Introduction to Somatic Movement (pre-recorded)

Introduction to Somatic Movement (one-off recorded session)

This beautiful 1.25-hour online pre-recorded session, will give you an experience of the amazing practice that is Somatics - so you can get a taste, before you join us for our 4-week beginner’s course!

This session is for you if:

  • You want to spend some time calming and settling your nervous system

  • You have chronic pain and want to learn an effective practice to support you to reduce your pain

  • You want to increase your awareness of your internal body sensations

  • You want a practice that helps with postural issues

  • You just want to take some time for yourself to relax!

  • You’ve never done Somatic Movement before and want to give it a try

  • You’ve done Somatic Movement before but want a refresher or a boost for your practice

  • You want to get a sense of my teaching style!

I won’t go into what Somatics is all about here - nor how beneficial it is!! - because you can get a sense of that by visiting this page. Or you can get in touch if you have questions. But if you already know this is something you want to try, read on for more info!


Event details

This offering is a pre-recorded, ‘first steps’ session, to give you a taste of what Somatic Movement is all about. You will be introduced to a little of the theory, as well as experiencing some foundational movements that you can weave into your life as soon as you have watched the session. This is a very experiential session, designed to enable you to get a real feel for what Somatic Movement is all about - so come ready to move!

What you will learn

  • The basic underlying theory of the Somatic Movement approach
  • Foundational movements which you can practise at home
  • How Somatic Movement supports your unique body
  • An effective way to settle your nervous system
  • How to become more aware of your own body sensations

How we do it?

In our pre-recorded 75-minute session (approximate timing), you will receive a grounding in the Somatic Movement approach, including the basis of the theory underpinning the practice, and you will experience some of the foundational Somatics movements.

This is a highly practical and experiential session - you will need space to lie down on the floor, on a carpet or exercise mat, and preferably with enough space to spread your arms out to the sides (as if you were doing a snow angel!). Wear comfortable, flexible clothing for the best experience.

Pre-requisites: none.

Requirements: preferably a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted; room to lie on the floor (carpet or exercise mat) and spread arms and legs out; ability to get down to/up from the floor to do the practice (this can be using a chair etc for support if needed); 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 recommended!); internet access. Please get in touch if you are unsure about any of these requirements.

Exchange: £7 for the session, including lifetime access to your session recording, as well as extra teaching videos. On signing up for this offering, you will receive access to all the resources you need - please note, as I only work part-time, it may take a day or two to hear back from me with this information.

If you would like to hear about future Somatic Movement offerings, you can sign up to our newsletter.

And if you would like to take this life-changing practice further, you can sign up to our beautiful 4-week course, where you can either join a live run-through, or you can purchase the recorded version to access in your own time.

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Somatic Movement

Somatic Movement is a gentle modality, originally developed by Thomas Hanna, which retrains your nervous system to overcome chronic pain caused by trauma, stress, injury or habits. It is a slow, conscious form of physical movement, and is suitable for all abilities. It is also a wonderful way to become more aware of your internal sensations, which is essential for learning new patterns. For more information about what Somatics is and how it works, you can visit this page, or of course you can contact us if you have questions.

Benefits of Somatics:

Reducing chronic pain

Improving posture

Increasing body awareness

Retraining movement patterns

Settling the nervous system

Improving breathing patterns

Increasing sense of grounding and relaxation

Ability to move more freely

Increasing ability to attend effectively to the body’s needs

Lowering the chance of recurring injuries

Re-educating the nervous system in better stillness and movement patterns

Reducing stress and anxiety

Improving range of movement

Alleviating or preventing many functional conditions

Preventing joint degeneration

Learning an empowering practice

About Emilie

I am certified to deliver Somatic Movement education classes, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. I am a Somatic Movement Center® Certified Exercise Instructor (level 3) (through Sarah Warren’s Somatic Movement Center training), and a certified Essential Somatics Movement Teacher (through Martha Peterson’s Essential Somatics training).

Reflections from Introduction session attendees

“I was unable to attend the session live and have had the recorded session in my inbox for 3 months now. I finally found time to do it and I wish I’d done it earlier! I had no idea what Somatics was about and I found it very enjoyable and loved taking the time to rest my body and learn about controlling my movements. Even during the practice I noticed how much more comfortable my lower back was, and my hips felt softer/happier (!) after the practice too. I’m looking forward to doing some more Somatics to help me slow down and learn to listen to my body more. Thank you so much Emilie!”

“My back was really bad this morning and just finishing that then, it felt, I mean it’s still there, but it didn’t feel quite as bad. So it’s a really nice feeling - I just feel more relaxed generally.”

“That was amazing, thank you!”

For more reflections on Somatics, you can visit the Testimonials tab on the Somatics beginner’s course page.

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Somatic Movement beginner's course (live online)

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