An interdisciplinary approach to movement & mindfulness practice
February - July 2020
Why We Created This Program?
The Spirit Loft Centre was established as a space for practitioners to experience and explore a rich synthesis of embodied practices to assist in the development of their awareness, movement potential, resiliency, and compassion. We have developed as a community through an interdisciplinary approach to movement & mindfulness education.
There are many wonderful training programs and certifications available for specialization in various disciplines, but we felt a great need to offer a program to connect and create conversations and cross-pollination between silos of practice. Informed by ancient traditions, contemporary research, and innovation, this groundbreaking program is the first of its kind. It offers committed participants intensive training and mentorship in support of their personal and professional development.
In broad strokes, what can I expect from the program?
The Embodied Arts Teacher Training Program runs over 6 months. There are 5 weekend modules, one 6 day non-residential module and an online platform (extensive video library, lectures, and content). While the focus of each module is different, all modules include:
The program involves a significant investment of time and energy. In addition to attending the modules and the intensive, students are expected to practice, complete required readings and homework, assignments, exams, assessments and attend group classes between modules. Membership at Spirit Loft Movement Centre is included from February – August 2020 with the expectation of a minimum of 25 group classes are attended in this time period.
Through this program you will:
Who is the program for?
The Embodied Arts Training Program is open to serious students, teachers of movement, bodyworkers/manual therapists and wellness professionals seeking to deepen their understanding and broaden their scope of practice.
Our student body includes students of movement, athletes, yoga teachers and practitioners, Pilates instructors, personal trainers, school teachers, social workers, bodyworkers, manual therapists and wellness professionals. Movement teachers and professionals will be able to integrate what they learn into their practices to enhance student/client experiences and outcomes. You do not have to be a movement professional to be accepted into the program, however. What is required is a willingness to commit to the rigours of the program and the practices of self-study and reflection.
The Foundations of Mindfulness: Practice & Study for Life
Anatomy of Breathing & Breathwork
Somatic & Restorative Movement
Movement informed by Traditional Chinese Medicine
Kettlebell Strength Training Fundamentals
Inspire by Fighting Monkey Practice
Gymnastics Floor Skills, Handbalancing & Acrobatics
Communication, Language & the Art of Skillful Teaching
Movement Assessments & Introduction to Programming
Who will I be learning from?
Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio – Mindfulness Teacher, Author
Jane Clapp – Resiliency and Trauma Recovery Coach
Kirsty Grosart – Gymnastics Coach, Former Competitive Gymnast & GMB Fitness Lead Trainer
Cathy Keenan – Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Elke Schroeder – Inspire by Fighting Monkey Instructor & Dance Artist
Chris Klachan DC, BSC, CSCS – Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
Paluna Santamaria – Senior Agatsu Trainer, Movement Educator
Investment: $3600 + HST (interest free payment plans available)
All tuition payments including deposit and payment plans installments are non-refundable.