- March 11-12, 2017
- 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This workshop explores how muscle tension, breath, and body postures interface with emotion through the Rosen Method, a somatic practice founded by Marion Rosen that develops the ability to decipher body language and to see through the outer layers of a person into the innermost working of the human heart. In this workshop, participants learn to interpret muscle tension and to support the release of this tension through gentle touch.
Participants also develop greater sensitivity in their touch and increase their ability to see subtle changes in the breath that indicate a person is speaking the truth or having a long-forgotten memory well up from the past. The spiritual and emotional dimensions of the breath are clarified, as well as the physiological foundations of breathing and the connection of breath to the unconscious.
This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to study with Marion Rosen's close colleagues and experienced senior teachers. Each brings a different perspective to Rosen's far-reaching and broad-based somatic approach to the whole person.
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.
Gloria Hessellund, MA, has been a senior teacher of Rosen Method and teaching colleague of Marion Rosen's since 1988. Prior to concentrating her career in Rosen Method, Hessellund practiced dance therapy, subtle-energy bodywork, and meditation in clinical settings. In 1976 she began her association with Marion Rosen as her client, and eventually became her close colleague. Hessellund has taught extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Australia since 1984. She is director of teaching for Rosen trainings in Berkeley, Scandinavia, England, and Australia.
Sara Webb is a senior teacher and director at Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center. She has taught widely in Europe and is an adjunct faculty member of CIIS' Women's Spirituality program. Sara was Marion Rosen's first student in 1972 and her close colleague for forty years, as they worked together to achieve widespread recognition for Rosen Method as a somatic approach.