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THE MOVEMENT PRACTICE
Come learn effective techniques for self-care and repair and discover relief from tension, stress, pain, old injury, and post-surgery.
Before your first group class, please inform Laura if you have any acute pain, take pain medication, or have had recent surgery.
For some people, a one-on-one session is the best place to start.
Hanna Somatic group classes will help you learn gentle, slow-motion movement sequences and re-patterning techniques. Everyone will work relative to his/her own comfort zone. The technique is so gentle that it's safe for aging adults or for people recovering from injury, surgery, or trauma.
Hanna Somatics can be extremely helpful for anyone of any age and fitness level, including athletes, dancers, and actors.
Professionals—such as body workers, MTs, physical therapists, yoga teachers, pilates instructors, fitness coaches, and dance instructors—you will find these techniques useful for the care and repair of your own hard-working bodies. You can also offer some of these new and useful somatic approaches to your own clients.
Interested In Further Studies To Be A Somatic Movement Teacher Or Hands-On Practitioner?
Go to EssentialSomatics.com under Trainings. You will find various training pathways, including:
- Two-day Fundamentals Imersion courses
- ESMTT (Essential Somatics Movement Teacher Training) certification course
Both of these are prerequisites to the Essential Somatics Clinical Practitioner training. Details, cost, and prospectus can be found there.
Practitioners Of Other Modalities
Instructors of other modalities: You will find useful ideas and techniques to enhance your skill set and your clients’ experience.
Physical therapists certified in this work report that these techniques are revolutionizing their practice. Body workers, MTs, and PTs will appreciate these techniques as self-care of your own hard-working body as well as some excellent options for maintenance practice for clients and patients.
Laura provides to all workshops and classes, illustrated take-home materials for your continuing home practice.
Videos of somatic movements are available, some offered free, some for purchase at a moderate price.
Please wear comfortable, flexible clothing and socks for classes and one-on-one sessions.
“MIND YOUR BODY”
— LAURA M GATES