Expressive Movement Facilitator Certificate (1 Year)

Become an Expressive Movement Facilitator!

In this training we explore dance, movement and embodiment through a psychological, physical, emotional-social, community development and spiritual lens. Learn how to use dance, movement and embodiment practices in a range of applications. Whether you are a yoga, dance or movement teacher, facilitator, therapist, or healthcare professional this professional development training provides tools and skills to easily integrate with your work in community.

What we offer: 

  •  A one year 200 hour training with an Expressive Movement Facilitator Certificate from The Movement Arc (Non-Clinical)
  • Ongoing opportunities to attend professional development workshops
  • Connection to a global community of Expressive Movement Facilitators

What you will gain from this training is knowledge and skills in:  

  • Facilitating expressive movement for children, teens, adults, and elders
  • Facilitating work with individuals and groups
  • Movement observation and analysis
  • Deepening your own embodiment and movement “repertoire”
  • Understanding processes for embodiment 
  • Practices for parenting through movement 
  • Movement’s role in human development throughout the life process
  • Using dance and understanding its role in rites of passage, ceremony and ritual 
  • Self regulation and self-care
  • Trauma informed practices and facilitation skills
  • Working in specific environments such as community centres, seniors homes, classrooms, and hospitals.
  • Incorporating expressive movement into other modalities of health
  • Working with differently abled and developmental differences using expressive movement
  • Cross-cultural considerations and ethics for facilitating expressive movement and dance

  • Have professional experience and training working with people in community, ideally in some kind of professional practice, ie. teaching/instructing dance, yoga or movement arts, community outreach, therapy or other healthcare modalities.
  • Are emotionally mature enough to do well in a group learning environment, and able to apply Expressive Movement Facilitation and somatic skills to your own professional role.
  • Have a background in dance, yoga, expressive movement, somatic or other movement arts.
  • Have time and energy to commit to this full year Certificate program.

  1. We recommend all students applying to this program have taken our introductory workshop Dipping Your Toes In as a way for instructors and students to meet and get to know each other through movement.

    Next workshop: Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30m-4:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (Online)

     

  2. Students are asked to submit a short letter of intent that includes information about their current work and background in somatic movement or dance or yoga. Due with deposit before or by November 15th.
  3. Submission of a short 2-3 minutes video of a dynamic dance created and performed by you. We suggest the dance be an expression of your interest and passion for movement/dance and working with people. Due before or by November 15th.
  4. To be followed by a 30 minute conversation with a faculty member by phone or Zoom to confirm enrollment and answer any questions the student may have.

All questions and application submissions can be sent to:

Melissa Flagg, Administrative Coordinator info@themovementarc.com

 

What is involved in this 200 hour training

160 hours of training hours combining in person and online classes in the following courses:  

* Courses include synchronous and asynchronous learning time 

40 hours of Self-Directed Study which must include:  

  1. 6 sessions with a somatic movement practitioner (6hrs minimum) *we will  provide a list of possibilities (students pay fees directly to the practitioner) 
  2. Community based projects, including group facilitation and individual sessions *we  recommend students facilitate 8 individual and 8 group sessions (16hrs minimum)
  3. Embodiment classes – exposure to a range of facilitation and modalities in  somatic and expressive movement and dance (18hrs minimum) *we will provide a list of  recommended classes (students pay fees directly to the instructors) 

Additional expectations:  

  1. Students need to explore 2-3 different dance styles in classes online or in their community over the course of the year 
  2. Students will prepare and present both a written and oral presentation about  applying The Movement Arc’s Expressive Movement  Facilitation within their community or individual  case study

**In-person courses are dependent on COVID safety protocols; if we cannot meet in person we will meet online.

***Students are expected to attend intensives in person.

Tuition fees

Total year’s tuition: $4320 + $216 (5%GST) = $4536.00 CDN

Quarterly Payment Plan $864 Deposit (+ 5% GST)
4 payments of $864 + 5% GST 

PaymentRegular Amount after depositDue Date
1$864 (PLUS 5% GST tax)1 month after deposit
2$864 (PLUS 5% GST tax)Every 3 months
3$864 (PLUS 5% GST tax)Every 3 months
4$864 (PLUS 5% GST tax)Every 3 months

Early Bird Discount

Pay the full tuition before November 15th and receive a discount of $200.
Discounted tuition: $4120 + $206 5%GST = $4326.00

REGISTRATION

Students are invited to register once they have applied and been accepted into the Certificate Program.

