Nov
25
to Dec 1

CSE Training - EUR 3 (York, UK)

Registration is closed. Training is currently underway.

In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

Module 1: Feb. 21 - 27, 2015
Module 2: Jun. 20 - 26, 2015
Module 3: Mar. 5 - 11, 2016
Module 4: Sept. 17 - 23, 2016
Module 5: Sept. 22 - 28, 2017
Module 6: Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2017

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Houston, TX)

This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises.

This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

COME AND LEARN:

  • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
  • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
  • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
  • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
  • And more…

If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

TUITION

$350 USD early bird price
$450 USD if paid after Nov. 10, 2017
Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

Taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

"[Theresa's] teaching knowledge and expertise is fantastic.  I now have a far deeper understanding of Somatics and look forward to exploring the practices more."
– Elaine T., yoga teacher

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Houston, TX)
450.00
Quantity:
Register Now

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.

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          Dec
          8
          to Dec 10

          HSEC Level 1 (Lindsay, ON)

          • Path to Stillness Yoga Studio (map)
          • Google Calendar ICS

          This training is sold out!

          Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to our waiting list.

          OVERVIEW

          This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement* and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

          In this training, you will learn how to:

          • Assess the Three Stress Reflexes
          • Teach the 8 basic Somatic Exercises effectively
          • Apply the technique of pandiculation to restore muscle function

          *PREREQUISITES

          This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

          1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

          2. Required reading: 

          TUITION

          $800 USD (full tuition)
          $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Nov. 3, 2017)
          Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

          For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

          COURSE DETAILS

          Class Schedule:
          Dec. 8 | 9AM-6PM
          Dec. 9 | 9AM-6PM
          Dec. 10 | 9AM-6PM
          There will be a 60-minute lunch break each day.

          Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

          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.

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              Feb
              3
              to Feb 4

              Fundamentals Immersion Course (Maplewood, NJ)

              • St. George's Episcopal Church (map)
              • Google Calendar ICS

              This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

              This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

              • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
              • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
              • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
              • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
              • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
              • And more…

              If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

              You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

              This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

              TUITION

              US $350 early bird price
              US $450 if paid after Jan. 7, 2018

              This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

              "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
              - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI
              Fundamentals Immersion Course (Maplewood, NJ)
              350.00 450.00
              Quantity:
              Register Now

              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.

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                Feb
                10
                to Feb 16

                CSE Training - NJ 3 (Morristown, NJ)

                Registration is closed. Training is currently underway.

                In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                Module 1: June 4 - 10, 2016
                Module 2: Dec. 3 - 9, 2016
                Module 3: Sept. 10 - 16, 2017
                Module 4: Feb. 10 - 16, 2018
                Module 5: Feb. 9 - 15, 2019
                Module 6: June 1 - 7, 2019

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                Mar
                9
                to Mar 15

                CSE Training - CAN 1 (Calgary, AB)

                Registration is closed. Training is currently underway.

                In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

                Module 1: October 3-9, 2015
                Module 2: March 31 - April 6, 2016
                Module 3: November 9-15, 2016
                Module 4: March 16-22, 2017
                Module 5: March 9-15, 2018
                Module 6: June 8-14, 2018

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                Mar
                18
                to Mar 19

                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Edmonton, AB)

                This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                • And more…

                If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                TUITION

                US $375 early bird price
                US $425 if paid after Feb. 2, 2018

                This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                "Theresa is an amazing teacher and I love watching her share and connect with the participants with such depth, skill and compassion."
                - Shelly F, Melbourne, Australia
                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Edmonton, AB)
                375.00 425.00
                Quantity:
                Register Now

                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.

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                    Mar
                    24
                    to Mar 30

                    CSE Training - CAN 2 (Edmonton, AB)

                    • Roots on Whyte Community Building (map)
                    • Google Calendar ICS

                    Currently accepting applications!

                    Application deadline: January 15, 2018

                    In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                    Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

                    Module 1: Mar. 24 - 30, 2018
                    Module 2: Sept. 8 - 14, 2018
                    Module 3: June 14 - 20, 2019
                    Module 4: Dec. 6 - 12, 2019
                    Module 5: Nov. 7 - 13, 2020
                    Module 6: Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, 2021

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                    Apr
                    7
                    to Apr 13

                    CSE Training - AUS 1 (Melbourne, VIC)

                    Registration is closed. Training is currently underway.

