“Many of the physical problems attributed to old age are instead functional problems of disuse”.

-Thomas Hanna-

Hi, I'm Jo

Clinical Somatic Educator

13+ Years experience teaching movement modalities.

Jo is, currently, one of only eight Certified Clinical Somatic Educators across Australia. She is based in Adelaide and is sought out by clients, both locally and internationally, who are determined to get to the bottom of their chronic muscle pain or functional disorder. An ISMETA® registered Somatic Movement Educator, Jo works closely with her clients, helping them to become aware of inefficient movement patterns and how they can make neurological changes for long lasting results.

3 steps to pain relief


Root Cause:

how your past has created your present.



tension that builds 'under the radar'.



your customised 

Somatic movement program.

Fundamentals Course

 Jo will be teaching with Martha Peterson in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane courses. 


If you want to learn to feel more comfortable, present, and in control in your body and your life no matter your age or your history, we invite you to attend the

Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Course in
Adelaide on 5-6 November, 2022.


Martha Peterson, founder and CEO of Essential Somatics®, will be returning to Australia! This weekend course is an excellent introduction to the highly effective, yet simple method of movement education and pain relief.

You’ll learn the HOW and WHY of Clinical Somatic Education so that you can get to the root cause of your muscle pain and tension, and restore your freedom of movement.

The Fundamentals course is ideal if

  • You're new to Essential Somatics Movement and unsure where to start

  • You want a refresher of the basic movements in order to create or support your daily practice

  • You've only tried our digital products, YouTube channel, or Online Intro Series so far and have yet to experience in-person teaching


Click here for all course details and to register.


If you have any questions about this course, please email

Thanks for submitting!

Jo Bentley - Clinical Somatics

Adelaide, South Australia 5000

  • White Facebook Icon

Yes, I am ready to live without chronic muscle pain! 

Neck pain. Schedule a free phone consultation.


We acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pay respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today. And we also extend that respect to other Aboriginal Language Groups and other First Nations.