“I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky, I think about it every night and day, Spread my wings and fly away, I believe I can soar” R Kelly
“If I just believe it, there's nothing to it”
How I love that song by R Kelly. Well, I too can get that feeling of ease, freedom and glide… During my BWY teacher training, I came across Somatics. I went to a class and could not believe how I started to feel during and afterwards. A sense of ease and spaciousness within my body and deep peace within my heart. I wanted to find out more… I fell in love with this gentle practice which married itself so well with yoga and eventually trained as a Somatics Coach Educator.
Somatics is probably one of the best kept secrets. Yet, I love to share it with everyone as it feels SO good. Here are some of my clients’ feedback after class:
My husband always remarks on how my face glows with energy…
“Thank you very much Isabelle for the fabulous Somatics workshop. I am still feeling the benefit. My whole body feels balanced and free to move. No stiffness…wonderful! When I finish your sessions, my husband always remarks on how my face glows with energy!” VA
I arrived with headache & sore back. I left feeling great – no pain…
"I attend Isabelle’s Somatics class and arrived last week with terrible headache and very sore back after just an hour went home feeling great - no pain - excellent! Highly recommended”. SK
A good counterbalance to my busy life…
"Feeling much more relaxed, mellow... The body feels longer, flatter, heavier, more relaxed and more spacious... I like learning how to breathe and connecting with my body. A good counterbalance to my busy life." GH
My chronic back pain has just simply vanished…Amazing!
“I just wanted to drop you a quick message about the somatic course on Sunday afternoon with Isabelle. I wasn’t sure about it at first, as it wasn’t what I was expecting - and I was extremely tired and kept falling asleep! – but I really enjoyed it in the end and most importantly, my back pain / strained muscle pain in my side, which has been bothering me terribly for months and months (since at least springtime) has since vanished. It was at its worst on Saturday morning and now has gone. Amazing! I would love to do it monthly or quarterly to reset my body – or whatever it did! – if you were thinking of running it again.“ DR
Feeling a sense of inner calm and relaxed…
“Somatics has really helped with a sense of inner calm and relaxation”. AV
For more testimonials, pls check the page on www.yogawithbelle.co.uk
For me Somatics is about undoing stress from within to find wellbeing & peace.
Thomas Hanna, founder of Somatics says “As we grow older, our bodies and lives should continue to improve, right up until the very end” How interesting, when you hear so much of the opposite in our society, right ? “Oh it is your age, dear…”
Did you know you could teach your mind to mend your body ? “If you can sense it, you can change it”. Thomas Hanna. So, whether it is rehabilitation work, retraining of alignment, correcting posture, improving your range of motion, supporting the spine or simply looking to develop flexibility and strength, check out Somatics. Oh and there are many more benefits with this practice…
You will enjoy better alignment, better sleep, better breathing, reduce stress and tension, decrease pain, increase flexibility, coordination, balance, mind and body relaxation, improve posture & body image and have more energy…
As we age, our bones begin to degenerate, we lose mobility in our joints and our fascia tightens. That’s a fact. However, there is something you can do about it. You may suffer from tight chronic tension, achy muscles and joints, poor posture, stiffness, or fatigue... When we experience pain or discomfort, our bodies naturally contract and tense up in a fight, flight or freeze response.
These problems are not always due to structural weaknesses in the body but to sensory-motor amnesia which can be corrected. Just as you learn to ride a bike, you can learn get back in control of your body and transform areas of stress and tension stuck in the body –due to age, injury, trauma, bad habits or just everyday life. You can learn to feel good and enjoy wellbeing.
Somatics teaches us to take notice, release, and repattern addressing neuro-muscular skeletal imbalances. It is a little bit like NLP for the body.
I can teach you safe, gentle specific movements for the whole body. You will learn to breathe, regain balance, mobility, coordination and ease of movement. You learn to “stretch” or lengthen tight muscles in a subtle luxurious way – think like a cat stretch ! You will come out feeling taller.
Somatics can ease back, hips, shoulder, neck pain, tension headaches, sciatica…
Somatics is unique and deeply relaxing. It asks you to tune into your inner world of sensations to connect within allowing you to let go and come back to your natural balanced self. to calm the whole nervous system to bring you in a state of peace. You will come out feeling calmer and grounded. All in all, it is an excellent antidote to the stresses of everyday life.
Somatics helps you find ease and freedom of movement in daily life. It will also improve your performance in sports or yoga. Please note that this practice is mainly floor based postures … with mats, cushions and blankets. We like to get cosy and comfortable to give ourselves top quality “Me” time.
If you wish to improve your quality of life, stay fit, and strong to enjoy sport, gardening, grandchildren, travel etc. and feel good, pls get in touch. If you would like to move better, regain ease and freedom of movement and learn how to melt those tensions and undo bad habits, please contact me to try one of our somatics classes. I offer group and 1:1 tuitions - in person or online. No prior experience needed. Just come along with an open curious mind.
I will be delighted to teach you the tools to make positive changes which will reset your brain to muscle communication. You will leave with better flexibility, renewed energy, and sustained feelings of peace and well-being. It certainly has enhanced my quality of life since I started practicing and I don't intend to stop.
In fact, I love it so much I wish to share it with everyone. It is too good to find a sense of ease in your body and return it to its natural state so muscles function at their optimum level once again. The cherry on the cake, well, it simply leaves you feeling truly relaxed and free as a bird !!
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