In this conversation (June 2013), Simona Aronow and Ilene Serlin discuss how spiritual practice and the practice of movement and body mindfulness can go hand in hand.
Simona Aronow, MEd, BC-ADTR, CMA, NCTMB, NCC, KMP facilitates movement for self awareness, expression and transformation. She brings to her healing work 35 years of experience as therapist, supervisor and educator. Simona is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist specializing in Authentic Movement, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis and Kestenberg Movement Profiles. In addition, she is a hands on somatic practitioner and a long time student of Kabbalah. Her current passion is working with Authentic Movement and Embodied Spirituality as vehicles for enlivening others on their spiritual journeys. She teaches this work privately and at retreat centers, including The National Havurah Summer Institute, Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, Aleph Kallah, and University of Virginia Mindfulness Center. She is on faculty for the Laban/Bartennieff Movement Studies Training Program, University of Maryland, and the Embodying Spirit En-Spiriting Body Training Program in California. Her private practice is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT is a psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in San Francisco and Marin. Past-president San Francisco Psychological Association, FellowAPA, past-president Division of Humanistic Psychology, she taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger) over 100 chapters and articles on body, art and psychotherapy, she is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques, American Dance Therapy Journal, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, andThe Humanistic Psychologist.
Published June 2013