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Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapy Training

“Feeling comfortable in one’s skin and perfectly at home in one’s element is perhaps the most important dimension of happiness.”

- Dr. Paul Wong


The intention of the Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapy (EFSMT) Program is to offer the practitioner tools to work with groups and individuals to enhance mental, emotional, physical and biological functions in order to bring optimal well-being and healing. For this approach, healing is the process of returning to wholeness.  This sense of flourishing and well-being can be achieved by a range of practices that are self-expanding such as bringing consciousness into one’s experience of their optimal potential, providing a felt sense of agency, or even finding more ease and efficiency within the muscles and joints of their body.

This program integrates non-dualistic tantric philosophy, embodiment practices, humanistic psychology, Mind-Body Medicine techniques, and somatic bodywork therapies.  The term somatics is derived from the Latin word soma, meaning the living body. Somatics was developed by Thomas Hanna as an approach to experience the body from within in order to actualize human potential and realize an innate process of healing. The felt sense of our self, also known as Embodiment, leads to an experience of being comfortable in one’s own skin. Ultimately this facilitates: self awareness, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, empathy, enhanced cognitive processing, easeful decision making of complex situations, body related self confidence, greater sense of self-control, enhanced intuition, and a feeling of being both authentic and interconnected with others and the environment. A somatic movement therapist fosters these benefits by empowering their students or clients to utilize their own pathways and resources to reach their desired goals.

The non-dual lens of this program recognizes that mind, body, and spirit are one, that each individual is already whole, and by addressing the obstructions getting in the way of that wholeness- it leads to well-being.    


"A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event."

- Alan Watts



This special program builds on our current Advanced modules – Body, Mind and Expression. After students have successfully completed the Body and Mind modules of Part 1, they are eligible to advance on to Part 2 and continue the path to an additional certification as a Movement Therapist.

*Please note: to receive the full Movement Therapy certification, the Expression module will also need to be taken.

PART 1 (Completion of Part 1 allows you to register as an RYT-500)

BODY 1 – Embodiment

MIND 1- Flow

EXPRESSION- The Art of Teaching

Dates for Part 1 (Body 1, Mind 1, and Expression): 


PART 2 (Completion of Parts 1 and 2 allow you to register as an Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapist)

BODY 2- Advanced Biomechanics and Therapeutics

MIND 2- Somatic Psychology, Mind-Body Medicine, and Holistic Coaching.

Dates for Part 2 (Body 2 & Mind 2):  



8am -8:30: opening meditation

8:30am-10:30: movement practice

10:30am- 12:00:  Bodywork Training  (Thai massage/ shiatsu/ Myofascial Release training or group processing training)

12:00- 1:30: Lunch

1:30- 4:30:  Lecture & Embodiment Lab (Body Systems,  Developmental Movement , Themes of obstruction of flow, Movement Therapy)

4:30 -6:30: One-On -One movement therapy training: biomechanics, movement repatterning, somatic psychology techniques, Professional Development and Ethics; practice sessions with feedback.



Tuition + Single Room at Ananda Cottages:  $4550

Tuition + Shared Room at Ananda Cottages:  $3750

Tuition + Offsite:  $3250



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.

Myra Avedon has lead the School for Body-Mind Centering® (SBMC/BMC) for 10 years, first in her position as the Program Director, and later as Co-Educational Director with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of BMC). She has taught Body-Mind Centering® for 30 years, presenting the work internationally for over 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Humanistic Psychology with a specialization in somatic therapy and working with trauma; her Bachelor Degree is in Visual Arts.

Myra Avedon is a Certified Massage Therapist since 1982 with extensive training in Osteopathy and working with acute and chronic conditions. She was the Administrative Dean and on faculty at the University for Humanistic Studies, and served on faculty at Body Mind College, The Stillpoint School of Massage, The School for Integrative Accupressure, and The International Professional School of Bodywork.

Myra worked with the Indochinese refugee resettlement and juvenile delinquency prevention after the Vietnam War in the Social Services as a Community Organizer and Developer. Prior to that she was an Art Teacher with underprivileged children, a Youth Group Advisor, and Summer Camp Director. Myra is an American currently living and working in Prien am Chiemsee, and can be contacted through e-mail at