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HSEC Level 1 (Maplewood, NJ)

  • The Somatics Loft 697 Valley Street, Downstairs Studio Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

This training is sold out!

We have added this HSEC Level One training to our schedule in order to accommodate those who want to apply to the three-year Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training starting in June, 2016. This training is a prerequisite for the clinical training.

In this comprehensive 3-day course students will attain a fundamental grasp of the core principles of Hanna Somatics and Somatic Movement: the science, philosophy, techniques. Martha Peterson, author of Move Without Pain and developer of the Pain-Free Somatic Exercise DVD series, will teach you how to facilitate awareness in your students/clients, and how to instruct Somatic Exercises for maximum benefit.

Somatic Exercises, as developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, prepare you to move well! They are “corrective exercises,” which restore sensory motor awareness and control to the brain and muscular system. They are an excellent complement to any movement practice, physical training or rehabilitation program. Incorporating these exercises and the principles of somatic movement into your primary practice will allow you to teach your clients safe, gentle methods for chronic muscle pain relief found nowhere else.

View full course prospectus (This PDF description is for informational purposes only.)


All prospective participants are expected to have read Move Without Pain, by Martha Peterson, and Somatics, by Thomas Hanna, PhD. Students should also have exposure to and personal experience with, the basic Somatic Exercises through Somatics classes, clinical sessions, or having learned them on their own from these books.


$800 USD (full tuition)
$725 USD (early bird tuition if paid before April 1, 2016)
Please note: all course fees are listed in USD

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

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