Jun
23
to Jun 24

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Denver, CO)

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

Overview

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. It is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. 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 contributes to most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
  • 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 Movements 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!


Course Specifics

You will be led through Somatic Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores sensory and motor function. 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 June 1, 2018
Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

SCHEDULE

June 23 | Saturday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
June 24 | Sunday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled so that class may start on time. There will be a 60-minute lunch break each day.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water bottle
  • Yoga mat. Blanket or small cushion for propping optional. There will be no equipment available at the venue.
  • Pen/pencil, notepad if desired. You will also receive a manual.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. No jeans, skirts, or dresses.
  • There are restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby, but you may bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Denver, CO)
450.00
Quantity:
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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
20
to Aug 24

Move Without Pain - Essential Somatics

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

Somatics on Beautiful Cortes Island

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level.

Essential Somatics teaches you to restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

About This Workshop

An all too common myth is that limited movement, disability, and pain is the inevitable result of aging. In reality, it is the way in which we unconsciously adapt to the stresses of our lives – the accidents, injuries, surgeries, and emotional and psychological stresses – that determines whether we become “creaky and old” or maintain our physical freedom, self-awareness, and independence. The choice is yours. To learn to maintain freedom of movement requires a new perspective on movement, ourselves, our habits, the brain, and how it controls us from the inside out.

Through lectures, movement sessions, and interactive participation learn:

  • The root cause of most chronic muscle pain (Sensory Motor Amnesia) and how to reverse it
  • How to retain voluntary muscle function and fluid movement with gentle, safe somatic movement
  • How trauma, daily movement habits, and reflexive responses to stress disconnect us from our bodies and contribute to common pain conditions and limited movement. such as low back pain, neck, shoulder, hip and joint pain, anxiety, headaches, and limited movement
  • How our thoughts, emotions, and physical stresses create either restriction and pain, or freedom and ease in the body
  • How all humans respond reflexively to stress within three full body reflex patterns
  • How to lengthen muscles and reset muscle function without stretching
  • A basic routine of easy, safe, and profoundly effective Somatic Movements that, when practiced daily, restore muscle control and self-awareness, eliminate chronic muscle pain, and keep you moving freely in your chosen activity for the rest of your life.

Workshop Schedule

  • August 20
    • 8:00PM Orientation
  • August 21
    • 9:30AM - 12:15PM Movement class and discussion
    • 3:15PM - 6:00PM Movement class and discussion
  • August 22
    • 9:30AM - 12:15PM Movement class and discussion
    • AFTERNOON FREE to walk the beaches, kayak, etc.
  • August 23
    • 9:30AM - 12:15PM Movement class and discussion
    • 3:15PM - 6:00PM  Movement class, sharing, Q&A
  • August 24
    • 9:30AM - 11:45AM Short practice session and closing circle

How to Register

Please register directly through Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Center by clicking the button below.


What People Are Saying About Move Without Pain - Essential Somatics

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, Hollyhock participant 2016

About Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Center

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Hollyhock is Canada's internationally renowned leadership centre for learning and well-being, located on Cortes Island, off beautiful British Columbia's West Coast.  

In your free time, you can relax on the beautiful beaches, enjoy morning yoga classes, go on outdoor adventures such as sailing or kayaking, soak in the ocean view hot tubs, treat yourself to bodywork, and enjoy delicious, gourmet organic food made with love.

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Ottawa, Ontario)

  • 209 Hannah Street Vanier, Ottawa, ON, K1L 7M6 Canada (map)
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Overview

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. It is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. 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 contributes to most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
  • 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 Movements 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!


Course Specifics

You will be led through Somatic Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores sensory and motor function. 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 Aug. 3, 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

SCHEDULE

Sept. 8 | Saturday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sept. 9 | Sunday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled so that class may start on time. There will be a 60-minute lunch break each day.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water bottle
  • Yoga mat. Blanket or small cushion for propping optional.
  • Pen/pencil, notepad if desired. You will also receive a manual.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. No jeans, skirts, or dresses.
  • There are restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby, but you may bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Ottawa, Ontario)
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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Sep
12
to Sep 18

CSE Training - CAN 2 (Edmonton, AB)

  • Roots on Whyte Community Building (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 Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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: Mar. 24 - 30, 2018
Module 2: Sept. 12 - 18, 2018
Module 3: June 14 - 20, 2019
Module 4: Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2019
Module 5: Nov. 7 - 13, 2020
Module 6: Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, 2021

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Sep
22
to Sep 28

CSE Training - EUR 4 (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 Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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: 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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Oct
5
to Oct 8

ESMTT Level 2 (York, UK)

Now accepting applications!

Registration closes July 15, 2018*
*Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-base basis.


