In Thomas Hanna’s work known as Somatics, he revealed 8 primary practices that would address all of the major movement patterns in the body and keep them connected to the nervous system so that full range and control of movement would be maintained around every joint in the body. They are foundational to the blending of Somatics and Yoga in the work and healing of SomaYoga therapeutics; eliciting freedom throughout the Soma which means the whole being – mind, body, and spirit.
He called the collective 8 practices: The Cat Stretch, as he felt they emulated the slow, intentional care a cat takes when it meticulously moves and stretches each part of it’s body upon waking, re-connecting itself.
This Class Series (5 classes) will help us do the same – wake up and enliven our entire inner landscape as the outer one wakes up to the next seasons ahead – the preparation of the body to go into the colder seasons without having to stay contracted inward. Learn how to draw into the body to release outward with more freedom and function.
We will have the opportunity to experience this practice in class, and then get to practice it at home between classes. By the end of the class series, you will have this deeply satisfying and supportive 15-30 minute morning and/or evening practice that will help you stay pain-free and tension-free for from the inside out.
If you have questions, contact us or call the studio at 651-645-5551