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About Hana Somatic Movement Education

Hanna Somatic Movement Education is an effective form of neuromuscular re-education that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain. Through safe, gentle and mindful movements you will learn to regain awareness, sensation and motor control of muscles, to release the chronic holding habits of the muscles, targeting the condition of Sensory Motor Amnesia.

Sensory Motor Amnesia is the condition of chronically tight muscles that have learned to say contracted due to repeated and reflexive response to stress such as accidents, injuries, surgeries, repetitive tasks and on-going emotional stress.

Hanna Somatic Education was founded by Thomas Hanna who built on the work of Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique.

For me, discovering Hanna Somatics was a profound experience. Like many people before me, I found Hanna Somatics to be the "missing link" in my movement education, because it integrates the brain′s ability to make a permanent change in muscle length and integrity. So, learning how to "pandiculate" my body (which is what you do in somatics--it means move gently and intentionally into and out of muscle and fascial tightness, then sensing the changes to integrate the brain). It′s what animals do 30-40 times a day.

Classes & Workshops

I teach a monthly full-body focused Somatics workshop Stratton Village Hall, Cirencester. My classes blend Pilates and Somatics.