                    In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                    Module 1: Oct. 17-23, 2016
                    Module 2: Apr. 4-10, 2017
                    Module 3: Oct. 6-12, 2017
                    Module 4: Apr. 7-13, 2018
                    Module 5: Mar. 30 - Apr. 5, 2019
                    Module 6:  Jun. 29 - Jul. 6, 2019

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                    Apr
                    20
                    to Apr 23

                    ESMTT Level 1 (York, UK)

                    Registration coming soon!

                    OVERVIEW

                    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 foundation for the Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                    TUITION

                    $1200 USD (full tuition)
                    $1000 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Mar. 8, 2018)
                    Please note: all course fees are in USD

                    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 info@essentialsomatics.com for payment and registration details. 

                    COURSE DETAILS

                    Class Schedule:
                    Apr. 20-23 | 9AM-6PM
                    (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                    Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                    This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                     

                    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.

                     

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                    Apr
                    28
                    to May 4

                    CSE Training - EUR 4 (York, UK)

                    Currently accepting applications!

                    Application deadline: February 15, 2018

                    In this three-year intensive professional training program, students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                    Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

                    Module 1: Apr. 28 - May 4, 2018
                    Module 2: Sept. 22 - 28, 2018
                    Module 3: Apr. 26 - May 2, 2019
                    Module 4: Oct. 25 - 31, 2019
                    Module 5: Sept. 5 - 11, 2020
                    Module 6: Feb. 13 - 19, 2021

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                    May
                    10
                    to May 13

                    ESMTT Level 1 (Victoria, BC)

                    Registration coming soon!

                    OVERVIEW

                    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 foundation for the Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training

                    TUITION

                    $1200 USD (full tuition)
                    $1000 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Apr. 4, 2018)
                    Please note: all course fees are in USD

                    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 info@essentialsomatics.com for payment and registrationdetails. 

                    COURSE DETAILS

                    Class Schedule:
                    May 10-13 | 9AM-6PM
                    (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                    Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                    This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                    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.

                     

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                    May
                    19
                    to May 25

                    CSE Training - CO 1 (Denver, CO)

                    • Hilton Garden Inn Arvada (map)
                    • Google Calendar ICS

                    Currently accepting applications!

                    Application deadline: March 15, 2018

                    In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics. Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                    Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

                    Module 1: May 19 - 25, 2018
                    Module 2: November 9 - 15, 2018
                    Module 3: May 24 - 30, 2019
                    Module 4: November 9 - 15, 2017
                    Module 5: TBD
                    Module 6: TBD

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                    Oct
                    12
                    to Oct 15

                    ESMTT Level 2 (York, UK)

                    Registration coming soon!

                    OVERVIEW

                    Essential Somatic Movement Teacher Training (ESMTT) Level 2 is the final module 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.

                    ESMTT Level 2 reviews the basic principles of neurophysiology and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Essential Somatic Movement. Students will also learn Somatic Movement sequences designed to target functional disorders. Coursework will continue past in-class instruction for up to one year. Students are expected to submit remaining coursework and pass both written and practical exams to obtain their ESMTT certification.

                    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).

                    TUITION

                    $2500 USD (full tuition)
                    $2000 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Aug. 30, 2018)
                    Please note: all course fees are in USD

                    If you have completed the Essential Somatics® HSEC  Level 1 & 2 training and would like to obtain ESMTT certification, please contact info@essentialsomatics.com.

                    COURSE DETAILS

                    Class Schedule:
                    Oct. 12-15 | 9AM-6PM
                    (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                    Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                    This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                    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.

                     

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                    Nov
                    1
                    to Nov 4

                    ESMTT Level 2 (Victoria, BC)

                    Registration coming soon!

                    OVERVIEW

                    Essential Somatic Movement Teacher Training (ESMTT) Level 2 is the final module 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.

                    ESMTT Level 2 reviews the basic principles of neurophysiology and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Essential Somatic Movement. Students will also learn Somatic Movement sequences designed to target functional disorders. Coursework will continue past in-class instruction for up to one year. Students are expected to submit remaining coursework and pass both written and practical exams to obtain their ESMTT certification.

                    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).

                    TUITION

                    $2500 USD (full tuition)
                    $2000 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Sept. 27, 2018)
                    Please note: all course fees are in USD

                    If you have completed the Essential Somatics® HSEC  Level 1 & 2 training and would like to obtain ESMTT certification, please contact info@essentialsomatics.com.

