Kay Barr has completed the Hanna Somatics Exercise Coach (HSEC) Level 2 training and is a Clinical Somatic Educator-in-training. She is a long-time teacher of Tai Chi and Qigong and regards Tai Chi Chuan and Hanna Somatics as the perfect co-practices for restoring harmony, balance, and postural alignment to her students and clients. Becoming mindfully connected to your whole being from the inside out without the negative effects of pain is a freedom that Kay hopes that everyone can experience through Hanna Somatic Education. Kay launched iMove Without Pain Clinical Hanna Somatic studio in Cairns.
With a keen interest in the internal martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine Kay completed a Diploma of Zen Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies in 2009. In pursuit of improved wellness and vitality Kay has gained experience and instruction in several bodywork modalities through the years and finally found Hanna Somatics in 2014 through a mutual connection in Tai Chi in the USA.
“While the art of Tai Chi can be a life-long practice, I consider that Somatics actually is the modern-day answer to immediate relief from chronic pain and mobility issues caused by the unconscious tension in one’s body. The real benefit begins with the feedback given to your own soma (and brain) by your very own body – the ultimate in self-perception and self-sufficiency. No other modality comes close to Hanna Somatics!” Kay believes that living somatically will improve whatever you do in life, whether you have pain in your body or not.
Kay currently teaches a weekly Hanna Somatics Class at Trinity Beach and continues to teach Tai Chi and Qigong for the Cairns community. She is also available for clinical somatic lessons at her private studio in Trinity Beach.