The Expressive Body and the Contemplative Mind: A SomaSoul® Workshop
Dan Leven, RSMT, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu and the founder/director of the Leven Institute for Expressive Movement (LIFE Movement). He trains practitioners and teachers to become registered Somatic Movement Therapists through his…
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SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy is a therapeutic process that brings healing and vitality to our bodies, minds, and emotions.
Through an integration of mindfulness, the expressive arts and therapeutic dialogue with the body, we gain access to the unconscious blocks that live within our body-mind and move limitation towards freedom, trauma toward healing, difficult emotions toward acceptance and transformation.
The SomaSoul Training is a series of four 5-day modules offered over the course of seven months that can be taken individually for your own self-discovery and personal growth or leading to certification as a SomaSoul Practitioner and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT).Read more.
SomaSoul is a mind-body healing therapy that integrates the expressive arts, body psychotherapy, and somatics for self-discovery and healing.
In this workshop we integrate the skill of mindfulness of the body with a colorful and rich expressive arts process that opens neural pathways to unite mind and body. Develop your ability to listen to your body, work through body tensions that harbor the stresses from our lives, and expand body-centered intuition.
Experience the core tools of SomaSoul through an engaging and integrative sequence of expressive arts and body awareness, as you learn to
- Experience your authentic self by balancing self-expression and self-reflection
- Awaken your vitality through the expressive arts
- Calm your mind by grounding in physical sensations
- Discover how to release tension and free up energy through expressive movement
- Access body wisdom for greater well-being.
Learn to exercise the creative functions of your right brain to connect with your visceral feelings, blazing a trail of mind-body connection and self-discovery in the process.
Note This training is for anyone interested in their own personal and professional development. This workshop can be taken as one module of the SomaSoul Somatic Expressive Therapy Level One certification, or as an empowering stand-alone course. For more information, visit www.shakeyoursoul.com.
Special pricing Receive a 10 percent tuition discount off the entire series if you sign up for all four modules prior to the first training. Please call to register.
- 23.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More