Somatic Awareness Institute

Manager: Ateeka
BOSA OR ...Norway
email: ateeka111@mac.com
SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE is an official Training Institute of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodyworkers Association (WABA) and accredited on the WABA Registry. It offers a multi-dimensional interactive terrestrial and aquatic bodywork instruction dedicated to the training of future Tantsu Professional Practitioners with a focus on Somatic Education. The institutes curriculum offers an in-depth experiential training in which participants learn to apply movement, contact, breath and sound to deepen their somatic presence and apply it directly to the innovative bodywork approach of TANTSU.

SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE Tantsu training is based in the awareness that bodies heal themselves and we as educators have the role of supporting and helping our clients and students realize their most adaptable and creative possibilities for integrated health. Our perspective is one of Ðunity firstÓ and bringing to light that which is ALREADY healthy and educating our clients how to liberate repetitive movement, breath, thought and behavioral patterns giving way to more fluid, adaptable and regenerative responses. As the body opens to new somatic experiences and responses, we become available to new experiences and possibilities how we interact with the world around us.

The investigative, exploratory process of the SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE training emphasizes experiencing the practice for its intrinsic pleasure, feeling-sense, non-verbal communcation and deep listening in movement and stillness. A great emphasis is placed on awareness following and exploring movement of the flow between doing and non-doing. WATSU and TANTSU was born from Harold Dulls intensive study of Zen Shiatsu with Masunaga and continues to emphasize the importance of ÐBEING with a person, rather than doing something to a personÓ during a session.

The classes of the SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE is taught by a international team of teachers as a way to expand somatic movement, education and awareness into the practice of TANTSU worldwide.

Program

SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE
TANTSU PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER TRAINING

REQUIRED MODULES/COURSE WORK/SESSIONS TO BE COMPLETED in order to be registered at Tantsu Professional Practitioner

MODULE 1: BASIC TANTSU

Basic Tantsu is the primary pre-requisite for beginning the Tantsu Practitioner Training. If you have not taken this weekend module already, please visit www.waba.edu to find all Basic Tantsu classes in your area. Please visit www.tantsutraining.com for Basic Tantsu classes with Ateeka specifically.

15 credit hours over 2 days

The first step on the path to learning Tantsu either as a personal or professional practice. You will learn TantsuÍs first two core cradles, the Posterior Cradle, Anterior Cradle and Finishing Moves. In this course, there are no long sequences to memorize. You will learn techniques for full body holding,light stretching, relaxing contact and non-verbal communication. No pre-requisite

MODULE 2: TANTSU CRADLES FOR ENERGY & CONNECTION

15 credit hours over 2 days

Formerly known as ñPartners Tantsuî, in this module you will learn three more of TantsuÍs more intimate cradles that, through constant and well intentioned support at the base, help to cultivate vital life energy and channel it for more daily vitality, creative expression and superb health. Cradles you will learn: The Lounge, The Spoon, The Sacrum Cradle and a deeper review into Anterior Cradle. Pre-requisite: Basic Tantsu

MODULE 3: HOW LIFE MOVES


15 credit hours over 2 days

Explorations of the natural bio-movements of the body from pre-vertebral beginnings to basic neurological and movement tendencies of the human being. Investigate how to free repetitive movement patterns to create new pathways for somatic expression and enhanced health. Includes movement work solo, in partners and with hands-on contact and exercises in somatically communicating this awareness with another and to help you establish a healthy relationship with the way your own body moves in coherence with gravity and the fulcrum of change

MODULE 4: ZEN TANTSU 1
15 credit hours over 2 days

Learn to integrate traditional Zen Shiatsu principles, movements, points and meridians into a Tantsu session. Introduction to perception of acupressure points and meridians and learn how to contain and enhance the natural energy your own center. Prone and supine work, Leg cradle, hip cradle. Exploration into hara work, abdominal and diaphragmatic contact, support and release

MODULE 5: ZEN TANTSU 2
15 credit hours over 2 days

Continued exploration into Zen Shiatsu principles, movements, points and meridians into a Tantsu session. Refine perception of acupressure points and meridians and learn how to contain and enhance the natural energy your own center. Head cradle, back cradle, and transitions. Sitting work. Continued exploration into hara work, abdominal and diaphragmatic contact, support and release


MODULE 6: FREEING THE BREATH ON LAND AND IN WATER
15 credit hours over 2 days

The nature and anatomy of the breath and breathing and its intimate connection with the nervous system and stress response. Learn to recognize schematic breathing patterns that limit life energy flow and empower your client to become free to breath with more adapatabilty and ease through applied breathing techniques for use in a personal process or professional setting.

