- Formation

Module of the Somatic Pedagogy Training

The somatic practice is based on the contents of the module "Individuation" of the Somatic Basic Year.

  • Deepening
  • Reflection of the contents
  • Reflection of the methodology
  • Teaching experience, design and composition
  • Early childhood movement development and personality development in relation to the relationship ego/other and one's own ability to shape the body
  • Body systems: skin - membranes - labyrinth - sense organs

This module can not be booked individually. It is part of the Somatic Pedagogy training.

Ausführliche Seminarinformationen

The Somatic Pedagogy Training also provides an insight into the history and philosophy of somatics, its theories, principles, delimitations and its critical reflection within our current cultural context (Critical Somatics).

Through the analysis of human movement development and through the specific and synergistic attributes of the somatic methods taught, the material can be absorbed and integrated in an embodied and cognitive way, thus supporting sense-making, choice-making and acting in the world.

On the one hand, understanding the principles of the individual methods gives students the opportunity to survey a large part of the somatic professional field. On the other hand, the student gains the ability to use these principles as a basis for their own authorship and application.

Which didactic principles were experienced?

In the interplay of different methods such as Continuum, Feldenkrais Method, Middendorf's Breath Experience, Body-Mind Centering®, experiential anatomy, Authentic Movement, Somatic Yoga and Somatic Voice, experiences and cognitive processes arise that are of great value for one's own development. In the synergy of movement development and the pedagogy of different somatic approaches, participants are enabled to apply and teach general somatic principles independently and autonomously.

How is the Somatic Pedagogy training structured?

The Somatic Pedagoy Training is part of our Somatic Movement Pedagogy Training.
It forms part 2, comprises 50 days (300 hrs.) and is spread over 1.5 years in 10 five-day modules.

The entry requirement for the Somatic Pedagogy Training is completion of the Somatic Basic Year. Part 1 is dedicated to the somatic experience and individual process. Part 2 is primarily devoted to learning how to teach somatics.

Completion of Part 1 & Part 2 (500 hrs.) leads to certification in Somatic Movement Education and qualifies to teach groups based on general principles of Somatics.

Building on this, specialization in an individual area of interest is recommended. There is a wide range of specializations in our continuing education program. With a specialization you are able to work as a somatic movement educator in specific professional fields with expertise and competent knowledge and especially to offer individual work.

What does the Somatic Pedagogy Training involve?

Somatic methods:

  • Continuum
  • Feldenkrais Methode
  • Erfahrbarer Atem nach Middendorf
  • Body-Mind Centering®
  • Erfahrbare Anatomie
  • Authentic Movement
  • Somatic Yoga
  • Somatic Voice

Curriculum of the Somatic Pedagogy training

The Somatic Pedagogy training combines knowledge from 8 different somatic approaches in the following subjects:


The completion of Part 1 (Somatic Basics Training) & Part 2 (Somatic Pedagogy Training) leads to the first level ISMETA certification as a Somatic Movement Teacher and enables you to teach individuals and groups on the basis of general somatic principles.

For whom is the Somatic Pedagogy training?

  • People who want to integrate the work with and on the body more into their life or profession or who are looking for completely new professional perspectives
  • Beginners who want an open, cross-method approach
  • Researchers and people interested in somatic methods, who appreciate an interdisciplinary approach
  • Professional bodyworkers who are looking for new inspiration and reflection for their own work
  • Educators, therapists and doctors who are looking for a well-founded body and movement education

The entry requirement for the somatic pedagogy training is the completion of the somatic basic training (part 1) or comparable previous experience. Part 1 is devoted to somatic experience and the individual process. Part 2 primarily serves to learn how to teach and convey somatics.


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Kai Ehrhardt

Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin, Breath Therapist/based on the work developed by Prof. Ilse Middendorf, Continuum Teacher and Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapy)

"I had the honor and privilege to learn from the two founders Prof. Ilse Middendorf (Perceptible Breath / Erfahrbarer Atem) and Emilie Conrad (Continuum) and I am pleased to be able to pass on this work." Since 2012, Kai has been developing professional trainings at the Somatic Academy as well as programs dedicated to the application of Somatics in everyday life. He has been a co-curator of the Body IQ festival since 2015. Since 2003, he has developed the approach "Authentic Eros", which integrates - as a somatic application - bodywork, relationship communication and group-dynamic processes in the area of personal and interpersonal development. He is a member of the professional associations Atem, Continuum and ISMETA.

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Marion Evers 

Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin, M.A. in Theatre, Linguistics & Political Science, Embodiment Research, Breath Therapist, Somatic Voice Work, Somatic Yoga

Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin, studied Theatre, French Linguistics & Political Science Cologne, Berlin, Marseille, M.A. "From Actor to Performer "1998, studies in Performance Arts, work in the field of directing/dramaturgy, speaker, moderator. The interest in a stronger integration of theory and practice leads to the foundation of the Somatic Academy, Embodiment Research, Body Phenomenological Foundations, Critical Somatics, Social Body & Body Politics in relation to somatic practices in their social and political relevance of "somatics" today.

Somatic Movement Educator (RSME/ISMETA), Somatic Yoga & Somatic Voice Trainer, Breath Therapist according to Prof. Ilse Middendorf, Yoga Teacher (BDY/EYU)
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Katja Münker

Dance | Choreography | Performance | Somatics | Artistic Research | Walking Art | Mountain Hiking Guiding

Continuing education lecturer and director of Environmental Somatics and EMERGE/ Somatic in Dance at the Somatische Akademie Berlin. Member of the German Feldenkrais Association & ISMETA-registered RSME/RSMT/RSDE.

Trained as a physical therapist, Feldenkrais teacher, and mountain hiking guide, as well as in contemporary dance, (contact) improvisation, instant composition.

Conscious and embodied learning, the potential between individual freedom and collective inclusion in the environment, as well as joy, ease, and consciousness in the movement are the focus of her teaching. Her research-oriented practice is informed by deep-sensing investigation and reflecting evaluation. Beyond teaching her work includes performance projects, conference papers, and publications focusing on somatics and choreography, as well as on walking. Regular teaching at universities including FU Berlin, UdK Berlin, and HZT Berlin. Artistic research collaboration with AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin.

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Heike Kuhlmann

MSME, BMC®-Practitioner, dancer, -educator, choreographer, MA Performance Studies/Choreography 

Heike is interested in the unfolding process of human beings. It is more than the individual unfolding, but in how people can meet each other at eye level through personal development and inclusion of structural conditions in her somatic facilitations. Being a condition to become Critical Somatics. She accompanies somatic processes in individual sessions, courses, workshops and trainings. Activism and somatics are interwoven in her artistic work. More information on:



10:00am - 5:30pm
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
Zahlung Keine Einzelbuchung
Hinweise This module can not be booked individually. It is part of the Somatic Pedagogy training.


Kai Ehrhardt
Marion Evers
Katja Münker
Heike Kuhlmann

Daten & Kosten

ZahlungKeine Einzelbuchung
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30