SUMMER 2024 – SUMMER 2026
Module 1: July 15-August 2, 2024
Module 2: January 6-14, 2025
Module 3: July 2025
Module 4: July 2026
Please note: Modules 2 and 4 include interim online sessions, one weekend per month.
In addition to training in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS/LMA) this program builds skills needed for working as a Somatic Practitioner, including study in Bartenieff Fundamentals, elements of body systems, witnessing and processing experience in Authentic Movement, and developmental aspects included in the Kestenberg Movement Profile.
All modules are approached through phenomenological, somatic methodologies and perspectives, and include hands-on training for practice as a Somatic Movement Therapist and/or Educator. Graduates receive a Certificate from LSSI as a Movement Analyst and Somatic Practitioner. This program meets the standards of practice as outlined by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) as an approved training program, and all faculty are registered with ISMETA. Graduates qualify for fast-track registration with ISMETA without need for further somatic training hours.
FOR APPLICATION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS, CLICK HERE.
What Students Receive
- Thematic Modules in Body/Shape/Effort/Space that allow for deep immersion into each category of BESS, building on a cumulative, developmental model of learning.
- 500 total hours in professional training in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice.
- One-to-one meetings with an Advisor/ faculty member, as well as small group practice sessions between in-person sessions.
- An Advisor’s feedback on interim homework projects, assignments, and assessments;
- Individual peer and group feedback in class sessions; as well as personal time for exploration, discovery, reflecting, and writing during class hours.
- Learning in a dynamic group environment with a high teacher-to-student ratio
- Final Research Application Project shared as formal presentations with your training group.
- Hands-on re-patterning practice and training in Bartenieff Fundamentals practice; as well as other extended developmental and body systems approaches to movement re-patterning.
- Training in comprehensive movement and language skills used in dance, theatre, performance, movement research, teaching, clinical work, bodywork, yoga, Pilates, and dance movement therapy
- LSSI Certificate in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice – CMA-SP.
- CMA-SP fulfills the requirements for fast-track registration with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) as a Somatic Movement Therapist and/or Educator
- Potential new career paths as a movement analyst and somatic practitioner, as well as supporting current work in yoga, Pilates, acting, dance training, coaching, therapy, etc.
MODULE COURSE FEES
$3,500 USD per module
Four (4) IN-PERSON MODULES PLUS ONLINE WEEKENDS INcluded in MODULES II and IV.
- $500 USD due 60 days prior to Module start date. $3,000 USD due 30 days before start date
For Program applications, please apply here.
Note: If you have not had introductory level experience in LMA/LBMS or Bartenieff Fundamentals, (minimum 15 hours in each), please write firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Introductory courses available.
For more information contact: Janet Kaylo, Founder and Director of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International™.