Workshops & Continuing Education

Somatic Personal Resonance (SPRe)


For Mind-Body Professionals


The Joint Workshop

Sept 14th & 15th


The investment is $400; $380 cash discount. Checks or cash accepted.
12 CECs

If your joints could speak, what would they tell you? Join us to discover joint articulations in matter and metaphor.

This workshop is useful for anyone who wants to work more profoundly with other people - especially bodyworkers, movement practitioners, and talk therapists.


Join us at Studio Evolve, the birthplace of SPRe.

Our front door is on 34th!

Our front door is on 34th!

3333 Wallingford Ave N, Ste B Seattle, WA 98103

Parking is available on the street or at Gasworks Park. We have a small kitchen available for food prep, and have several eateries nearby.


In this two-day workshop we will:

  • identify and communicate with joint tension patterns.

  • learn to see the body as a 3-D tensegral system.

  • understand how to use somatic attunement and hands-on bodywork to offer relief and support for joints.

  • activate and encourage your inner sleuth! Understand how the success of a joint is in it’s connection, therefore joints are relational.

  • explore the metaphors of joints. How are your connections? What kind of connections did you experience growing up? Were they a fit or a mis-fit?

  • discover how your own filters influence your business and interpersonal relationships.

  • include at least 3 hours of bodywork over the course of two days. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

The instructors were embodying the kind of relationship that they were teaching; they were including each person’s needs and feelings without losing track of their own. In fact, their knowledge of their selves seemed to give them more ability to relate to each other and every student. I didn’t know people could be together like that...I wanted more of that.
— Training participant

Discover a Deeper Approach

SPRe® helps interpret each body’s unique communication style and empower clients to have more options for the vicissitudes of life. Every session is understood as an aspect of a whole personal and physical organization. The intention is to find comfort both emotionally and physically in the structure or blueprint you were given from birth. Learning to interpret, attend, and respond to your body’s information allows for greater success at work and in personal relationships.

You will be introduced to SPRe® practitioner skills:

What is the purpose of tension?

What is the purpose of tension?

  • Using somatic sonar, to facilitate movement in the joints.

  • Using verbal attunement to engage more meaningfully with your clients.

  • Seeing somatic structural tensegrity; tensegrity is a term coined by Buckminster Fuller, derived by combining the words “tension” and “integrity,” signifying that the integrity of these types of structures depends on the balance of tension within.


Meet Your Guides

Jill and Andrea weave these SPRe® techniques together for an interactive and fun workshop. People often feel re-invigorated upon returning to their work and have more options for working with their clients.

Jill Ableson, SPRe® Founder, Instructor & Private Practice has been in the somatic field since her Rolf training in 1995. In 2006, through integrating structural principles, while focusing on a collaborative dynamic approach to creating somatic structural integrity that focuses on client empowerment, Jill partnered with Martine Dedek to develop Somatic Personal Resonance Education SPRe®, bringing the theory and practice to its current evolution.

Andrea Burchak, SPRe® Instructor-In-Training & Practitioner has been in the somatic and movement field since 1995 and professionally as a GYROTONIC Instructor since 2006. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients to help them decompress their body and enliven their system.

Lauren Kile, SPRe Instructor-In-Training & Practitioner has been in the mindbody field since 2001, professionally as a yoga instructor, since 2012.

SPRe seemed like a challenge I had never come across before because it connects internal and external changes. I liked that there were many modalities interacting.
— SPRe student