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Gentle Somatic Movement Training – Level 1
GSY Faculty member Cheryl Mason will lead us as we learn from the work and experience of Movement Education pioneer James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE (Certified Hanna Somatic Educator). During this revolutionary training you will acquire a deeper understanding of the neuroscience and philosophy of uniting the body, mind, and spirit through Gentle Somatic Yoga.You will be engaged in a world of learning where we combine Hanna Somatic Education, the ancient teachings of yoga, cutting-edge neuroscience, real-world case studies of common chronic pain conditions, as well as personal awareness which addresses the Whole Self. You will gain practical experience in this innovative brain-to-muscle repatterning method to creatively guide yourself, your students and clients into self-correction mastery. This is a scientifically-proven somatic neuromuscular re-education.
During the Gentle Somatic Yoga experiential learning process you will be invited to broaden your understanding of what it means to live an embodied life through the lens of inner awareness. You will gain skills to permanently erase habitual stress-holding patterns, and discover your path to liberated living. The result is a soma (body) that is pain-free, flexible, stronger, confident, and fully expressed through grace and ease!
You will experience firsthand what practitioners from around the world have embodied through this unique educational model. Discover the truth about aging as we challenge long-held myths and travel the pathway to vibrant health: Mind/Body/Spirit. Individually, we connect with the deepest part of ourselves, and then express this vitality daily through our thriving Soma.
Add-On Certification Option
After you have successfully completed a GSY Course (GSY Levels 1) you receive a GSY Certificate Of Completion demonstrating your commitment to the art and science of Gentle Somatic Yoga®. Additionally, you have the opportunity to go the extra mile and become a Certified Practitioner of Gentle Somatic Yoga by purchasing the Certification Option and passing the certification’s Final Teachback requirement.*
This is done by submitting a Final Teachback video OR, if time allows, doing your Final Teachback in person with Cheryl after the final day of our training. Your teachback video will then be evaluated by our Certification Staff, after which you will receive a detailed report card with personal feedback. Once certified, you will be acknowledged with a GSY Practitioner Certificate as having demonstrated your competence and skill for providing Gentle Somatic Yoga in an official capacity, either one-on-one or in a group setting, as part of your professional instruction service(s).
*Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Advanced Study training for its certification level is required. For example, you must have successfully completed GSY Practitioner Level 1 Advanced Study in order to be eligible for GSY Practitioner Level 1 certification. The certification option must be purchased separately for each Level completed.
Is This Program for Me?
The Gentle Somatic Yoga Advanced Study Program with Add-on Certification Option is designed to support the dedicated layperson, new and established yoga teachers, body workers, health care professionals, and therapists who would like to advance their own healing process.
Gentle Somatic Yoga is particularly helpful for yoga teachers and/or yoga therapists who work with specialty populations such as seniors; cancer survivors; people with PTSD, desk workers, and athletes seeking to improve their performance, recovery, and/or rehabilitation.
Prior to this in-person training (see below for dates and times), four virtual sessions will be held live and recorded for ease of viewing. You will want to view the virtual sessions before the weekend training.
Sunday, April 24, 7:30a-1:30p
Monday, 4/18/22; 6-8:15pm
After March 31: $1180 with certification; $930 for non-certification.This GSY course earns 32 hours CEUs from Yoga Alliance.