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Somatic Yoga is a practice whereby we use a common vocabulary of yoga asana as a platform for this exploration. In yoga asana we receive information about postures externally, either by watching or listening to our teachers as they describe the ideal standard of a posture in any given class. Whether therapeutically or powerfully, we turn our attention inward as we investigate the resources we have available to achieve a particular goal. In Somatic Yoga we use a very different approach. We begin with simple inquiry, clarifying where we are physically as well as mentally from the onset of our practice. We investigate our ability to sense the parts of the body or the fluctuations in our breathing or thought patterns during our practice and are encouraged to continue our own self-inquiry process within the container of simple asana. When we are not motivated by accomplishing a particular task we are awarded the time to build intimacy with ourselves as we improve our understanding of the experience. The result is a heightened sense of connectivity, sensitivity and awareness about our own limitations, where we push too hard or give up too soon and when we stop listening. 

The Somatic Movement Project is an individual, experiential practice of cultivating curiosity, provoking self-inquiry and liberating ourselves from the limitations of our own habits and conditioning in movement, behavior, action and thought. With somatic movement, we learn to use the body as a tool to begin the process of fine tuning our awareness. We “learn to listen “ to what we sense and feel in ourselves physically, our breathing, our posture, our weight distribution or degree of ease or discomfort in our movements. Eventually we expand this awareness to listening to the quality of our thoughts and automatic reactions and behaviors . The exciting implication is that awareness does not discriminate. We can begin to apply that refined skill to any aspect of life. We get better at listening to what the world around us is really saying without our hearing being limited to the sound of our conditioned or habitual thoughts and judgements. Whether you are a yoga teacher or a beginner practitioner, you will discover Somatic Yoga is a gateway to taking your yoga practice (and your life) to a much deeper level. 

Join international yoga teacher and movement therapist, Tara Eden, for a unique workshop experience. Students will be given an introduction to simple, powerful tools that can change the way the brain perceives and body organizes itself. Through various mobilization, breath and visualization techniques, students can observe cause-and-effect improvements of flexibility, stability, fluidity and overall ease in their asana, supporting a sustainable yoga practice! 

We will explore how Functional Movement and Awareness Techniques can provide drastic long-term improvement far beyond the mat. By addressing common postural habits/holding patterns/mobility limitations (from daily life, office life, sports, old injuries, emotional traumas etc)  students can not only learn how to move better but how to adjust the limitations of their own self-image, broaden their sense of self and experience an overall feeling of well-being.

This class is best for students with some yoga experience as it engulfs unique variations of asana.     

ABOUT TARA

Tara has been exploring movement as medicine for as long as she can remember. For her, movement has always been the key to a feeling of personal freedom, creativity and peace of mind. For over 20 years she has studied various components of movement: Movement as communication  (BFA in Theater),  self-empowerment (Ashtanga Yoga)  therapy  (Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy) and for physical wellbeing (RYT 500). Based in NYC, Tara taught vinyasa and hatha yoga in  boutique and local studios and brought it to the Hasidic Jewish community, inner city middle school, private high school and private homes.

 

After leaving North America in 2013 Tara came home to herself.  Her firey practice and lifestyle were cooled by ease and simplicity. Today Tara incorporates somatic movement (movement guided by self-awareness) into her teaching (somatic yoga) as a key to release emotional tension,  identify self-limiting habits and  free energetic blockages. Tara is finishing her professional training of the Feldenkrais Method, a science and art she believes to be an unparalleled approach to functional body/mind union. She has also studied and practiced Thai Massage for 7 years and after adding her deep studies of anatomy, has now designed her own style of therapeutic bodywork.

 

Tara is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand where her Somatic Movement Project constantly evolves. She travels teaching workshops, trainings and somatic yoga classes, hosts retreats, offers bodywork and leads yoga teacher mentorship programs.

SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2PM - 5PM

RELEASING THE NECK AND SHOULDERS

-Discovering  your own postural habits and “parasitic action”

-Tracking Movement Pathways

– Releasing neck tension in Asana

-The Parts Influence the Whole

– Awareness Through Movement

-Functional Breathing Exercise

SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2PM - 5PM

RELEASING THE NECK AND SHOULDERS

-Discovering  your own postural habits and “parasitic action”

-Tracking Movement Pathways

– Releasing neck tension in Asana

-The Parts Influence the Whole

– Awareness Through Movement

-Functional Breathing Exercise

SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2PM - 5PM

DEMYSTIFYING THE PELVIS

- Attention VS Awareness

-Exploring of Planes of Movement of the Pelvis in Asana

-Identifying Movement Patterns, Habits & Limitations in Asana

-The Parts Influence the Whole

- Awareness Through Movement 

-Functional Breathing Exercise

FEES:

One workshop: US$45 (early bird US$35 if paid by June 1)

Both workshops for: US$80 (early bird US$70 if paid by June 1)

LOCATION:

Downtown Studio