- Depth // Somatic Yoga & Continuum
DE+EN | Workshop with Marion Evers
6 Modules / 4 Somatic Methods / 3 Lecturers & Guest Lecturers
What does the Somatic Yoga Advanced Training focus on?
The somatic deepening in yoga focuses on the differentiation and shaping of body perception. Consciously addressing the senses of skin and touch as well as the kinesthetic-proprioceptive dimensions of our bodily experience enables a refinement of bodily, spatial and temporal perception in the long term and leads to deep embodiment. On this path, orientation develops in the yoga practice, as well as as an ethically-socially embedded human being. Fineness and depth in dealing with oneself, with yoga as well as in its mediation emerge.
Consciousness between shaping and self-organization
By means of somatic practices we fundamentally train the access to complex, inner processes and create trust in our own resources. Together we learn to integrate traditional yoga and breathing techniques through a high degree of body connection. We take into account our individual circumstances and needs in order to find an individual approach to our own yoga practice and thus to our own teaching style. In this way, all physical postures - asanas - are formed from the inside out.
After the basic principles have been taught in the first 280 training hours, in the second part of the Somatic Yoga training the somatic method knowledge from the Feldenkrais Method, breath work according to Prof. Ilse Middendorf and Continuum will be related to the yoga repertoire in a more concrete and in-depth way in individual modules. This allows a deepening of the experiential anatomy and makes it possible for bodily relations to be embodied in a more plastic and pleasurable way and to be understood in connection with feeling. The deeper 'knowing oneself' that emerges opens up greater freedom. The design and composition of the yoga sequences in this further encounter with freedom is supported by the rhythms and decision criteria of the Somatic Methods and by improvisational strategies.
What does the Somatic Yoga Training includes?
traditional yoga practices basic & fundamentals within the framework of the BDY Standards
- Asanas (yoga postures)
- Kriyas (asana sequences & flows)
- Bandhas (Closures)
- Mudras (hand gestures)
- Pranayama (guided breathing)
- Dharana (concentration)
- Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
- Nada Yoga (sound yoga)
- Dhyana (Meditation)
Principles of the Somatic Methods
- Experiential Breath according to Prof. Ilse Middendorf
- Feldenkrais Pedagogy
- Experiential Anatomy
All teachers are fully certified practitioners in the methods with many years of teaching experience as well as cross-method research practice.
- Pedagogy, the further development of somatic teaching language, somatic-didactic principles of lesson design, structure & choreography
- Philosophy, individual as well as group examination of yoga philosophy and western phenomenological philosophical approaches
- History and traditions of yoga
- Psychology & Yoga
- Meditation, source texts
- Yoga & socio-political relevance
- Values & ethics
- Professional Studies
- Teaching internship
What certification does the Advanced Yoga Training offer?
The completion of the Somatic Yoga Advanced Training offers general BDY Yoga Standards Basic corresponding knowledge combined with a strong somatic focus. The advanced training is certified by the Somatic Academy and entitles to teach Somatic Yoga. A membership in the Professional Association of Yoga Teachers BDY is possible.
The completion of the Somatic Yoga Basic & Advanced Training (500 hours) and an additional qualification (+140 hours) entitle you to be certified for health insurance approval at the ZPP (Zentrale Prüfstelle für Prävention). The required modules for the additional +140 hours are currently being planned for 2024.
In the Somatic Yoga advanced training, the modules 7-12 take place on a part-time basis from Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:30. You will deepen one method per module in relation to yoga and complement the deepened experience through reflection and integration of the didactic principles. Module 12 integrates theoretical and practical knowledge and completes the whole Somatic Yoga Training.
2nd year of Somatic Yoga Training (Advanced Training 500h | Modules 7-10 are bookable individually)
Aug 01-03, 2025 | Elasticity
Aug 29-31, 2025 | Confidence
Oct 10-12, 2025 | Depth
Dec 12-14, 2025 | Resonance
Feb 13-15, 2026 | Compositions
Mar 20-27, 2026 | Intensive week - Graduation
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.
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)
350€ | 320€ early bird until 29th of August 2025
Oct 10-12, 2025Friday - Sunday | 10:00am - 5:30pm
If you are interested in participating in all the modules to deepen and expand the Somatic Yoga, you are welcome to contact Marion Evers directly.
BerlinSomatische Akademie Berlin
- Earlybird: 320.00 EUR
- Full Price: 350.00 EUR