“The Rosen Method enables deep relaxation through a gentle, mindful touch that opens the door to hidden feelings and awakens a new zest for life. It helps to recognize barriers and leads to more confidence in one’s own possibilities.”
The Rosen Method is named after its founder Marion Rosen. It is a touch that enables us to get out of wanting and doing, to go back into feeling, thereby finding or rediscovering ourselves.
In everyday life we build up barriers and protective attitudes to protect ourselves in different situations and not to be exposed. But if we can’t express ourselves and have to pause, these feelings can’t be processed or let go.
Releasing feelings from our muscle tensions
In the ideal situation, feelings can come and go. But since there is often no room for them, they are stored inside us – often in the form of muscle tension. In a balanced body, muscles function with tension and relaxation (sympathetic and parasympathetic), just as feelings come and go. However, if the feelings are held in, the muscles can no longer relax. This leads to chronic tension and/or pain and prevents the breath from being free.
The practitioner looks at the client’s body in a session to discover the tense and relaxed regions. The session usually starts where it is hard and tight. The practitioner touches this area with gentle hands, sometimes pressing harder; it is not a laying on of hands. The hands stay there until there is a change, a physical reaction.
At the same time, the practitioner says what he/she sees and feels, so that the client can perceive him/herself better. General questions about the client’s life can also be asked, observing how the body reacts.
The touch makes it possible to relax deeply and at the same time to become aware of one’s holding. Through this respectful touch it is possible for the client to feel deeply, to express his feelings, verbally or non-verbally. Often one discovers what one carries beautiful inside – but could not show it yet.
“This work is about finding ourselves again – making the transformation from the person we think we are to the person we really are.”
The body speaks its own language through the way we stand and sit, the way we move when we walk and run, the way we play and the posture we adopt when we work. Without even suspecting it, we give an image of ourselves. Our bodies are shaped by our life experiences. They contain thoughts, experiences and feelings that we unconsciously hold back in our body by tensing our muscles.
Become secure and light to live authentically
However, this holding and tightening takes away our ability to move easily and freely, and is often accompanied by pain, discomfort, or joylessness. In the course of our lives, it happens that we repeatedly find ourselves in situations where it is difficult to express our feelings; unconsciously, we ignore what we cannot accept about ourselves and avoid what might cause us emotional pain. A mechanism is created that controls our behavior and leads us to withhold our feelings.
Even as adults, we often do not feel safe and strong enough to allow what is happening inside us. Through the gentle touch and the presence of a rose practitioner we can deeply relax. Now it is possible to feel our barriers, our protective shell. This realization brings lightness and a sense of well-being. We gain more and more the power and confidence to express our feelings and show ourselves to the world as we really are.
Rose Movement is deeply restorative and develops one’s sense of embodiment. Unconscious emotions, attitudes, and beliefs lead to muscle tension that limits your full freedom of movement and prevents your body from experiencing a sense of freedom and presence in everyday life. Simply put, how you move is an expression of how you feel; how you feel also depends on how you move. Rose Movement invites you to rediscover how your body is allowed to move.
With inviting and supportive music, Rosen Movement classes awaken the experience of relaxing into movement so that participants can find new vitality, spaciousness and joy in their bodies through simple movements. Rosen Movement teachers encourage participants to move with confidence, intention and ease. The gentle exercises promote flexibility, suppleness of the joints and deeper breathing. As muscles relax into their natural length, body alignment and expressiveness improve. These benefits thoroughly prepare the body for the ease of ordinary movements as well as more strenuous exercises.
Rose Movement is a separate training, but occurs concomitantly in bodywork training. The courses are designed for people who are interested in becoming a Rosen Method practitioner. They are also suitable for participants who want support and guidance for their self-experience and self-discovery, without the goal of a training.
Introductory courses, self-awareness, further education, training course
– You attend a two-day introductory course
– You attend seven-day intensive courses
– If you wish, you can attend this seven-day intensive course several times (max. 3 per year), in order to deepen the work with roses more and more and to gain new experiences.
– You attend the four-day course “Emotional and Experimental Anatomy”.
You can also attend the courses individually (as further training or self-experience).
The courses are recognized as EMR/ASCA compliant trainings or you simply attend them as a valuable and enriching personal development. Especially this last possibility is often forgotten and underestimated today in a world of certificates and regulations. The Rose Method offers a unique and wonderful contribution to human unfoldment and maturation. Individual sessions accompanying your process are useful.
To obtain certification from the Rosen Institute, the curriculum is as follows:
– 4 intensive courses of 36 hours each; a maximum of 3 courses per year.
– Individual sessions accompanying the process are desirable.
– Discussion with the Seniorteacher; clarification on both sides whether the desire and the suitability for the training are present.
– 3 intensive courses of 36 hours each; maximum 3 courses per year
– 10 individual sessions accompanying the process
– 8 supervisions
– 2 anatomy courses / Emotional Anatomy I and II
Regular participation in internships is desired.
– Discussion with the Seniorteacher, whether the desire and the ability, to start the internship are given.
This is the period of independent work with clients* accompanied by regular supervision hours.
The training to become a rose practitioner takes about 5 years.
It concludes with a certificate.
Rose Method Movement is usually an integral part of all courses.
The Kientalerhof offers the seminars of the Rose Method exclusively in the beautiful seminar center in the powerful and peaceful nature of the Kiental. Here the deep and touching processes of this learning experience can be experienced and best integrated in a safe, healthy environment without everyday distractions (excellent vegetarian or vegan food and accommodation is provided).
“When we feel connected to our bodies, we discover our inner truth. It shows us who we are, how to live and love.”