Dynamic Embodiment™ is a holistic healing practice and mind/body education that includes observation, touch, movement, and mindfulness. The program was developed by Dr. Martha Eddy who has been an educator for both the School for Body Mind Centering© and the Laban Institute for Movement Studies.
It is a blend of concepts from Body-Mind Centering©, Laban Movement Analysis, and body based psychotherapies. The practice follows the dynamic cycle of growth which in short involves observing what is happening, providing support where needed, and providing options for different movement strategies where desired. The key focus of this embodiment practice is to "wake up" your own body to the fullest of your ability or desire. We can be dynamically present, fluid, and whole in stillness, motion, expression, and purpose.
Dynamic Embodiment™ training is intended to further the development of movement educators and therapists. Training includes learning to touch appropriately and specifically, learning anatomy and physiology by book and by experience, body-mind counselling, movement analysis, movement re-patterning, and developmental movement.
Pain free movement or pain reduction.
Greater movement abilities.
Body-Mind awakenings and resolutions through movement.
I often will facilitate movement for you with the use of equipment and my hands. Touch is an important tool I use for your proprioceptive learning. Careful cuing is very helpful, but often it is the use of touch that takes us from thinking about what is happening to feeling what is really happening. Once you are aware of what you are doing you can look at other options. After a period of hands on support, I will let you play with it yourself to see if you can support the new idea yourself. If it feels good, then we look for ways to strengthen it via particular exercises that may relate to your day to day life.
During our process together, we may incorporate your use of space, effort, body, and shape. We may work with the qualities of particular body systems to "wake up" your own felt sense of , for example, your skeleton. We will also likely touch on developmental stages for support where helpful, and all the while encouraging the development and trust in your own body sensations. This process can work within the Pilates repertoire or we can work with any kind of movement (or stillness) that feels right for you.