Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) is an exploration of movement that is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, wellbeing, quality of life, and personal performance. GSY incorporates slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to heal persistent tension-based patterns in the body.
GSY has been synthesized by Integrative Therapist and Yoga Teacher James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE. This progressive method is the synergy of mindful movement and meditation. It is inspired by the work of Eleanor Criswell, Thomas Hanna, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Lawrence Gold.
In this initial training you will be introduced to the science, philosophy and history of this “Art of Movement” – Gentle Somatic Yoga. The teaching on the course is experiential: you are presented with up to 25 Somatic Movement Flows (SMFs) throughout the six days, that address several areas in the body that often hold tension. The intention is, not only to unwind from these held patterns of tension, but to erase them and reset new patterns, which help us to align with our highest potential. Bodies are designed to heal and support us through health and wellbeing, and these Somatic Movement Flows assist in that process.
The course is aimed at experienced yoga and other movement teachers, body-workers, health care professionals, and therapists who would like to expand their scope of practice to include a more therapeutic approach to mindful movement. As we all come together as experts in our own field, you are guided through the movements to have your own experience of them. You are then given ample time to experiment with each other, and practice teaching, in a supportive and nurturing environment – a learning laboratory.
At the end of the course there is a final teach-back, where everyone gets to showcase what they have learned and display their understanding of the Somatic Movement Flows.
Once you are certified, you can use the Somatic Movement Flows to give to clients and enhance your own current practice, either in a 1-2-1 setting, targeting specific ‘problem’ areas, or/and put the Flows together in a class sequence for group classes.
The price for this training is $1,450 (approx £1067 9/5/18)
A non-refundable $500 deposit reserves your space
The price covers –
# 6 days of training
# a comprehensive training manual,
# a delicious vegan lunch every day
# certification on completion of the training
# access to an online teachers group
This training will be delivered by GSY Level 1 trainers Amanda Franklin and David Fleming. Both are experienced Somatic Movement Educators who have a wealth of teaching and training knowledge and skills. Alongside Gentle Somatic Yoga they also bring a wealth of complimentary knowledge from over 9 years teaching other movement forms including Nia, Nia 5 Stages, Hanna Somatics, Raj Yoga, Pranayama & Aerial Yoga. David is also a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator and Amanda is a Cerified Kinesiologist.
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An outline of the training is available here