Experiential Anatomy and Movement Workshop

This 5-day experiential workshop is an exploration of the human body, development and motion as taught by Matthew van der Giessen(link)andKaren Peters(link). This Workshop offers a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their experience of the sensory/imaginal body. Body tissues are felt and moved so that they can be experienced from the inside-out. This anatomical path of self-inquiry helps participants more fully understand their inner sensory landscape, helping them deepen their ability to meet others from a place of embodied presence.

This workshop is beneficial training for somatic practitioners & teachers, movement teachers, health & wellness professionals, mental health professionals, as well as anyone interested in the body-mind connection.

This Workshop offers a range of insights on anatomy and physiology from the foremost contributors to somatic psychology. Each section is taught using a blend of theory and experiential learning including body rolling and movement to engage the tissues. Applied practice will include embodiment exercises from a wide range of somatic practices with a special focus on Rosen Method Movement(link) and Alexander Technique. This teaching follows the organization of the human organism from birth to adulthood with a focus on how charge moves through the body, and includes anatomy related to the development of body compartments and bands. You will also explore how habit and trauma distort the structural and energetic organization of the body.