Workshops & Teacher Trainings
Offering professionals an in-depth training in somatic movement education specifically adapted to the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Learn to integrate embodied anatomy, mindfulness, and social-emotional skills to create a basis for lifelong well-being.
In this training, you are guided to experience specific somatic activities, developed over 30 years of working with teens and young adults by Susan Bauer (founder of Embodiment in Education and the author of The Embodied Teen). You also learn key methods for teaching somatic practices in meaningful and accessible ways. Engage with innovative pedagogy and learn specific somatic activities to fully explore and embody the material yourself—essential preparation for teaching to others.
The Embodiment in Education training is for established professionals with a background in movement and somatics who want to extend their reach to working with youth, or those who work with youth and want to expand their offerings through a more embodied and student-centered approach. This includes educators at the college, high school, and middle school levels. The focus of the program is on working within an educational (versus therapeutic) context, geared toward a general student population.
(Note: for those with a dance background, the Certification program meets the requirements for becoming a Registered Somatic Dance Educator with ISMETA, by individual application.)
Training Program Overview
- 25 Hours; pre-requisite for the 300 hour program
300 Hours Offered in 3 Modules – Teacher Training Program: Level One
- for established professionals
- offered during the summer
- NYC / CA locations (possible retreat-format for culminating module)
500 Hours 1 Additional Module – Teacher Training Program: Level Two
- additional 200 hours in Module IV
Join us for an introductory workshop
This program is a fun and inspiring introduction for educators of all levels to experience basic somatic practices, learn simple pedagogy principles, and build their own inner resources for both personal growth and professional development. (Offered online until further notice.)
Teacher Certification Program
This 300 hr. program will be offered online until further notice.
Plus: Online Program Option for Module I begins in Fall 2022!
Module I: Embodiment Basics
In this module you gain essential embodiment and pedagogy skills to promote body-mind wellness in your own life and the lives of your students.
Module II: Embodiment Fundamentals Level One
This module offers a continued study of Embodied Anatomy, along with a focus on Social Somatics and teaching Intentional Touch.
Module III: Embodiment Fundamentals Level Two
This module offers a continued study of Embodied Anatomy, along with a focus on Ecosomatics and Somatic Advocacy.
Embodiment in Education(TM) 300 hour Program:
Completion of Modules I – III, and all required outside homework and supervision teaching hours, will qualify you to receive the following credentials:
- receive your Embodiment in Education(TM) 300 hour Training Certificate of Completion
- apply to become a Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE) with ISMETA
Embodiment in Education 500 hour Program:
Completion of Modules I – III, plus an additional Module IV, and all required outside homework and assistant and / or supervision teaching hours, will qualify you to receive the following credentials:
- receive your Embodiment in Education(TM) 500 hour Training Certificate of Completion
- apply to become a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) with ISMETA through the Independent Track
Learn more about Somatic Movement Education
Susan Bauer (MFA, RSME/T, RSDE) is a teacher, dancer, author, Fulbright Scholar, and somatic educator and practitioner living in the San Francisco Bay area. She is the founder of Embodiment in Education and offers workshops and teacher trainings internationally. Susan has served on the board of directors of the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association (ISMETA), and is the author of The Embodied Teen (2018).
Guest faculty may also present short seminars within Modules II, III and IV.
Past guests have included Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Deane Juhan, and Caryn McHose.
Registration and Tuition
Embodiment Essentials is open to all by application.
Module I is open to all by application (pre-requisite: the Embodiment Essentials course and / or equivalent training).
Registration for the 300 hour Teacher Certification Program is by application. This program includes Module I – III, webinar cohort meetings, individual sessions, homework assignments, practice teaching between modules, and a final student project. You can apply for the full certification training after completing Module I.
More information on Module IV and the full 500 hour Training coming soon.
For an application and / or more information on tuition fees for please email .