WHAT WOULD IT FEEL LIKE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BALANCE, WALKING & VITALITY?

AND THEN PASS IT ALONG TO OTHERS?

These all-too-common problems drag people down.

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.

BONES FOR LIFE® 2022

Join Us for Your Own Health or Teacher Training

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.

or

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.

IMMERSION I

Starts the week of November 7, 2022

IMMERSION II 

Starts the week of January 9, 2023

IMMERSION III

Starts the week of March 6, 2023

Your Teachers for the Immersions are Brian Shircliff and Andrea Tutt.

Phase 2:

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 November for Basic Certification and continues in January 2024 for the teacher training which will be held on Saturdays. 

Get the inclusive fee of $3400 for both Phase 1 and 2 plus a convenient payment plan and other perks.

Ready to Take Action? Click on One of These Statements for Details.

We teach in an immersive way with each immersion building on the last. While all 3 immersions are for ANYONE to use for their personal health, it may make sense to try Immersion 1 first and then see if you want even more. Each Immersion is 20 hours of classroom instruction. Replays are available indefinitely.

We have several Immersion 1 options for you. Each Immersion is $450. If you have financial difficulties, we offer a limited number of partial scholarships.

Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of November 7, 2022

Choose between 2 dates/times

LINK

If you took Immersion 1 in the past and now want to take Immersion 2 or 3, please send an email to support@futurelifenow.com for the registration link and details.

Save $200 by signing up for Basic Certification and paying in full.

Taking all three Immersions is called Basic Certification. 

Basic Certification is a prerequisite for going on to Teacher Training. 

Basic Certification (Immersions 1-3) cover the 90 movement processes. It contains 60 hours of the 210 Teacher Certification program. 

For certification, Cynthia Allen requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live (online).

Note: There are two day and time options for the Immersions. You will view and choose one option on the link below. All three Immersions will meet on the same day and at the same time. You will be able to make up sessions by attending the other day that week as needed.

LINK

Save $400 by signing up for the entire program now. 

Normally $3800. The program is $3400 when you commit now plus get put on a convenient payment plan.

You will be amazed at the options, clarity, and empowerment you gain through the Teacher Training. 

The entire Teacher Training program is 210 hours. First, you will complete 60 hours while taking Immersions 1-3 (Basic Certification which is included in this fee). 

Then you will continue on in the official Teacher Certification which includes:  

  • 90 hours classroom hours with Cynthia. 
  • 36 hours of practice teaching (arranged with your own family, friends, colleagues, clients).
  • 24 hours of mentoring (assignments from and meetings with Cynthia).
  • Up to 3 private mentoring hours with Cynthia.(included in the 24 hours of mentoring)
  • 3 Hardcopy Manuals with details of all the processes.
  • One wrap to be used in the processes shipped directly to you.
  • Indefinite access to the recordings of the classes.
  • Private Discussion group.
  • Access to replays of class series Cynthia teaches to people with limited mobility.
  • Specific modules in 
     becoming a more effective communicator which leads to begin a better marketer and teacher.
  • Specific modules in being a confident teacher.
  • Skills in planning classes and workshops.
  • Access to Ruthy Alon’s audio recordings and transcripts from her Cincinnati training in 2004. A rare opportunity to hear her and examine the lessons in the middle of their development.
  • Eligibility to be in Cynthia’s Bones for Life Mastery program

There are two additional items that are important to know about for certification with Cynthia Allen:

  • She requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live.
  • The final 7 days will be done as an in-person retreat. This is to ensure you get experience in:
    • Processes that are very difficult to teach online.
    • Observing others in movement in a very detailed way.
    • Learning the quality of touch we use when assisting students.
    • Experiencing the dynamics that happen when teaching in person.

It starts with Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of November 7, 2022

Choose between 2 dates/times for the Immersions at the link below.

It ends with tentative graduation in the Autumn of 2024.

 

LINK

Enrolling now, allows you to hold your spot and for Cynthia to begin planning the dates and facility as soon as the minimum number of future teachers are assembled. Your deposit for the Teacher training is refundable until November, 2023 but you will lose your discount $400 discount on the Basic Certification (the 3 Immersions) program if you do drop out.

If we do not hold a Teacher Training in 2024, you will be refunded your deposit. 

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 20+ 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.

Testimonials

“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

How to register:

DUPLICATE THE ABOVE SECTION AND MOVE HERE AND DELETE THIS OUTDATED VERSION Ready to take action? Click on one of these statements for details.

We teach in an immersive way with each immersion building on the last. While all 3 immersions are for ANYONE to use for their personal health, it may make sense to try Immersion 1 first and then see if you want even more. Each Immersion is 20 hours of classroom instruction. Replays are available indefinitely.

