GSY Events

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Somatic Sanctuary

This MONTH’S ongoing Livestream Workshop Series is facilitated by GSY Faculty Lori Hill. This event is offered at two times* for our global audience.

Theme ~ Posture, Spine and Balance

Saturday, June 4th ~ 10a & 6p PT San Francisco & Vancouver | 1p ET New York & Ottawa | 6p UK

**The 10am session is taught by GSY Faculty, Lori Hill** It is livestreamed from Lori’s home yoga studio in North Dakota, USA on Saturday, June 4th, at 10am PST/ 12pm CST

Sunday, June 5th ~ 9a Perth & parts of Asia | 12p Melbourne, Sydney, and Tasmania | 2p Auckland

**This session is taught by GSY Faculty, Lori Hill. It is livestreamed from Lori’s home yoga studio in North Dakota, USA on Saturday, June 4th, at 6pm PST/ 8pm CST**

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This ongoing series of Somatic Movement 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, we connect with the abandoned parts of ourselves to become whole again.

These ONLINE events are offered at two times to reach our worldwide audience. Check to see what time zone translates to where you live.  You are welcome to join either or both class times. 

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

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

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

2 IN-PERSON EVENTS ~ May 2022 ~ Hosted by Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram, Virginia

Both in-person events facilitated by James Knight and assisted by GSY Faculty Cheryl Mason

Please click more information below to read Yogaville’s COVID policy.

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  • EVENT 1:  May 20-22, 2022 ~ Somatic Movement & Spiritual Weekend Retreat ~ Live sessions with James Knight as well as participating with the Ashram’s daily schedule of offerings.
  • EVENT 2: May 20-25, 2022 ~ GSY Level 1 Training ~ Live sessions with James Knight as well as participating with the Ashram’s daily schedule of offerings. This is an extension of the GSY Spiritual Weekend event. Participants stay on retreat for three more days.

    Registration is now open for Event 1 and Event 2! Click the button below!

    ** PLEASE NOTE** Yogaville’s COVID Policy:

    COVID VACCINATION POLICY

    • At this time Ashram is only welcoming participants, guests, and volunteers that are fully vaccinated and able to provide proof of their Vaccination at least 72-hours before their arrival. If you have any questions please contact operations@yogaville.org.

    Our current Health protocols can be viewed here:

    Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville-Virginia Health Protocols

    • If any or all members of your party do not provide proof of vaccination at least 72-hours before arrival your registration will be cancelled with no refund or credit given to any members of your party.

    • All guests in your my party will need to provide proof of ID (Drivers License or Passport) upon Arrival at the Ashram to be shown at check-in.

    Gentle Somatic Yoga® Workshop Series ~ Hosted by Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre, Ottawa, Canada

    May 27-29, 2022* 

    *For Covid safety measures, our cap for each event is between 20 – 25 participants. Register now to reserve your space. 

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Payment is in CAD to offset currency exchange costs. Multiple attendance options available!

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    Overview of weekend schedule and cost:

    Friday, May 27, 2022  7pm – 8:30pm ET Gentle Somatic Yoga Class ~ Theme: Community night!* $35

    Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: Introductory Workshop $50

    Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:00pm – 7:00pm ET Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: GSY Deep Dive Workshop $150

    • Payments are in CAD
    • Each workshop or class can be attended individually. Also, this workshop series was designed consecutively as each event builds upon each other (this means very few Somatic Movement Flows®, if any, will be repeated in each event).

    DISCOUNTED RATES

    Friday and Saturday purchased together $75

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday purchased together as a full series $195

    *Friday’s class is designed to be very relaxing and restorative. Afterwards, you may want to meet James and enjoy some refreshments together, in community.

    Gentle Somatic Yoga® Workshop Series ~ Hosted by The Yoga Lounge, Alberta, Canada

    June 3-5, 2022* 

    *Due to the possibility of restrictions due to COVID, this weekend can be attended in-person or online livestream.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Payment is in CAD to offset currency exchange costs. Multiple attendance options available!

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    Overview of weekend schedule and cost:

    Friday, June 3, 2022  6:30pm – 8:00pm MST Gentle Somatic Yoga Class ~ Theme: Community night!* $30

    Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:00am – 1:00pm MST Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: Introductory Workshop $55

    Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:00am – 6:00pm MST Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: GSY Deep Dive Workshop $150

    • Payments are in CAD
    • Each workshop or class can be attended individually. Also, this workshop series was designed consecutively as each event builds upon each other (this means very few Somatic Movement Flows®, if any, will be repeated in each event).

    DISCOUNTED RATES

    Friday and Saturday purchased together $60

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday purchased together as a full series $195

    *Friday’s class is designed to be very relaxing and restorative. Afterwards, you may want to meet James and enjoy some refreshments together, in community.

    Gentle Somatic Yoga® Deep Dive 

    September 17, 2022

    San Francisco | Tucson | Vancouver:
    9am – 2:30pm PST and MST (Arizona)

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

    London Time: 5pm – 10:30pm BST 

    James will guide you through two Gentle Somatic Yoga® classes of energization techniques to enliven the auric field and chakras (subtle bodies). After each class there is a review (fondly called: “Learning Laboratory”) of each Somatic Movement Flow® where you can ask questions about about the method, how to tailor the movements for your body, and integrate what you’ve learned into your daily practices.

