Transform Your Health

Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Course

Clinical Somatic Education Training

Move Without Pain

The truth is that you can feel good in your body again and move well for the rest of your life. Join us for a LIVE 2-day in person comprehensive weekend course where we teach you why you’re in pain and what you can do about it. It’s for anyone who wants to live a pain-free full and active life. 

Is Chronic Pain Really Inevitable?

Getting rid of your chronic pain seems impossible. Everyone has an opinion on what’s wrong with you, or they tell you that you simply have to live with it. This leaves you feeling hopeless and incompetent. But nobody should feel like chronic pain is inevitable.

Our course teaches you how to relieve pain on your own and for the long term.

What People are Saying About the Course

You Can Relieve Chronic Pain On Your Own

1. Find a Course

In person courses available in the UK, US, Canada and Australia

2. Learn the Method

Discover the root cause of your pain and how you can relieve it

3. Get Out of Pain

Once accepted, pay the deposit to secure your spot

Course Outline

Two Full Days of Interactive Training & Guidance

The course runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day with breaks in the morning, afternoon and for lunch

Day 1


  • Understand how new-to-you concepts (somatics, pandiculation, sensory motor amnesia) work better than other methods.
  • Discover how personal responses contribute to stress and muscle tension
  • Identify your own pattern of Sensory Motor Amnesia
  • Experience the benefits of nature’s reset button (pandiculation)


  • Experience and identify the stress reflexes: Green Light, Red Light
  • Learn movements to release the front and back of the body, and release tension in the periphery
  • Learn movements to improve rotation, reconnect to your legs, and breathe more easily

Day 2


  • Uncover how your brain develops habits
  • Connect with a new awareness of your body and your habits
  • Interactive group sharing that lead to learning moments
  • Identify principles and strategies for self-care
  • Create your personal daily practice


  • Discover a-ha moments in your movement and awareness
  • Experience seated movement for At-Work Strategies
  • Experience and identify the stress reflex: Trauma
  • Learn walking movements to restore a free and easy gait

What’s Included

Discover the root cause

By understanding how stress creates chronic muscle tension and limited movement

live instruction

Learn the movements that you can practise at home for a daily practice that meets your specific needs

gain tools

So you can move forward towards a more vibrant life of awareness, movement and self-agency

How to Prepare

Bring paper and pen, water, and a yoga mat. 

Wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans, skirts, or dresses) that is easy to move in, as this is a movement-based course.

The Teaching Team

We often think that we’re invincible, that we’ll go on being able to move freely for as long as we live.

But what happens when you suddenly develop chronic pain?
Cue stress, worry and frustration.

We want to put your mind at ease. As certified teachers of Clinical Somatic Education,
we’ve taught thousands of people simple movement secrets to get them out of pain and moving again.
We can teach you, too.

Each course has a lead teacher and is often assisted by graduates from our ESMTT and CSET programs.
Teachers are chosen based on location.

Colorado, USA

Martha Peterson

Program Director

York, UK

Karen Statner

Lead Teacher – UK

New Jersey, USA

Gena Rho

Lead Teacher – USA

Attending an Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Course Will Transform Your Health

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Price Information


Full price is $425 USD


A reviewer’s discount is available if you’ve taken a course with us in the last 5 years. Contact us for the code.

Cancellation Policy

Conditions regarding cancellations and refunds can be found here.

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You Might Still Be Wondering…

I don't have a lot of movement experience. Is that okay?

Absolutely. This course is open to all ages and backgrounds. Anyone who wants to learn how to feel better and move their body pain-free is welcome.

I have scoliosis. Is this course appropriate for me?

Yes. You will be guided to go slowly and gently. You may find that smaller movements are best for beginning to address the muscle tension inherent in scoliosis. We will show you what to do so it works well for you and your needs.

Do I have to get down on the floor?

Yes. While we will do a seated routine towards the end of the weekend, most of the movements will be done on the floor.

Do I need to attend the entire weekend?

Yes. To understand and experience the power of Essential Somatics Fundamentals, you need to be fully present for the entire weekend. We strongly encourage arriving on time and staying through to the end.

Am I responsible for my transportation, accommodations, and meals?

Yes. When you register, you will need to make your travel arrangements, including transportation to/from the meeting and finding a hotel or AirBnB near our meeting venue. You will also need to purchase your meals.

Do you offer scholarships?

No. We’ve made the price point for this positive life-altering class as affordable as possible in the hopes of accommodating everyone.

Do you offer an online version of this course?

We are focused on building up a full roster of live, in-person sessions throughout the year. If you are not ready or are unable to attend the Fundamentals Course in person, we invite you to attend the Online Intro to Somatic Movement Series instead.

There are just three dates and locations listed right now. Do you plan to add more dates and locations?

Absolutely. We will continue to build out the live, in-person class options. As they become available, we will update everyone who is on our email list and connected with us through social media.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards and Apple Pay using PayPal and Stripe.

Are these movements guaranteed to work for me?

Essential Somatics Fundamentals Course works from the inside out. Like anything in life, you have to put in the time and effort to experience results consistently. While the methods and movements you will learn are not a magic pill, most people walk away feeling better than they have in years.

More questions? Visit the FAQs page

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FREE Mini Course

Whether you’re new to Essential Somatics® or you’d like a little refresher – this is the course for you.

Here’s what you’re going to learn:

  • How persistent stress, not “aging,” contributes to pain and stiffness over time
  • What Clinical Somatic Education is and how it works to restore your health and vitality
  • Four basic movements that will reset your body and help you reclaim your mobility

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