Somatics Series

Somatic Movement 

2018 Sept. – Dec. Series Dates

 

Tuesdays 

 Somatic Movement : : Deepening Awareness, Re-awaken Your Body

6 – Week Series

4:40pm – 5:40pm  :: Sept. 18th – Oct. 23rd

 

A neuromuscular movement practice that enhances your quality of movement and your understanding of the vital role movement plays in our lives.  A great addition to any current exercise, sport activity or yoga practice.

Based on the work of Thomas Hanna, this series offers a safe, gentle practice that explores sensing and noticing our internal landscape, unraveling tension and holding patterns while re-educating the communication pathways between the brain and body. This allows for greater Freedom and Function in all the activities you love and want to continue to do throughout your life.

*This subtle movement practice takes place primarily on the floor – if you can’t comfortably be on the floor – please contact Amy before class as there are modifications to meet everyone’s needs*

 

Investment: $72 ($60 – $85 Sliding scale)

Pre-registration required
Email: amy.emergeyoga@gmail.com
(802) 778-0300

Location: The Everything Space – 64 Main Street- 3rd floor – Montpelier

* Folks who have taken somatic movement classes with Amy before can join this class as a drop-in IF there is space available. Email Amy for details. *
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Mid-Day Reset : : Body Education for a Better You

5 – Week Series
 12-1pm : : Sept. 25th – Oct. 23rd
How we move and breath impacts everything!
Through an educational exploration of somatic and functional movement exercises, participants will become more aware of the moving and breathing habits that don’t support them over time, while aligning with those that do. This mid-day class is offered at just the right time to shift from what we’ve been doing all morning into a more self-aware place of slowing down and learning how the body is built to move, while pressing the internal “reset button.” We will explore ways of noticing just what we’re doing when we sit, stand, bend, rotate, lift etc., therefore accessing the body’s innate intelligence through improved neuromuscular patterns.
Head back into the day with a new experience of the
Moving, Breathing, Being . . . You!  All bodies are welcome in this accessible offering.
Investment: $75 (sliding scale available if needed)
Pre-Registration Required HERE
Having trouble signing up online? email Amy – amy.emergeyoga@gmail.com
Location: The River Space at Embodied (3rd floor)  – 7 Main St. – Montpelier
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Fridays 

 Somatic Movement : : Re-Train Your Brain and Body

6 – Week Series

12 – 1pm :: Sept. 28th – Nov. 2nd

Somatic Movement utilizes slow, focused, gentle movements that actively engage the nervous system in a new learning process (neuromuscular retraining). You will gain great awareness of your body; increase mobility; improve posture; enhance coordination; reduce aches and pain, improve your breathing and develop an internal quietness and calm.  Somatic Movement draws on the principles of Thomas Hanna, PhD and Clinical Somatics which helps release muscular tension and holding patterns in the body.  Most of the class is done on the floor – laying on mats/ blankets. Movements are also done seated in chairs and standing. A regular practice of Somatics will enhance any other exercise and/or yoga practices and activities you enjoy.  See information about the next series that focuses on the breath.

Investment: $25 MSAC members – $50 Non-Members

Pre-registration required
Contact: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
 (802) 223-2518

Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center – 58 Barre St.

 

 

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Somatic Movement  : : Breathing Freely

3 – Week Series

12 – 1pm :: Nov. 30th – Dec. 14th

You breathe roughly 23,000 times a day. Learn how your habitual breathing patterns impact your brain, your movement, your pain levels, your mood and interactions….basically….how you breathe is a mirror for how you live in your body and relate to the world around you. Gaining knowledge about how your body is built to breathe enables you to be an active participant in your health and wellbeing. Through some basic anatomy and somatic movement practices you will learn how to recognize when muscular tension and stress get in the way of breathing freely. You will learn about the connections between breathing and deep core stability and discover just how good it feels to take an easeful breath. It is recommended to participate in the Somatic Movement series offered before this series, but is not required.

Investment: $15 MSAC members – $30 Non-Members

Pre-registration required
Contact: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
 (802) 223-2518

Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center – 58 Barre St.