Cheshire, UK

SUN, SEPT 30, 2018

Plumley Moor Rd
Plumley, Cheshire. WA16 0TR
(near Knutsford)

Situated in the heart of the village of Plumley, the Village Hall is close to the Village shop & Railway station with on-site free parking. Easily accessible from the M6, the M56 and the A556, about 5 min drive from Junction 19 on M6, about 4.5 miles from Knutsford town centre.  


Two Somatic Solutions Workshops/One Day:
Upper Body And Lower Body

Workshop Leader: Laura M Gates, CHSE, CCSE, NYC

These classes offer you a one day emersion into the movement practice, self-care techniques to use for a lifetime, and an enhancement to all your activities. You will take home illustrated materials to support your learning. Mostly on mats, with some sitting and standing, we will explore a therapeutic movement technique whose main ingredients are slow, mindful motion, gentle effort, with powerful results. Everyone will work relative to their own body’s signals, avoiding pain and stretch, and make use of the brain and nervous system’s natural ability to change itself through motion. The techniques are appropriate for athletes and non-athletes, all ages and fitness levels. We will re-educate the brain's signal to the muscles for a smarter body, greater ease of movement, less pain, improved posture, performance with benefit to every system of the body. Each class will end with some brief standing playful movement explorations to celebrate the changes in our body!

My host for these workshops is Susan Roberts. She may be contacted with questions at:


Tel: 07766058783



Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, Sept 30, 2018


For Upper Body

10:00 AM-12:15 PM

This class will focus on torso, shoulders, neck and posture, to open up the front of body, the ribs, for more oxygen, confident stance, ease of movement. This class addresses pain and tension in the upper torso, spine, neck, and may be helpful for headaches, improving lymphatic health, oxygen intake and more.


12:15-1:30 PM

Lots of lunch options nearby or bring your own. Kitchen on site. 


For Lower Body

1:30 PM-3:45 PM

 This class will focus on torso, lumbar spine, hips, pelvis, upper legs and will offer somatic movement techniques to mobilize, bring ease and comfort, and more intelligent movement. This class well addresses sciatica, sacroiliac joint and other kinds of pelvic pain, improving walking, running, dancing, balance, and more. 


Cost & Requirements



  • Single Class: $35 (approx. £26) — Select class section: Upper Body or Lower Body
  • Both Classes: $60 (approx. £45)

All payments in USD currency. Click drop-down menu below, under "Class Section" to select "Upper Body", "Lower Body" or "Both Classes"

Class Section:
Add Workshop To Cart

What to Bring:

  • Flexible comfortable clothing and socks
  • A mat or pad
  • 2 large towels as props


1-On-1 Sessions at Discounted Rate

Private 1-On-1 Sessions may be scheduled with Laura nearby on:

  • Sat—Sep 29:
    • 3:00—4:30 PM
    • 4:45—6:15 PM
  • Mon—Oct 1:
    • 10:00—11:30 AM
    • 11:45—1:15 PM
    • 2:30—4:00 PM

$130 (USD; approx. £99)—Discount rate for workshop participants ($30  Savings!)

These private sessions feature the hands on techniques, the most potent aspect of our work.

Please fill out evaluation form.

To book a private session, contact Laura. Book early, spaces are very limited.

Laura is a human being full of joy, wisdom, courage, energy and compassion… with her eye set squarely on understanding and aiding. She continually reaches deeper to… think in new and creative ways.
— Susan Alancraig, educator, Peace Corps worker

Laura M Gates, CHSE, CCSE is a certified practitioner, educator, and on the teaching team at Essential Somatics LLC, with trainings offered internationally. She brings to her work a background in professional dance, movement education, and study of kinesthetic anatomy.  Hanna (Clinical) Somatic Education, is a hands-on technique, a movement practice, and a comprehensive system for changing the brain's signal to the muscles developed by the late neuromuscular pioneer, Thomas Hanna PhD.