Instructors

Each of The Movement Arc’s  programs has a unique set of diverse instructors with many years of experience in their fields as well as teaching and facilitation experience.

3 year Dance/Movement Therapy program: Learn from dedicated, ‘seasoned’ Board Certified Dance-Movement Therapists (minimum 15 years clinical experience) who also hold degrees, credentials and expertise in other creative arts therapies, play therapy, movement analysis, and diverse aspects of child and adult development. Course instructors bring you expertise in treating trauma, cross-cultural experience and diversity training, eating disorders, adults and children of all ages and abilities, psychiatric patients, drug and alcohol addictions, community movement ritual, neurobiology, the Discipline of Authentic Movement, voice, and dance/movement as tools for wellbeing.

1 year Expressive Movement Facilitator program: Many of the instructors from the DMT program also teach in this 1 year facilitator program in addition to several other instructors from different types of Expressive and Somatic Movement facilitation such as Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Breathing science, and varied global dance traditions as well. Each instructor has a minimum 10 years experience in their practice.

Embodiment Foundations Course

A 50 hour course for personal (or professional) development focused on introducing somatic movement and embodiment skills to those with or without prior movement experience. 25 hours are taught online (over 3 months) followed by a 25 hour in-person embodiment retreat on Saltspring Island.
50 Hours

Expressive Movement Facilitator Certificate Program

A 250 hour 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. This program is mainly focused in the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies framework.
10 months

Movement Therapy Advanced Training Courses

Intensive Courses for ADTA Alternate Route advanced students. We are from time to time offering intensive courses in the use of dance and movement for psychotherapeutic goals, as well as special workshops in this area that are open to allied psychotherapy professionals upon interview.
Intensives