WHY LEARN SOMATIC MOVEMENT?
...and what is it?
Learning Somatic exercises emboldens you to heal your body by yourself. You will have the tools to move your body in a gentle way that restores balance and that brings ease. This Somatic education is an effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body training) movement re-education. It goes to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain: the brain and the way in which it senses and organizes the muscles and movement.
It is helpful for those suffering from headaches, stiff or painful joints and muscles, fatigue, poor posture, breathing problems, impaired movement, accident trauma and whiplash effects, back pain, and repetitive use/stress injuries. Personally it has benefited me in my love of horse! Not only does it prevent injuries but it makes me a better rider and a better partner to my horse. Somatic movement has replaced my getting massages during COVID as it is something I can do on my own and it results in deep relaxation and an uplifted emotional state.
Michele Morrow Is an Certified Somatic movement instructor, (certified through the Somatic Movement Center@), in Santa Barbara, California. She is also certified in B.A.S.I Pilates, and is a teacher trainer in the Poolates© method. She is a level two educator of the Equine Hanna Somatic method. She began her journey in 1981 as a Structural Integration practitioner, -‘Structural Integration’ is defined as a ‘Somatic approach to Rolfing’. Michele has used her original education in Somatic training in her approach to Pilates and Poolates© since 2001 and 2008 respectively. The Somatic approach to Pilates uses present centered facilitation to help the body-mind integration of the Pilates movements. Michele is excited to come full circle in her return to Somatic education! She feels inspired to now have this incredible tool and methodology that is purely Somatic! Furthermore, Michele is grateful for this new and deeper understanding of what the Somatic experience is and she is humbled by its’ potential in helping to transform herself and her clients. Michele enjoys teaching the Hanna Equine Somatic method to both canines and equines, and their guardians. Her love of animals extends to her being certified in Animal Reiki and in Animal Communication.