Somatic Approach to Yoga

This class is an integration of Yoga and Somatic practice with a reflective and meditative structure. A space will be held and time given to deeply sensing and listening to our body and the environment. We begin opening our attention to how we initiate movement and what qualities of embodiment arise from noticing internal sensation support. Imagery and embodied perception help to deepen embodied inquiries. Curiosity to recognise ease, freedom and connection allows the movement to unfold. It could be an opportunity to check in with yourself, restore energy and discover new ways of moving.

We have a body made of many parts seeking a sense of whole – this organising principle requires the development of an inner witness to embrace ourselves fully. Learning to consciously track our movement processes nurtures our inner journeys. When we widen our perceptive field we become present to what is offered from our body’s experience and perspective.

Alignment and movement principles derive from the shapes and functions of the body. Experiential, anatomically detailed bodily engagement, can allow a return to fluid movement sequencing of energy through the whole body, providing holistic movement and postural organisation. There is potential in this class to consciously re-organise and re-pattern movement and posture that has become difficult and uncomfortable – preventing injury through cultivating safety. Breath and movement encouraged in union to support the vitality of all body systems. A continually fresh engagement with ‘postures’ emerging in an orientation of the whole body to ground and space through meditative stillness and dynamic movement.

Each class will encourage a ‘beginners mind’ to practice, it therefore welcomes those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. You are welcome to a class where you can ease and unwind yourself into the day, find ways to support your personal Yoga journey, gathering movement resources for everyday living.

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  • This holistic practice aligns the body structurally and energetically, improves dynamic whole body responsiveness and balance in movement.
  • A mindful practice that helps bridge embodied consciousness into everyday life.
  • Connects movement with breath reawakening creative flow and imagination.
  • Calms a busy mind and releases an overworked/overtired body.
  • Regular practice develops expressive qualities in other activities due to an increase body awareness, inner support, adaptability and mindfulness.