We have several Immersion 1 options for you. Each Immersion is $450. If you have financial difficulties, we offer a limited number of partial scholarships.

Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of April 11

Choose between 3 dates/times

LINK

If you took Immersion 1 in the past and now want to take Immersion 2 or 3, please send an email to support@futurelifenow.com for the registration link and details.

Save $200 by signing up for Basic Certification and paying in full.

Taking all three Immersions is called Basic Certification. 

Basic Certification is a prerequisite for going on to Teacher Training. 

Basic Certification (Immersions 1-3) cover the 90 movement processes. It contains 60 hours of the 210 Teacher Certification program. 

For certification, Cynthia Allen requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live (online).

Note: There are three day and time options for the Immersions. You will choose one option. All three Immersions will meet on the same day and at the same time.

LINK

Save $400 by signing up for the entire program now. 

Normally $3700. The program is $3300 when you commit now plus get put on a convenient payment plan.

You will be amazed at the options, clarity, and empowerment you gain through the Teacher Training. 

The entire Teacher Training program is 210 hours. First, you will complete 60 hours while taking Immersions 1-3 (Basic Certification which is included in this fee). 

Then you will continue on in the official Teacher Certification which includes:  

  • 90 hours classroom hours with Cynthia. 
  • 36 hours of practice teaching (arranged with your own family, friends, colleagues, clients).
  • 24 hours of mentoring (assignments from and meetings with Cynthia).
  • Up to 4 private mentoring hours with Cynthia.
  • 3 Hardcopy Manuals with details of all the processes.
  • One wrap to be used in the processes shipped directly to you.
  • Indefinite access to the recordings of the classes.
  • Private Discussion group.
  • Access to replays of class series Cynthia teaches to people with limited mobility.

There are two additional items that are important to know about for certification with Cynthia Allen:

  • She requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live.
  • The final 7 days will be done as an in-person retreat. This is to ensure you get experience in:
    • Processes that are very difficult to teach online.
    • Observing others in movement in a very detailed way.
    • Learning the quality of touch we use when assisting students.
    • Experiencing the dynamics that happen when teaching in person.

It starts with Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of April 11

Choose between 3 dates/times

It ends with graduation in September, 2023.

 

LINK

What do you want for your life?

Meet your Teachers

Brian Shircliff

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.”

Andrea Tutt,

Bones for Life® Teacher

Andrea is a graduate of one of Canada’s leading Theatre Conservatory’s has taught acting, dance and movement studies in many established training facilities including; Ontario Ballet School in Toronto Canada, Toi Whakaari – New Zealand’s National Drama School, New Zealand School of Dance, and University of Minnesota’s BFA/Guthrie Theatre Acting program. Currently residing in Cincinnati, Andrea serves on faculty in the theatre/music theatre/dance departments at Xavier, NKU, Miami and CCM at UC.  

Andrea regularly teaches on wellness retreats, and has been honored to frequently join the faculty of “Sempre Sano, Forever Healthy” in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at UC in Cincinnati and Spring Island South Carolina 2018 – 2022, as well as Tuscany Italy in 2019. Along with running her own business; Attune Movement, Andrea is an advanced certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, trained Bones for Life Practitioner and the proud mom of two incredible kids. Andrea completed her Masters in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, Vermont in January 2020.

Andrea Tutt

Professional Learning Objectives include:

✔️ Perform movement processes that alter and enhance the organization of the rib cage and thoracic spine.
✔️ Discover how creeping and crawling improve core strength for standing.
✔️ Articulate the dynamic relationship between the 3 spinal curves and the extremities.
✔️ Gain a felt sense of optimal relationships not only between body parts but also between self and environment.
✔️ Teach others to get up and down from the floor, chair, and bed efficiently and with ease.
✔️ Gain expertise in providing appropriate and progressive levels of challenge in a functional situation without overwhelming the system.
✔️ Effectively coach the release of unnecessary neuromuscular holding patterns.
✔️ Use vibratory “press and release” motions against everyday surfaces in multiple planes to enhance proprioception and joint alignment.
✔️ Understand tenets of the Bones for Life program and discuss how they directly relate to the services of those individuals working in helping fields, specifically in the areas of education, professional competence, and self-care.
✔️ Comprehend the value of using Bones for Life® processes to optimize and fine-tune the capacity for weight-bearing with ideal alignment of the trunk and upper and lower extremities when exercising and completing activities of daily living.
✔️ Comprehend the value of using Bones for Life® processes to optimize and fine-tune the capacity for weight-bearing with ideal alignment of the trunk and upper and lower extremities when exercising and completing activities of daily living.
✔️ Comprehend the value of using Bones for Life® processes to optimize and fine-tune the capacity for weight-bearing with ideal alignment of the trunk and upper and lower extremities when exercising and completing activities of daily living.
✔️ Comprehend the value of using Bones for Life® processes to optimize and fine-tune the capacity for weight-bearing with ideal alignment of the trunk and upper and lower extremities when exercising and completing activities of daily living.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Bones for Life program is designed to provide a movement answer to the problem of bone deterioration. The learning principles behind the Feldenkrais Method are interpreted in a different way so they engage and stimulate the bones to function in a counter-gravity way. We challenge you to move in new ways and to learn how to adapt healthily and seamlessly.

