MODULE 8 - EMBODYING THE VOICE THROUGH MOVEMENT FLOW
29 NOVEMBER '21 – 10 JANUARY ‘22 (no class on 20 & 27 Dec.)
Embodying the Voice through Movement Flow
The voice is a physical instrument engaging with all of our senses. Moving the breath, feeling the vibration of the sound as a living pulse guiding, informing, and exchanging actively with our movement flow opens gateways of physical awareness, inspiration and creativity.
Bringing vocal sound vibration directly into active movement with the fluidity and inner tonal support of the organs.
Deepening our perception of the embodied voice by understanding our breathing function in relationship to the awareness of the pharynx and larynx and the reciprocal breathing motion of the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms.
(no class 20 & 27 December)
“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/sensory 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.
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:
Each weekly class includes the experiential integrative practice of breath, voice, and movement, together with an exploration of the relevant anatomy and physiology, and involves group discussion.
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, yoga teachers, 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 with 15% discount on your first module is €115. 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, CRKBO, 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.
What People Are Saying:
“The active breath brings me more clarity of mind. It shows me that for real transformation I can trust my body intelligence. I experience that the feeling and embodied state bring me more details and holistic information, it puts things together!”
Lien Bossuyt ~ early childhood educator
“I definitely notice a consistent buoyancy and vitality that comes from doing a session with you. My voice feels effortless and the breath feels like it is organically integrated throughout my body, as opposed to the mechanical approach that often comes with formal vocal training.”
Julia Jamison ~ theater and voice professor
“I experience how the Active Breath connection with my voice and the knowledge of the function of the body systems influences my awareness and feeling of well-being. It becomes a process, an alive, defined experience – this lets me feel more present, more resting, more “rich”.”