Did you know that Somatics/Somatic Movement/Somatic Education is a stand alone practice? Thomas Hanna coined the field of Somatics (capital S) as practices that are concerned with the first person perspective of ourselves as a process. A main difference between Somatic Education and an exercise class is the WHY. In an exercise class, you might… Continue reading More than a movement class
everything is growing and dying and growing and dying.. Shed what doesn't serve you anymore. Old compensation patterns? You had a injury and since then some persistent aches and pains that you are trying to get used to? Are you approaching challenges the same way over and over again expecting a different outcome? Look at… Continue reading Impermanence | Renewal
This week, we witnessed another horrific sexual domestic violence court decision. Too many perpetrators of domestic abuse walk out of court as free men because of their 'standing in his community, his good employment record' etc. (The employment record was mentioned as a positive in this last case, where a man dragged his ex-partner on… Continue reading Help me help Women’s Aid
Empty your stress bucket with a soothing restorative Somatic Movement course, starting November 9th. Set better habits, calm your nervous system and move better again!
It's cosy knitting time for me! I love when autumn arrives that means I can wear ALL my handknitted jumpers. If you've been a client of mine, you have probably seen me wearing one... For me it's important and relaxing to make things-knitting, sewing... it gives me a connection to who came before me in… Continue reading First plans for 2019
Some reflections on a discussion I had with one of my clients - so much to discover, so many things to reconnect to. I am grateful for my learning coming from working with people who are at a turning point of how they want to relate to themselves in the present and future. Who have… Continue reading Truth shows up in movement
A day of mindful, pleasurable movement and learning! Take a day to dive into Somatic Movement, refreshing your practice or learn new skills of how to ease your back and hips and soften your shoulders and neck through movement. This day retreat at The Yoga Kitchen will be broken up by a delicious brunch at… Continue reading Restoring Ease – Somatic Day Retreat
The word 'somatic' is somewhat a buzzword in various movement practices at the moment, so here is a definition of what Somatics is. Note that there is a difference between somatic and Somatics, the latter being what was defined by Thomas Hanna. If you would like to find out how this feels, come along to… Continue reading Somatics – what is it?
What a summer we had! I hope you've been active and enjoyed the sunshine. We have a new weekly class coming up from September, where we explore the big and small movements that help us relieve back pain, neck discomfort, hip tension and tight legs. The classes run every week and can be booked as… Continue reading Restore your Movement class starting in September