                    COURSE DETAILS

                    Class Schedule:
                    Nov. 1-4 | 9AM-6PM
                    (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                    Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                    This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                    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.

                     

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                    Nov
                    18
                    to Nov 19

                    Fundamentals Immersion Course (Dublin, IRE)

                    This course is sold out!

                    Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to the waiting list.

                    This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                    This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                    • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                    • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                    • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                    • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                    • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                    • And more…

                    If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                    You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                    This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                    TUITION

                    $375 USD early bird price
                    $425 USD if paid after Oct. 1, 2017
                    Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                    COURSE DETAILS

                    This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                    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.

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                      Nov
                      17
                      to Nov 19

                      HSEC Level 1 (Victoria, BC)

                      This is your last chance to complete the HSEC 1 prerequisite for the CSE training in Canada beginning March 2018! Please note that HSEC 1 is not an introductory course, and completion of an Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Immersion Course is required for eligibility.

                      This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                      PREREQUISITES

                      This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

                      1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                      2. Required reading: 

                      TUITION

                      $800 USD (full tuition)
                      $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Nov. 1, 2017)
                      Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                      For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                      COURSE DETAILS

                      Class Schedule:
                      Nov. 17-19 | 9AM-6PM
                      (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                      Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                      This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                      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.

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                        Nov
                        11
                        to Nov 12

                        Somatics for Athletics (York, UK)

                        This two-day introductory course is for athletes, fitness instructors, and anyone with a desire to improve their ability and performance through the principles and practices of Clinical Somatics. No prior experience or training is required to participate in this course.

                        This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical (Hanna) Somatics.

                        Come and learn:

                        • How Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) is keeping you from reaching your maximum potential
                        • How to bounce back from muscle injuries that would otherwise keep you out of the game
                        • How to apply Somatic Movements to your daily routine, helping to restore muscle functionality, movement, and strength
                        • How the technique of pandiculation can restore full muscle length and function and improve sensory motor control. establish a better understanding of how this skill improves sensory and motor function
                        • A daily regimen of movements that, when practiced regularly, will relieve chronic pain and maintain freedom of movement for the long-term, regardless of what muscular stresses or injuries you may incur. 

                        The result is more fluid, efficient movement, improved breathing, rapid reduction of functional muscle pain, greater athletic performance, and improved somatic awareness. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials

                         

                        Tuition

                        US $375 early bird price
                        US $425 if paid after Oct. 31, 2017
                        All course fees as listed in USD.

                        Taught by Karyn Clark, CCSE and Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                        Somatics for Athletics (York, UK)
                        425.00
                        Quantity:
                        Register Now

                        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.

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                                Nov
                                4
                                to Nov 5

                                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Edinburgh, UK)

                                Only 1 spot left!

                                This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                • And more…

                                If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                TUITION
                                $350 USD early bird price
                                $400 USD if paid after Sept. 1, 2017
                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                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.

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                                Oct
                                27
                                to Oct 29

                                HSEC Level 1 (York, UK)

                                This training is sold out!

                                Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                PREREQUISITES

                                This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

                                1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                2. Required reading: 

                                TUITION

                                $800 USD (full tuition)
                                $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Sept. 15, 2017)
                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                COURSE DETAILS

                                Class Schedule:
                                Oct. 27 | 9:30am - 6:30pm
                                Oct. 28 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
                                Oct. 29 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
                                (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                                Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                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.

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                                  Oct
                                  20
                                  to Oct 22

                                  HSEC Level 1 (Adelaide, SA)

                                  Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                  This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                  This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                  PREREQUISITES

                                  This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

                                  1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                  2. Required reading: 

                                  TUITION

                                  $800 USD (full tuition)
                                  $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Sept. 1, 2017)
                                  Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                  For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                  COURSE DETAILS

                                  Class Schedule:
                                  Oct. 20-22 | 9AM-6PM
                                  (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                                  Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat (if you have one), water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                  HSEC Level One (Adelaide, SA)
                                  800.00
                                  Quantity:
                                  Register Now

                                  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.

