The Embodied Ambassador
Bring Deep–Body® and Movement– Based Facilitation to the Work and Communities You Love!
The September 2020 Training has been rescheduled to begin in June 2021:
JUNE 21–DEC 5 2021
In-Person + Online Mixed Format Designed for Participants from Around the World
The training begins with a 7–day training intensive retreat
in Southwest Portugal; the rest is a deeply experiential training online
With Stefana Serafina, M.A.
Founder of Intuitive Body & Dance and the Embodied Way Podcast
and leading embodiment contributing teachers
Zhen Dao, Melissa Michaels, Bernadette Pleasant, Phillip Shepherd, Eli Buren
Pre-requisite for participation: DEEP BODY STUDIES in Rediscovery and Leadership Program
Complete at least one of two modules prior to the training, second module can be completed later.
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'Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.'
WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
You feel driven to promote social and cultural change through the ways we embody ourselves and our values, our voices, our sensitivity and sensuality, our intuitive and creative capacities.
The body’s intuitive and creative expression and its primary languages of sensing and movement happen to be a territory of natural inclination, joy, and curiosity for you. You have participated in various embodiment and movement modalities and are now excited about bringing the body and its genius into the work you do or envision doing.
You have a natural gift as a listener, facilitator, educator, and healer and are looking to strengthen these capacities by adding a rich, evocative, and skillful vocabulary of embodiment tools, and cultivating mastery of cutting edge techniques, practices, and methods that will empower your work, purpose, and message.
The Four Pillars of Our Training
Our Unique Model for Working with the Deep Body
THE TRAINING: Structure, Timeline, and Format
SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN A NUTSHELL
In this training you will...
–– Learn and practice in real time unique and powerful tools and skills for facilitating embodied learning, self-knowing and expression, "wholing" and transformation, both for groups and individuals.
–– Learn and put to practice a range of body, movement, intuitive dance, and expressive arts approaches for working or being with others in a transformative way, most importantly in the areas of self-knowing and growth, sensitivity and creativity as higher forms of intelligence, reclaiming sensuality and sexuality, emotional and relational maturity and flow, fulfilling self expression, finding one’s unique voice in the world, working in the languages of body, nature, and wild psyche, embodying the mystery of being human, and discovering a sense of true belonging and connectedness to the web of all life.
–– Ground your leadership in your natural gifts and skills, while also tapping a range of talents and gifts that you might have not yet applied toward your career path and purpose.
–– Learn skills for holding deep, safe space for groups and individuals, and for navigating interpersonal dynamics, depth material, and challenges that arise while working somatically and with creative movement.
–– Explore the difference between somatic–based approaches that do not powerfully engage the body through movement and deep-body techniques, and those that do–– like the approaches offered centrally in this training.
–– Learn techniques to always bring your clients to the present moment and in the body, offering dynamic in-the-body ways for them to embody, move, and dance with their process and personal histories– in the present.
–– Expand your vocabulary of soothing and grounding techniques for working with clients who access triggering material.
–– Learn a set of business skills for expanding the scope of your work (or starting your business), including clear and evocative copywriting, vision–– and niche–refining, audience targeting, and community outreach.
–– Receive personal guidance and support in panning out your ideas, finding what is unique in your embodiment facilitation style, and creating a vision for how to offer your work.
INTEGRATIVE PROJECT/ FIELD WORK
You will craft, develop, and refine a vision for incorporating embodied facilitation and leadership into your work and life, as it best fits your unique skills, current work, and goals. You will be supported in developing both the creative and practical aspects of your vision for how to enrich your work or communities through offering the embodiment skills learned in this training. As a part of this field project, you will craft and facilitate one full-blown experience/class/workshop for your audience of choice, weaving embodiment and movement-based approaches.
Upon completing this training, in addition the two modules of the Embodied Studies Program, you will receive a Certificate for Completion, accounting for the number of hours in training and outlining the range and nature of skill development you were involved in, as well as commemorating the completion of filed work.
Note: The Certificate for Completion is not a license from an accredited institution.
Stefana Serafina and Guest Teachers
ABOUT STEFANA SERAFINA
Stefana Serafina, M.A., is an embodiment educator, writer, and embodied empowerment facilitator based in the San Francisco Bay. She is recognized for her unique and multi-faceted approach to body–based self–discovery and transformation, weaving together embodied journeying and expressive arts approaches, earth and nature-centric practices, sensuality and mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, dance, and ritual.
Stefana is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance ©, which has grown into an international platform providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom. For over a decade, Stefana has been teaching and facilitating transformative, movement-based embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online, and developing the Deep–Body model that is at the foundation of the work.
Stefana’s facilitation and teaching have been called "life-changing and life-giving", "exquisite and evocative", "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the timeless remembrance of who we are".
Her credentials include a Master's Degree in Communications with an award winning thesis on body image in modern culture, counseling training from the Interchange Counseling Institute, and a wide range of training, research, and experience in various additional modalities, including Authentic Movement, world dance, breathwork, indigenous traditions, drama therapy, history of the erotic, and women's studies.