Rolf Movement Education Classes

Somatic Imagination

with Caryn McHose

Saturday, January 16
and Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Authentic Movement 12-1 pm


At the Resources in Movement Studio, 5 Franks Ln, Holderness, NH

Rolf Movement education starts with our relationship to gravity–we orient to ground and space automatically to find stability. To find postural ease and reliable stability and security, we open our awareness to gravity orientation. We use perception to find core stability based on elongation and spaciousness–stability based on the way our ancient ancestors moved–a birthright of the human body plan. We discover ways to do daily tasks, exercises, yoga, martial arts, theater, with more ease–we learn to use our built in “movement brain” rather than effort.

Movement from perception involves imagination and play. Imagination in Rolf Movement means, “Somatic Imagination.” We imagine in ways that speak to the movement brain and we feel the body take the hint and release habits of strain and compression. We develop confidence in meeting physical challenges so we can age gracefully and retain well being. Come to this class to move, have fun, and inhabit and appreciation the body’s forms.

TO REGISTER: Contact   Caryn McHose   at  or call 603 968 9585  

 Classes are  $35 each.
Additional One Hour Class on Both Dates 12 – 1 PM:
Body of Inquiry/Authentic Movement
( Rolf Movement Class (above) is a pre-requisite to attend.)

An opportunity to explore movement with a form that has been traditionally know as Authentic Movement–a movement form that started in the 1960’s that combines movement and self reflection. Authentic Movement asks the questions: “What’s my body’s impulse to move now? What’s true in this movement?” It’s a chance to explore how our internal experience reveals itself through expression in movement that includes a witness. There are two roles: one who is movement and one who is witnessing. Witnessed presence offers a container for one’s explorations. The role of the witness is not to assess but provides an opportunity to learn about orientation to ground and space, to listen quietly, and to learn about body meaning at a non verbal level.

Fee for the additional Authentic Movement class is $10.

CarynCaryn McHose is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, a Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Teacher. She is also a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Practitioner. She started her formal dance training at age 5 and has taught creative movement for over 45 years to people of all ages and body types. She has a private practice in Holderness, NH. Caryn is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness, and collaborated on the book , Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy by Andrea Olsen, a book based on a course Caryn created at Middlebury College in the 1970’s.