Level 3: The Journey Advances

Customized Therapeutic Sessions with Hands-on Techniques

Your Journey Advances Gentle Somatic Yoga® Level 3 Online Course

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 activities.

GSY Level 3 Teacher Training Certification ~ Overview.

GSY 3: Introduction.

GSY 3: Introduction ~ The Future Soma.

The Highlight of GSY Level 3

James Knight offers his tried-and-true hands-on techniques from over 30 years in private clinical practice. He has helped countless people come out of chronic pain, stiffness, and other health challenges. These techniques are sought after for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and bodyworkers that offer customized on-on-one sessions. 

This self-paced course is right for you if:

  • You are a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Bodyworker, Personal Trainer, Occupational Therapist, Dance Teacher, or anyone who works with clients one-on-one and/or in groups 
  • You are a caregiver and want to help people who are living with chronic pain
  • You want to be, or already are a facilitator of corporate wellness programs
  • You are a layperson interested in moving smarter, feeling better, relieving aches and pains, and minimizing disease risk
  • You are someone who wants to learn how to move with more pleasure and ease during your everyday activities and movement

I just wanted to say thank your for sharing Somatic Yoga with the world. My yoga has never been the same, in such a good way, since I discovered you and Gentle Somatic Yoga. I cannot lead a yoga class without it anymore. I just taught an aqua yoga class the other day incorporating it and it was incredible to use the water and pandiculation together!

– Julie Johnston

What You Will Learn

Out of the comfort of your own home this self-paced course will invite you to dive deeper into understanding how to apply the neuroscience of your past GSY training by evaluating your student & clients’ needs and choosing the best protocol for them.

Conditions and symptoms that the new protocols you’ll learn in GSY Level-3 can significantly help or eliminate:

Chronic Low Back Pain | Neck Tension | Frozen shoulder | Pelvic Floor Disorder

Leg Spasms & Cramps | Sciatica | Multiple Sclerosis | TMJ | Fibromyalgia |  Scoliosis | Poor Posture

Whiplash | Sports Injuries | Surgeries (Hip and Knee Replacements) | and Many Others 

This Online Course is divided into three modules:

Assisted Pandiculation

Customized hands-on therapeutic protocol sequences for use with one-on-one sudent & client sessions to address common physical complaints and conditions.

Somatic Movement Flows® adapted for the chair

Learn how to modify the Somatic Movement Flows using a chair as a prop. Great for Active Seniors, Corporate Wellness, and Deskworkers


Functional and nourishing movement for everyday lifestyle. Special focus is on stance (posture) and gait (walking). Learn how to move your body in a way that nourishes your fascia and muscles.


Our in-person GSY Level 3 course is slightly different than our online version. The content is the same, however each of the three modules offered in GSY Level 3 are stand-alone training events. For example, the first module is Assisted Pandiculation. When you participate in-person, that is all you will be taught for that specific topic and event. 

This 36-hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) Online Course completes the GSY 100-hour Training Program CONTACT HOURS*

Please note: There is a possiblity of adding an additional 100-hour NON-CONTACT hours by application only.

*Prerequisite: Completion of GSY Practitioner Level-1 and Level-2 training courses (either in-person or online)

We are working diliegently to  publish Level 3. This course is an add-on for those who want to learn how to assist clients by a hands-on approach or teach others to assist clients. Level 1 and Level 2 build off each other but Level 3 is a separate training for those interested in taking their practice to a new level. 

If you choose to purchase all three levels together, we will let you know when Level 3 is available. Due to the nature of this training, our videos and handouts being complete and clear are of upmost importance and it is taking more time to complete.

As with all purchases, there are no refunds for Level 3 when purchased as a bundle due to publishing the course taking more time.

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be notified when it becomes available.

A Conscious Conversation With James Knight – YouTube Interview

By: Bill McKinney

“This special 52 minute interview with one of my teachers, mentors and brother of a different mother/father, James Knight.  He always blows me away with his interviews because I feel that he expresses exactly my thoughts and approach to both life and the sharing of yoga and yoga consciousness…”

Kimberly Freesh ~ Certified Gentle
Somatic Yoga Level 3 Teacher

View the Course Outline for additional information

How can I apply this education to my existing profession?

Once you have completed GSY Levels 1,2 and 3, a total of 100 hours of Gentle Somatic Yoga, you are now a highly qualified* Somatic Movement Educator who is fully certified to work in many settings (in-person and virtual events).  Your scope of practice can safely and successfully include hands-on adjustments, customized one-on-one sessions and Gentle Somatic Yoga workshops, classes and retreats for all levels of clients and students. 

*You may be qualified to organize and facilitate GSY Level 1 & Level 2 training courses (live or virtually, and with certification option). In addition, there may be a possibility of collaborating with James Knight by bringing your own expertise/skill sets and developing new unique GSY programs. 


Earn 36 hours of Yoga Alliance approved CEU’s for this GSY Level 3 online course. Yoga Therapists may also apply for IAYT CEU’s.

Yoga Therapists: Here are the categories you can use for applying for CEU’s with our training programs

NOTE TO CUSTOMER: The payment choices on this page reflect: $745 paid in full; $273 three month payment plan; $143 six month payment plan. Once you click on the number of courses you want to purchase, click “Add to Cart” and you will see the summary of your choice before entering the rest of your information.  The cost for the add-on Certification option is an extra $250. Please see the info below.


Important Level 3 Notice!

The online version is coming soon! Purchase is available now.

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).

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