What would it be like to have confidence in balance, walking, and vitality?

And then pass it on 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.

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 on to Phase 2: Teacher Training.

 

Immersion 1:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: Feb 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Immersion 2:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: April 24, May 8, 15, 22, June 5

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: April 26, 28, May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2 

Immersion 3:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: June 28, 30, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

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 April for Basic Certification and continues in January 2023 for the teacher training which will be held on Saturdays.

Get the inclusive fee of $3,300 for both Phase 1 and 2 plus a convenient payment plan and other perks.

Ready to take action?

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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.

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:

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

Immersion 1:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: Feb 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Immersion 2:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: April 24, May 8, 15, 22, June 5

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: April 26, 28, May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2 

Immersion 3:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: June 28, 30, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Details and Registration will open in March, 20XXX

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 exhilarating 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

 

Immersion 2:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: April 24, May 8, 15, 22, June 5

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: April 26, 28, May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2 

Immersion 3:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: June 28, 30, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

 

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.

Basic Level (Immersions 1 -3) are a prerequisite to enter Teacher Training.

You must attend 75% of the training live to certify. There will also be homework, teamwork, and student teaching to be done outside of the dates listed. 

Fee $2100 when paid in full.

Payment plan also available.

(travel, housing and meals for the final retreat are not included)

Hold your spot now with a $600 deposit. 

 

The deadline to make your downpayment is January 31st.

Space is limited to 30 people.

First come, first served.

Meet your Teachers

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen

Bones for Life® Trainer

Cynthia is one of the most experienced Bones for Life trainers in North America. She has been working in holistic practices, health care management and organizational consulting for over 35 years. She is a Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence and Certified Bones for Life® Teacher/Trainer. Cynthia is also co-creator of Integral Human Gait theory.

In addition to teaching weekly classes and seeing clients individually, Cynthia trains and certifies Movement Intelligence teachers around the country and teaches Gait for Wild Human Potential workshops as well as other continuing education opportunities. She has a keen interest in reducing chronic pain and increasing pleasure through awareness and movement.

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.

Professional Learning Objectives:

Continuing Education Credits

20 credits through NCBTMB for massage and bodyworkers

20 credits for Feldenkrais Practitioners through the Feldenkrais Guild of North America

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 right 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 simple processes with your friends and family as soon as you feel able. Once you complete Phase 1/Basic Certification and sign up for 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 more details.

Immersion 1:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: Feb 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Immersion 2:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: April 24, May 8, 15, 22, June 5

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: April 26, 28, May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2 

Immersion 3:

Mondays 10AM – 2PM: June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Wed/Fri 6PM – 8PM: June 28, 30, July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Details and Registration will open in March, 20XXX

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