EMBODYSSEY WORKSHOPS - Elements Primer (5 Modules)

The Embodyssey Elements Workshops are an in-depth and personal self-awareness program. The completion of all five modules will round out a practitioner's personal practice, improving overall efficiency, adaptability and depth of connection to the self and environment. Ultimately the practitioner will employ the Body as Teacher, Nature as Preacher philosophy in all areas of life through facilitated and documented embodied experience. This certification is an accomplishment of 25 hours of immersion into the Embodyssey system, an opportunity to work with the Embodyssey Founding Instructor Keith Cowley directly and receive beginner-intermediate instruction.

The completion of these 5 modules are prerequisite to enroll in the Embodiment Clinician Program, which enables the practitioner to offer Embodiment Clinician I bodywork services to the public.


The Embodyssey Earth Module focuses on the Environmental Referencing training established by Personal Circle Method. Our biological, energetic and spiritual bodies are influenced by the same cyclical processes in our counterpoints. Referencing refers to how we store this information within our physiology and how efficiently it is actioned. Earth Module will outline a foundational set of environmental reference points for testing and self-awareness, as well as preliminary language for further exploration on the path.


The Embodyssey Air Module delves into the philosophy and practice of Breathwork as outlined by Personal Circle Method. A meditative movement sequence explores expansion and contraction of all biological systems and rhythms in coordination with the transcription and translation of muscle memories. The Air Module will examine trends and habits that affect the efficiency of breathwork, posture and movement.


The Embodyssey Fire Module is the most rigorous training of the Personal Circle Method. Through Submission-work, practitioners endure significant time standing in stillness outdoors in variable conditions.  Guided instructor, each practitioner's individualized postural alignment is adjusted for efficiency and tested for structural integrity. Conversation with self is introduced through submission to the rising and extinguishing of the fire of compensations in the body being released.


The Embodyssey Water Module utilizes a flowing partnered practice to develop embodied experiences exploring the spatial conversations between self-similar biological structures. Personal Circle postures are employed to maintain structural integrity within the flow practice, resulting in fear reduction, stress release and openness to the subtleties of interrelationships among people, environments and whole systems.


The Embodyssey Metal Module looks deeply into our creative origins, including Reference-work with human-made structures and the materialization of information through structural expression. Through the examination of spatial geometry, symmetry and chaos, we acknowledge the human dichotomous impulse to refine genetic understanding of nature's mysteries through creation and destruction of nature itself.


Practitioners whom have completed all five elements modules are able to enroll in the Embodiment Clinician Program. This training is intermediate-advanced and requires considerable dedication and training as it enables the practitioner to engage the public in a client service environment. Completion of 50 hours of facilitated training and testing are required for certification.

Embodiment Clinic™ is our method for teaching the foundational Personal Circle (PCM) principles to the general public in a 1-on-1 setting. Embodiment Clinics are only guided by a Personal Circle Embodiment Clinician. A Clinic session includes 1/3 postural alignment signalling (seated and standing), 1/3 postural shape testing, and 1/3 partnered application practice. While there are obvious therapeutic benefits to the Clinic, “clinic” is also a term used for “a conference or short course on a particular subject”. “Embodiment” involves internal and external awareness of environment and potential purposeful application within it. The session enables a setting for real-time evidence-based application experience of the efficient principles. Therein, the benefits of Personal Circle practices are provided by the clients themselves as made aware by a trained Embodiment Clinician.


Personal Circle Method™ (PCM) is Embodyssey's universal foundational training system, based upon an autodidactic process of submission to self and environment by way of circular analysis, therein an integral method of moving meditation. Our philosophy (“Body is teacher, Nature is preacher”) involves embodiment of subtlety through dichotomous refinement with awareness and acceptance of Oneness. Personal Circle was created through an autodidactic process of submission focused on our “sacred 3” principles of Structure (posture, shapes, symmetry) Breath, and Intention. Efficient exploration of our dynamic biological boundaries affords us the experiences that build our confidence to transcend the physical systems in creative and environmentally useful ways. The Personal Circle system is inspired by many cultural practices, however ultimately coalesced by way of a dedicated submissive personal practice and daily application by its founder Keith M. Cowley. It is non-martial and non-lineage based. It adopts universal/cosmological and scientific language and guidance through biological geometry.

PCM Moving Meditation Partnered Workshop is a 2-hour immersion workshop, a humbling partnered practice developed from multicultural (non)martial internal arts that instills efficient body mechanics and postural alignment while adapting to spontaneous signals from a partner in continuous motion. It's useful for yoga students and instructors, learning to apply postures in everyday application. Great for massage therapists and Reiki practitioners for the efficient utilization of body posture during sensitive contact bodywork. (While the drills appear like Tai Chi’s push-hands, they instead employ the non-martial shapes and techniques of Personal Circle, developed by Keith M. Cowley). Non-competitive to maintain a balanced and enjoyable dialogue during slow practice. PCM Workshops are educational ways to better health and wellness. Evidence-based concepts help revitalize your structural and energetic alignment for a more mindful connection to Self and Environment.

The benefits: Build sensitivity and awareness, learn to reference your environment, release tension and stress, and share genuine dialogue. No experience necessary. First 1/3 includes an Embodiment Clinic postural alignment awareness class.

Cowley is available to share Embodyssey's Moving Meditation in Nature workshops, Embodiment Clinic, and Personal Circle Method in multiple settings.

Embodyssey can be offered:

  • 1 on 1 Postural Alignment Clinics
  • Group Classes/Wellness at Wellness Studios
  • Partnered Flow Workshops at Yoga/Movement Studios
  • Corporate Wellness Groups and Events
  • Moving Meditation in Nature Hikes and Immersions

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