The Movement Arc ~ 

Somatic Education Centre 

Creating an embodied, expressive, healthy and connected world!

Through our trainings, learn to engage expressive movement and dance as well as cultivate body awareness and connectivity as a resource for the well-being of individuals, groups and communities.

We believe in the power of movement, dance and somatic embodiment to affect change in human relationships and our capacity for understanding, learning and growth.

We offer unique and distinct training programs as well as COURSES AND workshops:

Embodiment Foundations

Embodiment Foundations is a 50 hour course for personal or professional development focused on Somatic Movement and Education. This course spans 2.5 months and is taught in person as well as online learning classes.
50 Hours

Expressive Movement Facilitator Training

10 month long (non-clinical) certificate program, which offers skills training for professionals in the facilitation of expressive movement, dance and embodiment practices for community applications.
10 months

Dance/Movement Therapy Training

Our full 3 year ADTA Alternate Route training program is currently on hold but individual courses are being offered one at a time for now. DMT for the Adult Journey is being offered Fall of 2023. For courses please contact us.
3 Year


Dipping Your Toes

A 4 hour live introductory online course (by Zoom), that offers information and experience of the Movement Arc's teachings; techniques, & modalities of somatic movement and embodiment.
4 Hours

Moving with Infants and Children (0-7)
(On Demand course)


Moving with Youth and Teens (8-16)
(On Demand course)

The imagination, in its ability to make something out of nothing, can turn a blank page into a poem, a roadblock into a portal, a depressive state into a labyrinth.
Dennis McCarthy
Dance-Movement Therapist and Play Therapist

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