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CPD 22/26 - Introducing Somatic Principles and Techniques in a Yoga class

23rd July 2022
at Brigsteer Village Hall

CPD 22/26 - Introducing Somatic Principles and Techniques in a Yoga class

Tutor: Jacqueline GUNNION

Date: 23rd July 2022

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Brigsteer Village Hall

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 15

If you have any queries about this day, please contact the organiser, Imogen Field,

Check-in is from 9.30, with the day starting at 10am. Refreshments are provided. 

This is the opportunity to learn the basic principles of Somatics and how to apply them in both your personal practice and your classes. The day is a mix of theory, practice and group work.

Aims of the Day

To introduce the principles of somatic movement through presentation, discussion and practice. To encourage participants to develop greater awareness of their own bodies including habitual movement and holding patterns. To explore the effects of somatic techniques in a range of asana. To use "soma scans and "check-ins to monitor changes. To facilitate both individual practice and group work throughout the day.  

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:   Be able to explain the principles underpinning somatic techniques Be able to discuss how habitual holding and movement patterns can be addressed through a combination of yoga asana and somatic techniques. Develop greater body awareness. Feel the differences brought about by somatic practices in a range of asana. Explore those differences using "soma scans and "check-ins” Be able to integrate basic somatic techniques into a general Yoga class.  


Brigsteer Village Hall


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non-member £45.00
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About Jacqueline GUNNION

I am a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher with a special interest in Somatic Yoga and Yoga in the workplace. I’ve completed extra training in Somatic Yoga with the James Knight school of “Gentle Somatic Yoga” and recently completed my level 2 certification. My classes are a fusion of traditional Hatha and Somatic Yoga techniques,. I’ve worked in the NHS for many years and as part of that role was a “Moving and Handling Facilitator” offering advice on workstation and work environment set up. I have also offered “office yoga “ sessions within the workplace to colleagues to help reduce the amount of time spent in static postures and help manage workplace stress.