C.A.R.E // somatic childhood pedagogy

C.A.R.E // somatic childhood pedagogy

Training for educators and therapists

To be able to support babies, children and adolescents well in their developmental process, according to their needs, is the goal of C.A.R.E - training in somatic childhood education.

C.A.R.E stands for the following contents: Creativity- Attachment- Resilience- Education. Caring and Care work brings with it the responsibility to support each individual's potential to unfold.
The first language we speak is non-verbal, the language of movement. In movement we learn and develop. Already in utero and especially in the first two years of life, the physiological-psychological foundations are laid for how we stand in the world, act in it, and also how we can experience and perceive the world.

The training modules provide a bodily understanding of these basic developmental processes from the perspective of various somatic methods. Somatic movement practice is combined with pedagogical approaches based on the latest findings in brain research.

C.A.R.E offers an opportunity to penetrate and embody human movement development, bodily. Pedagogical work can be done more easily and effortlessly through the comprehensive theoretical understanding of the human development process and from one's own embodiment.

The training thus offers an innovative and comprehensive approach to bringing somatic work into the broad practice field of education/school/social work/health of babies, children and adolescents. To offer simple possibilities for support where babies, children and adolescents otherwise fall through the cracks and are thus already limited in their further life.




Module 1

Jul 01-05, 2024 | Embryological basis of our life

  • Developments of organs and musculoskeletal system
  • Developments of nervous system and senses
  • Developments of relations to the gravity
  • Development of attachement and bonding

Module 2

Jan 31 - Feb 05, 2025 | Development of child´s movement

  • Physical experience of individual movement sequences
  • Primitive reflexes, hold and posiiton reflexes
  • Developments of movement in the first year
  • Developments of brain, eyes, organ of balance

Module 3

Apr 12-16, 2025 | Moving, playing, interacting with kids (0-3 years | 3-7 years)

  • Contact Improvisation for tall and small, creativity and dancing
  • Body awareness and feelings, mindfulness
  • Bonding and attachment theory
  • Developments of child´s movement and reflex integration

Module 4

Oct 27-31, 2025 | Movement and learning

  • Understanding of the inseparable connection between movement and learning
  • Physical experiencing of the nervous system together with a theoretical understanding
  • Developments of the brain, nervous system, learning and movement development, movement observation/movement analysis, context/practical application/practical fields, case studies, recognizing compensations

Module 5

Jan 31 - Feb 04, 2026 | Moving, playing, interacting with kids (8-12 years | 13-16 years)     

  • Practical experiences for games, support and frustration
  • Contact improvisation, dancing, playing and creativity
  • Body awareness, perception, mindfulness
  • Touch and sexuality                

Module 6

Mar 30 - Apr 03, 2026 | Somatic working experience with kids and teenagers

  • Movement application, games
  • Support were needed
  • Touch and sexuality
  • Case studies
  • Graduation and teaching presentation


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Ausführliche Seminarinformationen

200 UE / 6 modules / 4 somatic methods / 3 instructors

This innovative training combines several  somatic methods (IBMT; BMC®, INPP, Feldenkrais, Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy, Experiential Anatomy, Authentic Movement) with the latest theory and research on child development. A somatic approach can provide effective and simple support for babies, children and adolescents who are facing challenges in learning, development or emotional regulation, whether big or small. This programme will support you to integrate somatic approaches into your practice, providing  a combination of body awareness and embodiment training with practical somatic exercises and approaches appropriate to specific client groups. 

Who is this training suitable for?

The training offers a comprehensive professional development programme suitable for those working with babies, children and young people in a range of education and health care contexts. It is relevant to educators, social workers, midwives, doulas, physiotherapists , paediatric nurses, doctors , teachers, psychologists and no medical practitioners in the field of dance, music and theatre provision for children.

Traning Structure:

This is a 200 hour training programm organised into 6 modules.

Training Goals:

  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of child development
  • The ability to  recognise the profound interconnections between the nonverbal and verbal dimensions of consciousness
  • A somatic and theoretical understanding of the ongoing development and learning processes
  • An understanding of  the interpersonal emotional exchange of the development process and how to support it in relationship
  • Knowledge of the psycho-physical processes of learning
  • An understanding of Brain development
  • The ability to recognise different developmental aspects of the different client groups
  • The  ability to integrate somatic approaches and methods into working with children
  • An understanding of the Importance and fundamentals of communication with parents and carers
  • Skills to recognise  developmental and learning challenges within their client group.

