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Hanna Somatic Education (Health, Exercise)
Down Dog studio, Lopez Island
May 16, 2018, 5:30pm
Contact Joan Kauffman, Lopez Island

Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) is a system of neuromuscular education (mind-body training) that enables you to enjoy comfortable movement and increased flexibility that can lead to freedom from chronic pain throughout your life.

HSE teaches individuals how to recognize, release and reverse habituated postures and movement patterns that can cause stiffness &/or pain. Many aches and pains that are often considered the hallmarks of aging are actually the result of Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA). SMA occurs when you hold yourself tightly in reaction to repetitive strain, pain, injury, or emotional stress causing your brain to “forget” how to sense and relax tight muscles. Chronically contracted muscles can become sore, painful and weak from constant use and even cause general fatigue. Slow, gentle and pain-free somatic movements can reverse the effects of SMA, override your reflexive patterns of posture and movement and restore flexibility and comfort.

Drop-ins welcome. $10/class
Taught by Joan Kauffman CHSE, PHN