Elements of Movement

Elements of Movement: Observation & Assessment

April & May

4/6/18 – 4/8/18 & 5/4/18 – 5/6/18 Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 8:30am-5:00pm.

45 hours, 3 credits.

Instructor: Kalila Homann, LPC-S, BC-DMT


Explore choice and possibility.

This course introduces ways to perceive and notate elements of human movement through movement assessment systems including Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and the Kestenberg Movement Profile. The course is highly experiential and integrates exploration of the dynamics of movement in nature.

Students begin the class with a project in mind that is based on the application of movement analysis to their field of professional interest- Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Parenting, Education, and Dance.

Cultivating awareness of movement heightens our experience of and relationship to others.

As we explore choice and possibility in Space, Force, and Time, we learn about:

Attention: At a given moment we might directly focus on one goal/ point, or we may include multiple dimensions/perspectives simultaneously.

Intention: Our bodies can engage force through strength, or lightness.

Decision: Sustained, (lingering)…or quick.

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Kalila Homann, MA, LPC-S, BC-DMT is a licensed professional counselor, dance/movement and expressive arts therapist and supervisor in private practice in Austin, Texas.  Her work is dedicated to accessing the body through dance/movement therapy to engage the mind in healing, learning and growth. Kalila’s extensive background in dance, somatic education, physiology, and human development inform her integrative approach to education and therapy.  Her thirty years of professional experience include program development in expressive arts therapy for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment facilities, community resource and public school programs.

Kalila designs creative therapeutic and educational programs locally and nationally for educators and therapists.  She teaches and supervises at the graduate and postgraduate level in dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, and counseling. Kalila has taught Neuroscience for the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Drexel University for five years, and has served as adjunct faculty for graduate programs at Antioch and Goddard Colleges. She teaches at national conferences, graduate and postgraduate training programs, and she is the program director of the Embodied Neurobiology Training Program.