InstructorTheresa Garcia
TypeOnline Course
DateNov 13, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
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How we move matters. Come move and be moved! The essence of Rosen Method is to encourage freedom of movement by gently and playfully getting us to move beyond unconscious attitudes and beliefs. When we move in accordance with our natural structure, we cultivate the experience of joy and vitality. Rosen Movement is deeply restorative because it cultivates body awareness and reconnect us with ourselves, with those around us, and with our environment. In addition, it is helpful in preventing injuries and reducing chronic tension. The Intensive workshop will be led with the expert guidance of three senior teachers: Theresa Garcia, Kate O’Shea, and Karen Peters and co-teacher Madeline Martin. Each day will include movement classes taught by master teachers, sharing circles that allow for connection and community, movement anatomy that you can bring into your everyday life, and much more. This course is designed for people who are looking for health and well-being, for those wanting to enhance their professional bodywork, and those looking for certification as a Rosen Method Movement Teacher. For first-time participants, an application process is required. Continuing education credit available for nurses and massage therapists. Tuition is $350 and $650 for both halves.


  • Music for inspiration
  • Movements based on anatomy, activating core, allowing free and natural breath
  • Words to guide inner-awareness
  • Community for support and connection
  • Presence, experiential, responsive to aliveness
  • Joyous, playful, fun
  • Space for whatever has not been allowed
  • Pause for discovery of habits and possibilities


A basic one-hour class is comprised of five sections:

  1. Warm-Up:  mid-range movements of the joints in their anatomical directions;  activating core muscles and diaphragm
  2. Stretch:  end-range movements of upper body to encourage inner-awareness and freedom in diaphragm
  3. Circle:  bigger, more complex leg movements holding hands for support and to play with balance
  4. Across the Floor: put it all together to play with dance and have fun
  5. On the Floor:  movements for the spine, rest, relaxation,  awareness, and integration

All of the sections are done to music that

  • supports and
  • inspires the movements.

All of the sections cultivate and encourage

  • awareness,
  • natural breathing, and
  • moving from the core.


  • Agility, mobility, flexibility, and balance
  • Natural breath – beyond conscious control
  • Direct experience of limits and possibilities
  • Relaxation,  peacefulness, aliveness
  • Inner awareness and Inter-connection
  • Appreciation of body-mind linkage
  • Graceful aging
  • Preparation for more strenuous activity
  • Pleasure and trust in the body