Growth Rhythms of the Embryo -
A Movement Journey for Contacters
Going into the rhythms of change from cellular tissue formation to various flexion extension patterns - we will explore the origination of our movements as they unfold in the embryo.
From the fertilized egg we develop in repetitive waves of expanding and dividing: what is outside moves in, swathes of tissues translocate, some disappear - yet in each bifurcation/ transection and spiral flow: there is a new opportunity for you to join the process of your own becoming.
Expect to move your way along this somatic journey - and apply these deep flow states under and into your Contact dances.
Christine Cole
 the founder and director of Somatic Body Training Program, is an expert in the embodiment and dance improvisation. On the leading edge of research about somatic movement education she displays a radical trust in embodied experience as the primary way for groups to co-create knowledge. As a result of over 35 years of engaging deeply in learning and teaching the somatic body practices of Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation, and bodywork, Christine clearly embodies the material she has evolved and models a deep understanding of how the body’s systems change in various developmental stages. A teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and Practitioner of Integrative Acupressure and Infinity Healing, she has taught at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in Amherst and Amsterdam, Holland, and runs her own trainings in Boston, Vermont, Montreal and Northampton, MA. Christine has long term practices in Contact Improvisation, Post-Modern and Improvisational Dance Performances , Authentic movement, Improvisational Theater, writing and vocal training.
As an experienced master teacher, Christine
creates safe spaces to explore personal material
illuminates developmental states through her own embodiment through movement
authentically connects each student into the learning process
practices somatic therapy with unabashed directness, compassion, and presence.
models Somatic Body principles in her teaching and interactions
stakes out new territory in the material of Body-Mind Centering®