Yoga Spirit Studios
194 Henley Beach Road
Torrensville SA 5031
Book & pay online or contact the studio
on 8352 7823
Hanna Somatics is a form of movement re-education. It improves the sensory motor system so your brain changes the way it senses and moves your body.
The word Somatic means what it feels like to be in your body. Soma, which is a word that founder Thomas Hanna used a lot, is the body as experienced from within.
All that we experience in life, whether it’s mental, emotional, physical, is experienced as feedback. That feedback travels to the brain which responds with a motor message, or instinctive ‘reflex’ pattern by contracting muscles in a specific way. When repeated long enough, days, months or a lifetime - it becomes habituated and we get stuck in that contractive pattern that causes pain. Whether it be a result from accidents, injuries, over-training, surgeries, holding babies on hips, or even because of the demands of 21st century life (constantly on the go, extended periods slumped at a computer) we get stuck. The brain has changed the way it senses and moves your body. You actually lose your ability to move freely.
Somatics gets your brain back in 'voluntary' control of those muscles, and with repeated practice, learns a new way of moving - without pain!
Only you know what it feels like to be you. Only you can fix your problem at the level of the brain.
Due to the nature of this work, places in these classes are strictly limited and therefore have a tendency to book out quickly.
*It is a requirement of this class, that students have the ability to get up and down from the floor to practice on a mat.