The Sensitive Body
A YogaSOMATICS journey of somatic and energetic healing
YogaSOMATICS is a contemporary perspective of yoga that is immediate, fluid and experiential. It bridges traditional yoga, modern somatics, meditative techniques and inquiry towards conciousness. YogaSOMATICS encourages sensing and deep listening to make inner contact with oneself and the energetic body. The practice offers spaces of containment and exploration through aware movements, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation and contact bodywork. It is a return to connect to one’s own bio energy, through slow and subtle movement in a first-person relational experience. It may appeal to those who are new to yoga or as a self-care body practice.
YogaSOMATICS was founded by Ateeka whose work has been inspired by Continuum Movement founder, the late Emily Conrad, Gestalt psychotherapist Ruella Frank, Danish spiritual teachers, Jes Bertelsen and Madhurima Rigtrup and is currently a student of Helen Gamborg, author of the “Invisible Aspects of Healing”, inspired by Bob Moor’s teachings about the subtle body, energy medicine and healing.
The classes will be exploratory and invitational to make inner contact and honour your own natural rhythm. There will be a blend of asanas/gestures, somatic movements, breathing exercises and rest shapes and also invite the general new attitude of non-urgency, inner listening, rest as a beginning phase, pleasure-feeling good, unwinding, developmental movements and self-care.
Previous participants have described the practice as “powerful”, “subtle”, “transcendental” and “a landing space”.
Block 1: Sensing
Some aspects which will be explored are awakening the senses and the sensitive body through energetic nervous system resets, awareness of the back field, the skin as a sensing organ, facial massage, self-healing relaxation, breath and subtle movement.
Dates: 11th, 18th, 25th January and 1st and 8th February 2022
Block 2: Deepening
Elements that will be touched are unwinding (the heart of YogaSOMATICS); getting a “felt sense” of soft body in the myofascial tissue, rocking movements as a nervous system reset, developmental movements such as the “push and reach”, and some meditative visualisations and energetic work.
Dates: Tuesday 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March 2022
Block 3: Rewilding
Touching into the Psoas entity known as the “muscle of the soul” connecting to instinctual wisdom, using music as a nervous system reset, unwinding, guided meditation, grounding practices and Savasana with energetic awareness.
Dates: Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th April and 10th May 2022
Investment: €50 per 5-week block. Reduced fee as Deirdre currently in training of 250H YogaSOMATICS programme.
€120 for all 3 blocks, if booked before 4th January 2022.
Time: 6-7pm online via Zoom. Recording of each class will be available for a 7-day playback.
Suitability: Suitable for all levels. If you have any injuries/illness or if you are pregnant, please contact Deirdre at email@example.com to discuss in advance of booking. There is no prerequisite required to have attended previous classes/blocks.
CPD: Certs will be provided after each block for 5 hours.
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Deirdre Madden is a qualified psychotherapist has been training with Ateeka for the 250H programme of YogaSOMATICS and is continuing to offer classes as part of her training. Deirdre is a qualified yoga teacher in Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Yoga Nidra and has been a practitioner of yoga for over 15 years.