Course curriculum

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    How Somatics can help a Yoga practice

    • How Somatics can help a Yoga practice

How Somatics can help a Yoga practice

In this class you will explore: How your habitual body patterns restrict your movement abilities (including your yoga practice) and what to do about it. How somatic movement can realign, release and rebalance the body. The connection between your centre and your limbs. Flexion/extension/lateral flexion and twisting movements. How to recalibrate the neutral midline of your spine. Lisa invites you to use the simple somatic sequence we will explore any time that you are stuck at a desk.

Instructor(s)

Lisa PETERSEN

Senior Yoga Teacher, TrainerPRO

Lisa Petersen is a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Somatic Movement Educator based in Ireland. With over two decade’s teaching experience, Lisa is known for her clarity, presence, humour and passion. She offers workshops and teacher training in Yoga, Somatics and embodied anatomy internationally. Lisa co-taught Donna Farhi’s 2013 and 2015 Advanced Teacher Trainings. She holds a Diploma in Yoga Therapy and originally trained at Vivekenanda Kendra, India’s most reputable Yoga Therapy Hospital as well as the International Institute for Somatic Movement Education. She studied experiential anatomy and Yoga directly with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen from 2008-2010, and a further decade studying embodied asana with Amy Matthews. Her style is personable and enriched by a deep understanding of anatomy, alignment and universal movement patterns. With a wealth of knowledge, her classes and workshops are innovative and authentic as she guides her students towards personal transformation on and off the mat. She is passionate about finding the balance between being and doing, movement and stillness, strength and fluidity, discipline and freedom. A personal note from Lisa: I am often asked why I chose to dedicate my life’s energy to the practice of Yoga. There are many answers, but at its simplest, yoga makes me feel authentic, profoundly peaceful, embodied and real. It offers me a vehicle to explore life’s questions, and a map for exploring myself from the inside out. It helps me understand how our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic bodies are interpenetrating frequencies woven together. It keeps me curious and allows me be a midwife to my own and my students’ experiences. It’s the place where I can find balance between life’s polarites. It’s my coming home to myself. I am an explorer, a scientist, an anatomy geek and a spiritual searcher. I am equally an educator who is passionate about the art of communicating and transmitting knowledge. Inevitably, what I learn I teach. It is my dharma. I am deeply and profoundly grateful to this ancient practice and to all the teachers and students that have gone before me.