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Somatic Solutions Workshop: Improving Uneven Posture, Scoliosis, Chronic Pain–Asheville, NC


  • Violet Owl Wellness, Asheville, NC 62 Wall Street Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

Workshop Leader: Laura M Gates, CHSE, CCSE, NYC
Assisted by: Carrie Day, MA, CCSE, R

This workshop addresses uneven posture, scoliosis and offers effective, non-invasive techniques for changing, improving, and preventing it. We will celebrate our curves, improve our relationship to our bodies, and explore the natural ability of the brain and nervous system to change itself, towards more mobility, improving posture, sensation, control, and less pain. All participants will go home with an illustrated manual, and videos to support your learning process.

Clinical Somatic Education (also called Hanna Somatic Education) is a hands-on technique, a movement practice, and a comprehensive system for changing the brain, nervous system and muscular function developed by the late neuromuscular pioneer, Thomas Hanna, Ph.D. This weekend emersion in the movement practice offers excellent self-care techniques to change your quality of life, lower stress, with benefits to all systems of the body.

Your questions are welcome!  Contact Laura

Workshop Details

Workshop Schedule

Group 1: Those with uneven posture, (with or without diagnosis of scoliosis)
Nov 3, 4  (all of day 1, afternoon of day 2)
Workshop cost: $350/Early bird rate: $275 (by Oct 18)

Group 2: Somatic Movement Teachers
(HSEC or ESMTT trained, levels 1 or 2, or clinical students pre-module 4).
Nov 3, 4  (all of day 1 and 2)
Workshop cost: $400/Early bird rate: $325 (by Oct 18)

Group 3: Clinical Practitioners/Students post Module 4
Nov 3, 4, 5   (all of day 1, 2, plus day 3) 
Workshop cost: $700/Early bird rate: $600 (by Oct 18)

1-On-1 Sessions: Discounted Rate
Discount for workshop participants: $120
Session length: 90 min.


Laura M Gates, CHSE, CCSE, is on the training team at Essential Somatics LLC, teaching internationally. She brings a background to her work of professional dance, many years as a movement educator, and study of kinesthetic anatomy. Her own journey with scoliosis, and developing somatic strategies for herself, her students and clients, led to the creation of this workshop.