This education is everything I was hoping for and more.  It is a safe space in which I can discover the journey to more awareness of my own bodily knowledge, to learn and increase my awareness on all things related to Movement.  This relates to the functionality of the Body and journeying to finding more ease, learning about the spaces in which we move and delving into the world of space harmony and becoming conscious about the varying qualities that make-up movements inviting uniqueness, difference allowing for more conscious choices. The education is facilitated by sensitive and generous educators who have a wealth of experience in LBMS.

Julienne Schembri

Dancer, Performer, Dance & Yoga teacher (Malta)

As a student – thanks to the supervision of inspiring teachers – I experience a deepening of my body awareness. I get to understand my own movements better and as a result also the movements of others. As a teacher and choreographer I experience being able to do my work more precisely substantiated with relevant LBMS components as well as that I started to teach more somatically.

Leonie van Essen

Dance Teacher, Choreographer (The Netherlands)

Where we as humans are being pushed more and more into our heads by the digital revolution, and are getting further and further away from our bodies and its movement, the LBMS has a special task for the future. The LBMS brings us back to our bodies and to our total person in space. LBMS is about movement, how I move, what I move and where I move in all its facets. By looking at movement from these different angles, we gain more insight into the moving body and the space around it. This gives us more room to move and improves our overall wellbeing. For me personally, the group of LBMS has become a new family, moving together, discovering and growing!

Dany Wouters

Pilates trainer, horse osteopath, movement coach (Belgium)

Practical Information & Application

Training is open to anyone who is motivated and feels drawn to this approach and/or who can use LBMS in their profession


Certification Program

The LBMS Certification Program is taught using a range of learning and teaching methods including: experiential, theoretical and practical seminars. Focused work with a lens towards specific aspects of the LBMS framework, utilizing small group and individual tasks and assignments, and field trips are integral to the curriculum. As a somatic movement education program, this course follows a developmental progression through the structure of the curriculum . Over the course of the nine modules students will be guided to develop a deeper understanding of self, other and community through the the processes of perceptual awareness, analytical observation, repatterning and intervention


The Certification Program contains the following curriculum:

Connecting Practical Movement Experience with Theoretical Knowledge of the Laban Bartenieff Movement System

Learning through experiencing the theoretical framework of the categories Body, Effort, Shape and Space, including the symbols used for recording in each of these content areas. Each of these categories can be individually identified but are also contextually interwoven.

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