THE NEW Body-Mind Centering® & YOGA IMMERSION SERIES
FOUNDATIONS IN EMBODIED ANATOMY
January 2017-November 2019
DALLAS YOGA CENTER
4525 Lemmon Ave | Suite 305
Dallas, TX 75219
Body-Mind Centering® principles form the basis of a dynamic approach to the practice and teaching of yoga. Our immersion series is rooted in embodiment the learning process takes place in the body-mind and the experience is integrated at the cellular level. Whether you have a basic understanding of yoga or many years of experience, whether you are a student or a teacher, these courses will enrich your yoga practice and give you a new foundation for working with others.
Foundations in Embodied Anatomy is a deep, internal study of the body. Each module explores the practice of yoga through key principles of each of the body systems, embryology, and movement development. Foundations in Embodied Anatomy opens a door to the transformative aspects of yoga and takes asanas from an external approach into the subtleties of yoga practice. The immersion offers an in-depth opportunity to explore relationships between fundamental principles of Body-Mind Centering® and those of yoga.
EmbodiYoga®is a Licensed Training Organization with The School For Body-Mind Centering®
Join Amy Matthews and Lisa Clark at The Dallas Yoga Center for the BMC & Yoga Immersion Series.
• Individual modules and weekends can be taken.
Support & Container: Bones & Ligaments
2 Weekends: January 20-22, 2017
& April 21-23, 2017
This course explores the clarity, balance and integration of the bones, joints and ligaments. Bones give structure, joints offer movement possibilities, and the ligaments provide specificity, clarity and efficiency for the alignment and movement of the bones. When all three are embodied, they offer support, help to balance, and create stability and flexibility in our movement.
Contents & Relationships: Organ & Connective Tissue
2 Weekends: August 4-5, 2017 & November 10-12, 2017
This course explores how our experience changes when we shift our attention to the contents of the body. Organs, fascia and other types of connective tissue all are part of our internal environment, and give us new experiences of volume, fluidity, and connectivity. When these are embodied, they illuminate internal relationships and pathways from inner to outer expression, and they create opportunities to re-experience ourselves in familiar forms and structures.
Process: Cells, Breath & Embryology
2 Weekends: January 5-7, 2018 & April 20-22, 2018
Life begins as movement. From our first moments as two cells, through the whole process of our embryological development and into our adult lives, our cells are breathing and communicating and adapting and responding to each other and their environment. This cellular activity underlies all our processes of living and is the baseline of our existence. When we explore remembering our embryological origins and embodying cellular respiration, we open up new pathways for awareness and shifts in consciousness.
Movement: Fluids & Muscles
2 Weekends: August 3-5, 2018 & November 9-11, 2018
Movement begins in our fluids, and our muscles continue to express that movement throughout our life. In this course we’ll explore fluids as a body system and their dynamic role in communicating within our tissues to negotiate tone and create change. With fluids as our ground, we’ll explore muscles as an interdependent whole body source of strength, mobility, and power that balances action, rest, stillness and presence.
Homeostasis: EndocrineTissues, Nerve & Immune Systems
2 Weekends: January 4-6, 2019 & April 26-28, 2019
Homeostasis is a dynamic and shifting state of constant communication and interresponsiveness. The Endocrine, Nervous and Immune Systems play a primary role in shaping and modulating this organism-wide balance. When we clarify the roles of these systems we begin to unravel commonly held assumptions about specific things like sympathetic/parasympathetic, the role of the pituitary gland, or the idea that immune cells are all about defense, as well as bigger ideas about balancing ‘being and doing.’ Exploring homeostasis can help us understand personal and transpersonal states of consciousness, and change how we perceive ourselves in the moment and in the environment.
Synthesis: Diaphragms, Breath & Sound
2 Weekends: August 2-4, 2019 & Oct 11-13, 2019
When we look at the interconnectedness of sound, breath and body we find infinite ways to bring potency and vibration into all the body tissues. Our many diaphragms shape and modulate movement through the body, sounding brings vibration to every cell, and the breath animates and unifies. Together they create a bridge be- tween our internal experience and the outer environment, and offer whole-body integration, resonance and relatedness.