Life gets increasingly hard … when such issues go unaddressed.
Research shows that lack of movement contributes to disease, including pain, osteoarthritis, dementia, depression, and many other conditions. When it is easier to move, we move more.
Quality movement matters.
Are you ready to explore quality movement through somatic learning and teaching?
Perhaps the easiest way to describe a somatic approach to health is learning from the inside out. We are born with this ability. Yet using this inborn intelligence is often missing in today’s rehab and fitness worlds, and if we are truthful, from adult experience in general.
Yet, science is important too.
Body intelligence together with cognitive intelligence defines a usable path towards function and vitality. Bones for Life® is a practical, available, and transportable somatic education approach that does just that.
Can you imagine feeling the power of standing against gravity?
Instead of gravity using you, learn to use gravity. Bones for Life develops your awareness of pressure and how it travels through your body. Through its stimulating, weight-bearing movements, you will rapidly reorganize into increasingly higher potential. Movements are taught in a variety of positions. We start in the safety of lying down, returning to sensation and finding our alignment in relation to the floor. Then we move to supported standing, then unsupported upright and finally more dynamic balance challenges.
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Phase 1: for ANYONE
In this phase, you can start with a single immersion. Each immersion introduces you to 22-30 new movement processes that address specific areas of the body inviting an integrated whole. There are 90 movement processes in the entire program.
Each immersion is $450.
Sign up for all three, receive a Basic Certification for Your Health and save $200.
Basic Certification is a prerequisite for moving on to Phase 2: Teacher Training.
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Commit now to becoming a Teacher and save $400.
The entire program (Phase 1 and 2) is 210 hours, ending in TEACHER CERTIFICATION with Cynthia Allen. It starts in April for Basic Certification and continues in January 2023 for the teacher training which will be held on Saturdays.
Get the inclusive fee of $3300 for both Phase 1 and 2 plus a convenient payment plan and other perks.
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“I had a severe injury that wasn’t healing. When I started bouncing on heels, (a BFL exercise) I learned just a little tap was extremely helpful! I could do that while brushing my teeth or drying myself off in the shower. It made such a difference doing bouncing on heels in the morning and in the evening. If it sounds like I’m a believer, it’s because I am a believer.”
Nikki Owens, Phd, E-RYT 500, YACEP
“I’ve been in the field of health and wellness for over 47 years. I’m not easily impressed. I've also had a lot of accidents and injuries. Now I have young grandchildren and I want to do things with them. I can get up and down from the floor, but I wanna run! Even as a Feldenkrais practitioner and Physical Therapist, there's always the fear of falling. I feel like Bones for Life has freed me from that fear.
When I'm running with either my new little puppy dog or my grandson, I'm feeling every bit of how my foot is on the ground. It's so practical. A lot of my fear of falling has decreased. Cynthia’s generosity of both knowledge and time is remarkable. This doesn’t even account for her energy. I am not sure how she does it, but I would highly recommend continued study with her if you are at all able.”
Beth Rubenstein, Physical Therapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner
“Continuing with Bones For Life, Teacher's Certification was one of the best decisions I ever made, both for my professional and personal growth. It gave me confidence as a teacher and brought my observation skills to a new level. It provided a sense of belonging to a lineage and connection to a professional community. It unleashed my creativity and opened a new perspective on what I wanted to do and how. It inspired, motivated, and transformed me on so many levels that I'm still processing that...I truly can say I feel it in my bones!
Natalia Waldman, Authorized Awareness Through Movement Teacher, Certified Bones for Life Teacher
“When my classes are over and we come to stand, I watch people wipe off their mats, go get their phone and their shoes or go to the dressing room. It's almost like I can see their old habits creep in. With Bones for Life, I’m not seeing that. I see something different: a posture that is muscular, that is held. It’s sustained, not spontaneous uprightness that quickly goes back to the old slouch.”
Lorraine Vacketta, Pilates Instructor, Bones for Life Teacher in Training
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Meet your Teachers
Cynthia Allen, Bones for Life® Trainer
Cynthia is one of the most experienced Bones for Life trainers in the United States. She has been working in holistic practices, health care management and organizational consulting for over 35 years. She is a Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence and Certified Bones for Life® Teacher/Trainer. Cynthia is also co-creator of Integral Human Gait theory.
In addition to teaching weekly classes and seeing clients individually, Cynthia trains and certifies Movement Intelligence teachers around the country and teaches Gait for Wild Human Potential workshops as well as other continuing education opportunities. She has a keen interest in reducing chronic pain and increasing pleasure through awareness and movement.
Brian Shircliff, Bones for Life® Teacher
Brian pioneered teaching a meditation elective and bringing meditation to the two sports he coached while a teacher at St. Xavier High School (1997-2003). With many friends, Brian founded VITALITY Cincinnati in 2010 to share holistic self-care education.
In addition to being a Bones for Life® Teacher, he has been a tai chi practitioner/teacher since 1997, yoga teacher (registered through Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500), Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, and more recently he completed his training to become a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and became an NLP Practitioner.
He is a lifelong learner.
“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn with Cynthia. Her clarity and comfort in teaching are amazing. The work and passion she has put into this process shines through. Ruthy Alon’s work is truly remarkable.”
Professional Learning Objectives include:
Continuing Education Credits
20 credits through NCBTMB for massage and bodyworkers.
20 credits for Feldenkrais Practitioners through the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
Physical and Occupational Therapists: We can provide all the documentation needed for you to apply through your organization. Their direct fee to you is usually around $25 per immersion.
State Acupuncture requirements often accept this course.