"Thank you for an absolutely transformative experience...I cannot
tell you how grateful I am for your gentle, grounded presence and teaching. I feel like a light has been thrown on inside me--like my spirit
and my body are at last holding hands".
Somatic movement classes are based on the work of Thomas Hanna. Learning to feel the tension your body holds unconsciuosly takes practice and thoughtful guidance in a safe space. Once you begin to sense and feel your body from a new perspective, one of full awareness, consciously, you are on the way to teaching your brain a new pattern of movement. This is how you learn to release your specific pattern of habituation and pain, at the level of the brain. Somatics helps to bring our unconscious patterns of tightness and holding to our conscious awareness, then we can make lasting changes.
Changing Tension to Freedom
Learn the subtle and powerful art of gentle somatic movement. Understand the power you have to change tension into freedom of movement.
December 10 & 17
Shakti Yoga, Maplewood
take one or both
Somatic movement explorations invite inquiry and challenge outdated ideas and beliefs that may no longer serve a purpose or inhibit function. Awareness is infinite, it is the mind that confines us.
Join me to gain a new perspective and learn a powerful method for improving function and eliminating chronic pain. These classes are for anyone interested in learning the basics or those with an interest in reviewing. We will address the most common issues from general stiffness or mobility to chronic back, shoulders, or neck pain.
Essential Somatics Fundamentals Immersion
Catskill Mountain Retreat
September 23& 24, 2023
November 4 & 5 2023
Come learn to feel more comfortable, present, and in control, in your body and your life no matter your age or your history.
In this comprehensive introduction to Clinical Somatic Education and Somatic Movement, you will engage in an interactive weekend of learning and discovery. We will dive into the HOW and WHY of muscle pain and tension and you will leave with a “toolbox” of Somatic Movements and skills to use for the rest of your life that will maintain optimum movement, overall health, and physical independence, and freedom of movement.
This course is a prerequisite for the Essential Somatics Teacher Training.
The next training course begins January 2024!
Wisdom of the Body
somatic movement + yoga + sound healing
MAY 11 -12, 2024
with Gena Rho
special guest and sound healer Kati Walker
Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
Within our somatic awareness lies intuition, creativity, and the ability to return to our most functional and free selves. When our perception shifts, our experience in the world follows. By gently embodying a renewed sense of yourself through a somatic movement practice you can learn to bring freedom, function and efficiency to all that you do.
I'm delighted to share the healing talent of Kati Walker with you. I'm sure you will appreciate the beautiful sound healing experience that Kati will bring to our weekend together.
Learn a gentle yet powerful somatic movement to regain muscle control
Understand the power you have for self-healing
Gain a new perspective on your body and brain connection
Improve function and efficiency of movement
Benefit from guided moving mediation
Awaken your creative flow
Empowering the Divine Feminine
Gena Rho and Lori Dalvi
May 6-8, 2022
Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
Spend this weekend in community reclaiming the divine feminine within. Through somatic movement and shamanic energy healing, we will explore, reclaim and heal our sacred feminine selves during this special women’s gathering. We’ll explore the presence and importance of the divine feminine in our lives.
Gena and Lori have been collaborating and integrating their work over the last 5 years.