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Dive deep into the world of somatic-informed movement!

Join us from Friday, Oct 4th, to Sunday, Oct 6th, 2024.

Uncover new possibilities and elevate your practice.

Are you interested in learning more about somatic-informed movement and curious about the benefits of this practice? 


Are you an existing or aspiring movement leader looking to enhance your knowledge and learn the art of leading a somatic-informed movement class?


Are you passionate about understanding the connection between the mind and body and eager to learn more alongside like-minded individuals?

This training is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to confidently create movement plans that work for you individually and in a group class setting. It will also empower your own inner healing and personal development.

RISE UP's Foundational Training course offers a thorough introduction to leading a somatic-informed movement class. Over the course of three days, participants will learn the theoretical basis for this style of movement, the five pillars present in every class, and the art of facilitation.


The RISE UP Foundational Training covers topics such as regulating the nervous system, the body's movement and release of stored energy, somatic tracking, and becoming an effective and knowledgeable leader. Participants will gain a better understanding of embodiment, felt sense, and their window of tolerance, which will help them develop class plans that support their community by connecting to the wisdom of their bodies.

After completing the training, you will have the skills to recognize the RISE UP Foundational Pillars and use them to develop safe and effective somatic-informed movement classes. You will also be able to adjust or enhance foundational exercises and recognize common issues that may occur while teaching or performing them.


Marlo Brausse facilitates the RISE UP Foundational Training and is also an AFLCA fitness instructor, Integrative Somatic Therapy Practitioner, and SPIRITUS Breathwork Facilitator.


“Over the past 15+ years as a mother and an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced many moments of happiness, heartache, success, failure, joy, sorrow, and triumph. I am sure you can relate. Life can look and feel like a roller coaster at times. I’ve had days where I felt on top of the world only to wake up and feel out of touch with my direction and purpose in life. I felt lost in my emotions, mindset, and struggle on those days and in those moments. There were many days when I felt alone.”


“RISE UP is a somatic-informed movement fitness class I developed in 2017 to help me understand everything that I was experiencing and sensing. At that time, developing RISE UP provided me, and many others, with a gateway to access the mind and body through movement group connection.” 


“I am excited to take this class to the next level by offering RISE UP Foundational Training to existing and aspiring movement leaders. During this training, I will share the knowledge and experience I have acquired over the last seven years of leading somatic-movement-informed sessions. We will learn, move, heal, and connect as we create and explore within.” ~ Marlo


RISE UP  Foundational Training is a 3-day in-person training

Location: The Academy (Heavens Fitness), Calgary, AB

Dates: Friday, Oct 4 to Sunday, Oct 6, 2024

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm daily

When you enroll in the 3-day RISE UP Foundational Training,  you will learn:

  • How to connect to the body. Why this is important.

  • How to orient to the room where you are leading.

  • Foundational exercises of a RISE UP class.

  • How to effectively use music in a somatic-informed movement class.

  • How to use movement, rhythm and sound in a somatic-movement-informed class.

  • How to create a playlist for your community and the message you want to share for each class.

  • Basic understanding of the nervous system, window of tolerance, developing felt sense, and how this shows up in a RISE UP class.

  • How to create a class plan with mindful placement of exercises, movement patterns, music, and set the tone.

  • How to bring spirituality and ritual to each class.

What is not included:

  • Functional anatomy.

  • Anatomical breakdown of each exercise.

  • How to lead somatic therapy or somatic healing.

We are pleased to share that RISE UP Foundational Training is offered in collaboration with the Integrative Somatic Studies Institute. This collaboration ensures that all leaders are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle the deep responsibility of facilitating a class of this style.

You'll learn:

  • Describe the psychophysiological framework and manifestations of shock and trauma in the body.

  • Explain how trauma affects the brain and the bodies response to stress.

  • Identify different types of traumas and  resulting symptoms.

  • Describe and identify signs of vicarious trauma and vicarious growth.

  • Describe Polyvagal Theory and practical skills required to strength social engagement.

  • Understand theory and practice of Attunement for co-regulation in trauma work.

  • Explain the importance of trauma release within the window of tolerance.

  • Describe Judith Herman’s model of trauma recovery and the rational for its use with trauma survivors.

To learn more, please see the certification requirements.

Learn more about Ratha Check and the Integrative Somatic Studies Insitute here.


$1195.00 CAN or 3x payments of $425.00 CAN

Upon completing the RISE UP Foundation Training, you will be certified to lead a RISE UP, somatic-movement-informed, group fitness class. This training is not sufficient to offer individual somatic therapy or somatic healing of any kind.


Certification requirements:


  • Attend three days of in-person RISE UP Foundational Training.

  • Submit course assessment to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the material.

  • Schedule and attend three ISTP* (online or in-person) sessions within six months of the commencement of training.

  • Create and submit a class plan, including music selection, to demonstrate an understanding of how to use music effectively throughout the class.

  • Submit a 60-minute video delivering the submitted class plan.

  • Competition and certification of Level 1: Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice: Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery**.


*The cost of these sessions is not included in the Foundational Training.

**The cost of L1: ISTP training is not included in the Foundational Training.

If you have any questions or want to enroll in the course, email us for more information or to book a one-on-one call. We will happily answer any questions and help you start your journey toward becoming a knowledgeable and effective somatic-movement-informed instructor.

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