Movingness Teacher Training 2020-21

Go deeper, go higher. In your personal life and as a teacher.

Yes, thank you!

Coming home to your body! 

Welcome to one of the greatest adventures on this planet – the journey back to your own body! During the teacher training in Movingness, you will not only learn how to awaken your interoception and move from within, but also how to teach it to other people. Every time you get up in front of a class, you will have the opportunity to truly enrich the lives of your students.

Overview and focus

The teacher training is divided into three levels, each with its own focus and depth. Each level takes about 10 weeks to complete. The first level starts on the 1st of November 2020. The 2nd and 3rd levels start in February and May 2021. Right now, you can sign up for the first level or for the full course! During the training, I’ll guide you step by step through the six movement series. Since Movingness is a body-mind method, we’re also going to explore how the body and mind communicate with each other through the following subjects:

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Interoception

Learn how to feel yourself and move from within.

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Yoga Nidra

Learn how to combine Yoga Nidra with movement.

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Fascia

Understanding fascia and how to gently work with it.

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Body psychology

How humans became who they are – from pre-history until today.

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Movement anatomy

Connect the parts of your moving body and move as one body.

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Embodiment

Integrate your news skills into your daily life.

What is Movingness? Movingness is a new method for natural movement and embodiment. You can teach it as a Movingness teacher. Or you can integrate it into your yoga or dance classes, your coaching, or your personal practice. 

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Donna Farhi, New Zealand

“Fascinating! And, much needed in the automatic and mechanical rendition of Yoga that has become widespread.”

Teacher of yoga teachers; developer of new models of teaching and practicing yoga; author of five groundbreaking yoga books

Movingness Teacher Training, level 1

During the Earth Series you will learn how to deeply relax. This makes it possible to feel the sensations in your body and let them guide your movements (interoception). Natural breathing is another important subject. During the Gecko Series, you will learn how to add effort without losing your underlying relaxation. You will also study a special form of Yoga Nidra.

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Earth Series

The Earth Series is the foundation. It awakens your interoception and takes you into deep states of flow and meditation.

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Gecko Series

The Gecko Series is about moving from your spine. And how to add more effort (Yang), without losing your relaxation (Yin).

Interoception. The ability to sense and feel your body from within is the foundation of Movingness. This vital sense is also known as interoception.

Yoga Nidra. Learn about flow states, meditative states and hypnosis. And how to use them in class.

You can also do it! 

The Movingness Teacher Training 2020 is specifically designed for yoga and conscious dance teachers (ecstatic dance, meditative dance, free dance etc.), movement teachers, and coaches looking for new tools to help their students or clients reconnect with their bodies. If you are a dedicated yoga or dance practitioner, you can also consider the training!

Teacher Training level 1, per month

$220x2 = $440

Two monthly payments á 220 US dollars, 440 US dollars in total.

  • 8 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory (interoception, Yoga Nidra), and anatomy lessons
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs) – and you’re ready to go!
Yes, thank you!

Teacher Training Level 1, upfront

$410

Save 30 US dollars by paying upfront for the level 1 training.

  • 8 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory (interoception, Yoga Nidra), and anatomy lessons
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs) – and you’re ready to go!
Yes, thank you!

Teacher Training all three levels

$1120

Save 200 dollars by paying upfront for the whole training (level 1–3)

  • 24 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory, fascia, anatomy, Polyvagal theory, body psychology, Yoga Nidra, and embodiment
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs)
Yes, thank you!
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Missy Pfohl Smith, US

“Movingness is making a meaningful difference in our ability to notice ourselves, our habits, and our imbalances. To open flow through our joints, muscles, organs and fluids is to find openness, health and freedom – how exciting!”

MFA; Choreographer, performer and collaborative artist; Director, Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester; founder and artistic director of BIODANCE 

Movingness Teacher Training, level 2

During the Gecko Series, you will explore spirals as a way of effortlessly moving between different planes. You will also dive into the world of fascia. In the Tiger Series, you will include yield and push as a natural rhythm of the body. Simultaneously, you will study human development. What happened when we became the most dangerous animal on the earth? How did the cognitive and agricultural revolutions change our lives? 

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Dolphin Series

The Dolphin Series flows freely between different positions and planes in a playful exploration of the joy of movement.

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Tiger Series

The Tiger Series is about physical and emotional power. It also shows you how to transform them into an effortless dance. 

