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Practise & Improve your Somatics:Thomas Hanna's 'Cat Stretch'

Mon 16th July, 2018, 10am to 4:45pm

**EARLY BIRD PRICES until 31st May only**

Relaxing, feel-good, mind-body movement for stress & tension release, mobility, flexibility, better movement, improved co-ordination, greater bodily comfort and increased well-being.
Refreshments and lunch included (vegan options available).

10am -10.30am Arrival. Tea and coffee
10am - 11am Flexors and Extensors - Improving control of the muscles at the back and the front of the body.
11.15am - 12.15pm The Waist & Trunk Rotation
12.15pm -1.15pm lunch
1.15pm - 2.15pm Hips, Shoulders, Neck
2.15pm - 3.13pm Break
3.15pm - 4.15pm Breathing, Standing & Walking
4.15pm - 4.45pm Tips for your Home Practice


Somatics (in the tradition of Thomas Hanna) is a mindful movement modality based in neuroscience. The target of the practice is the nervous system. A key element is awareness, both of movement and sensation, so the sensory and motor maps of the body in the brain receive beneficial reorganization. We also teach 'pandiculation' - a nervous system reset for a more comfortable resting muscle length without stretching.

The movements taught are designed to re-stimulate areas of common 'sensory motor amnesia' in the body. Sensory motor amnesia is a somatics term to describe those hard-to-reach areas that have become tight/stiff, seem in constant need of stretching or are inhibited and lack movement. They are no longer under the full control of the brain and are unable to contract and relax in the full range. Somatics helps to bring these areas back on line.

It's relaxing, it's interesting and it's pleasurable.

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In his book, Somatics - Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health, Thomas Hanna introduces his technique of pandiculation and the 'Cat Stretch' - a sequence of simple but effective movements designed to 'wake up' and co-ordinate your muscle groups for vitality in a relaxed body. These movements can be condensed into a short sequence that you can do to prepare your body to move or to wind down at the end of the day.

In this workshop I will teach an extended session of each movement so you can experience, sense and understand them better.

We will also look at how you can use these movements throughout your day, and how you can establish a simple and effective home practice.

Refreshments and lunch with vegan options included.
Participants will receive an audio recording for home practice.

£80 per person.
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For payment details, information or to book a place contact Cheryl:
07949 895170

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states."
Carol Welch