The ONLINE Gentle Somatic Yoga®
& Somatic Wellness™ Training Program
with Add-on Certification Optional
Take A Journey With Us & Awaken The Possible!
Simple and practical tools for self-care & healing
created by James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE
Explore this Life-Changing Curriculum
that you won’t find anywhere else!
Learn online in the comfort of your own home
What you’ll learn:
- 100+ therapeutic and restorative sequences, called Somatic Movement Flows®, that significantly improve flexibility, enhance strength, reestablish better posture, and dissolve chronic pain
- Evidence-based and heart-guided self-care/self-healing techniques to improve your immune system
- New appreciation and greater understanding of the difference between the main technique in Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) called pandiculation, versus static stretching. Also distinguish the difference between wellness and fitness.
- New skills for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, or healthcare professionals to share with their students/clients in group movement classes and/or private sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are offered after the completion of each course.
Gentle Somatic Yoga® is unparalleled in terms of its capacity to nourish, liberate and enhance the vitality of the Soma (Whole Self).
Two online Course Levels
are now offered!
The Journey Begins (Level 1) and The Journey Continues (Level 2) are available now. The Journey Advances (Level 3) will ready to publish soon. Receive a 15% discount off the purchase price when you register for our online Levels 1 & 2 training courses combined as a bundle!
NOTE: Once you sign up for this offer, you may mix and match online with in-person trainings into the future*.
*After you purchase the Level 1 and 2 Bundle, if you decide later to register for one of our in-person trainings, we will give you a discounted rate based on what you’ve already paid for tuition. The difference you will pay for is lodging, meals, taxes, etc…
Who would benefit taking
this online training Program?
The Gentle Somatic Yoga® & Somatic Wellness™ Program has been designed for EVERY BODY – from the student who knows their best investment is learning how to stay in charge of their own health and wellbeing, to the experienced Movement Educator looking to enhance their skill set for group classes/workshops/retreats and personalized one-one-one sessions.
This well-rounded, easily addaptable, and reliable method attracts a wide variety of healthcare experts including: yoga teachers, yoga therapists, body-workers, dance teachers, occupational therapists, and trainers who would like to expand their scope of practice to include a more Whole Body approach to healing. Upon successful completion of the Program, you will be qualified to integrate 100+ Somatic Movement Flows® (SMFs) into your in-person or online practices.
What does the Program’s Courses consist of?
The GSY Practitioner Levels 1 and 2 and GSY Teacher Level 3 online courses are designed as follows:
Course materials consist of an abundance of step-by-step videos accompanied by illustrated instructional handouts (that you can download), short quizzes, and valuable supplementary assignments for getting the most out of the courses.
Somatic Movement Flow® (SMF) Videos
Demonstrations by James Knight, GSY Faculty, and selected GSY Practitioners of the 100+ stand-alone SMFs, which include detailed explanations, modifications, and the latest enhancements that James and his current students have discovered in practice.
- Detailed presentations by James Knight explaining the neuroscience, history, philosophy, and methodology of GSY.
- Full-length classes taught by James which are intended to inspire ideas of how Somatic Movement Flows can be selected and sequenced for home practices and/or classes & workshops.
- A sampling of GSY student practice sessions captured during in-person courses. In these videos, you can witness how GSY can be personally translated and interpreted by each practitioner regardless of age or skill level.
Self Paced course
The courses are self-paced, not instructor paced. The self-paced instruction is flexible and can proceed based on learner’s responses. With this idea in mind, all of the course materials are available as soon as the course begins. While the course is sequenced, the student has the flexibility to move ahead or come back to a topic as many times as needed. While all assignments and exams must be completed to get the certificate, they do not have due dates.
(Special note: If you are going to choose the certification option with GSY, James will be expecting you to mirror facilitating your teachback video similar to the way you’ve been taught in the course. Upon certification, James encourages you to keep the neuroscience of GSY in its purity, however the way you uniquely express it in your classes/sessions, combined with your other skill sets you learned previous to GSY, is what makes you specialized in the field of movement education.)
On average, it takes six months to complete each of the GSY Training Courses (L1, L2, & L3). However, depending on your schedule you could complete it in as little as a month and might need more than six months. If you’ve lost your momentum and would like some mentoring to get you going again please send us an email. We have GSY Faculty that would enjoy assisting you.
JAMES KNIGHT’S TEACHING STYLE IS HIGHLY EXPERIENTIAL
One of the many things that makes Gentle Somatic Yoga® unique is that the method is a continuously evolving practice. This is one of James’ main tenets. James, his faculty and his students are encouraged to modify and enhance the Somatic Movement Flows® to both improve and explore the healing benefits. GSY embraces their students 100% and wholeheartedly supports their growth from the moment they enroll.
This is also why GSY emphasizes continuing education programs and other forums for the certified GSY teachers. This is how GSY evolves as James and his colleagues share ideas and innovations, along with what is working with their students/clients. James and his Faculty Team hold strong intention to make themselves available to respond to questions and comments, and encourage student engagement, feedback, and input.
Interested in Becoming Certified?
This is another benefit we have added for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, body workers, or healthcare practitioners who certify with GSY. As an endorsed Gentle Somatic Yoga® Practitioner, you will be highlighted in our teacher directory on our website. As well, we can promote your events on social media and connect you with other skilled Movement Educators who have joined our growing international community. We will help you incorporate Gentle Somatic Yoga in either one-on-one customized sessions or in group movement classes, as part of your professional instruction service(s).