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Embodied Movement™ – The Future Soma

This 36-Hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) Advanced Study course completes the GSY 100-Hour Advanced Study Program.* It is similar in format to the GSY Level 1 and Level 2 online courses. In this course, James offers his top hands-on efficient and effective customized Assisted Pandiculation techniques for unwinding Sensory Motor Amnesia.

*Prerequisite: GSY Practitioner Level 1 and Level 2 Advanced Study from either the in-person or online courses.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to integrate Gentle Somatic Yoga in order to enhance student/client outcomes and to expand your specialty niche. And if you choose the optional Add-on Certification option and become a Certified Teacher, you will be qualified to work one-on-one or in groups as part of your professional practice. You will also be qualified to apply for the GSY Affiliate Program.

Course Details

What will I learn?

During this self-paced course, you will discover an 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 the muscles with movement. This state-of-the-art and user-friendly online education is offered in the format of tailor-made videos produced by James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE, along with downloadable detailed handouts. Information that will be covered in detail:

  • Learn James’ top hands-on protocols: efficient and effective customized Assisted Pandiculation techniques for unwinding Sensory Motor Amnesia.
  • Neuroscience – Moving deeper into the science behind these innovative therapeutic modalities; Assisted Pandiculation.
  • The History and Philosophy behind Gentle Somatic Yoga.
  • Modifications and Props Learn how to modify Gentle Somatic Yoga to meet the needs of specialty populations: e.g. Seniors, beginner yoga students, athletes, and individuals with special conditions: rehabilitation from injuries, desk workers, pregnancy, and others.
  • Building a Gentle Somatic Yoga Business – Strategies for marketing and client development for classes, workshops, and programs. 


Add-on Certification Option

After you have successfully completed a GSY Advanced Study Training Course (GSY Practitioner Levels 1, 2, & 3) you receive a GSY Certificate Of Completion demonstrating your commitment to the art and science of Gentle Somatic Yoga®. Additionally, you have the opportunity to go the extra mile and become a Certified Practitioner of Gentle Somatic Yoga by purchasing the Certification Option and passing the certification’s Final Teachback requirement.* This is done by submitting a Final Teachback video (full instructions HERE). Your teachback video will then be evaluated by our Certification Staff, after which you will receive a detailed report card with personal feedback. Once certified, you will be acknowledged with a GSY Practitioner Certificate as having demonstrated your competence and skill for providing Gentle Somatic Yoga in an official capacity, either one-on-one or in a group setting, as part of your professional instruction service(s).

*Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Advanced Study training for its certification level is required. For example, you must have successfully completed GSY Practitioner Level 1 Advanced Study in order to be eligible for GSY Practitioner Level 1 certification. The certification option must be purchased separately for each Level completed. 


How can I apply my education and certification?

Expand your scope of practice by teaching customizable Gentle Somatic Yoga classes and hands-on sessions. In this 36-Hour GSY Teacher Level 3 Advanced Study course you will learn all-new SMFs, which will provide you with numerous options for designing specialty classes based on your newly-acquired expertise and student/client needs. Certified GSY Teachers will be eligible to become GSY Affiliates. This includes the possibility of offering your own sub-specialty by collaborating with James in developing unique GSY programs for the evolution of GSY — Lifestyle By Design.



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From: $143.00

$273.00 / month for 3 months
$143.00 / month for 6 months


Duration: 36 hours

Lectures: Video

Video: Yoga Classes


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