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Introductory Workshop

New Cycle Training Course

School of Vital Development in Brighton

Sunday 14th October





The Essential Training in Vital Development ®  The importance of the new Vital Development approach

We introduce a profound professional awareness of Vital Development, the new wider, more accurate updated and upgraded form of dance-movement systems, rooted in the true essence of the Love-Life Centered Principle, true essence of the Vital Development method.   

Within this more Vivential and Fundamental upgrade called Vital Development, we will bring previous teachings, researches and studies to a higher level of development and professional awareness, in proper correspondence with the professional current dynamics and needs.

We will share the transformative power of the latest new exercises and an interactive revision of subjects, technical and practical issues of giving classes and correct application of different sets of exercises


What do we offer as a Vital Development Training?

– Unique 32 years of experience worldwide with the most senior Directors and Instructors;

– Vast and extensive knowledge of the true roots of VD;

– An updated and upgraded unique Vital Development theory, new 100+ exercises, new Vivencias;

– An authentic and unique Latin American input in Vital experiences and dances;

– More than 250 graduates running vital workshops all over the world;

– A focused, and assertive training with unique two levels of development and professional qualities;

– A concise Foundation Level training that will give you the unique opportunity to start giving VD (provisional and supervised) classes after 16 training months;

– An extensive Professional Level training that takes the understanding and practice of VD to a superior stage, introduces the students to social issues and also develops VD’s insertion in the dynamics of the profound needs of modern society;

– An ethos based in human respect, care of life and life processes and the acquisition of a biocentric point of view to live and enjoy and develop life potentials at full;

– Taster weekends (reduced fee) to introduce yourself to School weekend experience;

– Accreditation by ViDA-Vital Development Association / Patricia Martello, the governing body of Vital Development Trainings in the UK and worldwide.

General aims of the Training Course:

a) Theoretical basis: – To understand the theory of Vital Development and its fundaments and roots in Human Sciences.
b) Vivential experience: – To practice and rehearse during every weekend course at profound level
c) Methodology & Technical Studies: – To learn the basic exercises of Vital Development , their names, explanation, practical demonstration and specific music. – To learn how to structure a basic class, a course and a weekend workshop in the three levels: for beginners, intermediate and advanced. – General learning of the different areas of application of Vital Development. – General learning of Didactic aspects and the dynamic of the group of Vital Development.
d) Musical Semantics: – To understand the music as a fundamental tool of transformation – Te feel and listen to music with the whole body – To perceive music as a poetic message of Life – Training and criteria to select the appropriate music for each class.
e) Supervised Classes: – Practical experience of leading groups: beginners-intermediate short classes and Intermediate- advanced longer classes and weekend  workshops. 

