SCHEDULE AND THEMES
FRIDAY MARCH 25th
18:30 – 20:00
Community Gathering and Introduction to the P-Path -3
SATURDAY MARCH 26th
15:00 – 16:30
The Apical Ectodermal Ridge (AER) – its embodiment and useful information for the facilitator
with Walburga Glatz
This class will provide explorations on the AER, its role in embryology, its embodiment and questions on how this somatic experience can inform us in our hands-on work and in our guidance of students and clients into their personal growth. As educators in general, and especially as Practitioners and IDMEs. Please, have a scarf (ideally blue!) nearby for exploration.
16:45 – 18:15
Imagination in the Process of Embodiment
with Thomas Greil
When Bonnie writes about the process of embodiment she uses the word visualization. My experience with this process is larger than referring to visual images, for me imagination includes all senses, as well as thoughts and memories. Imagination opens what is underneath our awareness and integrates the different levels of the brain, the nervous system, metabolic functions and tissues. The fluid transition between these different layers establishes a dialog between conscious and unconscious processes, and plays a critical role in embodiment.
18:30 – 19:30
Integration and Sharing
SUNDAY MARCH 27TH
14:00 – 14:30
Check-in, comments and questions
14:45 – 16:15
Detached Engagement and Other Embodied Oxymorons
with Piera Teatini
While pure logic seems to abide by the principle of non-contradiction, living systems function and thrive by combining and balancing seeming opposites in creative and nurturing ways. Just what we need to navigate these times of uncertainty with a trove of support and self-coaching resources — courtesy of our own bodies —readily available when gently summoned and invited to rise to the challenge.
16:30 – 18:00
Shades of Tone – Postural Tone and the Practice of “Going Under”
with Gloria Desideri
We can arrive to a subtle perception of ourselves by becoming aware of postural tone, or “primary tone” as in one of Bonnie’s more recent wording, and learning to move through its most varied nuances. The practice of “going under” is one way to explore our experience of tone. The purpose of this class is to guide you in recognizing your original approach to this practice so that you can then apply it in your daily life’s activities and relationships, at a personal and professional level.
18:00 – 18:30
Sharing and closure
Gloria Desideri is Body-Mind Centering® Teacher/Practitioner and Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME). As Program Director in Italy since 2006, with the organization of Leben nuova, she has trained several generations of BMC® graduates. She also curates networking activities, supports students and colleagues in applying the BMC® work in various fields, and promotes the BMC® approach throughout Italy. Certified as Kinetic Awareness™ Teacher and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, with a background as a professional dancer and choreographer (1977 – 1992), Gloria integrates in her work numerous somatic and movement practices and studies on the body-mind continuum. She has an extensive experience in the fields of child development, special needs, and therapy for adults with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Between 2019 and 2021, she realized the facility CasaNave Alle Mura in Tuscania, which hosts the BMC® professional training as well as educational-artistic-cultural activities supported by the Kinesfera Association.
Walburga Glatz is a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), a registered (by ISMETA) Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator™ and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator™ (IDME™). She has further trainings in Cranio-Sacral-Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage, in different techniques of New Dance, Action Theatre, Butoh, T’ai Chi, and Tango Argentino. Before becoming fully dedicated to BMC® her career was in law with a PhD in Law. She lives in Berlin (Germany), teaches internationally, mainly in BMC® Certification Programs around the world, and is the director of three licensed BMC®and IDME Programs – two in Europe (Slovakia and Spain) and one in South America (Argentina). In her work both with adults and children, the concrete freedom of non-judgemental exploration and the philosophy and poetry of the body have become her focus.
Thomas Greil is a certified teacher of BMC®️ and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT). He is teaching BMC in certification programs in Europe and the US since 2003, and the co-founder of SOMA, the French licensed organization. His passion for research of movement, touch and body expression has led him to become interested in neuromotor development in infancy, in the ways in which gesture and perception are built in personal, social and cultural environments of life. His work is particularly dedicated to the accompaniment of families with children with fragilities. He created the project “Making Connections” to support families with children with special needs, including individual sessions for the children as well as for the parents, workshops for parents, professionals and therapists in the field of care. He is a JKA practitioner (Jeremy Krauss Approach). Together with Carla Bottiglieri he has founded minima somatica, a nucleus of research and somatic practice, which investigates forms of circulation and sharing of knowledge of the body.
Piera Teatini from the time she was born – at the end of the 1950s, one Sunday at noon, there was sunshine and bells rang – follows and serves the intuition that creativity, for a sapiens or a healthy system, is a simple natural secretion. First a copywriter, then a trainer on issues of communication and emotional intelligence, a somatic oriented consultant and coach, she studied architecture and design, she has been a Trainer at NLP since 1992, a BMC Teacher since 1998, a Lichtenberger Methode teacher for Applied Vocal Physiology since 2009. She is now approaching retirement age with the project of a Foundation for the diffusion of Arts and Sciences in the evolutionary age. She sings as soon as she can, loves Tunisian double-point crochet, lives in the greenest niche in Milan with a beautiful tenor, a very young cellist, three cats and too many, too many snails.