An Introduction to Somatics

 Sat 20th Jul  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL

‘Somatics’ is a term coined by Thomas Hanna PhD, that refers to the discipline of movement reeducation that enhances internal awareness of one’s body. Somatic perception is your own experience of how it feels to be you in your body. From the Greek word ‘soma’, meaning ‘of the body’, somatics can help us to get in touch with our inner bodily sensations and movement patterns or reflexes that often go unnoticed.

Thomas Hanna discovered that there are three basic reflexes in the body that are unconsciously created through our experiences to life.  These reflexes can sometimes lead to unhelpful, awkward movements that create pain in the body, and agitation in the mind.  Somatic movement uses simple techniques that teach the nervous system to relax held tensions and allows us to begin to move in a more coordinated and functional manner.

In this workshop, we will learn a few simple movements that, when practised regularly,  can bring freedom of movement in the body, and ease to the mind.  We will also have time to look at the theory, science and history of somatics.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

All participants will receive a short routine to take home and practice.

Cost:  £25 / £20 concessions

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