GSY Events

upcoming events you don’t want to miss…

A MONTHLY ongoing 2-hr Livestream Workshop

  • Saturday, March 4th ~ Theme:  Learn Standalone Meditation Practices, along with Somatic Movement Flows, co-facilitated with Guest Meditation Coach and Experienced Yoga Theapist, Avi Gordon, along with James Knight. 

10am San Francisco & Vancouver | 1pm New York & Ottawa | 6p UK

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This ongoing LIVESTREAM series of Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) workshops created by GSY founder, James Knight, happens each month with a new anatomical focus and theme. Through mindful movement, with the attitude of exploration & discovery, we connect with our Whole-Self. 

For February’s Somatic Sanctuary, James invited GSY Certified Practitoner and Yoga Therapist, Rynn Burkett to co-facilitate with him. Among other modalities, Rynn has uniquely blended the use of voice, harmony, polyvagal theory, and somatic yoga. To learn more about Rachael visit her website.

For March’s Somatic Sanctuary, James invited a guest teacher, Avi Gordon to co-facilitate with him. Avi is the Director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Associationa (Yogaville), Personal Meditation Coach, and Author.     To learn more about Avi, visit his webites: https://www.gratitudeistheway.com/; https://alightinthetunnel.com/  

If you are not able to make these livestream sessions, you can still access the replay recordings and practice the workshops at your convience. AS WELL you can purchase this recording after the fact, if you weren’t able to sign up in time. 

Time: Each workshop is 1 1/2-hrs with an optional 1/2-hr Q&A following. Many people like to stay the Q&A to ask questions about thier own body conditions or to learn more about the methods/concepts presented. 

Fee: sliding scale $5 – $20 USD. Video recordings are available for 30 days.

Next Dates: For future dates beyond the current months, click the link below “Learn More”. 

Gentle Somatic Yoga® LIVESTREAM Deep Dive Workshop ~ Partnering with GSY Practitioner, Rachael Shepherd

Join James Knight and Rachael, as they introduce a NEW METHOD that they co-created that builds core strength, called Somatic Stability™. 

This new GSY inspired method is inpsired by mat Pilates combined with the nueroscience of GSY. James and Rachael will guide you through two somatic movement classes, and after each class there will be a review session (Learning Laboratory).

Saturday February 11, 2023

San Francisco | Seattle | Vancouver:
9am – 2:30pm PDT

Miami | New York | Ottawa: 12pm – 5:30pm EDT

London Time: 5pm – 10:30pm BST 

Fee: Sliding scale ~ Video recordings of all sessions avail for 30 days

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This Deep Dive Livestream Workshop is faciliated by James Knight and Certified GSY Practitioner, Rachael Shepherd. Rachael is also a highly experiened yoga teacher and Pilates instructor.

James and Rachael have been working closely together in 2022 to come up with a method, following the neuroscience of GSY, to create NEW Somatic Movement Flows® intended to increase core muscle strength, balance, cordination, and increase bone density. The result can be a whole self embodiment of alignment, fortitude, and confidence.

TUITION:  $80 – $100 – $120 USD

This Workshop is offered as a sliding scale to provide accessibility to those affected by the pandemic, and also unfavorable currency exchange rates. 

In addition, for an additional 20% discount you can use this coupon code upon checkout: CURRENCY20

Practice and explore:

  • Two Somatic based movement classes where you will learn learn simple and reliable techniques that will not only help you to build strength, but will also help you unwind from deep stress holding patterns within your soma.
  • Two sessions of reviewing each Somatic movement sessions. These “learning laboratory” classes hold intent for you being able to ask questions and customize these techniques into your daily home practices.
  • New skills that you can implement into your classes or private sessions if you are a yoga teacher/therapist, bodyworker or health care professional that supports your students getting long lasting results

Yoga Instructors may claim 4.50 CEU hours for this event through Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Therapists can apply for IAYT CEUs
RECORDINGS:

All sessions are livestreamed and recorded.* If you are unable to join us live for a portion of the sessions you will have access to the video recordings for 30 days after the program ends. Recordings are usually emailed within 3 days and are available to program participants only.  

*James and Rachael will be the only ones spotlighted for most of the sessions. The exception is during the Q & A. You’re welcome to turn off your camera if you don’t wish your image to be recorded.

    In-Person GSY Level 1 & 2 Training and Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico!* 

    Theme for GSY L1: Your Healing Journey Begins with a Supportive Foundation  ~ Facilitated by James Knight

    Theme for GSY L2: Your Healing Journey Continues: Energy Body and Emotions ~ Facilitated by Cheryl Mason

    Dates: March 4-11, 2023

    *GSY L1 & L2 are held in tandem at the same hotel, but are seperate training programs. GSY L2 has a prerequisite: you must have completed, but not necissarily certified, GSY L1.  

    We have a limited amount of rooms booked at this venue. If interested, save your spot now with a deposit. Payment plans also available.

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    Training and Vacation/Retreat…. in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico!