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                                    Oct
                                    14
                                    to Oct 15

                                    Fundamentals Immersion Course (Melbourne, VIC)

                                    This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                    This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                    • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                    • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                    • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                    • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                    • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                    • And more…

                                    If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                    You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                    This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                    TUITION

                                    $340 USD
                                    Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                    This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                    "[Theresa's] teaching knowledge and expertise is fantastic.  I now have a far deeper understanding of Somatics and look forward to exploring the practices more."
                                    – Elaine T., yoga teacher
                                    Fundamentals Immersion Couse (Melbourne, VIC)
                                    340.00
                                    Quantity:
                                    Register Now

                                    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.

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                                      Sep
                                      30
                                      to Oct 1

                                      Fundamentals Immersion Course (York, UK)

                                      This course is sold out!

                                      Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to the waiting list.

                                      This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                      This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                      • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                      • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                      • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                      • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                      • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                      • And more…

                                      If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                      You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                      This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                      TUITION

                                      $375 USD early bird price
                                      $425 USD if paid after Sept. 1, 2017
                                      Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                      This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                      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.

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                                            Sep
                                            30
                                            to Oct 1

                                            Fundamentals Immersion Course (Vancouver, BC)

                                            Only 1 spot left!

                                            This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                            This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                            • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                            • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                            • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                            • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                            • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                            • And more…

                                            If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                            You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                            This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                            Tuition

                                            $375 USD early bird price
                                            $425 USD if paid after Aug. 8, 2017
                                            Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                            This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                                            "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                            - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                            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.

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                                              Sep
                                              23
                                              to Sep 24

                                              Fundamentals Immersion Course (Nantucket, MA)

                                              This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises.

                                              This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                              Come and learn:

                                              • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                              • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                              • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                              • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                              • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                              • And more…

                                              If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                              Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                              TUITION

                                              $350 USD early bird price
                                              $450 USD if paid after Aug. 26, 2017
                                              Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                              Taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                                              "[Theresa's] teaching knowledge and expertise is fantastic.  I now have a far deeper understanding of Somatics and look forward to exploring the practices more."
                                              – Elaine T., yoga teacher

                                              Fundamentals Immersion Course (Nantucket, MA)
                                              350.00 450.00
                                              Quantity:
                                              Register Now

                                              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.

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                                                    Sep
                                                    7
                                                    to Sep 9

                                                    HSEC Level 1 (Maplewood, NJ)

                                                    • St. George's Episcopal Church (map)
                                                    • Google Calendar ICS

                                                    This training is sold out!

                                                    To be added to waiting list, please contact us.

                                                    Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                                    This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                                    This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                                    PREREQUISITES

                                                    This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

                                                    1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                                    2. Required reading: 

                                                    TUITION

                                                    $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                    $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Aug. 11, 2017)
                                                    Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                    For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                    COURSE DETAILS

                                                    Class Schedule:
                                                    Sept. 7-9 | 9AM-6PM
                                                    (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                                                    Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                                    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.

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                                                      Aug
                                                      9
                                                      to Aug 13

                                                      The Myth of Aging

                                                      • Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Center (map)
                                                      • Google Calendar ICS

                                                      Martha Peterson is proud to be returning to the Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Center to teach the Myth of Aging. This 5-day seminar gives participants the opportunity to absorb the learning, movements, and changes they will experience in the stunningly beautiful and peaceful setting of Cortes Island, BC. 

                                                      If you have “tried everything” for your back, neck, shoulder or hip pain, and have only experienced short term relief, come learn how to achieve long term pain relief and improved muscular function – on your own – whenever and wherever you need it. Use your brain to “reprogram” your muscles to lengthen and relax as you regain muscle sensation and control. The result is more fluid, efficient movement, improved breathing, drastic reduction of functional muscle pain, and improved somatic awareness.

                                                      “The Myth of Aging” is what Thomas Hanna, creator of Hanna Somatic Education, called the commonly held belief that limited movement, disability, and decrepitude is the inevitable result of aging. In reality, it is the way in which we unconsciously adapt to the stresses of our lives – emotional or psychological trauma and stress, accidents, injuries, surgeries,  – that determines whether we will become “creaky and old” or maintain our physical freedom and independence.

