schedule & curriculum
registration for 2019 program is now open!
We are so excited to continue sharing the Ritual Movement Method and growing an inclusive, mindful and waking community. We look forward to meeting with you and planting seeds of transformation.
Combining the notion of ritual with a movement practice is the Ritual Movement Method, an intricate blend of Pilates and yoga that safely grounds you in your body. Inspired by founder Robin Lamarr’s 11 teacher trainings, RMM brings the spirit of yoga into a Pilates-style class that focuses on the biomechanics of movement, which develops a lifelong good-body-feel practice.
RMM looks at yoga through a decolonized and modern lens while teaching Pilates and mobility work with conscious sequencing and language, delivering you to a place where you can dive deeper. Pilates and mobility work prep your body and build awareness so that when yoga poses are taken, they’re equally balanced between containment and expansion, keeping your body healthy and injury-free.
The Ritual Movement Method 200-Hour Teacher Training Program provides the foundation necessary to not only develop a fulfilling self-practice but to guide others to do the same too. It unpacks the topics of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, ritual, rhythm and community and looks at the roles they play in creating a meaningful movement experience. On a more intuitive level, you’ll learn to open up space so you can listen to your higher self; tune in to what your body needs rather than fixating on what it looks like; and be kind to and compassionate toward yourself, understanding that your needs and abilities are in a constant state of flux. You’ll experience the transformative effects that come from making mindful movement your daily ritual.
Feel Strong. Feel Open. Feel Good.
S C H E D U L E
JUNE 1 & 2 // BE CENTRED
Foundation : Our Breath. Our Spine. Our Core
JULY 6 & 7 // BE GROUNDED
Intro to Lower Body
AUGUST 10 & 11 // BE LIFTED
Intro to Upper Body
SEPTEMBER 7 & 8 // BE FLUID
Intro to Sequencing & Musicality
Deconstructed Sun Salutations
OCTOBER 5 & 6 // BE CENTRED
Integrating Core Awareness into Global Movement Patterns
NOVEMBER 2 & 3 // BE GROUNDED
DECEMBER 7 & 8 // BE LIFTED
Inversions & Back Bends
JANUARY 4 & 5 // BE FLUID
Sequencing + Musicality
Working with Props to Modify + Amplify
Modifications / Special Populations
Intro to Perinatal
FEBRUARY 1 & 2 // BEYOND MOVEMENT
Intro to Mindfulness & Ritual
Ethics & Ritual Island Philosophy
Accessibility & Diversity
MARCH 7 & 8 // BE YOU
Final Practice Teach
C U R R I C U L U M
Get centred. Find your breath. Move your spine. Fire up your core. Let your centre support you in all of your movements, your actions, your experience.
Get grounded. Tune into your lower body. Connect to earth through the awareness of your feet on the ground and power of your legs. Stay rooted in your embodied experience.
Do you even lift, bro? You don't need to. Discover your upper body strength and mobility. So much strength can be cultivated using your body weight, alone.
Find your flow. Find your voice. Get synch'd with breath, rhythm and language. Learn how to create intelligent sequences and how to adjust them to suit whoever shows up in your room.
Because it's not just about the moves. It's so much more than that. The moves are the gateway. Beyond them lies depth, transformation, connection, empowerment.
Let's go T H E R E.
R E A D I N G & R E S O U R C E S
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