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 May 31, 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. 5-8 | 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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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Caen, France)

  • 62 Rue Pierre de Coubertin Caen, Normandie, 14000 France (map)
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We are thrilled to be teaching in Normandy, France for the very first time! The Centre de
Formation le Plaisir d’Apprendre has invited Essential Somatics to teach at its center of
movement education that focuses on Brain Gym, and other methods of kinesthetic
learning. Come join us for our Fundamentals Immersion in picturesque Normandy.

  • French translation will be available on site
  • A French language Fundamentals Immersion student manual will be available
  • French and English speakers are welcome!

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short-term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to
deepen their understanding of Clinical 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 Clinical Somatics:
the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. Come and learn:

  • How Sensory Motor Amnesia contributes to most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
  • 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 Movements that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
  • And more…


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
€400 early bird price
€450 USD if paid after June 1, 2018

All registrations will be taken directly by the Centre de Formation le Plaisire d’Apprendre. Contact the Centre at cfpa@apprendre.org to REGISTER NOW.

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
20
to Oct 21

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Bensheim, Germany)

  • Der Amerikanische Freund (map)
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If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical 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 Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. Come and learn:

  • How Sensory Motor Amnesia contributes to most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
  • 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 Movements 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 Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores 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 7, 2018
Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Bensheim, Germany)
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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Oct
26
to Oct 29

ESMTT Level 2 (Chicago, IL)

  • 1434 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now accepting applicaitons!

Registration closes August 5, 2018*
*Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-base basis.


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 Clinical 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 June 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. 26-29 | 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
1
to Nov 4

ESMTT Level 2 (Vancouver, BC)

Now accepting applications!

Registration closes August 12, 2018*
*Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-base basis.


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 July 15, 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
9
to Nov 15

CSE Training - CO 1 (Denver, CO)

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

Registration is now closed. Training is currently underway.

In this three-year intensive professional training program students will become qualified and skilled at teaching Clinical Somatic Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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 ESMTT Level One are eligible to apply.

Module 1: May 19 - 25, 2018
Module 2: November 9 - 15, 2018
Module 3: May 19 - 25, 2019
Module 4: November 9 - 15, 2019
Module 5: October 3 - 9, 2020
Module 6: March 13 - 19, 2021

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Fundamentals Immersion Course (Edmonton, AB)

Overview

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. It is intended for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. 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 contributes to most chronic muscle pain
  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
  • 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 Movements 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 Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores sensory and motor function. 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 Sept. 30, 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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      Jan
      19
      to Jan 25

      Essential Somatic Movement Retreat

      Somatics in Mexico

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      Come awaken your senses to a new possibility for your body, yourself, and your life while surrounded by the stunning beauty of the ocean, white sand beaches, and vibrant sunsets.  Essential Somatics is thrilled to offer our first Essential Somatic Movement Retreat in Mexico, taught by Martha Peterson, founder of Essential Somatics and author of Move Without Pain, and Theresa Evans, creator of the Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course.

      Whether you are dealing with chronic muscle pain, limited mobility, a general feeling of “getting old,” or you just want to move and play, you will find something freeing and enriching when you come to beautiful Chacala in Nayarit, Mexico, and learn to move with mastery and joy.  This course is for EVERY BODY, no matter your age or activity level. 

      Through lectures, movement sessions, and interactive participation, you will learn critical, missing link information that will leave you feeling lighter and brighter, with a renewed sense of awareness of yourself.

      We will dive deeply into:

      • The root cause of most chronic muscle pain and how to reverse it
      • How to retain voluntary muscle function and fluid movement with gentle, safe somatic movement
      • How everyday stresses and one’s mindset contribute to common pain conditions and limited movement.
      • How all humans respond reflexively to stress within three full body reflex patterns
      • How to lengthen muscles and reset muscle function without stretching
      • A basic routine of easy, safe, and profoundly effective Somatic Movements that, when practiced daily, restore muscle control and self-awareness, eliminate chronic muscle pain, and keep you moving freely in your chosen activity for the rest of your life.

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


      Retreat Details

      Retreat Includes

      • Inspiring daily somatic movement classes for all levels of practice in which we explore what it means to move from the “inside-out.”
      • Stimulating conversations and lectures on the philosophy, science, and “why” of Essential Somatic Movement.
      • Optional daily meditation that deepens the concepts and principles of Essential Somatic Movement.

       

      Retreat Specifics

      Please be sure your flight arrives on 01/19/2019 in Puerto Vallarta by 3pm in order to get to Mar de Jade by dinner time. A Mar de Jade shuttle will transport our group to the resort which will save everyone money. Expect to pay at least $20USD, or possibly more depending on the number of riders in the shuttle. Transportation costs are additional.

      If you are arriving before 01/19/2019 to the area and want to arrange your own taxi to the retreat center, or if you are arriving after 3pm, you can make your own reservation by emailing taxi@mardejade.com.

