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What is “Somatic”?

Soma = Greek word for body
Somatic = your body as experienced from within.
Somatic movement = experiencing and fine-tuning how you move within your body. I help people with chronic muscle tension to release those knotted muscles that just won’t relax by retraining the muscles from within using Somatic Movements.

Habitually held muscle tension takes energy, even when you don’t know that you’re doing it. Like most habits, holding tension can fly under the radar of conscious awareness.

Learn an easy approach to self-care that nourishes your nervous system and soothes away tension – rediscover the joy of free and easy movement.

How does Somatics work?

Somatic movement works by retraining your brain, using the neuromuscular system, reflex patterns and the brains ability to focus completely on internal sensations to develop new neural pathways. It’s a process of relearning how to relax and reset your muscles.

Experience what it’s like to be present to your own felt sensations, grow in awareness, free up your tired, contracted muscles and feel the difference that somatic movement practice can make. It’s so easy… your body will love you for it.

Ruth Beckmann

Ruth is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator and a Level 1 Somatic Exercise Coach. Her training was the first of its kind to be taught in Australia by Martha Peterson (Director) and faculty of Essential Somatics, taught in the tradition of Thomas Hanna.

At her first somatic movement class she fell in love with the simplicity and effectiveness of the slow, gentle & focussed movements. She experienced how long held tensions just seemed to melt away.

She is constantly inspired by the improvements she sees in others. Her heart-felt desire is to share the beauty and benefits of somatic movement with as many people as possible.

Ruth is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher, Registered Nurse & Midwife, and has specialised in teaching pre-natal yoga for over twenty years. Somatics now informs her yoga practice and teaching.

If you would like to learn more about somatics, visit my teacher, Martha Peterson’s website