                                                      Through lectures, movement sessions, and interactive participation you will learn:

                                                      • The root cause of most chronic muscle pain – Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) and how to reverse it
                                                      • How to retain voluntary muscle function and fluid movement with gentle, safe somatic exercises
                                                      • How your movement habits and reflexive responses to stress contribute to conditions such as low back pain, neck, shoulder, hip and joint pain, sciatica, and chronic headaches
                                                      • How all humans respond reflexively to stress with three full body reflex patterns
                                                      • How to lengthen muscles and reset muscle function without painful stretching
                                                      • A basic routine of easy, safe, and profoundly effective Somatic Exercises that, when practiced daily, restore muscle control and awareness, eliminate chronic muscle pain, and keep you moving freely in your chosen activity for the rest of your life.

                                                      What People Are Saying About the Myth of Aging

                                                      I came [to this seminar] with chronic lower back pain and muscle tension. I walked away with a new body and a new outlook on life.

                                                      I am beyond grateful to Martha Peterson for her dedication to sharing this very important work. My mind is consistently blown in my own daily Somatics practice, as I experience new aspects of this work and of myself, and remain pain free!

                                                      I was so inspired by this work, that I knew I had found a new direction. I am now following a clinical track of training with Essential Somatics® and teaching weekly Hanna Somatic movement classes. It is truly rewarding to see the difference this work makes in people’s lives!
                                                      — Angelica, Myth of Aging participant 2016
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                                                      Jul
                                                      8
                                                      to Jul 9

                                                      Fundamentals Immersion Course (Chicago, IL)

                                                      This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                      This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                      • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                      • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                      • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                      • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                      • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                      • And more…

                                                      If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                      You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive a free digital download of our Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                      This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                      This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.
                                                      Presented by Moksha Yoga Center.

                                                      TUITION

                                                      $400 regular price
                                                      $320 Moksha members

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                                                      Jun
                                                      24
                                                      to Jun 25

                                                      Fundamentals Immersion Course (Portland, OR)

                                                      This course is sold out!

                                                      Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to the waiting list.

                                                      This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                      This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                      • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                      • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                      • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                      • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                      • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                      • And more…

                                                      If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                      You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                      This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                      TUITION

                                                      $350 USD early bird price
                                                      $400 USD if paid after May 5, 2017
                                                      Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                      This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                      "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                      - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                                      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.

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                                                            Jun
                                                            23
                                                            to Jun 25

                                                            HSEC Level 1 (York, UK)

                                                            Registration is closed.

                                                            Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                                            This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                                            This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                                            PREREQUISITES

                                                            This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.

                                                            1. Students are required to have participated in a Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                                            2. Required reading: 

                                                            TUITION

                                                            $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                            $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before May 5, 2017)
                                                            Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                            For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                            COURSE DETAILS

                                                            Class Schedule:
                                                            Jun. 23-25 | 9AM-5PM
                                                            (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                                                            Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat (if you have one), water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                                            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.

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                                                            Jun
                                                            17
                                                            to Jun 18

                                                            Fundamentals Immersion Course (Lindsay, ON)

                                                            • 10 Ridout Street Lindsay, ON K9V 2A9 Canada (map)
                                                            • Google Calendar ICS

                                                            This course is sold out!

                                                            Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to the waiting list.

                                                            This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                            This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                            • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                            • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                            • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                            • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                            • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                            • And more…

                                                            If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                            You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                            This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                            TUITION

                                                            $375 USD early bird price
                                                            $425 USD if paid after April 27, 2017
                                                            Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                            This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                                                            "[Theresa's] teaching knowledge and expertise is fantastic.  I now have a far deeper understanding of Somatics and look forward to exploring the practices more."
                                                            – Elaine T., yoga teacher

                                                            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.

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                                                                Jun
                                                                16
                                                                to Jun 18

                                                                HSEC Level 2 (Leeds, UK)

                                                                This training is sold out.

                                                                This training is a continuation of Essential Somatics® Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach Training Level One.

                                                                In addition to reviewing the basic principles of neurophysiology and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Somatic Exercises, students will learn Somatic Exercise sequences designed to target conditions such as sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, SI joint dysfunction, leg and hips pain, low back pain, and TMJ.

                                                                In this intensive 3-day training you will continue your learning to include:

                                                                • Review of the basic principles, neurophysiology, and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Somatic Exercises.
                                                                • Additional group teaching experience with trainer and participant critiques.
                                                                • Somatic Exercise sequences designed to target conditions such as sciatica, scoliosis, SI joint dysfunction, chronic back pain, and TMJ.
                                                                • Seated and standing Somatic Exercises.
                                                                • How to structure a Somatic Exercise classes based upon your knowledge of the fundamental concepts, and principles of Hanna Somatic Exercises

                                                                Students must come prepared to teach a short series of Somatic Exercises and/or enhancements of a Somatic Exercise based on their experience using the material from HSEC Level One. Further details on this assignment will be given within one month of the training date.

