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Lisa Petersen, Somatics & The Thinking Body


  • Michael Centre 37a Wellington Park Drive Warranwood, Vic Australia (map)

Somatic Movement Education (SME) unites modern neuromuscular science with ancient Yogic wisdom. Somatic movements offer a safe, fast, efficient, and profound way to realign ourselves and release unconscious muscular contraction in preparation it for Yoga asana or any movement practice. Teachers and students alike will love it!

This workshop will teach you a series of customized movements that address the three primary stress responses in the body and how they combine to inhibit functional walking and breathing in particular. We will examine how these responses unconsciously hijack our posture and movement patterns and how to engage the brain to reprogramme the body.

Somatic movements can be seamlessly incorporated into a Yoga warm-up. In addition, they offer a complete system of injury rehabilitation for the root cause of a host of conditions including slipped disks, hamstring tears, frozen shoulder, hip, back, neck and other conditions commonly labelled ‘arthritis’, ‘wear and tear’ or ‘normal ageing’. 

Experience greater ease of movement, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and pain relief from the head down to the feet, and discover the ease, poise and lightness that comes from having a balanced and integrated structure. Everything becomes easier.

Participants will be given a full programme to use in their classes or private sessions and a clear understanding of the methodology behind Somatics as an art as well as a science. DVD’s will be available for students who wish to study further. It is suitable for yoga and pilates students, dancers, bodyworkers, physical and massage therapists, psychotherapists and anyone feeling old before their time. No previous experience is necessary but an understanding of basic body mechanics or a regular physical practice of some kind is useful.

Remember, use it or lose it! 

Participants who missed part 1 are still welcome to attend.

"Lisa has a way of not just teaching and sharing her knowledge, but totally embodying the principles she teaches. It is clear she has a deep intellectual understanding of what she is teaching, but the beauty is that she can share that knowledge in many different ways, making it accessible to everyone. When I watch her demonstrate, something is ignited deep within me and all the information aligns." ~ Anna Jakes

When: Friday 25th - Sunday 27th September, 2015
Where: Michael Centre, Warranwood
Timing: 10am - 1pm & 2.30p - 5.00pm 

Investment: $395 (or book both of Lisa's workshops and receive $40 discount)
Cancellation: $50 before 22nd August. Your payment cannot be refunded thereafter unless your place can be filled from a wait list.

What to bring: Yoga mat & 3 blankets

Early booking is advised. Please click below for payment information and to reserve your space! 

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Earlier Event: September 19
Lisa Petersen, The Breathing Body & Yoga
Later Event: September 3
The Yoga Companion