Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) incorporates slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to erase old tension-based patterns in the body. GSY is an exploration of movement that is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, well-being, quality of life, and personal performance. The therapeuticcorrective exercises, called Somatic Movement Flows, are ideal for overcoming bodily pain and dramatically increasing flexibility through using the healing power of awareness.
GSY has been synthesized by Integrative Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Certified Hanna Somatic Educator James Knight, E-RYT. This progressive method seamlessly blends meditation and the art of movement. It is inspired by the work of Eleanor Criswell, Thomas Hanna, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Lawrence Gold, as well as others.
Here is a partial listing of symptoms and conditions that the practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga has helped to ease and/or eliminate:
• Chronic Lower Back Pain
• Stiff Neck & Shoulders
• Pelvic Floor Disorder
• Poor Posture
• Muscle Spasm
• Knee Injuries
• Headaches & Migraines
• Joint Pain
• Hamstring tightness
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
You can rent or purchase this collection of 6 GSY classes (almost 8 hours of James teaching LIVE!) either individually or as a bundle from the Gentle Somatic Yoga Vimeo PAGE:
The movements are designed for all ages and abilities. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
All Somatic Movement Flows® (SMFs) featured in these videos, along with the methodology, philosophy, and history of Gentle Somatic Yoga, can be found in James’ Gentle Somatic Yoga Encyclopedia. It contains 50+ fully annotated SMFs illustrated with color photos.