Module 1: The Skeletal System & Joint Articulation
The Skeletal System – establishes the weight-bearing 3-dimensional support in our functional movement. The bones give the body its shape and form and guide the muscular action for moving efficiently in space. The bone marrow’s inner layer produces red and white blood cells strengthening the immune system.
Finely tuned voluntary control of the structural joints is achieved through well-balanced circuits of communication between the brain, sensory & motor nerves, and the proprioceptive sense receptors.
Cultivating a sense of fluidity and spaciousness of the joint structures gives the entire body a feeling of effortlessness while sustaining stability in our movement.
Using breath, voice, and movement to modulate and vary states of support and activity in the skeletal structure. Creating a dynamic interactive flow between the forces of gravity and space inside the body influences our expressive vitality, sound, and movement flow.
Module 2: The Organs System and the 7 Domes
The Organs System provides a dynamic vitality and inner volume that coordinates our life-sustaining biological functioning. It is a bridge creating communication between conscious voluntary movement and subconscious physiological states informing the awareness in our body, mind, and emotions.
Fine-tuning the complementary relationship between the motion of the organs with the skeletal structural support influences the balance of our autonomic nervous system. This affects the overall sense of calmness and alertness throughout the entire body refreshing our sense of health and wellness.
Engaging the awareness of the inner volume of the organs as 3-Dimensional support enhances the fascia fluidity of the postural muscles, influences fuller more balanced breathing and stimulates quality change in our sensory perception, bodily awareness, ease of movement, and resonance of sound.
Using breath, voice, and movement to generate awareness of the organs as a vibratory/resonant presence and supporting/moving force inside the body influences our expressive vitality, sound, and movement flow.
Module 3: Fluid Rhythm and Flow in Body & Voice
The Fluid System is composed of an interrelated layering of circulatory systems transporting nourishment & cleansing every level of body tissue. The life of each cell of the body is sustained through a dynamic flow of a variety of life-sustaining fluids which includes the arterial & venous blood flow, lymphatic system, cerebral spinal fluid, synovial fluid, intercellular and cellular fluids.
By engaging with each fluid’s distinctive quality of sensation & rhythmical flow a fuller spectrum and quality of expression enhances cellular vitality, influences fuller more balanced breathing, and stimulates quality change in our sensory perception, bodily awareness, ease of movement, and resonance of sound.
Using breath, voice, and movement to stimulate awareness of the fluids as a vibratory/resonant presence and moving force through the entire body influences our expressive vitality, sound, and movement flow.
Module 4: Nervous System – Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
The Nervous System - detects and responds to all subtle and profound changes inside and outside of the body. Stimulation of the nervous system creates an immediate response to the effort and modulation of stress and relaxation in the body that affects our physical, emotional, and cognitive responses.
Engaging with the dynamic relationship between cognitive brain function and sensory/ motor coordination of the somatic nervous system. Looking specifically at the spinal cord, sensory/motor nerve pathways of the somatic nervous system to refine and clarify the interaction of intention and attention in our awareness and sensory perception, and motor coordination.
Cultivating the fluid dynamic between inner and outer focus through active listening to our breath, movement, and voice.
Module 5: Autonomic Nervous System and Vagus Nerve
The Nervous System - detects and responds to all subtle and profound changes inside and outside of the body. Stimulation of the nervous system creates an immediate response to the effort and modulation of stress and relaxation in the body that affects all physical, emotional, and cognitive responses.
Looking specifically at the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to the profound influence of the vagus nerve’s interaction and modulation on the functioning of the organs system and its significant effect on our emotional states, stress, and social interaction.
Integrating an active approach to breath, voice, and movement to refine and clarify the interaction of intention and attention in our awareness and perceptual-motor coordination.
Cultivating the fluid dynamic between inner and outer focus through active listening in our breath, voice, and movement in guiding our communication and expressive choices.
Module 6: Energetic Endocrine System and Chakras
The Endocrine Glands secrete an intricate, potent series of hormones directly into the bloodstream, which stimulates & inhibits the chemical processes organizing the cellular physiological functioning of the body. Highly tuned centers in the brain oversee the secretion of hormones affecting our behavior on all levels of body, mind, and emotions.
Each major chakra is an energy center associated with a major nerve plexus and endocrine gland aligned along the vertical core of the body from the coccyx to the head. The presence of energy on a cellular level is vibratory and fluid in nature. The quality & effect of each endocrine gland is defined and assimilated into a whole-body movement and sound experience.
Using breath, voice, and movement to align the energy of the glands with movement flow and vocal resonance to create a synergistic harmonic balance throughout the entire body.
Module 7: Understanding of the Eye and Ear in Perception
Perception creates the ability of the body, mind, and emotions to define, organize and integrate our inner and outer experiences that influence and guide our choices in expression.
Looking specifically at sensory perception in relation to the cognitive function of the eye, the vestibular system, and auditory aspects of the ear as they guide our vision, hearing, inner balance, coordination, and orientation in space throughout the entire body.
Cultivating visual and auditory listening to observe the catalytic effect on our vocal, kinesthetic, and physical expression. Working on the overall quality, effort, and fine-tuning of the breath and voice with active movement.
Module 8: Embodying the Voice through Movement Flow
The voice is a physical instrument engaging and enlivening our whole-body sensory experience. Moving the breath, feeling the vibration of the sound as a living pulse guiding, informing, and exchanging actively with our movement flow opens gateways of physical awareness, inspiration, and expression.
Bringing sound vibration directly into active movement with the fluidity and inner tonal support of the organs.
Deepening our perception of the embodied voice by understanding our breathing function in relationship to the reciprocal motion of the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms.
Fine-tuning the awareness of the pharynx and larynx to bring clarity of tone and, colour into our vocal presence and movement.
Module 9: Lymphatic System and the Immune System
The fluid vibratory nature of the body is composed of an interrelated layering of circulatory systems transporting nourishment and cleansing every level of body tissue. The life of each cell of the body is sustained through a dynamic flow of a variety of fluids which include the arterial and venous blood flow, lymphatic system, and intercellular and cellular fluids.
The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, the fluid of the immune system that protects, detoxifies, and defends the body from infection.
Integrating breath, movement flow, and voice to stimulate, modulate and revitalize the essential interconnectivity between the circulation of lymph, blood flow, respiration, and the balance of the autonomic nervous system via the vagus nerve to enhance the overall function of the immune system.
Module 10: Muscular System Integration with the Internal Body Systems
The Muscular System - establishes the tensile, three-dimensional body wrap surrounding and supporting the skeletal structure. It provides the forces for moving the bones in space and produces precision, modulation of effort, strength, and endurance in our functional movement.
Blood and nerve supply are the nourishing forces supplying the muscle’s vitality and efficiency. Engaging the awareness of the inner volume of the organs as a 3D support enhances the fascia fluidity of the postural muscles.
Finely tuned voluntary control of the muscle is achieved through well-balanced circuits of communication between the brain, sensory & motor nerves, and striated muscle fibers.
Using voice and movement to modulate and vary states of rest & activity in the muscular body. Creating an effortless and interactive flow between the forces of gravity and space inside the body influences our expressive vitality, sound, and movement flow.