Online Workshop: Introduction to Gentle Somatic Yoga®

Course Description

Created and Developed by James Knight, Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is an exploration of movement that is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, well-being, quality of life, and personal performance. GSY incorporates slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to heal persistent tension-based patterns in the body.

The corrective exercises, called Somatic Movement Flows, are ideal for overcoming bodily pain and dramatically increasing flexibility through the healing power of brain to muscle awareness and re-education.

GSY has been synthesized by Integrative Therapist and Yoga Teacher James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE. This progressive method is the synergy of mindful movement and meditation. It is inspired by the work of Eleanor Criswell, Thomas Hanna, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Lawrence Gold.

This Introductory Training Program will introduce you to the Gentle Somatic Yoga® practice as created by James Knight, E-RYT and CHSE. You will learn how to re-pattern the body and mind to move more freely so you can take this practice into your Yoga Teaching.

You will learn a series of Somatic Movement Flows® and Somatic Theory Topics including: Sensory Motor Amnesia, The three neuromuscular reflexes to stress: Red, Green, and Trauma Reflex, Self Pandiculation, Modifications for chair yoga, Tips/props for other specialty audiences.

Come prepared to learn and move!

This motivational and action-packed 4-hour workshop will help launch you into the world of GSY with:

  • 5 separate training modules
  • Self-paced and user-friendly technology
  • Step-by-step in-depth instructions for over 16 GSY Somatic Movement Flows™
  • A 37-page downloadable handout that summarizes the science, philosophy, and theory behind GSY

Course Outline

Module 1 Course Handouts
Unit 1 Handout: Tips and Guidelines for the Practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Handout: Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training
Module 2 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga® - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Module 3 Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Unit 1 Video: Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Module 4 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Unit 1 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Module 5 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 1 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 2 (1 Hr) Gentle Somatic Yoga Class with James Knight
Module 6 Quiz - Gentle Somatic Yoga
Unit 1 Quiz: Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Coupon Code for 120-Hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® Online Training and Certification

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Created and Developed by James Knight, Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is an exploration of movement that is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, well-being, quality of life, and personal performance. GSY incorporates slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to heal persistent tension-based patterns in the body. This Introductory Training Program will introduce you to the Gentle Somatic Yoga® practice as created by James Knight, E-RYT and CHSE. You will learn how to re-pattern the body and mind to move more freely so you can take this practice into your Yoga Teaching.

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Sign up for this Introductory Online Workshop and get a $49 discount when you enroll in the Gentle Somatic Yoga® Level 1 Online Training and Certification Program.

Or consider taking both Level 1 and 2 at a great discounted rate: 

James Knight Gentle Somatic Yoga Bundle Levels 1 & 2

Testimonials

I had done Somatic yoga before but more about sensory amnesia and pandiculation. The videos are great quality. Overall I love it. I look forward to Friday when I get paid and can sign up for level 1.

Caroline Meeks

Yoga Teacher

I just wanted to say thank you for recommending that I look into the online Intro to James Knight’s Gentle Somatic Yoga that you offer. I have been using all of James Knight’s GSF’s daily off his YouTube channel as the major source of physiological therapy for my SMA and injuries. All have been a key of my success and healing, as well as an integral part of my daily routine or lifestyle. I am very eager to start the remainder of the 100-120 hour online GSY. Just as with your online Chair Yoga program, I know it will be almost like being there, on the mat or chair, learning. Thank you for the detail that goes into providing such excellent, excellent teaching and for the invaluable resource of information through your handouts and outstanding videos (So many videos!!!). I can hardly wait.

Lee Terryberry

Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

“Totally met and surpassed my needs and expectations. I received the reminders I needed in feeling his postures inside out and received new insights in translating the poses to the chair. As always, James both spoke and listened in a personable and understandable way. He brought out the best ideas from all of us!”

“New concept for me. What an enthusiastic and positive guy.”

“Challenging and useful information. Very nice presentation.”

“I learned so much! He is such a gigantic ‘heart’. This was my 2nd time to experience his work, and it’s starting to settle into my slow brain! 🙂 Can’t wait to learn more!”

“Your passion for your work radiates! It was so helpful to receive experience of your teaching of the somatic movements – it will make my presentation of them to my students much easier. Love your work, love your teaching. Appreciated the chair demo’s.”

“Content well organized.”

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