                                                                PREREQUISITES

                                                                 1. Successful completion of Essential Somatics® Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach Training Level One. At least four months must pass between completing HSEC Level One and beginning HSEC Level Two. 
                                                                2. All students are expected to be actively teaching Somatic Exercises in their primary practice.
                                                                This allows students to integrate their learning from HSEC Level One so to form a better idea of what they would like to improve and fine-tune as a Somatic Movement teacher.

                                                                TUITION

                                                                $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                                $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Apr. 24, 2017)
                                                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD
                                                                For those who have already attended the HSEC Level Two, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                                COURSE DETAILS

                                                                Each training day runs from 9:30AM to 6:30PM with a 60-minute lunch break. Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat (if you have one), water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                                                This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                                                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.

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                                                                Jun
                                                                3
                                                                to Jun 4

                                                                Fundamentals Immersion Course (York, UK)

                                                                This course is sold out!

                                                                Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com to be added to the waiting list.

                                                                This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                • And more…

                                                                If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                TUITION

                                                                $375 USD early bird price
                                                                $425 USD if paid after Apr. 14, 2017
                                                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                                                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.

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                                                                      Jun
                                                                      3
                                                                      to Jun 4

                                                                      Fundamentals Immersion Course (Victoria, BC)

                                                                      • Fernwood Community Centre (map)
                                                                      • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                      Only 5 spots left!

                                                                      This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                      This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                      • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                      • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                      • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                      • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                      • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                      • And more…

                                                                      If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                      You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                      This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                      TUITION

                                                                      $350 USD early bird price
                                                                      $400 USD if paid after Apr. 18, 2017
                                                                      Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                      This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                      "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                                      - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                                                      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.

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                                                                          May
                                                                          20
                                                                          to May 26

                                                                          CSE Training - NJ 2 (Maplewood, NJ)

                                                                          • Wellspring Health Collective, The Somatics Loft (map)
                                                                          • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                          Registration is closed. Training is currently underway.

                                                                          In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic (Hanna Somatic) Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, author of the book, Somatics.  Students will learn the clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles that improve sensory motor control to those suffering from sensory motor system and functional muscle pain.

                                                                          Only those who have successfully completed the HSEC Level One training are eligible to apply.

                                                                          Module 1: Sept. 12 - 18, 2014
                                                                          Module 2: Jan. 23 - 29, 2015
                                                                          Module 3: Sept. 19 - 25, 2015
                                                                          Module 4: Apr. 8 - 14, 2016
                                                                          Module 5: Feb. 25 - Mar. 3, 2017
                                                                          Module 6: May 20 - 26, 2017

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                                                                          Apr
                                                                          1
                                                                          to Apr 2

                                                                          Fundamentals Immersion Course (Adelaide, SA)

                                                                          • South Australian Country Women’s Association (map)
                                                                          • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                          This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                          This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                          • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                          • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                          • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                          • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                          • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                          • And more…

                                                                          If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                          You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                          This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                          TUITION

                                                                          $375 USD early bird price
                                                                          $425 USD if paid after Feb. 15, 2017
                                                                          Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                          This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                          "I love Theresa and her teaching and her energy. She is honest and funny and present and… having a teacher of her caliber was a true gift."
                                                                          – Lisa, Chicago, IL

                                                                          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.

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                                                                              Mar
                                                                              10
                                                                              to Mar 12

                                                                              HSEC Level 2 (Edmonton, AB)

                                                                              This training is sold out!

                                                                              This training is a continuation of Essential Somatics® Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach Training Level One.

                                                                              In addition to reviewing the basic principles of neurophysiology and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Somatic Exercises, students will learn Somatic Exercise sequences designed to target conditions such as sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, SI joint dysfunction, leg and hips pain, low back pain, and TMJ.

