Essential Somatic Movement Teacher Training: Level 1

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The Essential Somatic Movement Teacher Training (ESMTT) Level 1 is the first of a comprehensive two-part certification course in Somatic Movement teaching with a foundation in Hanna Somatic movements, principles, and concepts. It is intended for those interested in teaching Essential Somatic (ES) Movements to others in a group or private setting.

The ESMTT Level 1 introduces the concepts and principles of Somatic Education and teaching Essential Somatic Movement, and the ten foundational somatic movements for freedom of movement and the reduction of functional pain.

Students that apply to the full ESMTT program and successfully complete both training modules, all coursework, and pass all written and practical exams will receive the designation of a 200-hour Essential Somatic Movement Teacher (ESMT). For students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Somatic Movement, ESMTT Level 1 will be the foundational prerequisite for the Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.


$1000 early bird
$1200 full price
Includes 4-day training only

Those who have successfully completed an Essential Somatics® HSEC training may review ESMTT Level 1 for 50% off the full price of tuition. Please contact for payment and registration details. 

Cancellation Policy

You may request a full refund minus a 5% cancellation fee if canceling more than 4 weeks prior to training start date. No refund will be available if canceling less than 4 weeks prior to training start date.

Essential Somatics® reserves the right to cancel any event or change event dates if necessary. In the unlikely situation that this may occur, a full refund of all monies paid will be returned to the client. For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance to protect your trip investment in the event of date changes, illness, emergency, weather conditions, or any unforeseen circumstances.