Happy Holidays and New Year! Hope it was all wonderful and bright for everyone, and 2016 brings health and prosperity to you and yours.
Starting in January, I will be offering free monthly intro classes online. These will last a half-hour, and be a video conference format. Following an introduction of how Hanna Somatic Education can help relieve pain and improve movement, I will guide participants through one movement exploration such as the Arch & Flatten. Email me if you would like to join us, and I will send an access code for the meeting time. Make sure you have video capabilities on your computer, and enough room on the floor to move (for space about the size of a yoga mat).
January’s meetings will be Tuesday the 19th at 9am, and Wednesday the 27th at 8pm. (Times are EST).
Happy New Year!
I did a podcast interview! I really enjoyed being able to share this great work. Listen here, and subscribe to Susan Miller’s podcast “Strategies for Vibrant Health”. We talk about how we can use movement and Hanna Somatic Education to always feel free with movement as we “level up” (aka: get older). I regret not mentioning the word pandiculation or sensory-motor amnesia ONCE, but I guess she will have to have me back on for a part 2!
Stop by on December 16 for some somatic holiday cheer. We will be offering drinks, snacks, and demos of our work. The very talented Katie Kasben will be singing cheerful songs as well.
A great post from Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics about the importance of incorporating a Somatic practice into your day:
Freedom and the Human Body
Hanna Somatic Education isn’t just about pain relief, it’s about improving and creating more freedom in your life. Pain of any sort causes a distraction for an organism. Experiencing muscular pain can easily become a huge distraction from living life as fully as we’d like. It’s easy to shrink into pain, preventing us from activities that we once enjoyed and make us believe we cannot return to what we enjoy. Sometimes we forget the joy that we had from moving before developing pain. Maintaining an awareness of how we move allows us to make the choice of how to react and adapt to our ever-changing environment. And maintaining a regular Somatics practice doesn’t need to take up a lot of time, it can be as simple as asking “how am I feeling right now, and what movements can I do to make myself feel better?”