Embodiment in Education programs empower educators and students through ground-breaking curricula bridging the fields of somatics, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning to cultivate lifelong well-being.
Workshops and a Teacher Certification Program offer professionals an in-depth training in somatic movement education specifically adapted to the unique needs of adolescents and young adults.
Workshops for Schools introduce somatic education to parents, faculty, teachers, dance / movement educators, and students themselves to learn about and experience embodiment practices.
Embodiment in Education trainings are for all those inspired to usher in a new generation of embodied youth. Programs are designed for professionals who work with teens and young adults: middle and high school teachers, college faculty, movement educators, leadership trainers, dance educators, physical educators, yoga teachers, mindfulness and social-emotional learning specialists, and physical / occupational therapists.
The curriculum offered empowers students through the development of kinesthetic intelligence, mindful awareness, and ecological consciousness that supports individual and community growth. Students learn the basics of anatomy and physiology, and unlearn self-defeating habits that impact body image and self-esteem. These basic embodiment practices also establish the foundation for further skill development in sports, dance, and leisure activities–and lifelong well-being.
By examining their cultural perceptions, students also discover their body prejudices, helping them to both respect diversity and gain compassion for themselves and others. This unique, cross-curricular model integrates science, mindfulness, somatic practices, arts, and social and emotional learning.
Programs are developed by Susan Bauer (MFA, RSME/T, RSDE) based on over 30 years of teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Over the past twelve years, Susan’s professional development trainings have been attended by participants from across the U.S and ten additional countries, and have included guest faculty Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Deane Juhan, and Caryn McHose.
The Program’s curricular goals and sample practices are described in Susan’s book, The Embodied Teen.
“Although [this book] addresses youth, the material is valuable for any age level. Susan Bauer has written with clarity and interest in a way that any one of us as teachers can find new ideas and inspiration.”
— Anna Halprin, PhD
co-founder of Tamalpa Institute
How can I get involved?
- Join Susan’s Mailing List and receive updates and news
- Join our Embodiment in Education Facebook page
- Take the short Embodiment Essentials Workshop for educators at all levels, or the longer Teacher Training Program for advanced practitioners / educators
- Become a Supporter –make your tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor: email Susan for more information