Workshops & Series

These events are at:

Violet Owl Wellness Studio
62 Wall Street
Asheville, NC

Release & Relax with Somatics: 
Basic 6 Week Somatic Movement Series 

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30
$15 Drop-In, $66 for the series

In these 6 weeks, we will be learning Tom Hanna’s “cat stretch” explorations, found in Somatics: Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health. These movements are a basic tonic to address the main movement patterns that can lead to restricted movement due to pain or inflexibility. We have many patterns that help us with all our day-to-day activities, but sometimes if we repeat the same movements over and over, it can lead to overly contracted muscles, restricting full freedom of movement. Hanna’s series helps to “re-train” the brain’s control over these patterns for greater flexibility and muscle balance. This is a very gentle class that offers you simple, straightforward movement explorations that you can do at home for continued self-care. All are welcome for this wonderfully guided self-exploration series!

See Violet Owl’s website for more information.

Free and Easy Walking, Through Somatic Movement Awareness

Sunday, October 1
Walking is one of the most basic human movements. We teach ourselves how to walk when we are babies, yet sometimes life brings aches and pains that cause our gait to get a little “off”. Free and easy walking depends on freedom of movement in the center of the body. In this two hour workshop, we will break down the mechanics of walking using gentle and easy explorations enabling your hips and shoulders to work together freely and easily. Join us in learning how utilizing the central nervous system with slow, gentle movement can re-pattern muscle habits, leading to fuller function. This will be a fun class offering a new perspective on how your whole body can move with ease.

All levels welcome. Movement, yoga, & fitness practitioners encouraged.

See Violet Owl’s website for more information.