The Embody Lab
About The Embody Lab
The Embody Lab is your hub for embodied education, self-discovery and healing for global transformation.
Our vision is to make embodiment, somatics, and fundamental learnings in these domains accessible to a broad, global audience— making it easier to access supports for everyone in their embodiment journey.
To create a safe and supportive collective space for the embodiment community to learn from one another, deepen their learning together, and easily find pathways of learning and certification to meet their personal and professional goals.
What is embodiment and somatics?
The first way we experience the world is through sensing our whole body. It’s the most primal form of inner communication that directs all thought, feeling, and action. Soma means “the living body” and somatics refers to practices of being in dialogue with the living body. We explore these practices as a means to embody. To embody, means to manifest – to make visible, tangible, and real. Embodiment is a process of realizing each aspect of our self- feeling and experiencing its connection to the whole. As the unapologetic expression of that full self, embodiment can be understood as the antithesis of oppression.
We acknowledge that beneath the umbrella of the term “embodiment” are practices belonging to ancient lineages and traditions that have been appropriated by Western models. We are actively working to illuminate the origins of these practices as part of our commitment.
Through this platform we hope to make embodiment, somatics, and fundamental learnings in these domains accessible to a broad, global audience— making it easier to access supports for everyone in their embodiment journey. Are you ready to actualise your full potential using movement, sensation and breath to discover your truest self?
You are welcome here. As we dive into the depths of who and how you are during, it is instrumental to know that you belong; that there are adventures waiting for you on your path to a more fulfilled existence; that you have a like-minded and nurturing community who will support your experience; that you are exactly where you’re meant to be.
Our objective is to create a safe and supportive collective space for the embodiment community to learn from one another, deepen their learning together, and easily find pathways of learning and certification to meet their personal and professional goals.
The Embody Lab and BTR Partnership
Just as Black Therapists Rock is a place of healing, community, empowerment, and growth so is The Embody Lab. Since our founding we have demonstrated our commitment to amplifying embodied social justice and healing intergenerational trauma.
We are committed to making embodiment, somatics, and fundamental learnings in these domains accessible to under-represented communities, and more specifically, Black communities across the United States. And so we are proud and honored to work in partnership with Black Therapists Rock.
INTEGRATIVE SOMATIC TRAUMA THERAPY CERTIFICATE
September 26 – December 15, 2023
This 60 hour certificate program will run from September 26th to December 15th, 2023. The program includes 27 two-hour modules offered over 12 weeks.
Who can participate
No pre qualifications are required to participate in any of our workshops or certificate programs (with the exception of our Mentorship programs for certificate alumni, or advanced levels of programs such as our Somatic Parts Work, Somatic Stress Release™, or Applied Polyvagal and Yoga certificates).
Our programs are suitable for Social Workers, Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors, Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers, Movement Therapists, Coaches, Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants, Nurses & Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Emergency Medical Personnel, Meditation Teachers, Educators, Massage Therapists & Body Workers, Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals, Clergy & Religious Leaders, and other wellness professionals.