NEWS about courses, webinars and website

Jaap Van der Wal

28 mei

Hosted by the Prenatal and Perinatal Programs Learning Center in Charlottesville VA. Kate White has set up a brilliant format of a Webinar of five days with three sessions per day. From 7- 1 October 2020. Open for trauma therapists and people interested in pre- and perinatal life and for all body work professionals (osteopathy, craniosacral, fascia-trainers, and so on) but also medical doctors, midwives and laymen). For an holistic and spiritual view on the human body. Man is Mind, Motion, Matter. With Jaap van der Wal on a journey to the secret Life of the Embryo in You. Go to:



Understanding Ourselves as Embryo and How that Relates to Our Consciousness and Psychosomatic Being


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Understanding Ourselves as Embryo and How that Relates to Our Consciousness and Psychosomatic Being



Jaap Van der Wal

27 april

CORONA, JAAP and the EMBRYO. On 22 April 2020 I was invited by the CTET in London to present an webinar lecture What the Embryo tells about Togetherness. As to my opinion it was, technically and didactically spoken, not the most brilliant lecture I ever gave. It was my first live online teaching activity ever. It could be better. Nevertheless a milestone for The Embryo in Us. Here is the link:

The course that I gave together with Thom Myers in his training center for Anatomy Trains in WALPOLE (MAINE) 18 till 21 JULY 2018
took place a quite another atmosphere as in Ashland. This time it was not very hot, we were near the ocean and this time it was Thom Myers who made the course much more interesting by his contributions and because the constantly introduced thems and questions from the domain of Anatomy Trains. I learned a lot. 
This is the comment by Thom himself as to similar course Thom an d I gave in 2015:  Jaap truly dances as he describes the folding and unfolding gestures during the process of human embryonic function.  He pulls from several inspirations, including the work of Rudolf Steiner, Rumi, Andrew Still, and art from Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Greek art and more.  Citing the theories of Blechschmidt, he comments on the fact that movement is pre-exercised in the body and that motion is the primary force, while form is secondary.  As he stated, “you are a process and you are constantly shaping your body.”
Dear Jaap,
Thank you so much for your thoughtful email, and for sending these lovely photos along.
We are so grateful that you and Els were able to be with us in Maine this year and
are looking forward to future collaborations and hopefully a potential return visit in 2020.
I will share your kind words with the rest of our team –
we are so pleased that you had a good experience while teaching here.
Melanie Burns / Chief Operating Officer
Anatomy Trains Office
The course that I finally gave in KESWICK (VA) 25 till 29 JULY 2018 was nearly the climax of this USA trip.
The course was organized by Kate White on behalf of the APPPAH  in the dramatic and beautiful setting of the retreat center Bridge between the worlds. This time the main part  of the participants were not osteopaths or craniosacral therapist but coming from the domain of trauma therapy, prenatal psychology. Again a relatively high level of spirituality was demanded and therefore allowed to be presented.
Hello Everyone!
I hope you are integrating all the information we learned from Jaap Van Der Wal well.
I am attaching a few photos of all of us and the final copy of the sign in sheet (thank you Karen Mulder, who did a fabulous job of helping us!
Jaap, thank you so much for a great time. We are thrilled to think you will return to us in 2020 or 2021.
Thank you again for coming and making this experience great.  Everyone.
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Kate and Maggie
Bridging between the worlds, Jaap brings us into our embryo’s mysterious world in a most profound self- discovery process where and when spirituality and science can meet safely. This course represents the validation of both my personal and professional life experience and the boost I needed now to take me to the next step of the healing journey chosen in this incarnation. I am in awe.
Eternal blessings and much gratitude to Jaap and our Guides Kate and Maggie.
Cloe Couturier, Osteopath


30 mei 2017
The website has been completely updated and expanded
The PDF PowerPoint presentation of the course has been updated. New action videos under the ABOUT JAAP tag. And a detailed interview with Jaap by Lydia Estany has been published. In English – SPANISH subtitled.
7 maart 2016
A new edition of Dynamische Morphologie und Entwicklung der Menschlichen Gestalt has been published.

This book first appeared in 1998 as Arbeitsergebnisse der 1. Internationalen Tagung für Physiotherapeuten in der Medizinischen Sektion am Goetheanum. In addition to two chapters by Ms. Dr. Med. Michaela Glöckler (then leader of the Medizinische Sektion am Goethenaum) and by Fromuthe und Alexander Eckhart on Spirituelle Schulungsmotive für Physiotherapeuten and a commented Tagungsprogramm, the lion’s share of the book is formed by six chapters Der Mensch als Embryo zwischen Himmeln und Erde by Jaap van der Wal MD PhD. With extensive English summaries.
The cover reads, “The gestures of embryonic development can be understood and interpreted as human behavior using the Goethean phenomenological method. At these stages, for example, the phenomena that accompany the incarnation of man can still be clearly “read off.” Also, the gestures of the embryo can be understood as a kind of echo of human development. In this way, incarnation and humanity, biography and biology come together more and more and it is possible, deepened by the views of anthroposophy, to penetrate to the spiritual essence of this phase of mankind.”
Official data: Glöckler, Michaela | Wal, Jaap van der (Hg.), Dynamische Morphologie und Entwicklung der menschlichen Gestalt – Spirituelle Schulungsmotive für Physiotherapeuten. 4. bearbeitete Auflage 2016, 2016 by Verlag am Goetheanum, CH=4143 Dornach. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Satz: Höpcke. Hamburg. Druck und Bindung: Druckhaus Momos, Sinzheim. ISBN: 978-3-7235-1552-5.
View or directly to the book Dynamische Morphologie und Entwicklung der menschlichen Gestalt

February 17, 2016
A new website for Embryo in Motion effective March 1, 2016
The plan had existed for much longer. Back in 2013, funds were raised to achieve a complete overhaul and renewal of the website. With the inspired support of my son Maarten van der Wal, through his company Contactum, the layout and design of the website has been completely renewed and modernized. The intention is that the website will “go on air” around March 1, 2016. Even more than has been the case in the past, the new set-up will make it possible to make all possible material (articles, films, images) available to interested parties and participants of the courses Embryo in Motion. There is also provision for regular news items from the Dynamension project to be made public.