Hanna Somatics is a form of movement re-education. It improves the sensory motor system so your brain changes the way it senses and moves your body.
The word Somatic means what it feels like to be in your body. Soma, which is a word that founder Thomas Hanna used a lot, is the body as experienced from within.
All that we experience in life, whether it’s mental, emotional, physical, is experienced as feedback. That feedback travels to the brain which responds with a motor message, or instinctive ‘reflex’ pattern by contracting muscles in a specific way. When repeated long enough, days, months or a lifetime - it becomes habituated and we get stuck in that contractive pattern that causes pain.
Whether it be the result of accidents, injuries and surgeries, holding babies on hips, or even because of the demands of 21st century life (constantly on the go, extended periods slumped at a computer) we get stuck. Your brain has changed the way it senses and moves your body. You actually lose your ability to move freely.
Somatics gets your brain back in 'voluntary' control of those muscles, and with repeated practice, learns a new way of moving - without pain!
Only you know what it feels like to be you. Only you can fix your problem at the level of the brain.
You will learn:
Jo Bentley is a Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher and Level 2 Somatic Movement Coach who draws on a wealth of life experience and intuition to influence her teachings. She continues to study with her teacher and mentor from U.S.A. and looks forward to sharing more courses and workshops at Yoga Spirit Studios.
This course includes take home notes to continue practicing at home.
Investment in a pain free future: $108
*It is a requirement of this course, that students have the ability to get up and down from the floor to practice on a mat.
**Due to the progressive nature of this course, please ensure you can attend all 6 weeks prior to enrolling. No discounts or refunds apply for non attendance.
*** Can't wait for the next course? We also have a Somatics & iRest Yoga Nidra casual drop-in class on Thursday night at 6pm with Tina, where you can get a taste of this work. Students will often transition to this class after the completion of the 6 week course.