These all-too-common problems drag people down.

  • Poor posture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Decreasing balance
  • Musculoskeletal pain: back, neck, knee, hip
  • Fall risk
  • Difficulty walking 
  • Inability to get up and down
  • Injury in traditional exercise programs

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 useable 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 relationship to the floor. Then we move to supported standing, then unsupported upright and finally more dynamic balance challenges.

Join us for an immersion or teacher training

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Live and online using Zoom or a similar platform with access to recordings.

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The current program started in early 2021. You can now sign up for Phase 2: The Teacher Training


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Cynthia Allen,
Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm, and Co-creator of Integral Human Gait theory

Brian Shircliff, 
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm,
Bones for Life® Teacher

Bones for Life: a movement intelligence program

Change your relationship to gravity

In this training, you will learn how to harness the power of gravity. Instead of it bringing you down, it will lift you up. Instructors Cynthia Allen and Brian Shircliff have each experienced dramatic change through this work and have witnessed incredible unfolding and growth for many others.

Deepen your inner knowing, become an expert on your own body, move with elegance, respect yourself, and navigate with power. Move the way nature intended.

The entire Bones for Life program consists of 90 fast-acting exercise processes.  In this beginning segment, you will learn the first 16 processes. The safe, weight-bearing movements challenge bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance and coordination. Created by Ruthy Alon, a somatic pioneer, and student of Moshe Feldenkrais, the work masterfully blends function, learning, and skeletal alignment.

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Phase 2: Teacher Certification
with Cynthia Allen

After you have finished Basic Certification for your own health, you can officially start the teacher training and begin to share the work as a Teacher-in-Training.

This training contains a 210-hour program. You will have covered 60 hours in Basic and now through classroom, mentoring, and student teaching you will finish the rest and be ready to guide others towards health and vitality.

Teacher Training is exhilerating as you learn to analyze processes, work in teams and find your teaching and speaking voice in a safe, supportive environment. 

The Teacher Training is provided by Senior Trainer, Cynthia Allen

Dates: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

June 25, July 9, 16, 23, August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, and October 1, 8, 15

A final, in-person week in the United States will be required.  We are currently looking to secure that retreat space. Tentative dates are October 30 – November 5.  Should covid still be an issue, we will finish online.