Re-Embodiment Training with Amanda Franz
"Amanda is gifted in her ability to convey healing and understanding through touch, word, and movement. She offered me solace and support through a difficult time and instilled more capacity in me to listen to and care for myself."- C.G.
Amanda Franz has been studying, teaching, and performing various somatic movement modalities throughout the United States and in Canada and Russia for the past 15 years. She is a certified Somatic Body Practitioner and is a certified Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA, as well as a certified Level II Collab trainer and facilitator. She collaboratively runs The Everything Space, a somatic education studio weaving together personal growth and dynamic social change and co-creates/facilitates curriculum on Growing Resilience through being Trauma Informed. Her work weaves together many revolutionary forms as threads of a deep listening to the self as body in service of the Great Turning. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College and forever holds Missouri, the place of her birth, dear to her heart.
"Learning how to listen means actually practicing listening. The meaning of “listening” was expanded for me by this course to encompass different body systems and hubs of intelligence. I have begun to listen to my body in all kinds of situations that I haven't in the past, especially _writing_. If I am stuck on something I'm writing, I get up and move the stuckness through my body until I have new words/ideas for what is next. It is amazing!!! " - L.S.
"Amanda has a gift for reaching deep into the somatic field and activating one's own potential for healing, growth, and increased capacity. Her sessions always leave me grounded and more resourced." -C.G.
"Amanda, your ability to listen deeply, guide me to my growing edge, and facilitate the integration/application of my new awareness to my creative process were so graceful and impressive. You wrapped this course around my goals, creating a foundation for me of new somatic awareness in the first half of the course, and then stepping to the side to allow me to explore this foundation, while continuing to support me to listen for what needed to happen next.
This training has supported me to become so much more conscious of my what my body is doing, saying, needing, desiring. It has helped me to experience my bodymind as integrated with my headmind. It has retrained me to hear the messages of my body, which come to me through sensations that I have been somewhat estranged from my whole life, as a result of conditioning to value most highly the way my head-brain thinks about and responds to life. " -L.S.
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Re-Embodiment Training is a 20 hour individually crafted course offered by Amanda Franz to guide and educate individuals in developing somatic intelligence. Applicable to folks of all professions and walks of life, you will learn skills of building resilience and ease in your body and how to bring those skills into your home, communities, and organizations.
Our bodies are our first homes, from which we move, act, feel and engage with the world around us. Our connection to ourselves as body directly influences our ability to have healthy relationships, homes, communities and cultures. By cultivating a whole body awareness and living from and within that embodied experience, we begin to notice the patterns of stress and trauma in our lives and start to process them in different ways.
As a one-on-one 20 hour course, we will craft the course together, setting goals and intentions to integrate and develop the skills of re-embodiment while meeting personal needs. The course will focus on developing somatic intelligence, why this is of utmost importance for our health and resilience, how to cultivate a practice of embodiment and how to let this intelligence permeate into the rest of our lives.
We will pull from, as needed, different fields of knowledge such as neuroscience, anatomy, movement bio-mechanics, somatic awareness and mindfulness practices, being trauma informed & resilience building frameworks, anti-oppression informed frameworks, and non-appropriative animism & ancestral reconnection frameworks.
We will infuse the course with different somatic modalities such as Axis Syllabus, Authentic Movement, Body Mind Centering (embodied anatomy and neurological developmental movement patterns), Collab leadership models, authentic relating, contact improvisation, clowning, physical theater, and Joanna Macy's " the Work that Reconnects".
Course accepts VSAC Non-Degree Grants.
Time Commitment: 20 hours of in person and approximately 1-4 hours of homework outside of class. Homework may include readings, somatic skills practices, audio talks/videos, and themed explorations.
Course Dates: Custom one-on-one courses designed to fit your schedule. Classes generally meet 2 hours weekly, for 10 weeks, although we can be flexible to accommodate your needs.
Location: The Everything Space, 64 main street- 3rd floor, Montpelier, Vermont
Certification: As requested, students completing the course will receive a Flashbulb Course Certificate.
Registration: Rolling start dates: Please start by filling out the Re-Embodiment Training Application.
If you have questions, you can contact Amanda, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition for this class is $2500. Vermont residents may be eligible for a VSAC Non-degree Grant to cover the full tuition.