      Return Flight: Please note that the Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR) is in a different time zone than the retreat center in Chacala.  PVR is one hour ahead (Central Time Zone) of Mar de Jade (Mountain Time Zone.)  It is recommended that you don’t book your return flight before 12pm (noon) for your trip back on January 26th.  Approximate driving time to Mar de Jade is 90+ minutes depending on traffic conditions.

       

      Retreat Schedule

      • Arrival: Saturday, January 19, 2019 by 3pm to Puerto Vallarta airport
        • Check into your room, relax on the beach, or take a swim before dinner
        • 6:30-7:30pm Gourmet Dinner
        • Orientation and introductions with Martha & Theresa
      • Daily Schedule: Sunday – Friday (times subject to change)
        • 7:30-8:30am – Optional Early Morning Session
          • Somatic Yoga & Meditation
        • 8:30 – 9:30 – Gourmet Breakfast
        • 10am – 1pm – Mid-Morning session.
          • Somatic Movement Class, discussion, and feedback
        • 1:30-2:30pm – Gourmet Lunch
        • 4:00-5:00pm – Optional Afternoon Session (Tuesday, Thursday)
          • Movement as Play
        • 2:30-6:30pm – Free time to explore, swim, take a walk
        • 6:30-7:30pm – Gourmet Dinner
        • 8:00-9:00pm – Optional Evening Session (Monday, Wednesday)
          • Somatic Movement Practice
      • Closing Circle - 8:00-9:00pm - Friday January 25th after dinner
      • Departure – Saturday, January 26, 2019 after breakfast

      Two-Step Registration Process

      1. Register and pay for your retreat through Essential Somatics.
      2. Book your room and board at Mar de Jade

      1. Register for your retreat

      USD $650 early bird price
      USD $800 if paid after September 16, 2018

      To register, click the 'Register Now' button below, fill out the form, and complete the checkout process. You must submit payment in order register for this retreat! Please contact us with any questions you may have.

      Essential Somatic Movement Retreat
      650.00 800.00
      Quantity:
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      2. Book your lodging

      After paying your retreat tuition, be sure to complete your Mar de Jade Lodging Reservation and submit 50% room and board payment via one of the following methods:

      1. Complete the Mar de Jade Booking Request Form (Note: the online booking system will only reserve complete rooms.  If more than two people are booking together and wish to split the deposit on multiple credit cards, please call Mar de Jade directly.  Shared rooms are not guaranteed if roommates do not book together.)
      2. Call 1-800-257-0532
      3. Email info@mardejade.com

      Learn More About Mar de Jade

      Welcome to Mar de Jade. A Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. This is an intimate place offering groups and individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village. www.mardejade.com

       Bask on a magnificent, secluded beach with plenty of time to journal, lounge, sway in a hammock, swim in clear ocean waters, partake in a local excursion, or indulge in a spa treatment.

      Bask on a magnificent, secluded beach with plenty of time to journal, lounge, sway in a hammock, swim in clear ocean waters, partake in a local excursion, or indulge in a spa treatment.

       Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) and healthy snacks prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade Organic Farm.

      Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) and healthy snacks prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade Organic Farm.

       Experience daily classes in Mar de Jades’ spacious studios with stunning views of the ocean.

      Experience daily classes in Mar de Jades’ spacious studios with stunning views of the ocean.

      Read more about Mar de Jade on TripAdvisor!

      View the Essential Somatic Movement Retreat page on the Mar de Jade website.


      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
                9
                to Feb 15

                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 Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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
                30
                to Apr 5

                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 Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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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                Jun
                7
                to Jun 10

                ESMTT Level 1 (Edmonton, AB)

                Now accepting applications!


                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 Clinical 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. 21, 2019)
                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:
                June 7-10 | 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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                Dec
                13
                to Dec 16

                ESMTT Level 2 (Edmonton, AB)

                Now accepting applications!

                Registration closes September 15, 2019*
                *Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-base basis.


                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 Clinical 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. 18, 2019)
                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:
                Dec. 13-16 | 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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                Jun
                8
                to Jun 14

                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 Education, founded on the work of Thomas Hanna. This program teaches the direct, hands-on clinical method of neuromuscular movement reeducation developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, and other innovations from present-day somatic pioneers. 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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                Jun
                1
                to Jun 4

                ESMTT Level 1 (Chicago, IL)

                • 1434 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
                • Google Calendar ICS

                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 May. 1, 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:
                June 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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                May
                10
                to May 13

                ESMTT Level 1 (Vancouver, BC)

                Registration is closed! This training is sold out.

                Still interested in applying for the ESMTT Level 1? Check out our training in Chicago, IL in June 2018. But hurry – registration closes April 30th!

                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
                5
                to May 6

                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Seattle, WA)

                Overview

                If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

                This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. It is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. 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 contributes to most chronic muscle pain
                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
                • 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 Movements 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!


