Light Body Activation I: Proprioceptive Exercise

There is an option to participate in this course from your home via livestream video. Please read below for more information.

In this class you will learn a unique form of meditative activity called proprioceptive exercise, which involves specific types of movement that stimulates proprioceptive activity. This eventually evolves into a proprioceptive awareness that improves the quality of daily living. The proprioceptive system is a part of the nervous system that monitors alignment.

Proprioceptive exercise allows a person to move the body according to its own inner guidance. It connects awareness to the self-aligning, corrective intelligence that resides within us all: the ‘proprio’ ‘ceptive’ (true perception) system. By following the information you are able to access with proprioceptive awareness, an improvised self-corrective positioning takes place. This leads to a sequence of movement, breathing and energetic changes that balance, relax and strengthen the body/mind.

Practiced over time, proprioceptive exercise leads to improved posture, body flexibility, relaxed breathing, and ease of movement. Emotionally, it helps prevent and resolve stress syndromes while empowering healthier, more functional choices.

For Bodywork Practitioners

Proprioceptive exercise is also valuable for the shiatsu and bodywork practitioner as it heightens sensitivity of the body and energy system. It enables the practitioner to access clear information about the priorities of a treatment.

Light Body Activation

The skills gained in this class are an excellent entry to the light body activation process. They bring a person into direct connection with the basic components of their energy system and initiate a reliable interface between the mind directives and energy flow.


Topics Include:

  • Principles of proprioceptive awareness and movement

  • Connecting to our internal GPS                                   

  • Recognizing and allowing self corrective, improvised positioning

  • Restoring the elastic, flexible nature of the body

  • How to guide life force into the deep layers of the body

  • Early detection of stress system formation and how to diffuse it

  • Self -adjustment of the cranial bones and membranes

  • How to feel and regulate layers of the semi-permeable, bioplasmic membranes (aka the energy body)

    Anyone who is interested in self-development is welcome to participate in this class.

Saul Goodman, founder of the International School of Shiatsu and author of Light Body Activation, has developed and taught these unique processes for over 30 years throughout the U.S. and Europe.

*  Please note: For those who have experience with proprioceptive & self-cranial work, this class still offers the benefits of the practice. Even if you are familiar with the techniques, every proprioceptive journey unfolds differently according to the group. Also, Saul is continually developing new material that offers expanding possibilities for all participants.

Livestream Option

For those of you who did not make it to this class in-person, you can take it via video footage from the live class.

There are a few exercises during this class that involve exchanging some simple hands-on bodywork with a partner (no need for bodywork experience, the exercises are for beginners). We recommend having someone (a family member or friend) be available that you can practice on, or better yet find a friend who wants to register and take the class with you! If you do not have anyone to work with, no worries - you can work on yourself or take a short break during the exercise.

There is an option to have access to (unedited) video recordings of this class for an added fee of $50.


DATES: There are no LBA I courses currently scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in taking this course via recorded video footage from a past class.

LOCATION:  International School of Shiatsu, 6055 Kellers Church Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947, USA OR via livestream video from your location

COST:  $350 New Student / $150 Repeat Fee (the cost is the same for in-person or livestream registration)

COST if paying via BTC, ETH, LTC or BCH: $295 New Student / $125 Repeat fee; email for details.

CONTACT:  Contact Lynn Goodman at (267) 347-2290 or with questions.

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