Rachelle Palnic Tsachor lecture & workshop

SOMA Festival Praha 2022 - Saturday 16:00 -17:30, Sunday 12:30 -14:00


The topic will be announced soon...


The topic will be announced soon...

Rachelle Palnick Tsachor (USA) 

Rachelle is senior faculty with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and a teacher of the Alexander Technique. A Registered Somatic Movement Therapist practicing for over 15 years, she coordinated LIMS ISMETA training and authored Laban/Bartenieff-based Somatic Movement Therapy... methodology and case studies. In Israel, Rachelle founded LIMS Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies, and has been a guest teacher at Wingate College, The University of Haifa and the Technion. She is also certified with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and teaches Mind-Body Skills for Global Trauma Relief at the Israeli Center for Integrative Group Counseling, sharing her clinical experience with these evidenced-based practices. Rachelle uses the art of movement to inform scientific research.  

She is co-author with Dr. Tal Shafir of Emotion Regulation Through Movement (Frontiers in Psychology) and A Somatic Movement Approach to Fostering Emotional Resiliency (Frontiers in Neuroscience), along with numerous studies in movement therapy. Their research has over a quarter million views on Ted Talks- How your body affects your happiness, and is the basis of studies affective computing and intelligent interaction applying movement to such fields as robotics and machine learning. 

Rachelle is Assistant Professor of Movement at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she trains actors. Her chapter on Acting with Bartenieff Fundamentals: A Somatic, Developmental Movement Training for Presence and Physical Characterization was published this year in the 2nd edition of Movement for Actors. She is a featured contributor to the Labanarium where she discusses a somatic movement approach to actor training in an hour-long podcast.