LifeCycle Practitioners Training
For seasoned somatic students and practitioners
WITH DR. MELISSA MICHAELS
What is SomaSource?
SomaSource® is the body of work developed by Dr. Melissa Michaels with the Golden Bridge community. It is a movement-based process mapping the developmental journey unifying body, heart, and mind, opening people and communities into the landscape of the soul. Every cycle of the journey is inspired by the ever-expanding infusion of the Spirit. In essence, SomaSource offers clear pathways for cultivating one’s embodied resilience, one’s opening into love, one’s clarity of mind, one’s soul-centric service in the world, and one’s unlimited creativity sourced by Spirit. For people of all walks and ways, moving through the SomaSource process is a life path and a way of life.
Overview of SomaSource Training
The SomaSource training track is a path for emerging leaders in the Golden Bridge community seeking to formalize their affiliation with Dr. Melissa Michaels and Golden Bridge. Through this path, student-leaders will develop competencies efficiently and coherently in order to digest, alchemize, and integrate SomaSource practices and principles into their unique offerings in the fields of leadership, teaching, healing, activism, and/or creative ministry.
This path also offers a way to build a professional alliance with the Golden Bridge community, honor our shared lineage, and build a potent and beloved base of kindred practitioners. Golden Bridge has developed this curriculum to further empower emerging leaders to use the tools of transformation experienced on our dance floors with integrity, clarity, consciousness, and efficacy.
Those who complete the SomaSource training track will be certified as SomaSource Life Cycle Practitioners.
In 2018, the first official cohort of SomaSource Life Cycle Practitioners completed the training path. The second cohort of SomaSource Life Cycle Practitioners graduated in July of 2020. They are each actively working with these tools of transformation in their communities in a variety of innovative ways. Their inspiring bios are posted on the SomaSource Leader’s Page. Each of these leaders have completed the set of competencies that make them now SomaSource certified.
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SomaSource LifeCycle Practitioners are psycho-spiritual educators, artists, activists, and healers who have an integrated understanding of how to creatively work in developmentally attuned ways with diverse people throughout life’s cycles. They are initiated adults who embody what they teach, offering transformative learning opportunities, through the arts of body, heart, and soul, for people in different stages of human development. Each practitioner is also adept at tracking the relationship between the body and the Spirit, creating culturally sensitive experiences that inspire individuals to feel at home within themselves along with feeling a part of the Cosmos, the Mystical. Most SomaSource practitioners came of age through the rites of passage work of Surfing The Creative developed by Dr. Melissa Michaels. Deeply informed by this soulful movement-based work, they are now in the world creating innovative and initiatory body-centered programs for others.