Based in Austin, Texas, Embodied Neurobiology is a unique, highly individualized training program designed for clinicians, movement educators, and expressive arts therapists.

Informed by a strong theoretical foundation in developmental and affective neurobiology, it teaches the art of engaging the body to support the mind in healing, learning, and growth.

Classes are held in a beautiful and spacious studio in South Austin. The full sequence of courses is offered over a 3-4 year span.

Program Description


Embodied Neurobiology is designed for you- expressive arts therapists, advanced clinicians, and movement educators.

 This program is comprehensive in scope to prepare you to deeply understand the body, nonverbal communication, and how to engage movement as a therapeutic resource for your clients.

Each course is informed by a strong theoretical foundation in developmental and affective neurobiology.

Highly experiential in nature, the learning process cultivates all of your intelligences and invites a rich cross -fertilization of perspectives.

The courses are applicable to a range of settings- from private practice to community programming.

Apply the knowledge gained through your own unique professional lens.

This program includes 24 total credits. All courses have been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. CEU credit is provided for most programs for social workers, LPC’s and LMFT’s. 

Courses may be taken sequentially, or individually. More information about courses can be found here.

Roots of Embodied Neurobiology

The program draws from the fields of:

*Dance/Movement Therapy  (Marian Chace, Trudi Schoop, Norma Canner)

*Authentic Movement (Mary Whitehouse, Joan Chodorow, Tina Stromsted, Janet Adler)

*Expressive Arts Therapy (Vivien-Marcow-Speiser, Paolo Knill, Elizabeth McKim)

*Somatic Education (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Karen Mchose, Andrea Olsen)

*Movement Analysis (Irmgard Barentieff, Rudolph Laban, and Dr. Judith Kestenberg)

Theoretical foundations include :

*Affective Neuroscience, Trauma-informed Approaches, Dynamic Play Therapy, and Group Psychotherapy