As we grow older, our bodies – and our lives – should continue to improve,

right up until the very end
THOMAS HANNA, FOUNDER OF CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA(R)

Slow down, unwind, release tension, relieve mild pain  

 

SMALL GROUP CLASSES 2022

Group classes are held approximately monthly

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Somatic Restorative Yoga

Sunday 30 October 2022

Time

2:30-4:30pm

You're invited to stay for herb tea and bliss balls from 4:30-5pm

Price

$44 + booking fee

BOOKINGS

OCTOBER https://events.humanitix.com/somatic-restorative-yoga

SOMATIC RESTORATIVE YOGA - dates above

​GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA

Enhance the results from your massage/chiro/osteo treatments by using SOMATIC movement in-between appointments. With a private session, Susie listens to your concerns and observes your posture, creating a sequence just for you to help you unravel years of chronic tension, to stand taller and feel more free moving through your everyday activities

 

If you sit slumped over a steering wheel or a desk all day without using movements to counteract forward slumped posture, you'll show up again and again with the same old aches and pains

 

Get out of this cycle by learning more about your posture type + your habitual patterns of tension. Address the source with specific movements to take the strain off your joints, muscles and fascia 

 

A slow, gentle practice where we go slower and slower until we stop. And breathe. And rest. And start to repair.

Schedule some down-time into your life so you can constructively slow down before your body screams at you to slow down. 

Slow yoga can benefit fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, auto immune disease and many other chronic health challenges.

Slow helps reduce chronic pain, alleviate depression and anxiety, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, reduce fatigue, lessen the stress on our organs of digestion, respiration and reproduction.  

Slow builds more mindfulness and resilience, increases peace and happiness, and helps connect to a clearer sense of identity, meaning and purpose.

Experience the benefits of yoga postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation to help cope with the physical and mental stress of life in this blend of Gentle Somatic Yoga(R) and Restorative Yoga

Gentle Somatic Yoga(R) is a slow movement class based on the work of Thomas Hanna (Hanna Somatics), Frederick Matthias Alexander (The Alexander Technique) and Moshe Feldenkrais (The Feldenkrais Method). The specific movements can reduce pain, improve posture and increase range of movement.

REGULAR GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA(R) PRACTICE CAN

-Soothe joint and muscle pain caused by muscle tension

-Improve posture, mobility, balance + co-ordination

 

-Increase range of movement

-Regulate breathing which may help anxiety + respiratory issues

-Reduce the frequency of headaches + jaw tension

-Relieve plantar fasciitis

-Boost circulation

-Calm the nervous system + slow down an overactive mind

-Create new neural pathways in the brain

-Teach you how to self-treat chronic tightness + tension

Classes are self-paced in terms of physical effort. Because this style is slow and gentle, it suits

 -Everyone and anyone!

 

-Adults recovering from injury or with chronic mild pain

-Those with auto immune diseases including Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue

-People keen to improve their health, wellbeing, range of movement and flexibility

-Anyone wanting to take control of chronic muscle tension, headaches, pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and more

-Those that wake up stiff and sore and would like to feel younger in their bodies again

IDEAL CLOTHING FOR GSY/YOGA

 

Clothing that's easy to move around in, layers are best for your comfort - in winter think tracksuit bottoms + two to three layers of tops. Thick socks if you're coming to GSY or Restorative Yoga 

PROPS FOR STUDIO CLASSES

​Please bring a blanket or bath sheet to use as a head prop during class

All other yoga props can be supplied or you're most welcome to bring your own mat, bolster, blocks and eye pillow

NEW STUDENT OF SUSIE'S?

​Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first class to complete a short health history form