Once qualified you will:

  • Be able to develop playful-somatic movement programs for different age groups, which support their development.
  • Be familiar with"preverbal language” and able to playfully integrate childhood movement development and reflexes in a variety of contexts
  • Be able to recognise and understand the presence of persistent primitive reflexes and be able to implement strategies to address this. 
  • Be able to recognise compensatory behaviours in your client group 
  • Be able to identify and develop support possibilities for development and learning difficulties / blockages
  • Create an appreciative, appreciative and attentive atmosphere as a place of learning and playing

Graduation Requirements:

  • Proof of 10 hours observation.
  • One class presentation
  • Case study or practical research, documented in an essay of maximum 3,000

Applied somatic methods of training:

  • IBMT (Integrative Bodywork- and Movement Therapy)
  • Neurophysiological Psychology
  • Feldenkrais
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Ideokinesis
  • Body-Mind Centering®
  • Dance

General content:

  1. Tone
  2. Development of the vestibular system
  3. Reflexes
  4. Primitive reflexes
  5. Postural reflexes
  • Human Movement Development
  • Brain development
  1. development of the nervous system
  2. information processing
  3. physiological learning processes
  4. new ​​versus re-learning
  5. creating a supportive space for learning
Self awareness
  1. dealing with resistance
  2. achievement evaluation
  3. age-appropriate mediation
  1. teenagers
  2. 8-11 (development of sexuality)
  3. 3-7/8 (Postural reflexes should be integrated)
  4. 0-3
Practice-related mediation
  1. Games: Movement activities / Support / Touch
  2. Touch: as support not as correction /alternatives to touch


  • Experiential Anatomy
  • A variety of Somatic methods
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
  • Integration
  • Hands on
  • Case  study discussions

Die Teile

Embryological Foundations

Embryological Foundations

Module 1

This module is dedicated to the human evolution before birth. We will theoretically and practically experience the embryological unfolding that every human being goes through....

Development of child´s movement

Development of child´s movement

Module 2

The second module focuses on the complexity of Infant Movement Developmentals (IMD).Tonus, sense of balance and primitive reflexes are treated especially with regard to their...

Movement, play, interaction with children

Movement, play, interaction with children

Module 3

This mdodule focuses on mindful movement, dance and play for children ages 0-3 yrs and 3-7 yrs. We will introduce activities how to engage adults and children in collaborative...

Movement and learning

Movement and learning

Module 4

This innovative training is suitable for a wide range of infant and childcare practitioners. Whether you work in education, health, or social and community settings this...


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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: www.somatik-tanz-choreographie.dewww.heikekuhlmann.net


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Adalisa Menghini

Teacher, choreographer, performer

Adalisa studied at the S.N.D.O in Amsterdam, after which she completed her M.A. in Neurophysiological Psychology. She is a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method. She works with professional and non-professional dancers, children and seniors. She was nominated twice as best choreographer of the "Giocabriga". In collaboration with K. Wickenhäuser, she has brought performances with school children to museums. Twice they have won the "Kinder zum Olymp!" award. She teaches at the Tanzfabrik, the Somatic Academy Berlin and at the Berlin University of the Arts.

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Ka Rustler

Ka Rustler has been performing, researching and analyzing somatic practices and their embodiment in movement, choreography and therapy for over 30 years. BMC® Teacher

Kosten & Daten


Complete C.A.R.E professional training

3200€ | 2900€ early bird until Apr 01, 2024
+ Certification 200€

paying via installments is possible: 12x 270€

Single modules - all modules can be booked seperatley as well

600€ | 570€ early bird until 6 weeks before 5-days-module starts 
700€ | 670€ early bird until 6 weeks before 6-days-module starts 


July 01, 2024 - April 03, 2026


Module 1

Jul 01-05, 2024 | Embryological basis of our life

Module 2

Jan 31 - Feb 05, 2025 | Development of child´s movement

Module 3

Apr 12-16, 2025 | Moving, playing, interacting with kids (0-3 years | 3-7 years)

Module 4

Oct 27-31, 2025 | Movement and learning

Module 5

Jan 31 - Feb 04, 2026 | Moving, playing, interacting with kids (8-12 years | 13-16 years)             

Module 6

Mar 30 - Apr 03, 2026 | Somatic working experience with kids and teenagers



10am - 5:30pm
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
  • Earlybird: 2900.00 EUR
  • Full Price: 3200.00 EUR
Zahlung Banküberweisung, PayPal

Q&A C.A.R.E // Somatic childhood pedagogy

Please don´t hesitate in contacting the team of C.A.R.E directly via e-Mail.


Heike Kuhlmann
Adalisa Menghini
Ka Rustler

Daten & Kosten

  • Earlybird 2900.00 EUR
  • Full Price 3200.00 EUR
ZahlungBanküberweisung, PayPal
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30