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Somatic Body Movement Classes

Gently Release Tension and Reduce Pain


Relaxing Contracted Muscles of Work, Play and Trauma

The repetitive movements of life’s daily work and play, combined with life stressors and injuries, can result in the involuntary holding of muscle reflex patterns.   When driving a car we make a fist to hold the steering wheel securely, and dependent on our driving style, our shoulders may be rolled forward or backward.  Our  back may become arched or stooped after driving for long periods.  These unconscious habits lead to chronically tight muscles resulting in body tension, discomfort or pain, and a loss of flexibility. 

Somatic body movement classes help students regain conscious control over unconsciously contracted muscles.  The goal of the class is to relieve muscle tension, reduce body discomfort and return a sense of ease and balance to the body which will enhance all of life's activities.

Somatic Movement Classes

Students are guided through slow and gentle movements designed to re-educate the body-mind to contract and release unconsciously held muscular tension.  The release of muscular tension reduces pain and increases flexibility.

 Some movements are completed with students sitting in a chair,  while most are done while lying on floor mats.  This makes the classes safe, relaxing and accessible to most people.  Lying on the floor limits the effect of gravity on the body and allows for a deepening sensation of the muscles and joints as they move.

What to Bring

Wear warm, layered and comfortably loose clothing.

Socks or slippers recommended.  (Gloves if hands chill easily).

Bring a  warm, lightweight blanket and a pillow comfortable to your neck.

Masks are optional at this time as per Covid 19 protocols.

Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 8 students.

Thickly cushioned floor mats will be provided for you, although you may bring your own mat if you prefer. 

First time students are asked to contact Carol to complete intake and registration information before the first class.

Submit questions to, or call 250-722-2029, or text 250-816-3208.

Please refrain from wearing scented products as a courtesy to others who have sensitivities.

Group Class Fees:

Reservations required.

 $17 per class prepaid or $20 cash at the door.

 Pre-payment by e-transfer to

Cancellation Policy:  24 hours cancellation notice before class start time for a full class credit

 (private and semi-private class options and rates available upon request)

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