                                                                              In this intensive 3-day training you will continue your learning to include:

                                                                              • Review of the basic principles, neurophysiology, and assessment of somatic stress reflexes as it pertains to teaching Somatic Exercises.
                                                                              • Additional group teaching experience with trainer and participant critiques.
                                                                              • Somatic Exercise sequences designed to target conditions such as sciatica, scoliosis, SI joint dysfunction, chronic back pain, and TMJ.
                                                                              • Seated and standing Somatic Exercises.
                                                                              • How to structure a Somatic Exercise classes based upon your knowledge of the fundamental concepts, and principles of Hanna Somatic Exercises

                                                                              Students must come prepared to teach a short series of Somatic Exercises and/or enhancements of a Somatic Exercise based on their experience using the material from HSEC Level One. Further details on this assignment will be given within one month of the training date.

                                                                              PREREQUISITES

                                                                              1. Successful completion of Essential Somatics® Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach Training Level One. At least four months must pass between completing HSEC Level One and beginning HSEC Level Two. 
                                                                              2. All students are expected to be actively teaching Somatic Exercises in their primary practice. This allows students to integrate their learning from HSEC Level One so to form a better idea of what they would like to improve and fine-tune as a Somatic Movement teacher.

                                                                              TUITION

                                                                              $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                                              $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Feb. 8, 2017)
                                                                              Please note: all course fees are listed in USD
                                                                              For those who have already attended the HSEC Level Two, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                                              COURSE DETAILS

                                                                              Each training day runs from 9:00AM to 5:00PM with a 90-minute lunch break. Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper, and wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                                                              This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE, and Laura Gates, CHSE.

                                                                              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.

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                                                                                Feb
                                                                                17
                                                                                to Feb 19

                                                                                HSEC Level 1 (Houston, TX)

                                                                                Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                                                                This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                                                                This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                                                                PREREQUISITES

                                                                                1. This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.
                                                                                2. Students are expected to have a daily experiential practice of Hanna Somatic Exercise and be knowledgeable about Hanna Somatic Education. To learn about Hanna Somatic Exercises, we require one or more of the following:

                                                                                3. Required reading: 

                                                                                **As of January 1, 2017 participation in a Fundamentals Immersion Course will be a requirement for attendance at the HSEC Level 1. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                                                                TUITION

                                                                                $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                                                $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Jan. 15, 2017)
                                                                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                                                This training is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                                                                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.

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                                                                                Feb
                                                                                11
                                                                                to Feb 12

                                                                                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Chicago, IL)

                                                                                • Glenbrook Hospital, Room A1 (map)
                                                                                • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                                This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                                This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                                • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                                • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                                • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                                • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                                • And more…

                                                                                If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                                You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                                This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                                Tuition

                                                                                $350 USD early bird price
                                                                                $400 USD if paid after December 16, 2016
                                                                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                                                                                "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                                                - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                                                                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.

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                                                                                  Feb
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  to Feb 5

                                                                                  HSEC Level 1 (Oconomowoc, WI)

                                                                                  • Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness (map)
                                                                                  • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                                  Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                                                                  This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                                                                  This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                                                                  PREREQUISITES

                                                                                  1. This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.
                                                                                  2. Students are expected to have a daily experiential practice of Hanna Somatic Exercise and be knowledgeable about Hanna Somatic Education. To learn about Hanna Somatic Exercises, we require one or more of the following:

                                                                                  3. Required reading: 

                                                                                  **As of January 1, 2017 participation in a Fundamentals Immersion Course will be a requirement for attendance at the HSEC Level 1. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                                                                  TUITION

                                                                                  $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                                                  $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Dec. 16, 2016)
                                                                                  Registration for this training will close on January 27, 2017.

                                                                                  For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                                                  COURSE DETAILS

                                                                                  Class Schedule:
                                                                                  Feb. 3 | Friday | 9:30am - 6:00pm
                                                                                  Feb. 4 | Saturday | 10:00am - 6:30pm
                                                                                  Feb. 5 | Sunday | 9:00am - 5:30pm
                                                                                  (There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.)

                                                                                  Please be sure to bring a personal yoga mat (if you have one), water bottle, pen and paper, and wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans, skirts, or dresses). Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and food during training.

