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Create Freedom Through Somatic Awakening

A Gentle Somatic Yoga®  Intro Workshop

Each event in this weekend program is stand-alone and unique unto itself. When experienced as a series, this cumulative learning is comprehensive in its scope. The result is a solid educational foundation from which to build upon, and can become a springboard for practitioner certification..

Saturday, January 25, 2020

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All ages and abilities welcome!

DAY 1

Creating Freedom Through Somatic Awakening

Join Cheryl Mason, GSY Certified Teacher Level 3, RYT500, Movement Educator and YACEP for an afternoon of complete restoration. Cheryl will be offering her passion and love in a restorative session of therapeutic movement.   Discover for yourself why Gentle Somatic Yoga is globally recognized for offering immediate and lasting relief from chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns.

As the practice of yoga continues to become mainstream, people are searching for gentler and more nourishing practices in which to move.

 

In this 2-hour introductory class, you will be invited to explore innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, pranayama (breathing exercises), and healing visualizations. We will study the root cause of most muscular pain and re-educate the brain-to-muscle connection. To do this, you will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

This class is suitable for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, active seniors, and beginning yoga students. Regardless of age or ability, you will learn practical and effective skills that you can immediately incorporate into your movement practice.

 

Gentle Somatic Yoga Exercises Neck Pain & Back

by James Knight

Sunday, January 26, 2020

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All ages and abilities welcome!

DAY 2

A Gentle Somatic Yoga® Deeper Dive Workshop

featuring Somatic Meditation

In this 4-hour introductory class, you will be invited to explore innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, pranayama (breathing exercises), and healing visualizations. We will study the root cause of most muscular pain and re-educate the brain-to-muscle connection. To do this, you will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

Introducing 8+ new Somatic Movement Flows to inspire and enhance your yoga practice. Participants will have an embodied experience that will not only help them but can also be shared with their family members, friends, clients, and students. PowerPoint presentations of the history, philosophy, methodology, and neuroscience behind GSY. Learning laboratories for review, Q&A and integration following each session. Participants will be able to connect with the wisdom of their body during a somatic meditation experience.  The workshop will close with a Q & A with Cheryl about the many ways that GSY can enhance our lives and the lives of those we serve.

This interactive and experiential workshop is the perfect introduction to GSY for yoga teachers/therapists, bodyworkers, movement educators, as well as the layperson. You will learn practical and effective skills that can immediately be incorporated into your classes and/or 1-on-1 sessions with clients.

 

DAY 2 - SCHEDULE

 

12:00 pm - PowerPoint Part 1: History, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Methodology, Tips & Guidelines

 

12:45 am – Class

 

2:00 pm – Break

 

2:15 pm – Learning Lab

 

3:00 pm – Somatic Meditation – Participants will also have the opportunity to receive insight from their True Nature during this practice.

 

3:30 pm – Q & A with Cheryl – bring your questions about how Gentle Somatic Yoga can enhance your personal practice and life, how it can enhance your skills as a yoga teacher, how it can bring your students to greater health and functionality and any other questions.  Cheryl will share from her personal experience studying, practicing and teaching Gentle Somatic Yoga for the last four years. 
 

Saturday: $57

by January 17

/$77 after 

Sunday: $127

by January 17

/$147 after

Package: $147

by January 17

/$177 after