Rosen Method Movement encourages natural, free breathing and uses gentle stretching, swinging and movements to improve body alignment and flexibility. During each class the joints of the body are moved through their full range of motion. Supported by music, these movements are done in a group setting. The class allows people to release physical holding and in the process to rediscover the joy of movement. For those with limitations the effect is often restorative. The classes provide a spacious, joyful sense of one’s body at rest and in daily activity.
Rosen Method Movement Training Program
At Rosen Method Institute Canada, the training program in Rosen Method Movement consists of three levels, which lead to certification by the Rosen Institute as a Rosen Method Movement Teacher. The Movement training is learning a system of range-of-motion and stretching movements set to music. The curriculum includes demonstrations, teaching the principles of this work, anatomy, the relationship of music to the movements and the practice of Rosen Method Movement under supervision.
Levels I & II can each be completed in 18 months,
Level III (Certification Level) is expected to be completed in 12 months.
Students are required to have attended an Introductory Workshop on Rosen Method Bodywork or have attended 3 Rosen Method Movement Classes. An interview will be required with the Director of Teaching or President, COO prior to registration into the program. Students are required to be older than 21 years of age.
Level 1: Beginning Training consists of a minimum of 75 hours of classroom time in courses taught by a certified Rosen Method Movement Training Teacher. The first stage of the program is learning the fundamentals and theory. The courses are taught in three, 5 Day Intensives, in a residential setting. It is recommended that students attend Rosen Method Movement classes between courses.
Level II: Advanced Training consists of a minimum of 75 hours of classroom time in courses taught by a certified Rosen Method Movement Training Teacher. The classroom time is a series of experiential and applied courses. The courses are taught in three 5 Day Intensives in a residential setting. It is recommended that students attend Rosen Method Movement classes between courses.
Level III: Certification Level consists of a minimum of 18 hours of classroom time, including 3 Supervised of a Rosen Method Movement classes and 3 Professional Consultations with the Rosen Method Movement Training Teacher. The student is required to teach 25 hours of Rosen Method Movement Classes, observe 6 Rosen Method Movement classes, attend 6 Rosen Method Movement classes and a written final paper is required. If the student has not attended an Introductory Rosen Method Bodywork Workshop, this must be done before certification. The entire Level III is under the supervision of a Certified Senior Rosen Method Movement Training Teacher, who consults with the Director of Teaching and/or the President, COO.