Re-Embodiment Training with Amanda Franz
"Amanda is gifted in her ability to convey healing and understanding through touch, word, and movement."- 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."
~ L.S. artist
"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. "
"I just completed the Re Embodiment Training with Amanda Franz and I could not recommend this course enough. Amanda holds amazing space and offers an incredible amount of information and resources to allow the information of study around the nervous system to sink in and land in the body. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to understand why they feel the way they do in their body, anyone who wants to understand how to support others going through traumatic experiences or people processing past experiences. Amanda's work as a somatic educator and facilitator of embodiment practices is very unique and profound. She is very talented in connecting with her clients as well and offering incredible resources and educational excerpts to intellectually understand concepts that can also be embodied. Amanda is a practitioner I would recommend to anyone ."
~ S.K., doula & personal trainer
"Amanda held the space so tenderly and with so much care, it is obvious that she cares deeply about her work and her clients. Working with her allowed me to experience my body in a new way, a way that felt much more liberated and empowering. Not only will I be using what I learned during this course in my personal life, but will also be bringing this to my own work to be able to better serve my own clients."
~S.B., herbal educator
"Re-Embodiment Training revolutionized my relationship to my body, my sense of self, my work, and my connections with others. Through the 10 week process I was expertly guided by Amanda through a balance of information and experience that gave me language and tangible tools for the processes of being a body in the world"
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Re-Embodiment Training is a 20 hour personalized somatic training and coaching program, offered by Amanda Franz,RSME, to guide and educate individuals in developing somatic intelligence. Applicable to people of all professions and walks of life, you will learn skills of building embodied resilience, why this is vital in creating change, and how to apply those skills in your workplace, communities, and organizations.
Somatic movement education develops the body-mind intelligence through learning and listening to the language of the body.
As somatic educators, we understand that everything we do, we do as a body, and that our connection to ourselves as body is impacted by our life experiences and the systems we live within. Often these impacts shape the ways we relate to our bodies and each other. They can disconnect people from the innate intelligence of their body, creating a culture of dis-embodiment, which directly influences our ability to have healthy relationships, homes, communities and cultures.
For many professionals and change-makers, bringing embodied practices and skills into their workplace can drastically alter the effectiveness of their work, and open up new possibilities. Whether you are working one-on-one, or with groups and organizations, this course can support you in creating embodied resilience.
As a one-on-one 20 hour personalized somatic training and coaching program, we will craft the course together, setting goals and intentions to develop, practice, integrate and apply the skills of re-embodiment.
This training will focus on cultivating somatic intelligence through self-study and experiential education, building frameworks for why this field of work is vital for change-making, and practically apply this increased awareness and body intelligence in one’s work in the world.
Aspects of the training may address:
We will pull, as needed, from different fields of knowledge such as neuroscience, anatomy, movement bio-mechanics, interpersonal neurobiology, somatic awareness & mindfulness practices, organization and habit building techniques, systems thinking, permaculture, being trauma informed & resilience building frameworks, anti-oppression informed frameworks, and 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".
Specific Skills may include:
Course includes trauma-informed somatic coaching, hands-on bodywork, personal practice development, nervous system & anatomy education, and movement re-patterning.
As with any work that involves deep listening of the body/self, this class promises to be gentle yet powerful
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: Weekly one-on-one courses at a timing that collectively works. 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 Re-Embodiment Training Certificate of Completion.
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.