EMA Teacher Training
August 2023 to April 2024
This program teaches you how to instruct EMA dance classes and coaching sessions from your own deeply authentic center.
Learn how to educate, inspire and encourage women on their path to reclaiming &
awakening their sensuality, pleasure,
and female erotic energy.
Immerse yourself in a life changing program.
The Erotic Movement Arts Foundation Teacher Training is where yoga, qigong, tantra, somatic bodywork and erotic dance come together under one comprehensive training program. As an authorized EMA instructor you will have the tools to bring your integrated self into your life and work, to provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach your students and compassionately guide your clients how to BE in their bodies with pleasure, space and power.
It is a program for aspiring teachers, experienced teachers, and women who desire to facilitate sacred empowerment circles, classes, and coaching.
What we will learn in this Foundational EMA Teacher Training program:
Taught by EMA founder Rie Katagiri, this program teaches you how to instruct from your own authentic center by staying grounded and embodied with real connection to your heart, eros, power and sensuality.
Learn how to coach your students and clients in any field of work and stage of life, to access the positive effects and power of sensuality, pleasure, and female erotic energy.
Your program will be rich, comprehensive and full of innovative ways to work somatically through:
Livestream & In-Person courses
Self Study Videos (August - February is a self study module through our online classroom)
PDF of lesson points and worksheets
Q + A: Group zoom with Rie
Some topics covered only in Teacher Training:
How to teach the signature EMA introductory class w/ ball work
Sacred movement sequences that open up pathways to the erotic
How to offer a kind and generous class experience by slowing down
Goddess consciousness embodiment practices
How to design simple and beautiful pleasure-led choreography
Applied anatomy to support your students' body when they have physical challenges
How to facilitate a women’s healing circle
Receive EMA advance classes, meditations and self care
Learn foundational work for movement coaching for performance (incl. film and television)
*The Erotic Movement Arts Training is a competency course that requires the completion of homework assignments, in-class evaluations, teaching an introduction EMA class to real students, and a final exam.
August 2023 - February 2024
Every month between August 2023 and February 2024, you will receive a new chapter in the online EMA Teacher Training Self Study Classroom. These seven, self paced and digestible classes will be supplemented with Zoom calls with Rie every other month for review and practice. These lessons cover EMA sequences that you will get to know intimately, and help you continue to build your sensual, inspiring teaching vocabulary that you started in SMMT. You will begin to create your own mini sequence for the EMA Intro Class with music, study vocal exercises, conduct deeper investigations with your erotic nature map, and dive deeper into goddess connection & 4 Portal work. We will study body alignment, injuries, and sequencing best practices. There will be some homework shared with Rie through writing and self-made videos throughout the self-study portion of the program.
IN PERSON PRACTICUM
March - April 2024
(exact dates coming soon)
The EMA Practicum is the technical and most physical module of the whole training. This is where the rubber meets the road as they say. You will: practice teach several beginner class sessions out loud, learn to make physical adjustments for safety and do healing hands on work on your fellow trainees, create your own EMA class sequences, create and pitch your dream workshop, and close with teaching an introductory class to real students (you will get to invite your friends and family).
You must attend and complete the *Shakti Movement Medicine Training (SMMT) before beginning your EMA Teacher Training.
You must fill out our teacher training application after completing SMMT to be approved for the Teacher Training.
You must complete the self study Teacher Training modules (August 2023-February 2024) and attend a certain amount livestream or in person EMA dance classes with Rie before advancing to the EMA teacher training Practicum in March/April.
On completion of the full training, you will be certified to teach your own EMA classes.
> INVESTMENT <
THE FULL EMA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
(5 months SMMT PROGRAM + EMA Teacher Training Self Study & Practicum):
$4,000 - over 150 hours of class time with Rie and your group
FOR CURRENT AND PAST SMMT MEMBERS
(SMMT Graduates who are ready for Teacher Training): $1,900
$500 off for Early Birds + Payment Installments available - Once approved, you can be enrolled with only $99 to hold your spot today.
Shakti Movement Medicine Training
There is still time to join the SMMT 2023 program
Module 1 : Class Recordings Available
Module 2 : Class Recordings Available
Module 3 : May 27 & 28 - Somatic Medicine for Our Time
Times: 9a-5p both SATURDAY & SUNDAY / In-person & On Zoom
Module 4 : June 24 & 25 - Mapping your Erotic Nature
Times: 9a-5p both SATURDAY & SUNDAY / In-person & On Zoom
Module 5 : July 21, 22 & 23 - Voice, Receptivity, Pleasure* Only for SMMT Full Program Students
Times: FRIDAY, 4-7, SATURDAY, 10a - 5p, SUNDAY, 10a - 5p / In-person or On Zoom
Please note these hours are Los Angeles Time (PST)
82 hours of class time + zoom check ins between modules
Questions? Write to us at hello AT eroticmovementarts . com
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EMA CERTIFIED TEACHERS ARE SAYING......
"SMMT + EMA Teacher Training changed my life in the sweetest yet fiercest way. The container that Rie created and facilitated held me through one of the hardest transitions in my life, and the work done together supported me in deepening the inhabitance of my subtle body and the expression of my erotic essence. By way of sensual dance, reverential meditation, and Rie's own decades of embodied wisdom, I was able to nurture parts of myself that have been longing and hidden for so long. I awoke and came home to my own power, again and again, allowing for a full range of my emotions and desires to unravel, on the floor or on the pole. Pleasure grew into a way of living and being, a guide for my very own liberation. SMMT is a wonderful place to begin if you've felt as though something has been missing, or repressed, or unfelt. The magic is in the mystery of the feminine, only yours to uncover, and Rie is a wonderful guide who leads with gentle playfulness, genuine care, fierce knowing, deep trust and so much love."
~ Denise Chang, Somatic Healer, EMA Instructor
"Rie is a modern day high priestess in LA.
That training was some of the scariest, bravest, sexiest, and most tearful, terrifying and tender shit I’ve ever done. The training taught me how to reclaim and physically move from the original impulses of my unconditioned, authentic eroticism—how my flesh could become “a living poem”—and how I could help other women do this as well. Since then I’ve been incorporating this powerful movement work into my feminine empowerment coaching and my daily life."
~Gail Hudson, Best Selling Author, Life Coach, Writing Coach
"I've done a lot of certifications in my life in personal training, group fitness, biomechanics, and energy work. As an embodiment specialist myself, it's rare to find spaces and trainings anymore that are facilitated to the standard I hold myself to. Rie's is the exception. I loved this training so much. It helped me to deepen my own personal embodiment practice, as well, my students and clients love the practice I created for them using what I learned from Rie. I cannot recommend this enough!"
~Elizabeth DiAlto, founder of the School of Sacred Embodiment, Host of the Embodied Podcast
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