    Join James Knight, Founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY), and Cheryl Mason, GSY Faculty, for an unforgettable vacation getaway while you continue your educational journey with GSY.

    As mentioned in the caption, we are holding 2 trainings in tandem at the same hotel, but they are seperate programs. That being said, there will be some possible overlap with morning Gentle Somatic Yoga classes (you have the option to drop in, regardless of what training your signed up for). Also, there will be combined lunches, dinners, and optional out door adventures that everyone from both groups are welcome to join. YES… one big Somatic Family…. ! 

    Although many participants attracted to this training are Movement Educators, you don’t need to be a yoga teacher/therapist or bodyworker to take this course. Anyone interested in learning new tools to take charge of their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health are welcome.

    James has been coming to Sayulita, Mexico almost every year since 2012 and it is one of his favorite places in the world. Not only will you be empowered with new skills for personal and/or professional development, be ready for some great surprises of local culture, secluded beaches, yummy food, and more…   Also, you are invited to bring a friend or family members to join you if they don’t mind waiting until your breaks to spend time with you (trust us… they won’t be bored!).

    Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is a simple, practical and effective form of brain-to-muscle re-education that goes to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain:  the way in which the brain senses, controls, and organizes muscles with movement. The result is living life with an embodied sense of ease and freedom through everyday movement and vibrant health.

    Yum Yum Somatic Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico!

    Facilitated by GSY Founder, James Knight and Dr. Keith Motes, Founder of Shaking Medicine

    Dates: March 18-25, 2023

    This colloboration is the first of it’s kind! In this Somatic Wellness and Adventure Retreat we will be exploring Gentle Somatic Yoga and Shaking Medicine to amplify your connection to creative life force energy and vibrant health. See more details click the gold button below: Learn More or Register Here.

    We have a limited amount of rooms booked at this venue. If interested, save your spot now with a deposit. Payment plans also available.

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    Healing and Adventure Retreat…. in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico!

    Join GSY Founder, James Knight and our special guest facilitator, Dr Keith Motes, Founder of Shaking Medicine, and for an unforgettable healing retreat adventure!

    We welcome you to join us for a nourishing and transforming week of Gentle Somatic Yoga, Shaking Medicine, Qigong, somatic movement, meditation, ceremony, transformational breathwork, and conscious community.

    We are inspired to create and hold a sacred space with you in this gorgeous and peaceful location in nature so that deep healing and transformation can take place.

    Sayulita has many great surprises of local culture, secluded beaches, yummy food, and much more…   James has been visiting Sayulita, Mexico almost every year since 2012 and it is one of his favorite places in the world. The venue is also one of his faves, as it is located in a quiet part of town… and an easy 5 minute walk to a long, private, warm sandy beach. Yes, the ocean is safe and warm to swim! 

    • Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is a simple, practical and effective form of brain-to-muscle re-education that goes to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain:  the way in which the brain senses, controls, and organizes muscles with movement. The result is living life with an embodied sense of ease and freedom through everyday movement and vibrant health.

    • Shaking Medicine is a somatic movement therapy focused on embodying your instinctive mechanism of therapeutic tremoring. This mechanism has evolved naturally over millions of years to regulate your nervous system and optimize your health and well-being. It acts as hygiene for your mind and body unravelling the root causes of many ailments. Best of all it is easy to access because it is already within you!
    In-Person and Livestream GSY Level 1 Training 

    Theme: Your Healing Journey Begins with a Supportive Foundation…

    By Zoom: April 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2023 ~ from 1-3:15pm CDT

    In-Person at You Power Yoga, Edmond, Oaklahoma:

    Friday, April 28th 10am-6pm CDT
    Saturday, April 29th 9am-6pm CDT
    Sunday, April 30th 8am-2pm CDT

    A great house needs a solid foundation. In Gentle Somatic Yoga®  Level 1, we provide your beautiful home (your Body/Soma) with the substructure that it needs to stay balanced and thriving. 

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    Although many participants drawn to this method are movement educators, you don’t need to be a yoga teacher/therapist or bodyworker to take this course. Anyone interested in learning new tools to take charge of their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health are welcome. 

    NOTE: All Sessions will be recorded in case you need to miss one. 

    Some highlights of this course. You will learn:

    • 25+ Therapeutic Somatic Movement Flows® for self-care, resiliency, health, and wellbeing
    • How and why Somatic Movements get to the root cause of persistent pain, stiffness, and poor posture so you can unwind from these unconscious reflexes
    • Ways to practice nourishing movements that are suitable and effective for your body. Emphasis will be on finding your own inner teacher and relying less on “doing it right” according to instruction or demonstration

    As an ADDED BONUS, when you register for this In-Person & Livestream Training Course, we’ll also give you complimentary access to our self-paced GSY ONLINE Level 1 Course

    This Online Course gives you access to the 25+ Somatic Movement Flow Videos and illustrated PDF step-by-step handouts. 

    GSY RETREATS

    Join us for these unique, one-of-a-kind experiences!

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