This Somatic Movement meetup is a place to learn how to help yourself and others to have a healthier, more energetic life. Practicing Somatics is a great way to:
• Increase your vitality for all ages
• Improve your posture, flexibility, and balance
• Eliminate your daily aches, pains and fatigue
• Improve and prevent your causes of chronic pain
This meetup is open to everyone. Whether you are a health practitioner, personal trainer, someone who has a health issue or someone who just wants to come and learn more, this meetup is for you. Please join us!
What is Somatics?
Somatics is an approach within bodywork and movement which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience. Somatic movements are designed to create new neuro-pathways in the brain which improve the quality of movement, and result in better health and vitality. Somatics has been proven to help people with conditions such as bulging or slipped discs, arthritis, scoliosis, kyphosis, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc. Somatics can also help in particularly stubborn cases where other modalities have been tried, but only met with limited success.
Somatic movements ( Awareness Through Movement lessons) are a series of slow, gentle sequences developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. He discovered by working with hundreds of clients that many health complaints are caused by Sensory Motor distortions. The unending stream of stresses and traumas that we experience in modern society literally keeps our muscles habitually contracted, unable to relax voluntarily, and respond or coordinate properly. Awareness through movement lessons retrain our brain to relax these chronically contracted muscles and regain lost function. As a result, the body re-learns healthy movement patterns which, in turn, allow it to heal physically and emotionally. I highly recommend Dr. Feldenkrais book Awareness Through Movement.
I have dedicated most of my life to the study, teaching, reeducation, improvement, rehabilitation of the human body and its movement. I am a licensed Physical Therapist, a certified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education and a dancer.