Embodied Myoreflex Therapy Practitioner (EMP) Certification

© Lauren Ziegler
© Lauren Ziegler

EMP is the further education for any dance and movement practitioner, arts and other educator, artist, therapist, social worker wanting to create an effective therapeutic and educational embodied practice. As certified Myoreflex therapist using neuro-myo-fascial movement practice, the EMP is able to release the full range of movement potential of their clients. Through integrating elective ImPulsTanz dance and somatic workshops in the EMP curriculum, programme graduates build an individual professional profile. The sensing, thinking and feeling bodies of both EMP and client unfold abundant inner and outer relationships, stimulating agency and response-ability. Together they create an eco-somatic habitat – a tensegric embodiment. 

Module 1: Myoreflex Therapy (manual trauma and pain therapy) 
Module 2: Tensegric Embodiment (neuro-myo-fascial somatic movement education)

Course Content (550 hours)*:

Extended Myoreflex Therapy Module (270 hours)

•    Introduction to relevant anatomical, physiological, pathological concepts
•    Basic principles of Myoreflex Therapy
•    Anatomy and functional anatomy in relation to Myoreflex Therapy
•    Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in relation to Myoreflex Therapy
•    Biomechanics and its therapeutic application
•    Fundamentals of general and specialised neurophysiology and neuroanatomy
•    Pain models with horizontal and vertical networking theories
•    Simulated movement
•    Preparing the way toward a new understanding of illness patterns and their treatment
•    Intensive, targeted practical introduction in small groups to the treatment of specific illness patterns
•    Presentation models
•    Relevant anatomy from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
•    Psychotraumatology
•    Fundamentals of neuromuscular trauma therapy (NMTT)
•    Conceptual models in Traditional Chinese Medicine
•    Myoreflex Therapy in pediatrics and neurology
•    Myoreflex Therapy as a networked treatment model with internal medicine and surgery
•    Myoreflex Therapy for psychosomatic illnesses
•    Practice sessions and reflections
•    Ethics of practice, therapeutical conducts
•    Final examination with certification as a Myoreflex Therapist (theory and practice)

Tensegric Embodiment Module (280 hours)

•    Anatomy trains (myofascial lines) in movement
•    Tensegrity: islands of compression in an ocean of tension
•    The psoas connection
•    Myofascial tonus modulation
•    Liquid crystal: fluid movement – myofascia in communication and transformation 
•    Somatic-based improvisation and composition
•    Translating touch into movement (and back)
•    Movement analysis
•    Didactics of somatics (student-centered learning and teaching)
•    Practices of attention
•    How to use somatics to produce knowledge (Introduction to a philosophy of somatics)
•    How to apply physiological research in movement / dance practice
•    The body in its eco-somatic habitat (site-responsive & relational aspects of myofascia)
•    The 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine in movement 
•    A brief history on somatics including non-Western approaches
•    Elective workshops: Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering,
     Feldenkrais and other somatic courses at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival
•    Group process / non-violent communication
•    Internship / practice of teaching

Entry requisites: 
Artistic, medical, therapeutic, educational, social or environmental background


Dr. Kurt Mosetter (DE)
Dr. Kerstin Kussmaul (AT/DE), RSMT / RSME
+ the Faculty of Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Therapien Konstanz
+ ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival
+ Guest teachers

Course language: English.
Many materials will be available in German as well. 


+ Intensives 1 &  4 Vienna / ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival
+ Intensives 2, 3, 5, 6 tbd (Vienna or country retreat)
+ 5 online modules (choice of live-webinars or study at your own pace)


Online introduction: June 2021
Intensive 1: 5–25 July 2021 (Vienna)
Online module 1: September–December 2021
Intensive 2: 3–9 January 2022 (location tbd)
Online module 2: January–March 2022
Intensive 3: 10–17 April 2022 (Easter, location tbd)
Online module 3: May–June 2022
Intensive 4: 4–24 July 2022 (Vienna)
Online module 4: September–December 2022
Intensive 5: 1–7 January 2023 (location tbd)
Online module 5: January–March 2023 
Intensive 6: 2–9 April 2023 (Easter, location tbd)


Embodied Myoreflex Therapy Practitioner (Module 1 & 2): €8,640
Registration fee: €640 (non-refundable) by 5th April 2021
Payment plan:
€2,000 (1st June 2021)
€2,000 (1st December 2021)
€2,000 (1st June 2022)
€2,000 (1st December 2022)

Myoreflex Therapy:  €5,240  (Module 1, including introduction to anatomy, physiology and pathology)
Registration fee: €640 (non-refundable) 5th April 2021
Payment plan:
€2,000 (1st June 2021)
€2,000 (1st December 2021
€600 (1st June 2022)

Tensegric Embodiment: €5,240
(Module 2, as a single module available only for certified Myoreflex therapists)
Registration fee: €640  (non-refundable) by 5th April 2021
Payment plan:
€2,000 (1st June 2021)
€2,000 (1st December 2021)
€600 (1st June 2022)

Included: Certification, scripts and materials
Not included: Travel, accommodation, food

Affordable accommodation options will be offered in all locations. 

Register by sending your CV and a short letter of motivation to workshopoffice@impulstanz.com
Registration deadline: 5th April 2021

*Course content may be adapted.

A collaboration of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival (AT) and Center for Interdisciplinary Therapies Konstanz (DE).



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