Soul Motion Teacher Training 2022

SOUL MOTION TEACHER TRAINING

The teacher training is a possibility to turn the dance passion into a profession and to use the diverse learning experiences for personal growth.

MODULE 1 & 2: EMBODIED LEADERSHIP

The Soul Motion Teacher Training begins with two 7-day modules [Module 1 + 2] in which the focus is on an individual, body-related deepening of the basic elements of Soul Motion. Mindfulness techniques are learned and tools for presence building are developed. The concept of “leading” is explored on the somatic level. Voice and breath work support this process. Body work with the help of imagination enhance the experience of inner-physical connections. Elements from dance techniques (e.g. alignment, body connections, movement qualities) expand the possibilities of physical expression.

All these experiences support the participants on the way to a very personal embodiment of their own soul motion practice.

Soul motion, like any meditation practice, ultimately only makes sense if it has an impact on everyday life. Therefore, in this part of the training, ideas are developed how the principles of Soul Motion can be integrated into one's own life and become a creatively nourishing source of power in everyday life.

Accompanied by a mentor, a personal self-development and research process begins after the 1st module, which is concluded in the 2nd module with a project presentation. Module 1 & 2 ends with an degree as an "Embodied Leadership Graduate". With this qualification, the trainees are able to integrate elements and perspectives from soul motion into their existing professional practice. The degree does not yet entitle you to teach Soul Motion under this name. Those who do not want to continue on the path to becoming an authorized Soul Motion teacher can finish their training after the 2nd module.

MODULE 3 & 4: APPRENTICESHIP

The experience and skills learned in the first part of the training form a good basis for the apprenticeship, the training to become an authorized soul motion teacher. The focus of these two modules is on the methodology and didactics of teaching in the dance room. In modules 1 and 2, the foundations for a somatic-oriented concept of leadership were laid, which is now being implemented and deepened in practice.

The participants learn how the experiences from everyday life can become a creative basis for their own Soul Motion classes.

To be practiced:

  • The perception of group processes and dynamics
  • Steering and intervention options / exercises in a group context
  • Lesson structures and class models
  • “The body as a teacher”: Verbal guidance vs. guidance through body presence/li>
  • Differentiation between perception and interpretation
  • Working with music (finding, choosing, technical questions)
  • Testing of what has been learned by teaching in small groups with subsequent direct feedback

Starting with the end of module 3, each trainee teaches a specified number of hours at their own place of residence. The experiences are documented, discussed with the mentor and in the online meetings.

The Soul Motion Teacher Training concludes with a graduation ceremony and the award of the title of Authorized Soul Motion Teacher (SMI)

At the end of the training, the teacher joins the worldwide, lively Soul Motion Teacher Community. Regular online meetings and teacher gatherings in the dance room serve as a platform for getting to know each other, learning together and maturing and deepening relationships with one another.

Dates

Module 1: 16.-23. January 2022
Location: Hof Oberlethe, Near Oldenburg, Germany

Module 2: 7.-14. August 2022
Location: Kunze Hof, Near Bremerhaven, Germany

Module 3: 22.-29. January 2023 (Expected)
Location: Hof Oberlethe, Near Oldenburg, Germany

Module 4: 7.-14. September 2023 (Expected)
(followed by a Teacher Gathering 14.-17. September 2023)
Location: Hof Oberlethe, Near Oldenburg, Germany

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 25 years
  • 155 "Credits" Soul Motion Experience as part of a course or workshop with an authorized Soul Motion teacher
  • Basic workshop "Foundations"
  • Previous experience in meditation and various dance styles is desirable
  • Prior experience in leading / teaching is desirable

We are aware that due to the pandemic, the opportunities to take part in dance workshops have been very limited in the last 1.5 years. If you are interested in the training, but cannot meet all requirements by the start of the training, please contact us. We will then look for a workable solution together.

Language

The training is bilingual in German and English. Basic knowledge of English is helpful.

Faculty

The training faculty for 2022 consist of Doreen Tönjes, Edgar Spieker und Camilla Steen Larsen. All participants will also receive a Mentor that accompanies them.

Fees

Embodied Leadership (Module 1 & 2): 3200 €
Teacher Apprenticeship (Module 3 & 4): 3200 €
plus costs for accommodation / meals and travel

Re-taking Module 1 & 2 or 3 & 4: 50% of the regular fee.

Sign up for the Teacher Training

To register, you can download a questionnaire here. We want to get to know you, your background, your motivation, your wishes and goals. In this document you can tell us something about yourself. You can fill it out and send it back to us by email.