                Course Specifics

                You will be led through Somatic Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores sensory and motor function. 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 Mar. 28, 2018
                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                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

                SCHEDULE

                May 5 | Saturday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
                May 6 | Sunday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
                Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled so that class may start on time. There will be a 60-minute lunch break each day.

                WHAT TO BRING

                • Water bottle
                • Yoga mat. Blanket or small cushion for propping optional. There will be no equipment available at the venue.
                • Pen/pencil, notepad if desired. You will also receive a manual.
                • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. No jeans, skirts, or dresses.
                • There are restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby, but you may bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

                Fundamentals Immersion Course (Seattle, WA)
                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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                        Apr
                        28
                        to Apr 29

                        Fundamentals Immersion Course (Sister Bay, WI)

                        • Midwest Clinical Somatics & Stone Path Yoga Studio (map)
                        • Google Calendar ICS

                        Overview

                        If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

                        This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. It is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate. 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 contributes to most chronic muscle pain
                        • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
                        • 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 Movements 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!


                        Course Specifics

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

                        TUITION

                        US $350 early bird price
                        US $450 if paid after April 13, 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

                        SCHEDULE

                        April 28 | Saturday | 9am – 5:00pm
                        April 29 | Sunday | 9am – 5:00pm
                        Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled so that class may start on time. There will be a 60-minute lunch break each day.

                        WHAT TO BRING

                        • Water bottle
                        • Yoga mats, blankets, & bolsters will be available, but you may bring your own.
                        • Pen/pencil, notepad if desired. You will also receive a manual.
                        • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. No jeans, skirts, or dresses.
                        • There are restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby, but you may bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

                        Fundamentals Immersion Course (Sister Bay, WI)
                        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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                        Apr
                        20
                        to Apr 23

                        ESMTT Level 1 (York, UK)

                        Registration is closed.

                        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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                        Mar
                        18
                        1:00 PM13:00

                        Pain-Free Leg & Hip Joints Workshop

                        It's time to rid yourself of nagging hip pain that interferes with an active lifestyle, whether it be running, cycling, snowboarding or hiking. In this workshop you will learn gentle Somatic Movements that you can do anytime, anywhere, to release the tight muscles of the waist, legs, and core, and regain balance and efficient movement. Learn to connect the upper body with the legs and hip joints to align the pelvis and spine. The result will be more fluid walking, running flexibility, balance and coordination.

                        The movements you will learn are appropriate for all ages and activity levels. You will learn to use your brain to “re-train” your muscles to lengthen and relax, as you regain muscle control and eliminate pain and stiffness. 

                        This workshop is of particular interest to runners, cyclists, snowboarders, skiers, yoga practitioners and those recovering from injury or surgery.

                        Pain-Free Leg & Hip Joints Workshop
                        60.00
                        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
                            4
                            1:00 PM13:00

                            Pain-Free Neck & Shoulders Workshop

                            Getting stuck in our daily stress is a surefire way to wind up with chronic neck and shoulder pain. The good news is that you learn to take back control of tight muscles at relax them whenever you wish, just by using your brain!

                            Neck and shoulder pain often results from tight muscles in the muscles of both the front and back of the body. In this workshop you will use gently, easy movements that will teach you and your brain to reverse stooped, rounded shoulders that can develop due to repetitive computer work, excessive driving, or sitting. We will also address stiff, painful necks that can occur due to overly contracted back muscles. You will improve your awareness as you experience the connection between the neck and the entire spine, and regain mobility in the back, neck, and shoulders.

                            This workshop is of special interest to anyone suffering from chronic headaches, or migraines, or those who sit for long hours at a computer or in a car. For those who have had a car accident or sports injury, this workshop will be very beneficial.

                            Pain-Free Neck & Shoulders Workshop
                            60.00
                            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
                                24
                                to Feb 25

                                Fundamentals Immersion Course (York, UK)

                                If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

                                This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical 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 Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. Come and learn:

                                • How Sensory Motor Amnesia contributes to most chronic muscle pain
                                • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
                                • 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 Movements 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 Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores 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 Jan. 15, 2018
                                Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

                                This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE.

                                Fundamentals Immersion Course (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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                                      Feb
                                      17
                                      to Feb 18

                                      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 Jan. 15, 2018
                                      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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                                              Feb
                                              2
                                              to Feb 3

                                              Fundamentals Immersion Course (Maplewood, NJ)

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

                                              If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to  restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

                                              This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Clinical 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 Clinical Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. Come and learn:

                                              • How Sensory Motor Amnesia contributes to most chronic muscle pain
                                              • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically
                                              • 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 Movements 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 Movements to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia. You will learn a basic routine of Somatic Movements that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. We will explore the technique of pandiculation, a powerful technique that restores 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. 15, 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)
                                              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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                                                    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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                                                            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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                                                            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:
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                                                                                      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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                                                                                              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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