Working with fascia. Recent findings about fascia are revolutionizing our understanding of the body.

Body psychology. Learn “body tongue” and understand how your body and mind communicate with each other. 

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Narelle Carter-Quinlan, Australia

“As an Australian, I’ve been dancing the relationship of the body-land all my life; Peter’s authentic and sensitive work in Movingness sings a Sister Song of deep wholeness that echoes the reverent listening of the organism in the presence of Earth.”

BAppSc, Yoga Therapist, Dancer, Photographer, Founder of Embodied Terrain and The Saltwater Songlines Project.

Movingness Teacher Training, level 3

In the Anatomy Series, you will explore the body’s two power centers. During this period, you will also study body psychology and trauma therapy. In the Wild Goose Series, you will add emotions, energy, and spaciousness to your practice. You will also learn different ways of embodying your new skills and bringing them into your daily life.  

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Anatomy Series

The Anatomy Series is a unique integration of your body’s power centers and movement patterns from fingers to toes. 

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Wild Goose Series

The Wild Goose Series explores the freedom of movement, personal expression, qi energy, and an open mind.

Movement anatomy. Explore and study how your body is moving all the way from your fingertips to your toes.

Embodiment. Integrate your new skills into your daily life and live an embodied life.

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Hi, my name is Peter Appel! I’m an internationally acclaimed embodiment teacher. I’m also a yoga teacher in four traditions, dance facilitator, mental trainer, and the founder of Movingness. I have a life long interest in different somatic and meditation practices. When you study with me, you get practical knowledge and deep insights into the human body-mind.

Peter has been teaching at The University of Rochester, US; The Stockholm Yoga & Dance Festival, Sweden; and The Sound, Music and Wellbeing Symposium in Joensuu, Finland. He was one of the featured teachers during the Embodiment Conference in 2018 and 2020.

Let me show you in practice!

Here are some short examples from the five movement series. They are practiced slowly to create a deep connection with your body and make it possible to move from within. 

 

FAQ

What exactly is Movingness?

Movingness is based on five series of natural movements and one series of anatomy explorations. The method combines slow and relaxing stretches with deep breathing. Movingness often leads to deep states of flow or meditation, where your body and mind truly feels as one.

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Earth Series

The Earth Series is the foundation. It awakens your interoception and takes you into states of deep flow and meditation.

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Gecko Series

The Gecko Series teaches you how to include heavier movements (yang), without losing your relaxation (yin).

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Dolphin Series

The Dolphin Series flows freely between different positions and planes. It’s playful and explores the ease of movement.

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Tiger Series

The Tiger Series is about physical and emotional power. It also shows you how to transform them into an effortless dance. 

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Anatomy Series

The Anatomy Series is a dynamic exploration of your body’s simple and complex movement patterns from fingers to toes. 

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Wild Goose Series

The Snow Goose Series is focused on standing movements. It’s about integration of movement, personal expression, and freedom

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Helena Wirén-Westerlund, Finland

“It’s really important to find the slow, rolling movements of the pelvis and the spine and feel how you can move them by hardly doing anything else than breathing. I think we need to experience our deep, stabilizing muscles before we start to use our bigger muscle groups. Working from the inside out gives you a totally different experience and body awareness.”

Physiotherapist, Yoga teacher SJL® EUY 500

What my teacher students love about Movingness

 

Movingness – for an embodied life

Do you want to make an impact and help people come home to their bodies? As a Movingness teacher, your goal is to facilitate embodiment. Every time you get up in front of a class, you have the opportunity to truly change the lives of your students.

Teacher Training level 1, per month

$220x2 = $440

Two monthly payments á 220 US dollars, 440 US dollars in total.

  • 8 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory (interoception, Yoga Nidra), and anatomy lessons
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs) – and you’re ready to go!
Yes, thank you!

Teacher Training Level 1, upfront

$410

Save 30 US dollars by paying upfront for the whole level 1 training.

  • 8 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory (interoception, Yoga Nidra), and anatomy lessons
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs) – and you’re ready to go!
Yes, thank you!

Teacher Training all three levels

$1120

Save 200 dollars by paying upfront for the whole training (level 1–3)

  • 24 live classes with discussions and Q&A (60–80 min)
  • Instructive videos and downloadable audios
  • Body-mind theory, fascia, anatomy, Polyvagal theory, body psychology, Yoga Nidra, and embodiment
  • Assignment and teaching (in pairs)
Yes, thank you!