Online Intro to Somatic Movement Series

Six weeks to joyful, efficient movement

Online Intro to Somatic Movement Series

Six weeks to joyful, efficient movement

Take Back Control

Join us for a six-week taster course to learn why you’re in pain, what you can do about it and how you can take care of yourself for the long term.

Do you regularly feel stressed, tired or in pain?

Do you wonder why your pain keeps coming back?

Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to take care of yourself?

Not sure how to start exploring Somatic Movement?

Here’s What You’ll Learn

Learn the basic principles of this groundbreaking approach to relieving chronic pain and tension. Become self-aware in your movement, your habits and your responses to stress. Discover the six foundational movements in Clinical Somatics. Take back control and take care of yourself for the long term.

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Our Online Intro Series Includes:

Six 90-min classes of teaching & guidance



  • ^Discover the foundational principles and techniques
  • ^Experience and identify the stress reflexes: Green Light, Red Light
  • ^Develop self-awareness: Soma scans
  • ^Movements: Arch & Flatten, Back Lift, Arch and Curl, Flower



  • ^Experience and identify the stress reflex: Trauma
  • ^Movements: Side bend, Hip hikers



  • ^Review why each movement is important
  • ^Movements: Arch and Curl with psoas, washrag



  • ^Movements: Walking part 1 & 2



  • ^Create your personal daily practice
  • ^Experience seated movement for At-Work Strategies


The Essential Somatics Online Intro Series is accompanied by an online course, which contains helpful tips, articles and videos for creating and maintaining your personal home movement practice. With space for taking notes, articles about the history of somatics, and much more–this course helps you stay on point, focused, and inspired.

All courses include six classes; each class is 90 minutes. Audio recordings will be available 24hrs after the class. All online course materials (including recordings) will be available for one year from registration.

Upcoming Courses

Interested in other dates/times? Join the waitlist.

Online Intro to Somatic Movement Course

Teacher: Karen Statner

Level: All

Day: Mondays

Dates: Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm UK

Price: $180 USD

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How to Prepare

  • This online class series will be conducted via Zoom.
  • Participants will receive the Zoom link and password upon registering.
  • The class meeting room will open 10 minutes prior to the start of class so that participants can set up and work out any last-minute technical issues.
  • You will need a computer with a working camera and microphone (if you wish to be seen and heard) in order to participate in this course.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans, skirts, or dresses) that is easy to move in, as this is a movement-based course.

Online Intro Series FAQs

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 course?

Ideally yes. To understand and experience the power of Somatic Movements, we highly recommend live attendance at each session of this course. We recognize, however, that this may not be possible because sometimes life happens! If you are unable to attend a session live you will receive an audio recording so that you can review the session as your schedule allows.

Do you offer scholarships?

Sorry, 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 in person version of this course?

Yes, our Essential Somatics Fundamentals Course is an immersive 2-day experience in Somatic Movement. We offer these at several times throughout the year and in multiple locations.

When is the next course?

We are continuing to build our calendar of programs. Sign up to be notified when new dates are available.

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?

The Essential Somatics Online Intro 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.

Will this course count as a prerequisite for the ESMTT?

No. Completion of the Essential Somatics Fundamentals Course is required to fulfill this prerequisite.

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