An $864 deposit* is required to register, and is due by November 15, 2022 (deposit is 20% before tax)

Deposits and Tuition can be paid through the website

*Deposits are non-refundable (please review our policy)

2023 Training Schedule

In Person Training Component: Two 6 day intensives – 90 Hrs total

  • March 19-24, 2023, Vancouver, BC: 45hrs, 6 days, 9:00am – 6:00pm (7.5 hour days)

  • July 2-7, 2023, BC (TBA): 45hrs, 6 days, 9:00am – 6:00pm (7.5 hour days)

Online Training Component: Zoom classes and webinars – 70 Hrs total

  • Two online classes per month for 10 months live via Zoom: 4.5hrs/month, (February – November, every 2nd Friday 1pm-3:15pm Pacific)
    Dates: Feb 3, 17, March 3, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, Sept 8, 22, Oct 6, 20 and Nov 3 and 17.

  • One online class November 18: Seminar on Projects/Presentations and Closure Ritual, 5hrs (9:30-12pm & 1-3:30pm)

  • 20 hours of webinar/asynchronous learning in 8 modules (2-3 hours per module to complete by end of module) all asynchronous hours completed by September 2023.

Winter 2023 

Foundations of Expressive Movement Facilitation Part I: Theory, Methods and Practices

Online classes through Zoom:

February 3,  February 17 and March 3: 1:00pm-3:15pm PacificTime 

In person class Vancouver, BC: 

March 19: 9:00am-6:00pm Pacific Time 

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar for February and March: 6hrs

Human Movement Observation and Analysis Part I: From the frameworks of Laban Movement Analysis and other movement observation systems

In person classes Vancouver, BC:

March 20-24: 9:00am-6:00pm Pacific Time       

Spring 2023

Foundations of Expressive Movement Facilitation Part II: Community Applications 

Online classes through Zoom: 

March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, and June 9: 1:00pm-3:15pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar: 6hrs for April and May

 

Ethics & Cultural Sensitivity Seminar

Online classes through Zoom: 

June 23: 1:00pm-3:00pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar: 1hr 

 

Summer 2023

Moving with Infants, Children, and Teens

Online classes through Zoom:

July 14: 1:00pm-3:00pm Pacific Time

In person class BC (TBA): 

July 2-3: 9:00am-6:00pm and July 4: 9:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar: 1.25hrs

Moving with Adults

Online classes through Zoom:

July 28: 1:00pm-3:15pm Pacific Time

In person class BC (TBA): 

July 4: 1:30pm-5:00pm and July 5-6: 9:00am-6:00pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar: 1.25hrs

Expressive Movement Group Facilitation

Online classes through Zoom:

August 11 and August 25: 1:00pm-3:15pm Pacific Time

In person class BC (TBA): 

July 7: 9:00am-9:00pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar: 3.5hrs

Fall 2023

Trauma Informed Practices for Expressive Movement Facilitation

Online classes through Zoom: 

September 8: 9:30am-12pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm and September 22, October 6, and October 20: 1:00pm-3:15pm Pacific Time

Asynchronous Learning/Webinar for September: 3.25hrs

Community Based Projects Seminar

Online classes through Zoom:

November 3 and November 17: 1:00pm-3:30pm Pacific Time

Instructors:

Donna Redlick, MA, CMA, RSME/T

Hana Kamea Kemble, MA, RCC, BC-DMT, CLMA

Tannis Hugill, MA, RCC, RDT, BC-DMT

(along with invited diverse guest teachers specializing in different styles of expressive movement and somatic facilitation)

Workshops

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