Learning Center in Durham, NC teaching and coordinating the Body-Mind Centering Somatic Movement Educator and Practitioner certification programs. More details at: https://intouchsomatics.com/