Core Evolution®

Living the Pulsation of Life

Integrate Your Past • Be in the Present • Shape Your Future

International Institute for Core Evolution® and CoreSoma®
Directors: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Cornelia Gerken CMP, ECP, HP

Calendar of Events

Sat, 19 October 2019 - Sat, 26 October 2019
Ericeira | Portugal

Yoga, Somatic Awareness and Core Evolution - An Inquiry into Being

with: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Nina Vukas

All our life experiences take part in structuring and shaping our Body-Mind Field. Especially painful or traumatic situations, that could not be resolved, still reside deep in our system. As a Yoga practitioner you most likely have experienced a sudden release of emotions during or after Yoga practice - this can range from sadness and tears coming ‘out of nowhere”, to agitation, anxiety, anger, fear or regression into sensitive early developmental moments.

This can happen with many more body-mind stimulating practices, because some protection patterns are challenged, or with advanced Asana practices, overheating the body-mind with a fast paced practice, intensive Pranayama, some visualization and meditation practices, etc.. In Yoga we often see this as an involuntary release, which can be to an extend beneficial for some, however, for others it can lead to a physical and emotional imbalance or dis-regulation. This is why some yogic practices are called advanced and were traditionally only taught by an experienced teacher individually to a student.

Yoga teachers are often not trained in psychotherapy, but with some basic knowledge of Somatic Awareness and Core Evolution you can notice certain patters in your own Body-Mind Field and later also in your student’s.

Nina and Siegmar will teach in both ways: Nina will teach different Yoga sequences and techniques and, we observe and listen what may emerge on the personal level - and different to normal sessions, we will give room to process and integrate this emerging material, leading to a conscious way to resolve stress and promote auto- and self-regulation.

In the practice of Somatic Awareness and Core Evolution with Siegmar, you will learn about specific protective reaction patterns and how they may get triggered in your life. These patterns are specific coping mechanisms that you chose to meet difficult life situations. They may range from energetic withdrawal to overcompensation. To protect your vulnerable essence it was important to develop them, however, these trigger-reaction patterns may not be adequate anymore for who you really are today.

In this Yoga-Training unit you learn to choose practices that enable you to stay connected and to enjoy and share your presence and expression of life in you, which will promote healing and self-regulation.

This module can be attended by yoga teachers of any lineage who would like to learn more about the application of Somatic Awareness in Yoga as well as Body - orientated psychotherapists who would like to learn yogic techniques designed to further help their clients.

This Yoga-Training unit also counts as the Introduction to the Professional Core Evolution Training which will begin in Fall 2019 in Germany, Croatia and Portugal.
with 70 hours toward EABP Accreditation.

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About the Place: Perched atop 30-metre sandstone cliffs, overlooking the powerful blue Atlantic, and a string of golden sand beaches, lies Ericeira, a fishing town in Lisbon district, about 35 kilometres northwest of Lisbon. The old village is charming and typically Portuguese with whitewashed houses, blue doors and window frames, tiles, chapels and narrow cobbled streets.

Once a peaceful coastal town, Ericeira and the surrounding coast has recently been recognized as the World surfing reserve, transforming it into a surfer’s mecca, with over 30 surf spots with a diversity of waves for all levels. The Center has simple but charming and comfortable rooms, big garden featuring a small pool, large communal kitchen and a beautiful, bright yoga shala, Olive 3 is a perfect place as a teacher training venue.

This teaching module is a part of Nina Vukas popular 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training - a great combination for everybody who wants to gain a solid understanding of Yoga, deepen a personal process or wants to expand a body-oriented practice. These programs are often sold out, so sign up early.

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