                                                                                  This training is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                  Jan
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  to Jan 22

                                                                                  Fundamentals Immersion Course (Oconomowoc, WI)

                                                                                  • Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness (map)
                                                                                  • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                                  This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                                  This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                                  • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                                  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                                  • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                                  • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                                  • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                                  • And more…

                                                                                  If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                                  You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                                  This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                                  Tuition

                                                                                  $350 USD early bird price
                                                                                  $400 USD if paid after Dec. 3, 2016
                                                                                  Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                  Course Details

                                                                                  Class Schedule:
                                                                                  Jan. 21 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
                                                                                  Jan. 22 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

                                                                                  This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                                  "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                                                  - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                      Jan
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      to Jan 8

                                                                                      Fundamentals Immersion Course (Rome, GA)

                                                                                      This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

                                                                                      This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:

                                                                                      • How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
                                                                                      • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
                                                                                      • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
                                                                                      • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
                                                                                      • A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
                                                                                      • And more…

                                                                                      If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!

                                                                                      You will be led through Somatic Exercises to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation in pairs to establish a better understanding of how this technique affects sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                                      This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                                      TUITION

                                                                                      $350 USD early bird price
                                                                                      $400 USD if paid after Dec. 12, 2016
                                                                                      Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                      This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                                      "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                                                      - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                        Nov
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        to Nov 20

                                                                                        HSEC Level 1 (Edmonton, AB)

                                                                                        • Roots on Whyte Community Building (map)
                                                                                        • Google Calendar ICS

                                                                                        This training is sold out.

                                                                                        Please be advised: this is not an introductory course for those wanting to learn Hanna Somatic Exercise. For a comprehensive introduction to Hanna Somatic Exercises, please check out our Fundamentals Immersion Courses.

                                                                                        This comprehensive 3-day course is for movement, medical, and fitness professionals who have a background in Hanna Somatic Movement and want to use their knowledge and experience to help others. Incorporating Hanna Somatic Exercises and the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief, injury prevention, and self-care.

                                                                                        This course is a prerequisite for our Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training.

                                                                                        PREREQUISITES

                                                                                        1. This course is open to movement teachers, fitness trainers, professional bodyworkers, therapists, and medical professionals, and those intending to share Hanna Somatic Exercises in a professional setting.
                                                                                        2. Students are expected to have a daily experiential practice of Hanna Somatic Exercise and be knowledgeable about Hanna Somatic Education. To learn about Hanna Somatic Exercises, we require one or more of the following:

                                                                                        3. Required reading: 

                                                                                        **As of January 1, 2017 participation in a Fundamentals Immersion Course will be a requirement for attendance at the HSEC Level 1. Alternately, proof of attendance at a 6-week Myth of Aging series or similar series taught by an approved Essential Somatics somatic movement teacher will be sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

                                                                                        TUITION

                                                                                        $800 USD (full tuition)
                                                                                        $725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before Aug. 5, 2016)
                                                                                        Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                        For those who have already attended the HSEC Level One, you may review the course again for 50% off the full price. Please contact info@essentialsomatics.com for payment details.

                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                          Nov
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          to Nov 6

                                                                                          Fundamentals Immersion Course (Bowden, AB)

                                                                                          This two-day introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate in this course. 

                                                                                          This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. There is plenty of gentle, easy movement in addition to education, with an emphasis on learning to sense, from the inside out, how to improve movement, coordination, stress responses and brain to muscle connection. You will be led through Somatic Exercises in order to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia and leave with a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. You will learn to move smarter, not harder! You will also explore the technique of pandiculation in order to better experience how this technique releases muscle tension and improves sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                                          It is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                                          Tuition

                                                                                          $350 USD early bird price
                                                                                          $400 USD if paid after Aug. 1
                                                                                          Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                          This course is taught by Theresa Evans, CCSE

                                                                                          "Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding.  It's obvious she lives her somatics!"
                                                                                          - S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI


                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                          Oct
                                                                                          29
                                                                                          to Oct 30

                                                                                          Fundamentals Immersion Course (Melbourne, VIC)

                                                                                          This two-day introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate in this course. 

                                                                                          This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. There is plenty of gentle, easy movement in addition to education, with an emphasis on learning to sense, from the inside out, how to improve movement, coordination, stress responses and brain to muscle connection. You will be led through Somatic Exercises in order to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia and leave with a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. You will learn to move smarter, not harder! You will also explore the technique of pandiculation in order to better experience how this technique releases muscle tension and improves sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.

                                                                                          It is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!

                                                                                          TUITION

                                                                                          $350 USD early bird price
                                                                                          $400 USD if paid after Oct. 8, 2016
                                                                                          Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                                                                          This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE, and Theresa Evans, CCSE.

                                                                                          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.

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