TANTSU PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER TRAINING
OSLO - NORWAY 2011-2012
beginning September 2011
Basic Tantsu 16 hours
The first step on the path to learning Tantsu either as a personal practice or professionally. You will learn Tantsu’s first two core cradles, the Posterior Cradle, Anterior Cradle and Finishing Moves. In this course, there are no long sequences to memorize. You will learn techniques for full body holding,light stretching, relaxing contact and non-verbal communication. Prerequisite: none Instructor: Ateeka
Tantsu Cradles for Energy and Connection 16 hours
Formerly known as “Partners Tantsu”, in this module you will learn three more of Tantsu’s more intimate cradles that, through constant and well intentioned support at the base, help to cultivate vital life energy and channel it for more daily vitality, creative expression and superb health. Cradles you will learn: The Lounge, The Spoon, The Hip-Sacrum and a deeper review into Anterior Cradle.
How Life Moves 16 hours
Explorations of the natural bio-movements of the body from pre-vertebral beginnings to basic neurological and movement tendencies of the human being. Investigate how to free repetitive movement patterns to create new pathways for somatic expression and enhanced health. Includes movement work solo, in partners and with hands-on contact and exercises in somatically communicating this awareness with another and to help you establish a healthy relationship with the way your own body moves in coherence with gravity and the fulcrum of change. Prerequisite: Basic Tantsu Instructor: Ateeka
Module 4 (5 days)
Zen Tantsu: Integrating the Tradition 32 hours
Learn to integrate traditional Zen Shiatsu principles, movements, points and meridians into a Tantsu session. Learn to find and hold points with your own center. Leg cradle, back cradle, head cradle, hip cradle. Extensive exploration into hara work. Prerequisite: Basic Tantsu Instructors: Ateeka & Carlos Del Pino or Emmanuel Pastor
Basic Watsu 16 hours
In warm water, learn to connect movement to breath from your deepest center, and the continuum of movement that rises through your other core center, the heart, and out your arms when you float someone in an easy to learn progression you can share with anybody. Prerequisite: None Instructors: Carlos Del Pino or Lisa Bertoni and Ateeka
Freeing the Breath on Land & In Water 16 hours
The nature and anatomy of the breath and breathing and its intimate connection with the nervous system and stress response. Applied breathing techniques for use in a professional setting.
Tantsu Circles 16 hours
Experiential and professional application of Tantsu given by two practitioners to one or two receivers. Learn various adaptations to cradles to work in groups of three.
Nervous System Intensive 16 hours
Experience the anatomy of the human body and in particular, of the nervous system, its “three brains”, the aspects of sympathetic and parasympathetic roles, how to invoke regenerative state of the parasympathetic response. Expanding the neural net, enhancing adaptability, freeing bio-movements from neurological repetitive patterning. Learn how to maintain center while moving out into the world around you as you give sessions.
Theraputic Use of Sound in Tantsu 16 hours
Sound/vocalization as an activation for the psycho-somatic regenerative process. Sound coupled with movement. Sound coupled with specific hands-on contact. Sound as an activation for liberating repetitive patterned tissue and psycho-emotional limitations.
Module 10 and 11 (5 days each)
Tantsu Professional Application 35 hours per module
Professional Protocols for hands-on Tantsu Practitioners and somatic educator
Protocols for specific health and movement issues. Psychology of Tantsu
Refining Observation skills
Refining Communication Skills
Protocols for preparing to enter professional practice.
Watsu Tantsu Explore Flow 50 hours
Watsu and Tantsu Intensive that expands upon the potential of the creative and regenerative processes in our practices. Half in water and half on land, this class also includes explorations into Tandem Watsu where one person is held by two others or more. Deep explorations into presence, intuition, flow and heart space. Prerequisite: Basic Watsu & Basic Tantsu Instructors: Harold Dull & Ateeka
REQUIREMENTS OF COMPLETION: Students who meet the following requirements and maintain our ethical standards will be given a Certificate of Completion of the course of Tantsu Professional Practitioner and can be placed on the Registry as a Tantsu Practitioner. This is not the equivalent of state approved certification nor licensure but rather being registered and, if desired, listed to the public as approved to practice Tantsu in a professional setting. The requirements are:
Current licensure in Bodywork, Therapist, Movement, Yoga or Somatic Specialist
Successful completion of all above listed courses.
Receive 10 Tantsu sessions from a Tantsu Practitioner, Presenter or Introducer
Log 20 Registered Sessions (5 of which are under direct supervision of teacher in Module 8/9)
Demonstrate competency for giving Tantsu Professional session.
$50 initial and $ 50 annual registration fees
FORMATIVE CREDIT: Any pre-existing WABA credit for Basic Watsu, Watsu Tantsu Explore Flow or Tantsu courses is also applicable towards training hours.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: To maintain status as a WABA Registered TANTSU PRACTITIONER, graduates must comply with WABA Continuing Education Requirements. SOMATIC AWARENESS INSTITUTE will offer C.E. credits in the upcoming years. Some courses may be valid as Continuing Education for who is already a TANTSU or WATSU PRACTITIONER from another training institutes.
Registration as a TANTSU PRACTITIONER on the TANTSU REGISTRY
A Registry has been established to help make both Watsu and Tantsu available to as many people as possible. Information and upcoming courses by authorized Introducers, Presenters and Instructors will be listed to the public on this Registry. Everyone who attends modules and courses has their transcript stored on the Registry that will also list any authorizations they earn. After each class, students are emailed a link to submit feedback and access the class list and notes and materials for the class. They can indicate if they want other students from their class to access their data on the class list, to receive Tantsu newsletters and to be invited to Tantsu sharings.
For Further Information and to Apply Please contact Ateeka at email@example.com