April 2020 ❧ GSY Weekend Intensive – Melbourne

$380.00 $323.00

Create Freedom Through Somatic Awakening

A Gentle Somatic Yoga® Deep Dive Intensive

with creator/founder James Knight

and featuring iRest Yoga Nidra with Wai Ying Tham


Hosted By:


Saturday, & Sunday

April 4th & 5th, 2020


All ages and abilities welcome!


Note: A Waiver Form is due at registration. Please see “Waiver Form” section below to complete and submit this convenient electronic form. Thank you!


Visit Reconnect Yoga’s website to register:


Come and discover for yourself why Gentle Somatic Yoga® is becoming so popular worldwide!

A Somatic Journey to Sacred Center through Gentle Movement:

A Gentle Somatic Yoga® Deep Dive Intensive.


Join Gentle Somatic Yoga creator/founder James Knight and his host Wai Ying Tham for a weekend of advanced training. These two Movement Education leaders, renown for their gifts in the emerging field of Yoga + Somatics, will be offering their passion and love in comprehensive sessions of therapeutic movement and restoration.

Discover for yourself why Gentle Somatic Yoga is globally recognized for offering immediate and lasting relief from chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns.

As the practice of Yoga continues to become mainstream, people are searching for gentler and more nourishing practices in which to move. In this 10-hour weekend intensive, you will be invited to explore innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetics, pranayama (breathing exercises), and healing visualizations. We will study the root cause of most muscular pain and re-educate and strengthen the brain-to-muscle connection.

To do this, you will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

Introducing 12+ new Somatic Movement Flows to inspire and enhance your yoga practices. Participants will have an embodied experience that will not only help them, but can also be shared with their family members, friends, clients and students. There will be PowerPoint presentations outlining the history, philosophy, methodology and neuroscience behind GSY. Each day we will explore the Somatic Movement Flows more thoroughly with “Learning Laboratories”, along with a Q&A following each movement practice session.

This interactive and experiential intensive program is the perfect introduction to GSY for yoga teachers/therapists, bodyworkers, movement educators, as well as the lay person. You will learn practical and effective skills that can immediately be incorporated into your classes and/or 1-on-1 sessions with clients. Each day’s event is stand-alone and unique. When experienced in tandem, the cumulative learning is comprehensive in its scope.


PROGRAM THEMEFind Your Inner Yes

When Somas connect in shared intention they enliven the creation of something completely new and novel. Throughout this Intensive we will participate in experiential activities as a group and as individuals that will energize the alchemy of yoga (union). Together we will activate a heightened collective awareness that will help us to deepen into the connections between and among one another, creating a unique learning opportunity. This is James Knight’s first time to Australia.



What to expect?

  • Explore and learna minimum of 12 Somatic Movement Flows® that can be incorporated into other therapeutic modalities (Yoga Therapy, Physical Therapy, Massage, etc.), or can be the basis for an entire group class
  • Learn the history, philosophy, neuroscience, and methodology of GSY
  • Share case studies and offer solutions for physical challenges and limitations that students bring to private sessions and/or class
  • Enhance your own teaching style while working with your peers (many participants attracted to this method are experts in their field) 
  • Identify your target audience and customize the Somatic Movement Flow sequences to fit your niche
  • Certified Yoga Teachers and Health Care Professionals can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Yoga Alliance
  • This training will give you a solid educational foundation from which to build upon, and can become a springboard for further GSY practitioner certification (online or in-person)
  • Featuring iRest Yoga Nidra with Wai Ying Tham



Saturday, April 4th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
11:00am – 12:30pm  Gentle Somatic Yoga Class
12:30pm – 12:40pm  Break
12:40pm – 2:15pm  Learning Lab + Practice Teaching
2:15pm – 3:00pm  PowerPoint Part 1: History, Philosophy, Tips & Guidelines, Q&A
3:00pm – 3:15pm  Break
3:15pm – 3:45pm  iRest Yoga Nidra
3:45pm – 4:00pm  Integration & Closing Circle

Sunday, April 05th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
11:00am – 12:30pm  Gentle Somatic Yoga Class
12:30pm – 12:40pm  Break
12:40pm – 2:15pm  Learning Lab + Practice Teaching
2:15pm – 3:00pm  PowerPoint Part 2: Methodology, Neuroscience, Q&A
3:00pm – 3:15pm  Break
3:15pm – 3:45pm  iRest Yoga Nidra
3:45pm – 4:00pm  Integration & Closing Circle


LOCATION (see map below)

Reconnect Yoga
140 Melville Road
Brunswick West VIC 3055



$380  – pay by February 17th, 2020 for 15% reduction




James Knight, E-RYT, a pioneer in the field of Yoga + Somatics, created Gentle Somatic Yoga out of his passion for the art of embodied movement. James has been an Integrative Therapist and Experienced Yoga Teacher 25+ years. He is certified as a Hanna Somatic Educator by the Novato Institute for Somatic Studies. Currently he travels extensively  facilitating GSY Teacher Training Certifications, Classes, Workshops and Spiritual/Immersion Retreats across the planet.




“The practice of yoga has sustained and supported me throughout my life. I love sharing the richness of this ancient tradition, so that more of us can integrate the practice of yoga into our busy lives.” – Wai Ying Tham

Wai Ying Tham, has completed Advance Diploma of Yoga Teaching (1000+hours), Advanced level Relax & Renew© restorative teacher, Level 2 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher-in-training and Level 2 Coach in Hanna Somatics. As a practicing yogi since 1990, her yoga philosophy is centered on providing students with practices that can be applied in daily life by sharing soulful tools that reconnect us to the authentic self.




About Gentle Somatic Yoga:

Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY), created by James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE, is a unique brain-to-muscle re-education that combines traditional yoga postures, Hanna Somatic Education, breathing techniques and healing visualizations. GSY incorporates slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to heal old tension-based patterns in the body. This Art Of Movement is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, well-being, and personal performance.

For more information about Gentle Somatic Yoga, visit:


This event is based on James Knight’s bestselling videos and encyclopedia (click images to review).












A Waiver Form is required for attendance at this event. To access and electronically submit the form, please click HERE.




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