All Immersions sure are! Your sessions will be live and replays can be accessed on our platform. If you move into the Teacher Training, the last week will be LIVE and that is important to know. Only a pandemic would change that.

Yes and yes! All the videos, audio, and transcripts can be viewed from any of those platforms.

No. Videos will need to be accessed online. You can download audio. And transcripts are provided via artificial intelligence—meaning there will be errors—hopefully funny ones that are still understandable.

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Should you have any problems with your payment: please contact us. We also offer a payment plan when signing for the longer Teacher Training.

We want to facilitate growth and know cost can sometimes be an issue. We are pleased to offer a limited number of partial scholarships based on need. Please read our scholarship policy and apply here.

We do not offer refunds on this program (unless we would have to cancel for some unforeseen reason). As soon as you register, we will start investing in your success. Please be sure you are committed before you register.

This purchase gives you rights to use these recordings for your own personal or professional growth. You are not authorized to share them with anyone else.

You will be encouraged to share your enthusiasm and simply processes with your friends and family as soon as you feel able. Once you complete Phase 1/Basic Certification and you sign up to Teacher Training, you will receive the status of Teacher in Training. You can start your practice teaching then under Cynthia Allen’s guidance.

We offer 20 credits per Immersion through the National Certification Board for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. Credit will also be recognized by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. Physical and Occupational Therapists (and others) can request supporting documentation to submit to their state organization. It has never been turned down and usually costs around $25 to do this.

How to register:

Ready to take action? Click on one of these statements for details.

We teach in an immersive way with each immersion building on the last. While all 3 immersions are for ANYONE to use for their personal health, it may make sense to try Immersion 1 first and then see if you want even more. Each Immersion is 20 hours of classroom instruction. Replays are available indefinitely.

We have several Immersion 1 options for you. Each Immersion is $450. If you have financial difficulties, we offer a limited number of partial scholarships.

Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of April 11

Choose between 3 dates/times

LINK

If you took Immersion 1 in the past and now want to take Immersion 2 or 3, please send an email to support@futurelifenow.com for the registration link and details.

Save $200 by signing up for Basic Certification and paying in full.

Taking all three Immersions is called Basic Certification. 

Basic Certification is a prerequisite for going on to Teacher Training. 

Basic Certification (Immersions 1-3) cover the 90 movement processes. It contains 60 hours of the 210 Teacher Certification program. 

For certification, Cynthia Allen requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live (online).

Note: There are three day and time options for the Immersions. You will choose one option. All three Immersions will meet on the same day and at the same time.

LINK

Save $400 by signing up for the entire program now. 

Normally $3700. The program is $3300 when you commit now plus get put on a convenient payment plan.

You will be amazed at the options, clarity, and empowerment you gain through the Teacher Training. 

The entire Teacher Training program is 210 hours. First, you will complete 60 hours while taking Immersions 1-3 (Basic Certification which is included in this fee). 

Then you will continue on in the official Teacher Certification which includes:  

  • 90 hours classroom hours with Cynthia. 
  • 36 hours of practice teaching (arranged with your own family, friends, colleagues, clients).
  • 24 hours of mentoring (assignments from and meetings with Cynthia).
  • Up to 4 private mentoring hours with Cynthia.
  • 3 Hardcopy Manuals with details of all the processes.
  • One wrap to be used in the processes shipped directly to you.
  • Indefinite access to the recordings of the classes.
  • Private Discussion group.
  • Access to replays of class series Cynthia teaches to people with limited mobility.

There are two additional items that are important to know about for certification with Cynthia Allen:

  • She requires that you attend 75% of the sessions live.
  • The final 7 days will be done as an in-person retreat. This is to ensure you get experience in:
    • Processes that are very difficult to teach online.
    • Observing others in movement in a very detailed way.
    • Learning the quality of touch we use when assisting students.
    • Experiencing the dynamics that happen when teaching in person.

It starts with Immersion 1 

5-week program starting the week of April 11

Choose between 3 dates/times

It ends with graduation in September, 2023.

 

LINK

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