Somatic Movement with Richard Hudspith
Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm ET
- 1 hr 15 min1 hour 15 minutes
- 10 Canadian dollars$10
- Online practice
Somatic Movement is a brain- and breath-based movement practice. We’re going to use our brains to teach our muscles how to contract and lengthen. What we’re really doing is learning to re-pattern or re-wire our brain to our muscles so our muscular system and our nervous system can function together better. Using our brain is central in a Somatic class, and so is conscious breathing. We’ll use our breath as we contract and lengthen our muscles. This helps our nervous system feel calmer. Somatic Movement is perfect for every BODY! Young or old, active or sedentary, everyone can benefit from this practice. What’s also cool is it helps get your body ready for activities like hiking, gardening, running or playing sports. If you sit a lot, this class will improve your posture so you sit with better alignment. Somatic Movement is a slow practice, done gently without force, and the slow and deliberate movements are healing and restorative. We’ll move slowly so you can feel how your muscles contract and release, and then notice how different they feel at the end. It’s a fun and cool way to experience how your body can change in just one class. By the end of class, you’ll have greater muscle awareness, you’ll feel more balanced and you’ll move with a little more swagger. Richard Hudspith has a keen desire to understand how the human body moves, ages and manages pain. This passion for learning brought him to Somatic Movement 25 years ago. In that time, he has completed his Applied Somatic Education Training and a variety of Yoga Teacher Trainings, including Hatha, Kundalini and Yin Yoga. He brings a positive and inquisitive approach to class, encouraging students to explore their range of comfort and move mindfully within it. Richard inspires students to be present while they practice; to be aware of how they are breathing and moving and to sense how they feel before and after each practice. This helps students develop a greater degree of sensory motor awareness in their body. Richard believes that when students learn and understand how their muscles function, they are able to bring ease to their nervous system, experience comfort and re-condition a new normal. With this knowledge, they can become self-sustaining in their own body, learn to walk with SWAG and put some FUNC back in their life!
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