TRAINING IN ROSEN METHOD MOVEMENT
WHAT IS ROSEN METHOD MOVEMENT?
The movement work was developed in 1956, prior to the creation of the bodywork, by Marion Rosen for patients in her physical therapy practice. At that time, she had clients who were asking her for exercises they could do at home to keep from getting reinjured, and so she began to create a system of simple, gentle range-of-motion movements that move one’s body the way it is designed to move (as opposed to teaching a stylized movement).
As this work evolved with Marion’s physical therapy clients, it developed into group classes set to music that were designed to warm up the body and move every joint, to lengthen the muscles, open the chest cavity and free up the diaphragm.
Rather than being designed as “hard exercise”, Rosen Method Movement classes are designed to connect people with the joy of being in their bodies and moving with people in community. Together, this facilitates the experience of ease and well-being in action.
As with Rosen Bodywork, Rosen Movement can open people to new possibilities inside themselves and their lives, because the movements come from the “core” and can affect the emotions, habits and attitudes that we unconsciously hold in our musculature.
How we live in our bodies is not separate from how we live our lives; reconnecting with the very basic ways we move, through Rosen Movement, is a pathway to presence, awareness, and wholeness. Rosen Movement is grounded in awareness of the body and of the present moment; It is simple, practical, and profound. Rosen Movement generates joy!
ABOUT THE ROSEN METHOD MOVEMENT TRAINING
The path to becoming a Rosen Method Movement teacher is one of personal growth and experiential learning. The focus of the process is on “getting” the movements in your body, and being with the emotions that arise as you connect with your inner truth.
In order to become a Rosen Method Movement Teacher, one must attend 5 movement immersion courses. A maximum of three courses, or 75 hours, can be taken online.
Students will learn the underlying theory and structure of Rosen Movement and put the theory into action with practice-teaching and giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Each training day includes an hour-long movement class. We will then explore the movements in depth using various tools, such as anatomy lessons, partner work and body readings. The learning process is supported with Rosen sharing circles to allow expression of new discoveries and unfolding.
The instructors will tailor the training to guide each student to work with their physical and emotional edges. Come join us in creating a safe and intimate environment where aliveness, joy, and transformation happen!
Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for nurses.
Students who complete this program learn the underlying theory and structure of Rosen Method movement classes and they will gain the following abilities:
To see and understand anatomic relationships in the body.
To allow ease and pleasure in movement
To observe people moving, analyze movement patterns, and guide students to unrecognized potential
To use recorded music and rhythm to support, inspire and expand movement possibilities.
This program is approved by the California Board of Private and Postsecondary Vocational Education.
Covid protocols: We will be following pandemic guidelines for in-person trainings: all students need to be fully vaccinated, wearing masks, hand washing and social distancing when possible. We will give further guidelines to class participants regarding protocol for safety measures when distancing is not possible for the practice of Rosen Method.
SHOULD I TRAIN IN ROSEN METHOD MOVEMENT OR BODYWORK?
Both the movement work and the bodywork in Rosen Method are about bringing optimal function back to the body, moving with ease, and coming into contact with our full and true selves. In other words, Rosen Movement and Rosen Bodywork are complementary and are not so different as they seem!
Because they spring from the same vision, many students do eventually train in both Rosen Movement and Rosen Bodywork, though this is not required. Ultimately, it comes down to the individual and whether they are more called to work with people through movement, or via touch.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TRAIN IN ROSEN METHOD MOVEMENT?
The training and internship together, along with time in between immersions for integration, typically takes someone at least two years to complete.
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"Generous is the perfect word to describe the Berkeley Center Rosen Movement teaching team. These dedicated professionals are generous with their warmth and care, generous with sharing their expertise and experience, and generous with their passion for Rosen Movement. My experience with Rosen Movement and the teacher training program has been transformative and profoundly fun."
Julie S, student