PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
NEXT INTRODUCTION DAY – Early Spring 27 April, 2012. AMSTERDAM
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This somatic movement training program develops skills connecting dance, movement, active breath, voice, improvisation, physical repatterning and hands-on practice.
‘...highly professional, convincing...’
• Applying voice, movement and experiential anatomy in dance and theater improvisation.
‘Participating in a Vocal Dance & VMI training was moving, inspiring and a great learning experience.’
The training incorporates Patricia Bardi’s innovative work involving:
VOCAL DANCE – a creative practice that frees the voice to be fully alive and reflected in one's expressive vitality and movement.
VOICE MOVEMENT INTEGRATION (VMI) Somatic Practice – an integrative somatic practice actively combining voice and movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.
VOICE MOVEMENT INTEGRATION (VMI) Bodywork – a gentle, precise hands-on integrative approach to health and healing. It connects body, mind and emotions bringing a renewed sense of equilibrium and well being through the entire body.
‘Your work truly inspires me.’
This course is intended for people working professionally, studying or showing interest in the fields of movement therapy & education, the performing arts, body oriented therapy (physical and psychological), speech therapy, child education and health and wellness. People who enjoy a genuine curiosity and passion for learning will find it of great interest.
Participants have applied this work successfully to dance, music and voice, theater, child development, movement therapy & education, natural health practice, physical therapy, speech therapy, body-oriented psychotherapy, yoga, pilates and health & wellness.
‘It is absolutely gorgeous how much the experience has opened up my awareness of my postural habits and holding. I feel significantly more open (physically and emotionally) ever since. It really is remarkable.’
The Curriculum consists of somatic studies in:
‘It has been a big joy to learn with you and the group. It has given me new energy and input that I can fill in my every day life.’
Organization of Meetings
This training program consists of 25 days over 5 long weekends from Friday to Tuesday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We can assist in finding accommodation for out of town participants.
Enrollment is limited. Early registration is advisable.
For information and individual appointment to discuss joining the course, please contact us by
To apply for the course, please fill in and send the application form below:
Patricia offers the VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Somatic Practice & Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork. The entire curriculum consists of six modules. Upon completion of this foundation course of 25 days subsequent modules can be taken in a sequence or at flexible times.
The program is professionally accredited by the KTNO as a full HBO college level training as Licensed Natural Health Practitioner through the BATC for health insurance coverage & ISMETA– International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association as Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator.
It has been audited & approved by the CRKBO as a European professional educational program & continues to be BTW free.
Patricia Bardi is a dance-voice artist, bodywork specialist, licensed natural health practitioner (BATC) and registered somatic movement therapist (ISMETA) originally from New York currently based in Amsterdam. She teaches and performs throughout Europe and USA and maintains a private practice working with children and adults in Amsterdam.
Bardi has toured extensively, teaching and performing at international festivals, universities and theatre schools throughout Europe, North America and India. She has received a London Arts Choreographer Award and conducted research on North Indian vocal music in India. She is a founding member of the School for Body-Mind Centering (USA) and London’s Chisenhale Dance Space.
For 35 years, Bardi has developed her approach to experiential composition in live performance combining movement, extended voice & language. She has collaborated with many outstanding improvisers, dancers, actors, musicians and poets including Alex Maguire, Arthur Brooks, Makoto Matsushima, Sebo Bakker, Felicity Provan & Monica Akihary..
She has developed and teaches Organ Rebalancing a bodywork training program for professional health practitioners at Rudolf Merkel, M.D.’s Schule fur Craniosacrale Osteopathie, Zurich among other institutes.
In 1987, Bardi founded the Rocca Project, an annual summer program for interdisciplinary performance arts and healing practice in Tuscany, Italy. She has been on the faculty of New York University’s Department of Experimental Theater, the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam and has presented her work on Vocal Dance at the Centre for Performance Research’s ‘Giving Voice Festival’ in Wales.
Recently she presented her research on voice & movement at London’s Central School of Speech & Drama in dialogue with Jane Boston, the director of the International Centre for Voice.
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'...I liked very much the disciplined, organized, creative and developmental approach Patricia took which helped us all flourish.'