     All ages and abilities welcome!

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    TUITION: 

    This Workshop is offered as a sliding scale to provide accessibility to those affected by the pandemic.

    $80 – $100 – $120 USD

    In addition, a coupon is offered to offset exchange rate for our Canadian participants, as well as participants from other countries where the US currency exchange rate is unfavorable.
    Please use this coupon code upon checkout: CURRENCY20

    During this livestream workshop you will go deeper into learning how to tap into your own somatic intelligence and make generative decisions for every day living. 

    Learn and explore:

    • Two Somatic Movement classes of learning simple and reliable movements that will help you unwind from deep stress holding patterns within your soma. Two sessions of reviewing each Somatic movement sequence. These “learning laboratory” classes hold intent for you being able to ask questions and customize these techniques into your daily home practices. 
    • Spotlighting areas within your Whole Self that either need to charge up or discharge energy. 

    • Therapeutic Somatic Movements that relieve muscle pain, significantly increase your flexibility, and naturally generate a feeling of peace & wellbeing. 

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

    Livestream Level 1 Training 

    Theme: Your Healing Journey Begins with a Supportive Foundation…

    September 24th and 25th, October 1st and 2nd, October 8th and 9th

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

    As we all know, our biggest investment is our health GSY is a science-based AND heart-based method to empower you with reliable foundational skills for self-care and self-healing.

    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. 

     All ages and abilities welcome!

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    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 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 taught in the Livestreaming Level 1 Course!

    Livestream Level 2 Training 

    Theme: Your Healing Journey Continues with the Energy Body and The Whole Self…

    November 5th and 6th, November 12th and 13th, November 19th and 20th*

    Continuing from the foundation in Level 1, Level 2 expands your self-care tool kit to gift yourself and others.

    **Prerequisite: You must have completed the Level 1 training to be able to take this course.

     All ages and abilities welcome!

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    Some highlights of this course. You will learn:

    • 29 NEW Somatic Movement Flows®
    • Practices inspired from the methods of Core Energetics and Bioenergetics to enliven auric field and chakras
    • Deeper understanding and embodiment of the GSY philosophical underpinnings, along with practices to balance the Whole Self

    As an ADDED BONUS, when you register for this Livestream Training, we’ll also give you complimentary access to our self-paced GSY ONLINE Level 2 Course

    This Online Course gives you access to the 29+ Somatic Movement Flow Videos and
    illustrated PDF step-by-step handouts taught in the Livestreaming Level 2 Course!

    Gentle Somatic Yoga® Deep Dive 

    December 17, 2022

    San Francisco | Tucson | Vancouver:
    9am – 2:30pm PST and MST (Arizona)

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

    London Time: 5pm – 10:30pm BST 

    James will guide you through two Gentle Somatic Yoga® classes that will help you unwind from subconscious reflexes of holding pain and stiffness from head-to-toe. After each class there is a review (fondly called: “Learning Laboratory”) of each Somatic Movement Flow® where you can ask questions about about the method, how to tailor the movements for your body, and integrate what you’ve learned into your daily practices.

     All ages and abilities welcome!

    More Information

    TUITION: 

    This Workshop is offered as a sliding scale to provide accessibility to those affected by the pandemic.

    $80 – $100 – $120 USD

    In addition, a coupon is offered to offset exchange rate for our Canadian participants, as well as participants from other countries where the US currency exchange rate is unfavorable.
    Please use this coupon code upon checkout: CURRENCY20

    During this livestream workshop you will go deeper into learning how to tap into your own somatic intelligence and make generative decisions for every day living.

    Learn and explore:

    • Two Somatic Movement classes of learning simple and reliable movements that will help you unwind from deep stress holding patterns within your soma.
    • Two sessions of reviewing each Somatic movement sequence. These “learning laboratory” classes hold intent for you being able to ask questions and customize these techniques into your daily home practices. 
    • How to unwind from deep subconscious stress-related patterns within your soma (body). 
    • Therapeutic somatic movements that relieve muscle pain, significantly increase your flexibility, and generate a feeling of peace & wellbeing. 
    • 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 will be the only one spotlighted for most of the time. The exception is during the Q & A sessions. You’re welcome to turn off your camera if you don’t wish your image to be recorded.

      Somatic Wellness and Adventure Retreats Announces…

      January 2023: THAILAND!

      We are finalizing details and will open registration soon.

      Join our waiting list to be notified when registration opens.

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

      Theme for GSY L1: Your Healing Journey Begins with a Supportive Foundation

      Theme for GSY Level 2: Your Journey Continues with the Energy Body & Emotions*

      Dates: March 4-11, 2023

      These events happen at the same time and in the same location, however they are seperate events. 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.

      *Prequisite: you need to have completed GSY Level 1 before signing up for GSY Level 2. This can be achieved online or livestream.

      Save your spot now with your deposit. Payment plans also available.

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      Your Journey Begins AND Continues in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico!
      Two stand-alone training courses held in tandem, but facilitated separately*

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

      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.

      *You must have completed, online or in-person, GSY Levels 1  to be able to take the Level  2 training.

       

      GSY RETREATS

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

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