Join special guest instructor Shawn Cornelison for this 16 hour introductory training to Somatics. This training will take place over two weekends, 12:00-4:00pm on each Saturday and Sunday.
If you have some familiarity with alternative wellness practices, you may have heard the term “somatics” without having a clear idea of what it means. Somatics describes any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body. Somatic experts believe this knowledge, combined with natural movement and touch, can help you work toward healing and wellness. Thomas Hanna, an educator in the field, coined the term in 1970 to describe a number of techniques that share one important similarity: They help people increase bodily awareness through a combination of movement and relaxation.
While somatic practices have become increasingly popular in the Western world over the last 50 years, many of them draw from ancient Eastern philosophy and healing practices, including tai chi and qi gong. This workshop will help you explore these movement and relaxation techniques. We will discuss how to incorporate them into regular classes like vinyasa, yin, or restorative. You do not need to be a teacher to benefit from this training. Students will be able to put together a home practice that will help reduce the tension and pain in their bodies, as well as create a more grounded and resilient nervous system. Shawn uses these movements everyday in his own practice and has found a significant reduction in his amount of daily tension and pain. There is a great deal of information to absorb, so you will be provided with videos that explain all of the movements we cover during the weekends. Each live session will be recorded in case you need to miss one.
Saturday May 15th 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday May 16th 12:00-4:00pm
Saturday May 22nd 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday May 23rd 12:00-4:00pm
*Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.