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 for the past 10 years around United States and in Canada. Some of those modalities include contact improvisation, Butoh, Skinner Releasing Technique, Axis Syllabus, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Body Mind Centering, clowning, physical theater and puppetry. Along with her steadfast exploration of movement and it's ability for personal transformation, her work is influenced by her study of Non-violent Communication, Co-Counseling, intentional communities, horizontal organization structures, Joanna Macy, permaculture and various alternative education pedagogues.
"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 12 week 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, we begin to notice the patterns of stress and tension in our lives and start to process them in different ways.
As a one-on-one 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 embodiment, or the experience of ourselves as bodies, why this is of utmost importance, how to cultivate a practice of embodiment and ways of bringing this work into the rest of our lives. We will pull from different fields of knowledge such as Axis Syllabus, Authentic Movement, Body Mind Centering, Somatic Awareness technique, contact improvisation, clowning, physical theater, Joanna Macy's "Work that Reconnects" and Butoh.
As with any work that involves deep listening of the body/self, this class promises to be gentle yet powerful.
Course generally includes somatic coaching, hands-on bodywork, education and movement re-patterning.
Course accepts VSAC Non-Degree Grants.
Course Dates: Custom one-on-one courses designed to fit your schedule. Classes generally meet weekly for 3 months, although we can be flexible to accommodate your needs.
Location: The Everything Space, 64 main street- 3rd floor, Montpelier, Vermont
Certification: Students completing the course will receive a Flashbulb Course Certificate.
Registration: To apply for this course, contact 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.