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Full Days, Weekend Intensives: Would You Like To Host A Workshop?
Laura is available for one, two, or three-day workshops focusing on specific subjects. She has taught workshops in the past, addressing the following groups and subjects:
Somatic Solutions: Focus On Scoliosis
A two-day event for three levels of participants, including students with:
- Essential Somatic movement teachers
- Clinical Somatic practitioners
- Students in training
Somatic Solutions For Musicians
Focus on repetitive motion and postural issues, freer, fuller breathing, and self-care techniques that can extend a career.
Somatic Solutions For Dancers
Offers self-care for specific needs of:
- Restoring proprioception and function
- Post-injury and injury prevention
Somatic Solutions For Runners
Addresses injury prevention specific to your sport with attention to feet and leg details, increasing mobility in the center, and a somatic warmup that improves on the old stretch model.
Intro Workshops For All Populations
Popular workshops are subject-specific. Here are some past workshops:
- Somatic Solutions for Scoliosis
- Lower-Body Issues
- Core to the Floor
- Fluid Forward Motion
- Upper-Body Focus
- Neck and Shoulders
- Creating a More Intelligent Spine
- Increase Your Oxygen Intake for a Smarter Brain and Better Performance
- Restoring Twists and Spirals
If you would like to host an event at your venue, contact Laura.
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