Rosen Method Bodywork Community
EM and Rosen
Marion Rosen, Founder of Rosen Method Bodywork has been a great inspiration, as a teacher, healer, and human being to a great many people. Karen Roeper is no exception, as she has held Marion in high esteem for decades.
Trained by the founder, Karen was a faculty member of the Rosen Method Bodywork Institute, Berkeley, CA. and has served on the Board. She has taught Rosen Method Intensives for personal growth, as well as practitioner certification programs in the United States, Sweden, Canada and Russia, and elsewhere.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Karen has maintained a private practice for 40 years. Throughout that time she has cultivated and continues to maintain circles of deep connection with overlapping EM and Rosen Method Bodywork communities across the globe.
Since Karen first developed Essential Motion, her training as a Rosen practitioner and teacher have informed her work. By bringing together the creativity and self-expression of her dance background with Rosen Method’s process for identifying unconscious patterns of muscular holding, feeling, and behavior, she has continued to evolve and share her practice of embodied awareness.
To witness and better understand the development and application of Essential Motion, read:
Essential Motion: An Improvisational Movement Approach to Embodied Awareness and Its Relationship to Rosen Method Bodywork
by Karen Roeper & Jane Flint (PDF)