Somatics & Doors in Uncertain Times

Hello Dear Somas,

In these days of uncertainty – news updates change rapidly. We get a little bit of good news that gives us a sigh of relief, then a bunch of bad news that puts our bodies into stress and contraction. We are all flying blindly here – this is unprecedented in our collective history.

I’ve been dark for a while. I’ve been working quietly – redesigning, processing, finding my own way in this business of a Somatics practice. I never left, but I know I’ve been absent from actively putting my face out there. I feel the need to come out of my shell now, for my own sake and as a responsibility to offer care & compassion during this strange time. I am acutely aware of how important it is to have a self-care practice, and those of us who are trained to offer guidance for others are stepping up to support the increase in anxiety and fear.

There are many doors available to all of us to soothe our systems, boost us up, bring peace, and help us find ground even while the world around us is crazy. The more of us that can find even a little balance in our inner lives, the more the entire world can find clarity in our next steps.

I encourage you to find your own door to ground yourself – with a practitioner or on your own. For my part, I am offering half-hour somatics sessions online, at a sliding scale rate. We all are feeling uncertain about not only our health-futures, but our economic one as well. I do not want anyone to be without this door, and am available for private sessions and classes online. I am, in turn, seeking my own doors by reaching out to other practitioners online for my own self-care grounding. I sure do need it too in all of this!

I am also calling on other Somatics practitioners to join me online to offer live and recorded classes. There will be something available to everyone!

Reach out, email me at daysomatics@gmail.com or call/text at (828) 280-4252.

In love, good health and well-being,
Carrie

Happy December (and upcoming classes, videos, sessions)

I have a great class series coming up in January at Happy Body in Asheville. It’s one of my favorites: a 6-week Functional Somatics Series. Each week we will have an everyday movement as our topic (listed below). We’ll begin with an assessment of that movement, and then spend the class exploring how to improve that movement. We end each class returning back to that original movement, and see how it’s changed for us. I get really excited about these classes – it’s so much fun to see how everyone has changed after such simple and gentle movements. Below find more information on the series, and how to register.

6-Week Functional Somatics Series

Starting January 10, 2017
Tuesdays, 9:30am

Week 1 Reaching to the Top Shelf
Week 2 Twisting to Look Behind Us
Week 3 Getting Up & Down Off the Floor
Week 4 Improved Walking
Week 5 Better Breathing
Week 6 Bending Over to Touch Your Toes

Happy Body, Biltmore Village
25 Reed St, Studio
$99 for the full series
Register Here.

I finally got around to making some videos:

After much procrastination, I have started a YouTube channel with video talks and some basic movement explorations. Check that out here.

Private Sessions

As always, I offer private sessions in my office at 25 Reed St in Biltmore Village, Asheville. If you’re in the Asheville area, I would love to meet you. More information about private sessions can be found here on my website.

Blessings to you and yours, and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Free Online Intro Classes

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!