VMI Somatic Practice
Certification Program

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Aims Patricia offers the VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Somatic Practice & Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork.

The VMI Certification Program, centered in Amsterdam, blends in-person and online learning. The entire training is 500 hours spread out over 2 years with a 2-week immersion course to complete the somatic integrative process at the end of the 2nd year program.

Both Level 1 and Level 2 In-person training is 4 long weekends from Friday – Tuesday for a total of 20 days for each level. Level 3 in-person somatic process completion program is a 10-day immersion course.

The program is professionally accredited by ISMETA — International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association as Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator. It has been audited & approved by the CRKBO (Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs) as a European professional educational program & continues to be BTW free.

Upon completion of the entire curriculum which consists of Level 1 - Foundation Program, Level 2 - VMI Somatic Practitioner Development, and Level 3 VMI Somatic Practice Completion Program participants have acquired the knowledge and experience to become qualified practitioners of VMI Somatic Practice and fulfill the requirements to become registered somatic movement therapists/educators, and natural health practitioners.

Curriculum

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LEVEL 1

Level I - the Foundation Program consists of 125 hours of in-person training and 90 hours of online training and independent study where participants gain an active, experiential knowledge of the somatic principles and techniques involved in the practice of Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Somatic Practice and Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork Practice.

Upon completion of Level 1 - Foundation Program participants continue with:

Level 2 - VMI Somatic Practitioner Development - to deepen their integration and further develop the principles and practices of Vocal Dance, VMI Somatic Practice, and VMI Bodywork Practice

Level 3 - VMI Somatic Practice Integrative Completion Program – to integrate the VMI Somatic Practice approach with their professional aims, and fulfil the requirements to be a qualified VMI Somatic Practitioner and registered somatic movement educator/therapist with ISMETA (www.ismeta.org)

Level 1 – Foundation Program

IN-PERSON TRAINING

COURSE CONTENT - Actively combining an embodied voice and movement approach to:

  • HOLISTIC FUNCTIONING of the BODY SYSTEMS
    -  Skeletal Structure, Organs System, Fluid Rhythm & Flow in Body & Voice
  • DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT EDUCATION
  • ANATOMY OF THE VOICE
  • VITAL MOVEMENT INTEGRATION (VMI) BODYWORK.
  • VOCAL DANCE & IMPROVISATION

Total: 125 hours - Four long weekends from Friday to Tuesday between October and May for a total of 20 days.

ONLINE TRAINING

  • ACTIVE BREATH SOMATIC PRACTICE PROGRAM
  • MENTORING SESSIONS
  • PARTNERING WORK

Total: 90 hoursonline sessions – 8 sessions of guidance and supervision during Level 1

Level 2 - VMI SOMATIC PRACTICE PRACTITIONER DEVELOPMENT

IN-PERSON TRAINING

COURSE CONTENT - Actively combining an embodied voice and movement approach to:

  • HOLISTIC FUNCTIONING of the BODY SYSTEMS
  • Muscular System & Fascia, Somatic Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Endocrine System
  • ANATOMY OF THE VOICE
  • VITAL MOVEMENT INTEGRATION (VMI) BODYWORK
  • VOCAL DANCE & IMPROVISATION

Total: 125 hours - Four long weekends from Friday to Tuesday between October and May for a total of 20 days.

ONLINE TRAINING

  • ACTIVE BREATH SOMATIC PRACTICE PROGRAM – 5 Modules
  • MENTORING SESSIONS
  • PARTNERING WORK

Total: 90 hoursonline sessions – 8 sessions of guidance and supervision during Level 2

Level 3- VMI SOMATIC PRACTICE INTEGRATIVE COMPLETION PROCESS

IN-PERSON TRAINING 

  • NATURAL AFFINITIES - Combining Body Systems with Postural Integration & Vocal Alignment
  • VOCAL DANCE & IMPROVISATION
  • COUNSELING APPROACHES - applied to Bodywork Practice & Somatic Movement Education
  • FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT
  • Preparation for Completion Process

Total: 75 hours - 10 days of in-person training – 5 hours of online guidance & supervision

Requirements for Completion
of VMI Training Program

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A Individual Sessions Recommended – 6 Hours

Each participant is encouraged to have 3 individual sessions with Patricia over the course of the training.

B Case Studies

When participating in both Level 1 and Level 2 each student is required to work with 3 people for a total of 4 one hour individual sessions and write a brief evaluation of each session with a final written assessment of the entire process. Participants design a standard evaluation form to be used for documenting the sessions. Guidance and supervision are offered during the process.

C Professional Profile and Aims

Defining the aims of their professional application of the training by writing a description of the ways they plan to implement the training in their professional life. Guidance and supervision are provided.

D Creative Project

Each person evaluates and presents a fully developed creative work concerning their experiences generated by the VMI training program. Guidance and supervision is provided.

Total Certification Program Hours: 500 hours

Schedule

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Schedule 2022–2024

Offered to people who have completed Level 1 of the training program.

Level 2

Course Dates between September '23 and May '24 to be confirmed
5 days 4 times from Friday to Tuesday for a total of 20 days every 2 months
Focus 1: Thr Fluid System
Fri 31 January – Tue 04 February 2020
Focus 2: The Fluid System
Fri 20 March – Tue 24 March 2020
Focus 3: The Endocrine Glands
Focus 4: Voice, Sound Image & Language
Fri 22 May – Tue 26 May 2020
Focus 5: Combining Fluid System and Endocrine Glands

Application

For information and individual appointment to discuss joining the course, please contact us:

Telephone +31 (0)6 24 61 78 53
Email info@patriciabardi.com

We are available to answer any of your questions and give an overview of the format and content of the training.

To apply for the course, please submit the form.