Come join the MOVEment and feel the difference!!!

 

SOMATICS  

PAIN RELIEF THROUGH MOVEMENT  

 

Somatics is a gentle movement-based practice, that targets the root cause of most chronic pain: being our brains and the way we adapt to life, stress and trauma, through unconscious habituated movement patterns. Over time, muscles learn how to stay contracted and slowly our brains ability to sense, control and relax our muscles diminishes. This leads to what is called "Sensory Motor Amnesia." Meaning a loss of voluntary control of our muscles.

Somatic movement offers a unique appoach to re-wiring the brain to muscle connection, and putting your brain back in control of movement. Through this safe and gentle practice, you will learn to observe areas of the body where movement is restricted and areas of the body where there is freedom of movement. Working from center to periphery, using a series of movements called "Pandiculations" you will begin to release large groups of muscles back to their orignal length and function. By working at the level of the "Sensory Motor Nervous System" you will be able to create more immediate and lasting changes in increased muscle length and function. Somatics is not about working harder. It's about slowing down and giving the brain the time to sense what is happening internally. Therefore, increasing our ability to move more intelligently, more efficiently and with greater ease and joy. 

The benefits of this practice are many and include: tools to safely and effectively reverse the causes of chronic pain, renewed muscle control, and greater strenth and flexibility. Improved walking, posture, and breathing. As well as reducing stress, anxiety and trauma.    

 

Introductory Somatics Classes

In an introductory Somatics class, you will have the opportunity to come and learn why somatics is so effective at addressing and reversing the causes of most chronic pain. 

You will be guided through a series of very safe and gentle movements that will help release large groups of muscles, and help to restore muscle length and function. 

Some of the many benefits this practice has to offer include:

-Relief of chronic pain

-Greater muscle control and flexibility

-Improved posture, walking and breathing

-Helps release stress, anxiety and trauma

 

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

 

Please stay tuned for upcoming introductory classes! 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Calm Your Nerves 3 Week Series

Tuesdays Febuary.13th-27th 6:00pm-7:00pm

The Abbey Studio 3273 First St, Cumberland, BC

Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, overwhelm or burnout?

Come join me for this 3 week CALM YOUR NERVES class series.
In each class, you will be guided through a series of safe and gentle movements that will help to regulate and balance your nervous system, quickly and easily.

By the end of these 3 classes, you will have new tools to help you feel more calm, centered and balanced, so that you can keep taking on life’s many challenges. Each class will end with a soft musical serenade. 

Cost: Sliding scale $10-20 per class

Drop-ins welcome.

 

Somatic Movement 4 Week Series

March.4th-25th 5:30pm-6:45pm

The Abbey Studio 3273 First St, Cumberland, BC

Cost: $100

Click HERE to register

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Introduction to Somatic Movement - Workshop

Sunday March.3rd 2:00pm-4:00pm

Lasqueti Island Arts Center

Cost: $45

Click HERE to register

 
 

 

 

 

I did a four week somatics course with Angelica, and I can say with all honesty that it continues to help me on many levels. She is an inspired and confident teacher who cares deeply about her students. I was able to feel comfortable in slowing down while I developed more knowledge and balance in how I relate with my body and movement. There was a feeling of safety, and plenty of joy and laughter along the way as well. This is proving to be beneficial in caring for my long-term health!

- S White