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December Workshop
mini series

"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

Sundays 2-4:30pm

Shakti Yoga, Maplewood

take one or both

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Weekly Somatics  Classes

On Zoom 


9:30-10:30am EDT

5:30-6:30pm EDT

Somatic movement explorations invite inquiry and challenge outdated ideas and beliefs that may no longer serve a purpose or inhibit function.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

Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

with Gena

Nantucket, MA

November 4 & 5 2023

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with Gena

 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!

2024 Retreats 


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

Cragsmoor, NY

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. 


Weekend Highlights:

  • 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​


retreat details

Monthly Series


Empowering the Divine Feminine

Gena Rho and Lori Dalvi

May 6-8, 2022

 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Cragsmoor, NY

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.

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