Essential Somatics® Training Programs

Essential Somatics® training programs are offered in two tracks for personal and professional development. Continue reading for more information or email with questions about our training programs.

Personal Track

The personal track of Essential Somatics® training is a primer to the fundamentals of Hanna Somatic Education and the profoundly-effective movements that relieve muscle pain and restore freedom of movement. These courses are open to all ages and activity levels.


Fundamentals Immersion Course

This two-day introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatic Education for their own personal education and exploration. This course is an excellent introduction to this highly effective, yet simple method of neuromuscular movement education and pain relief. This course is a prerequisite for the HSEC Level 1.

Professional Track

The professional track of Essential Somatics® training is for healthcare and movement professionals and bodyworkers who want to
become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education.


Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach Training – Level 1

In this comprehensive three-day course, students will attain a fundamental grasp of the core principles, science, philosophy, and techniques of Hanna Somatics and Somatic Exercises. They will learn to skillfully instruct 8 - 10 basic Somatic Exercises and learn how to incorporate them into their primary practice. This course is for those who want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. This course is a prerequisite for HSEC Level 2 and the CSE professional training program.

HANNA Somatic Exercise Coach TRAINING – Level 2

This course builds on the HSEC Level One. Students continue their learning with Somatic Exercise sequences that address sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, TMJ, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and back pain. Students will fine-tune their teaching skills and  deepen their understanding of the basic concepts of Hanna Somatic Education and how they are applied in a movement class.

clinical somatic education training

In this 3-year professional training program you will become certified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic Education, the direct, hands-on method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, Ph.D. You will learn the clinical hands-on protocols that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.