Somatics Drop-in Sessions (in person)

Somatics Drop-in Sessions (live, in person)

These sessions are for those already familiar with Somatics (e.g. you have done a beginner’s course, or a course of 1:1 sessions, with me). If you haven’t worked with me before, please get in touch before booking these sessions and we can see if they will be suitable for you. For more information about Somatics, take a look at this article. You can find out more about our beginner’s course here.

This page enables you to book for a one-off, live, in-person Somatics drop-in session. (Please note, these are the in-person sessions. To book an online drop-in session, please visit this page.)

Please note: these sessions are group sessions, and cannot be targeted to individuals' specific issues. For tailored sessions, please get in touch to enquire about 1:1 support.

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I am trained to deliver Somatic Movement sessions, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. I received my training under Sarah Warren, at the Somatic Movement Center.

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Session details

1.25-hour in-person group drop-in sessions, practising Somatic Movement.

Pre-requisites: our 4-week beginner’s course, 1:1 sessions with me, or a similar grounding in the approach - please get in touch with me before booking if you have not worked with me before, so we can check you have the foundations needed to attend these sessions.

Sessions are in person, and are held in Finchampstead, Berkshire, UK. Sessions run twice a month, on Monday evenings, 8-9.15pm.

2023 dates (subject to change): Sept 11th & 25th, Oct 9th & 23rd, Nov 6th &20th, Dec 4th.

Requirements: please bring a yoga mat, a blanket (if you get cold easily) and a couple of small cushions if you have them (if you don’t have some or any of this equipment, it will be provided); if possible, wear something comfortable and flexible (e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, jumper without hood); ability to get down to and back up from the floor to do exercises; ability to lie on your back (this could be propped with cushions if needs be; intention to create space to practise between sessions (optional, but highly recommended!). (If you are not able to get down to/up from the floor, or lie on your back, please contact me to arrange a 1:1 session).

Investment: £12/session.

Reflections from Somatics session attendees

“Thank you so much Emilie, I loved it! I never expected to feel so relaxed afterwards. I really enjoyed listening to your recording last night to practice. I’m loving how much concentration and focus it needs to I work out how to do the pandiculation. It’s enough to engage my mind so I’m not away with thinking/worrying and the combination of this and the deep connection with the body seem to allow my system to relax which is really rare. I’m excited to see the effect of the practice on pain and flexibility too.”

“This week I noticed a new internal sensation when I get angry (I feel a tight band of muscles constrict around my upper chest, under my arms). I was quite surprised to feel it! This is great because I can make a mental note to watch for that sensation as a trigger that it’s time to be more intentionally mindful and step away if needed.”

“Thank you Emilie, it’s just been a real revelation, and such a door opening on a whole new sort of physical, mental healing opportunity, so I’m so grateful, just thanks so so much, it’s been brilliant.”

“I’ve really enjoyed connecting with you all and I feel a lot of optimism about the power of CS [Clinical Somatics] to help with ongoing pain and also with my work around calming my nervous system! Thank you for your work in bringing this information to the world.”

“I think your descriptions are so clear - that’s what I’m impressed by, I don’t have to look at you or see what you’re doing, it’s so easy to follow you.”

“You have obviously put so much thought and effort into the course and it really paid off, I felt in very safe hands. I’ve learnt so much, in such a short space of time, but I never felt hurried. Thanks again, it was a great experience.”

“I’ve really noticed a difference, like just that Standing Awareness, and how I might use it in normal things I’m doing - I realise I am checking with my body more. And that’s one of the things I really wanted to get from this, that’s great - even if it’s just a small step forward it feels really positive.”

“I went into the course feeling hopeful. I trust Emilie’s opinion and value her expertise and experience. I wasn’t disappointed! Although life has gotten in the way of me really using the Clinical Somatics exercises regularly, I still felt a huge shift in various ways as a result of participating in the class. I probably only practiced 8 times in 6 weeks. Each time I felt centred, grounded and more connected in to my own feelings and experience. My awareness of my body has really developed. Particularly my awareness of my posture, which is slowly improving. I’ve also found that I’m more able to notice sensations that might be a hint for me to step back from hard situations right at that moment - which has been very helpful! Emilie is a great facilitator, very knowledgeable and trauma informed, with a real focus on participants honouring our own needs and experience. Thank you Emilie, I’m so glad I did the course and I look forward to getting a regular practice going soon and reaping the benefits :) "

“Thank you so much for these past 6 weeks or so. I found the classes to be exactly what I needed to make me stop and take the time to tune in to my body. The exercises seem simple yet there is so much to them and I appreciate the awareness I have been developing to the nuances of the way my body moves. It is like making friends with a stranger, a stranger I often perceive as scary… yet she’s not! I can feel the difference this is making to being able to connect with myself. It’s hard to put into words. You are an awesome instructor/facilitator. I always felt like no question was a stupid question and I felt really safe in your hands. I have been recommending you and will continue to do so. I feel like your classes are a beautiful entry point for parents who are disconnected from themselves and resistant to body awareness.

Love that you’re doing this!”

  • Format
    live offering
  • Location
    in person
  • Duration
    1.25 hours
  • Price & dates

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Somatics beginner's course (live online)

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Introduction to Somatics

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