"One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it-you have no certainty, until you try."

Sophocles

Somatics Workshops 2018

An introduction to Somatics for Relaxation, Better Movement and Well-being

Saturday, 23rd June, 10am - 4pm

The Garden Room

Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ

 

A day of Somatics sessions with refreshments and lunch (vegan options available).
Suitable as a refresher course or for complete beginners

SCHEDULE
10:00 -10:30 Arrival. Tea and coffee
10.30 - 11.00 Short introduction to Somatics
11:00 - 12.30 Gentle Hip and Shoulder Movements and Exploration of Gait
12:30 -1.30 lunch
1:30 - 2:40 General Somatics Class
2:40 - 3:10 Break
3:10 - 4:00 Breathing and Relaxation session


What is Somatics?


Read what people are saying about Somatics here:

Relaxing, feel-good movement for stress & tension release, mobility, flexibility, better movement, improved co-ordination, greater bodily comfort and increased well-being.

Somatics is a mindful movement modality based in neuroscience. The target of the practice is the nervous system. A key element is awareness, both of movement and sensation, so the sensory and motor maps of the body in the brain receive beneficial reorganization. We also teach 'pandiculation' - a nervous system reset for a more comfortable resting muscle length without stretching.

The movements taught are designed to re-stimulate areas of common 'sensory motor amnesia' in the body. Sensory motor amnesia is a somatics term to describe those hard-to-reach areas that have become tight/stiff, seem in constant need of stretching or are inhibited and lack movement. They are no longer under the full control of the brain and are unable to contract and relax in the full range. Somatics helps to bring these areas back on line.

It's relaxing, it's interesting and it's pleasurable.


Refreshments throughout the day and lunch with vegan options included.
Participants will also be sent materials to aid home practice.

 

INVESTMENT
£75 per person
£65 for subscribers to my newsletter (sign up here )


Multiple Booking Offers

SUBSCRIBE & BOOK BOTH 23rd JUNE & 14th JULY:  ONLY £120

SUBSCRIBE & BOOK BOTH FOR YOU AND A FRIEND: ONLY £105 for each of you


For other ways to pay and book contact Cheryl:
07949 895170
info@mind-body-movement.co.uk

Practise and Improve your Somatics: Thomas Hanna's Cat Stretch Workshop

Saturday, 14th July, 10am - 4.45pm

The Garden Room

Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ

 

A day of Somatics sessions with refreshments and lunch (vegan options available).
 

SCHEDULE
10:00 -10:30 Arrival. Tea and coffee
10.00 - 11.00 Flexors and Extensors - Improving control of the muscles aat the back and the front of the body.
11:15 - 12.15 The Waist & Trunk Rotation
12:15 -1.15 lunch
1:15 - 2:15 Hips, Shoulders, Neck
2:15 - 3.13 Break
3:15 - 4:15 Breathing, Standing & Walking

4.15 - 4.45 Tips for your Home Practice
 

Thomas Hanna's 'Cat Stretch'

 

In his book, Somatics -Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health, Thomas Hanna introduces his technique of pandiculation and the 'Cat Stretch' - a sequence of somatic movements designed to 'wake up' all the muscle groups of the body and reset their tonus.  These movements can be condensed into a short sequence that you can do to prepare your body to move or to wind down at the end of the day.  

In this workshop I will teach an extended session of each movement so you can experience, sense and understand them better.  

We will also look at how you can use these movements throughout your day, and how you can establish a simple and effective home practice. 

Refreshments throughout the day and lunch with vegan options included.
Participants will receive audio recordings for home practice.

 

INVESTMENT
£80 per person
£70 for subscribers to my newsletter (sign up here )
**EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIBERS OFFERS**

**£65 if you book 2 places on this course until 31st May only**

Multiple Booking Offers

**SUBSCRIBE & BOOK BOTH 23rd JUNE & 14th JULY:  ONLY £120**

**SUBSCRIBE & BOOK BOTH FOR YOU AND A FRIEND: ONLY £105 for each of you**



For other ways to pay and book contact Cheryl:
07949 895170
info@mind-body-movement.co.uk

Cheryl Lee 07949 895170

Somatic Educator, Movement Coach,

Pain Educator, Yoga Teacher,

Pilates Professional,

Specialist in exercise for back pain (REPS L4)

Qualified for GP Referral (REPS L3)

Functional Movement Coach

Based in Loughborough

Leicestershire

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