- January 31, 2015
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
"...explore how muscle tension, breath, and body postures interface with emotion."
Marion Rosen was the founder of Rosen Method, a somatic practice 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. Students explore how muscle tension, breath, and body postures interface with emotion. 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.
The 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.
Gloria Hessellund, MA, dance and dance therapy, 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 in the Women's Spirituality program. She was Marion Rosen's first student in 1972 and was her close colleague for forty years, until Marion Rosen passed away last year.
Saturday & Sunday
January 31-February 1, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$255/$275/$295 (when one price tier is sell out, that tier is closed)
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This workshop is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.