Merle Van den Bosch graduated from the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco and the Gerda Boyesen International Institute in London. Following her graduations, she reflected on how she viewed herself in the world and further developed her interest in the mind and body relationship. In 1987 she launched her innovative cross-disciplinary course Rehearsal For Change ™ which has won her international acclaim for offering effective skills to focus on reversing self-imposed limitations which holds us back from being who we truly are while exploring the relationship between the mind, body and creative imagination. Using the fundamentals of creativity and movement-based expressive practices. She introduces an abundance of creative tools to her students to live from a deeper wisdom by tapping their inner resources. She works internationally and in her spare time takes photographs.
During her journey around the globe, this led her to work with leading companies including:
AIKE Centre – Arbeitskreis fur individuele ond kollektive emanzipation (Austria), Skyros Centre (Greece), Mandala Senter for Helhet (Norway), Black Mime Theatre (London), Instituto Wilhelm Reich (Mexico), Instituto Venezolano de Bioenergetica (Venezuela), Universitetet I Trodheim (Norway), Centrum for Psykosyntes and Kreativ Kommunikation( Sweden), Skandinaviska Institutet for Uttryckande Konst ( Sweden), Rogaland School of Art (Norway), Nordic Black Theatre (Norway), Ängsbacka Kursgård (Sweden).
She also met many remarkable teachers and individuals, either in person or through the legacy of their work, who have had an influence on her learning and unfolding of her practice. Her sources are diverse.
Her training with
Anna Halprin www.tamalpa.org Gerda Boyesen www.biodynamic.org
Augusto Boal http://augustoboal-oppression.weebly.com/biography.html
The writings of
Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich Alexander Lowen Alexander Lowen
Maya Angelou https://www.mayaangelou.com Bell Hooks http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com