Module #3: Expression (The Art of Teaching)
Theming, Composing, and Directing the Authentic Expression
“Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed-down frames of reference, memory choked with old facts and information and undigested theories and techniques of other people’s findings. Spontaneity is the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with a reality and see it, explore it and act accordingly. In this reality the bits and pieces of ourselves function as an organic whole. It is the time of discovery, of experiencing, of creative expression.”
― Viola Spolin
This 100-hour “Expression” Module is designed to enhance your individual authentic expression, confidence and communication skills as a facilitator. We will explore strategies and tools for teaching Embodied Flow™ in a skillful and artful way. Through expression you will expand and refine your art of composing and guiding a depthful experience, take the seat of the teacher, and learn to attune your instrument to see, hear and respond to the subtle energetic, physical and psychic layers of what is transcending in your classroom.
As you harness your power as a facilitator you will deepen your skills as an authentic performer, masterful class composer, and inspiring director of flow.
IN THIS TRAINING WE WILL EXPLORE AND LEARN HOW TO:
Find your authentic teaching voice
Up level your listening, space holding and communication skills
Hone your advanced skills of class composition and sequencing
Theme appropriately to students in different teaching contexts
Learn to design your own classes that resonate with students of all levels
Strengthen your vocal / physical instrument
Refine your skills in adjustments and therapeutics
Explore through improvisation a dynamic range of elements of composition such as space, shape, time, energy and voice
In this advanced art of teaching laboratory you will learn to lay the foundation, carve the path and offer touchstones that guide attention and sensation while masterfully inviting your students to step into the slipstream of being.
Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.
Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering™ Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.
Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.
Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.
For over 27 years, Tara Judelle has experimented with all forms of movement flow, from dance to Tai Chi, to movement improvisation and ultimately yoga. An English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theatre directing and a foray into film writing and directing brought her finally to the study of yoga and meditation. Certified in the Anusara™ method, Tara has taught yoga extensively, both nationally and internationally, for 15 years. She has been inspired by the Body Mind Centering® works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and has studied and taught with Carlos Pomeda and Sally Kempton.
For the last 7 years she has been a featured teacher as part of the yogaglo.com team, allowing the yoga conversation to stream around the globe.
In 2010 Tara moved from her home base in Los Angeles to direct a yoga program and retreat center in Bali, Indonesia. Since the close of 2011, she has had no fixed base, leading to her current schedule facilitating workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide.
Tara Judelle’s classes focus on the discovery of embodied anatomy, bringing to the yogic tradition a scientific yet playful study of the movement vocabulary of the body and the ever-expanding perceptual awareness of the human mind. In 2014 Tara co-created the School of Embodied Flow™ with Dr. Scott Lyons to bring her current passions together into a modern movement of Yoga.