Specific and practical objectives and characteristics of the Training Course

1. Theoretical Studies: To understand the theory of Vital Development and its fundamentals in relationship to the sciences of life. Each weekend of training course has a minimum attendance of 12 hours and must be given by the School Director or a Vital Development Instructor. The students must present a brief resume written about the previous subjects given in the school, with a theoretical and vivencial synthesis, with personal comments and reflections.
2. Special & Theoretical Seminars: The official Vital Development Seminars will be run alongside the regular weekend training courses for Levels 1 (minimum of 4 seminars) and 2 (minimum of 3 seminars). Eventually this can be given by specialists in each area. The duration of each seminar may vary and the dates will be determined by the Director of the School.
3. Profundity at the Vivencial Level: Profundly going into the vivencias at an individual and group level. During the weekend of the school great importance of the progressiveness of the vivencias and the profundity there in is given. It is very important for the student to attend a weekly (regular group, or one weekend per month for people who live faraway, or any other particular situations consireded by the Director of the School) class in parallel to the school weekends, in order to go deeper into the Vital Experience. This is strongly recommended to any student aiming to become a fully qualified Vital Development Professional.
4. Methodology & Technical Studies: Understanding the methodology for leading groups of Vital Development. The student learns correctly the name and realization of each exercise, the indications, the music, the semantic musical principle and the way to give structure to short classes and weekends for beginners, intermediate and advanced groups. The objective of Methodology Training Course is that the student forms the capacity for professionalism in order to execute his or her work with the highest standards.
5. Supervision Classes: Level 1:  Practical experience of leading groups of Vital Development under supervision, with a minimum of 8 supervised classes of 3 hours (minimum) of duration each (1 hour feed-back + 2 hours class), with a frequency of a maximum of one per week (or other suggested by the Director). The supervision will follow precise norms in order to evaluate the theories, knowledge of the student and his / her methodological resources. The supervision can only be made by a Vital Development Instructor or a BWA School Director.  During the class of supervision the teacher has to be present. The supervisor will give positive and negative details (feed-back ). If after the minimum 8 supervised classes the student does not demonstrate professional capacity or fails to achieve the basic standards, the school is authorized to request as many supervised classes as necessary. The School will have the report of the supervised class which has been passed. The student in this stage will be enter into the category of “Student under Supervision” and will receive a specific authorization from the School to run short Beginners Vital Development classes only. Level 2: Practical experience of leading weekend workshop groups of Vital Development under supervision.  The same as Level I above, please read.
6. Monograph (essay): Elaboration of a monograph of a theory or practical subject of Vital Development for the completion of the level 1. The monograph will be done with the orientation of a qualified Instructor / Professional .  The Tutor (teacher of monograph) does not have necessarily to be the same one who has supervised the classes. A final rough of the monograph must be presented to the Director of the School, with a minimum of 30 days in advance of the date of the final examination. The Level 2 will be completed with a group monograph related to the CSAP alongside with an individual monograph about the 2nd level training Course.
7. Graduation Level II: Presentation of monograph and viva to an examination board, which will be composed of the Director of the School of Vital Development and two ViDA registered Instructors. The members of the table will choose the president who will coordinate the ceremony of the examination. The examination is performed during the event of the B.W.A.; or in a special examination table organized by the school with that purpose. This examination will be open to the public. The time of the presentation of the viva will be 40 minutes and the following 20 minutes will be taken by the examiners to ask questions and give a feed-back. The following aspects will be considered in the assessment: -theoretical consistence; -coherence with the Love-Life centered Principle; -relative argumentation of the theory and practice of Vital Development; -clarity in the oral presentation; -aesthetics of the presentation and correct writing. Once the consensus of the examination table has been agreed, the President of the table will feed back the evaluation.  If the monograph has considerable errors, it may be rejected. The student may have to redo it under strict control of his / her Tutor and determine new date for the examination with the school. Depending on the reasons of the student discussed, the student may participate in as many School weekends that are necessary to update his / her concepts.
  8. Social Action – Community & Social Action Project / CSAP:   Students entering LEVEL II will participate in a Social Action program, the CSAP, eg: marginal population groups, senior citizens, institutions of children. These field work will be considered in the students C. V. and training, and will be formally presented at a final stage for completion of the Training Course Level II.  Each school will organize a program of social action according to local possibilities and will do a control of quality of the activities and also of continuity with different groups.
9. Unique Paragraph: At the end of the Level II training course and completion of the full program (Levels I and II), the student will receive the Vital Development Diploma, which will legally authorize him / her to lead Vital Development classes or workshops in the UK within the appropriate levels of authorization specified and agreed for Level II.
Criterions of Admission: 1. To be a participant of a regular group (or equivalent) with a Vital development Professional with a minimum of 60 hours (or equivalent) of “Vital Experiences”  (workshops) attended within the previous 12 months. 2. To write a letter stating the personal motivation for entry into the Training School. (Registration Form) 3. To have completed a university course, or to be participating in a university course, or to have equivalent studies on life disciplines of human development, or completed secondary school or equivalent. 4. Not to present body disassociation (inappropriate movements and behavior). Not to suffer any serious medical or psychological condition that may put difficulty or be an obstacle for the normal development of the training of the student. Not to suffer any medical condition that can be aggravated by the demands of the Training course. 5. To be presented with a letter written by an Instructor / Professional of Vital Development, who has done a previous evaluation of the candidate. 6. To fill in the Registration Form, abide by and comply to the regulations of the ViDA School of Vital Development.

Directors /

Patricia Martello – MBRCP /  ViDA Instructor

Marcelo Di Matteo – MBRCP / ViDA Instructor . 


Students of the School, Students under Supervision and Graduates are required to respect and abide to ViDA School Regulations and the methodology and basics taught during the training. Students must lead and organize classes and workshops for the Levels of Training they have graduated for. Leading, organizing, and delivering workshops not included within the Level (1,2,3,4 or 5) they have trained for may incur in a cancellation of the Teaching License and/or ViDA registration. Essential Changes or unproved updates without the proper authorisation of the School of Vital Development will not considered valid. Any discrepancy on this matter will be resolved by the local School of Vital Development. Schools of Vital Development in the UK are the legal organizations with legal authorisation to train Vital Development Facilitators, produce and present Vital Development Certificates. ViDA only recognizes Schools of Vital Development with a ViDA registration or autorisation.