The Myth Of Aging
Introductory Somatic Immersion and Sound Healing Journey
The tradition of Hanna Somatics challenges the belief that the aging process
must result in increased stiffness, less mobility and poor posture.
Somatics is a rapidly effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body training)
movement re-education that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic
muscular pain-the brain. By learning to regain both awareness, sensation,
and motor control of muscles the brain can remember how to relax and move
the muscles properly.
This process of sensory motor training creates improved muscle function and
enhanced sensory awareness
Somatics is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to reverse chronic
pain. It is the only method of pain relief and sensory motor training that
targets the condition of SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA (SMA).
Sensory Motor Amnesia is the condition of chronically-tight muscles that
have learned to stay contracted due to repeated and reflexive response to
stress such as accidents, injuries, surgeries, repetitive tasks, and on-going
emotional stress. The resulting patterns of muscular contraction that develop
may result in conditions such as chronic back pain, neck, shoulder and hip
pain, limited mobility, joint pain, poor posture, shallow breathing, and
uneven leg length.
In this introductory series participants will learn the nature of sensory-motor
amnesia (SMA), and how it occurs in the brain, where it occurs in the body,
and how to address and eradicate it by exploring somatic exercises with
attention to internal sensation and movement.
Somatic exercises help you
• reduce chronic pain
• relax your nervous system
• release muscle tension
• move with ease and comfort
• increase flexibility, muscle suppleness, and balance
• reconnect your brain and body’s communication pathways
• enhance awareness of yourself from the inside out
• advance your yoga practice, dance, and other sports performance
Somatic movements are done within each individuals comfortable range of
motion, slowly, gently, and with the least possible effort.
This is a 4 part series every Sunday starting October 29th and running until
November 19th from 3-5pm.
Week 1: Lessons 1 & 2 Extensor Muscles of the Back and Flexor mucles of the
Week 2: lessons 3 & 4 Waist Muscles and trunk Rotators
Week 3: Lessons 5 & 6 Hips, Legs, Neck and Shoulders
Week 4: lessons 7 & 8 Improve Breathing and Walking
$89 for all four workshops
$30 for a drop in
This course is taught by Stefani VanDeest, yoga and somatic educator. Stefani is currently in a 3-year training for clinical somatics led by Eleanor Crisswell Hanna of the Novato Institute for Somatic Education. Stefani is also an E-RYT having completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings. She is a certified instructor of the 5 elements dance activation, a hoop revolution mentor and passionate embodiment coach.