*4 Ð 8 hours of this module is planned in a warm water environment. The supplemental pool rental cost will be divided by all participants of the module.


MODULE 7: NERVOUS SYSTEM INTENSIVE
10 Ð 12 MAY 2013
15 credit hours

Experience the anatomy of the human nervous system, its ñthree brainsî, the aspects of sympathetic and parasympathetic roles, how to invoke regenerative state of the parasympathetic response. Expanding the neural net, enhancing adaptability, freeing bio-movements from neurological repetitive patterning. Learn valuable ñNervous System Resetsî which you can teach to your clients for use in times of stress or tension. Learn how to maintain center while moving out into the world around you as you give sessions.

MODULE 8: TANTSU & INNER PROCESS Ð Residential Retreat
20 credit hours over 5 days

A deep Tantsu intensive experience in nature. Welcoming the Inner Healer. Opening to the mirror through Tantsu. Working with the Shadow. Refining Observation skills. Working with emotions. Projection, Transference and Countertransference. Developing Perception and Confidence in the practice. Refining communication skills.


Addl cost for shared tent accommodation and 2 vegetarian meals daily is 50 euros per person. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.


MODULE 9: TANTSU CIRCLES: THE ALCHEMY OF THE THREE
15 credit hours

Experiential and professional application of Tantsu given by two practitioners to one receivers. Learn various adaptations to cradles to work in groups of three in somatic, theraputic and personal development processes


MODULE 10: TANTSU & SOUND
15 credit hours

Sound/vocalization as an activation for the psycho-somatic regenerative process. Sound coupled with movement. Sound coupled with specific hands-on contact. Sound as an activation for liberating repetitive patterned tissue and psycho-emotional limitations






MODULE 11: TANTSU & THE FLUID BODY
15 credit hours

Perceiving the movement of the fluid body. Application of basic cranio-sacral holds in a Tantsu session. Connective Tissue and Myofasical Release. Perceiving the consciousness of the fluid matrix.


MODULE 12: TANTSU PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
15 credit hours.

Professional Protocols for hands-on Tantsu Practitioners and somatic educator. Protocols for specific health and movement issues. Psychology of Tantsu Refining Observation skills. Refining communication skills.
Practitioner Ethics.
Protocols for preparing to enter professional practice.


ALSO REQUIRED TO COMPLETE TRAINING:

**BASIC WATSU (16 credit hours)
Can be taken from any WABA certified teacher at any time during or after Professional Training Course Ð previous credit hours will be accepted.

Price of this course is NOT INCLUDED in the formation price.

**WATSU TANTSU EXPLORE FLOW with Harold Dull (50 credit hours)
Previous credit hours for Watsu Tantsu Explore Flow will be accepted
Price of this course is NOT INCLUDED in the formation price.
This may be taken at ANYTIME during or after the Professional Training course, but is required for completion of the 280 hour program.

**Receive 10 Registered Tantsu Sessions from Certified Tantsu Practitioner (at additional discounted registered session price)
Valid for 10 credit hours
Session fee is NOT INCLUDED in the training price. This session fee is a special price for who is registered for ENTIRE Tantsu Practitioner Training

**Give 20 Practice Sessions and complete feedback form and mentoring session from each session.
Valid for 20 credit hours
Mentoring feedback by email IS INCLUDED in the formation price. (approximately 15 hours of personal mentoring in written format )

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Course participants will need to bring their own zafu (meditation cushion) double or single futon, or equivalent matteress for floor work.

REQUIREMENTS OF FORMATION COMPLETION: Students who complete all modules and registered/practice sessions meeting the above requirements and maintain our ethical standards will be given a Certificate of Completion of the course of Tantsu Professional Practitioner and can be placed on the Registry as a Tantsu Practitioner. This is not the equivalent of state approved certification nor licensure but rather being registered and, if desired, listed to the public as approved to practice Tantsu in a professional setting. The requirements are:
Competency (cooresponding legally to local regulations of practitioner) in Bodywork, Therapist, Healer, Movement-Yoga-Somatic Specialist, Educator, Meditation Practitioner, Counsellor, Healthcare Professional, Creative Arts Teacher.


Successful completion of all above listed courses and registered and practice sessions and mentoring feedback.


Demonstrate competency for giving Tantsu Professional session by giving a complete Tantsu session to a WABA Registered Tantsu Practitioner Authorized by Somatic Awareness Institute

Pay WABA Registration Fees and Maintain Current Requirements on WABA.