“The human midline is an embryonic expression of aliveness that is manifest in our tissues longer before we must orient ourselves in the world. We are born knowing center.”

Mary Bond in Your Body Mandala: Posture as a Path to Presence  2018

Spine, Midline and Breath: Movement Meditations for Deepening Somatic Embodiment

Upcoming Programs

May 29-31, 2020 in Atlanta, GA at Be Kula: A Place for Wellness
Offered in Partnership with The Guild for Structural Integration and the International Association of Structural Integrators

Registration: Spine, Midline and Breath

In this 12-hour workshop we explore ways in which the interplay between spine, midline, and breathing leads to greater articulation of the spine in three-dimensions. Spinal articulation leads to expanded orientation in space and increased freedom of self-expression. We will:

 Feel the effect of both normal and ritualized breathing patterns on the mobility and stability of the spine

Consider the spine from perspectives of evolution, embryological development, and cultural history.

Understand how the elementary biomechanics of spinal motion affect the movements of daily living.

 Experience our spines as tensegrity systems rather than “spinal columns,”

 Develop resources for maintaining fluency and presence in our increasingly sedentary modern lifestyles.

Open to Structural Integrators, Somatic Educators (Yoga, Pilates, etc…) and Practitioners with instructor(s) permission

Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday evening
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Early Bird $325.00 USD
After 04/17/2020 $395.00 USD

Location: Be Kula: Space for Wellness 1561 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307


Mary Bond – www.healyourposture.com

Mary Bond studied with Dr. Ida Rolf from 1969 to 1972. Formerly Chair of the US Rolf Movement® faculty, she has been involved in movement education from the early days with Judith Aston, and has been profoundly influenced by the work of Hubert Godard. She is author of The New Rules of Posture and a multimedia book, Your Body Mandala: Posture as a Path to Presence. It is her joy to share her perspective of movement education.

William S. Hufschmidtwww.yogawithwilliam.com

In 1989, William took his first yoga class, and shortly thereafter, began substituting, then teaching yoga classes at his teacher’s request. After many years of regular, personal practice, William began studies at Kripalu Center in 2001, primarily with Yoganand Michael Carroll studying the therapeutic application and teaching of Tantric Hatha yoga. He also has certifications in Thai Yoga therapy, Reiki (Master level attunement) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, and holds a BS in Botanical Science (emphasis Mosses). From 2003-2011, William owned and operated eclectic, urban yoga studio in Atlanta, GA called Jai Shanti Yoga (which became Candler Park Yoga, and is now Be Kula: Space for Wellness). The stewardship of the studio taught him how valuable group yoga practice can be for community development by fostering self-sourced spiritual practices for the body, mind, and heart. Through his trainings and classes, William hopes to inspire students and communities to cultivate deeper relationships with Prana (aliveness), using the body as the vehicle for prayer and meditation.




Statement of Faith

If we are somehow endowed with participation of some kind of divinity, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with the respect and dignity this demands.

If, on the other hand, we are the accidental outcome of blind natural processes in a cosmos that is indifferent to us being here at all, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with a tenderness and respect befitting such serendipitous surprises.

by Frank Casper
Lay Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia © 2008