Our current collectives need to heal trauma and release stress is unprecedented.  Join us for this 12-hour Intro to Somatics workshop and you’ll learn basic somatic techniques to self-correct and heal.

What is somatic movement? Somatics is a movement practice that helps to re-educate the way our brain senses and moves our body. Our muscles can become tight or restricted due to development reasons, habitual patterns, emotional stress, injuries or trauma. Somatic – Greek for ’the living body’ – are the gentle movements are used to re-educate the brain so the body can relax and move more functionally.  Benefits include improved mobility, strength and posture and the reduction of pain related to chronically-tight structures.

Curious practitioners will benefit from this workshop. Yoga & healing professionals will be able to up-level their offerings, especially if your current toolbox is feeling stale.  Join us, and you’ll learn an introduction to:

  • A brief history of somatics
  • The science behind somatic movement and how it relates to training your nervous system and brain
  • How somatics relates to yoga and can be beneficial for students with pain/injury.
  • The science of movement regression/progression
  • How to incorporate healing somatic movements into movement practices
  • Creative ways to incorporate somatic cueing and sequences into yoga classes
  • Innovative ways to use props

Training Schedule, subject to change:

Saturday (Edmonds)

  • 11:00: Gentle Yoga with somatics
  • 12:15: Somatics basics: history and philosophy
  • 1:30: Somatics & Yoga: techniques
  • 2:30: Break
  • 3:00: Somatics & Yoga: techniques
  • 6:00: Closing

Sunday (Edmonds)

  • Noon: Somatics Yoga Class
  • 1:30: Somatics basics: techniques
  • 2:45:  Putting it all together
  • 5:00: Closing

Required materials:

Bring items to support your comfort while in training i.e. layers of clothing, water, snacks, props etc.

Recommended Reading:

  • No Mud No Lotus – Thick Nhat Hanh
  • Your Body is your Brain, Amanda Blake
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • Trauma and Memory, Peter Levine
  • Anchored, Deb Dena

Training Location: In Studio, Edmonds*

Tuition: $295 if registered by 1/3. $345 after.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds available, less a 15% administration fee, up to 14 days prior to workshop. No refunds, transfers of tuition to another event or account credits allowable after that time.  

  • In the case of mandatory government shut downs or inclement weather, all curriculum will move to Zoom.
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