GSY Teacher Training Certification Program

Note to viewer: Since the publication of the above video, GSY has decided to restructure its teacher training into a 100-hour Certification Program consisting of three Courses:

GSY Practitioner – Level 1 (see VIDEO)

GSY Practitioner – Level 2

GSY Teacher – Level 3 

These courses are offered in-person and have also begun launching online. They are sequential, and can be taken both in-person and/or online. The 32-hour Level 1 course is now available for registration, and the 32-hour Level 2 and 36-hour Level 3 courses are currently available for pre-purchase. The entire 100-hour Program is being offered for purchase now at a 20% discount, and the full Program is expected to be available by early 2020.

Please refer to the GSY Teacher Training Page for currently scheduled GSY Level 1, 2, and 3 in-person trainings.

-***An online 4-hour Introductory Training is available. Visit this page for more details.***

Benefits of Certification

Learn from integrative wellness pioneer, James Knight, E-RYT and Certified Hanna Somatic Educator. During these revolutionary certification courses you will acquire a deeper understanding of the science and philosophy of uniting the body, mind, and spirit through Gentle Somatic Yoga.

You will enter a world of learning where we combine Hanna Somatic Education, the ancient teachings of yoga, cutting-edge science, real-world case studies, and personal awareness to address the Whole Self.  You will gain practical experience in this innovative brain-to-muscle repatterning system to creatively guide yourself, your students and clients into self-correction mastery. This is a scientifically proven somatic neuromuscular re-education.

During the Gentle Somatic Yoga experiential learning process you will be invited to deepen your understanding of what it means to live an embodied life through the lens of inner awareness. You will learn skills to erase habitual patterns of holding stress and discomfort and discover your path to liberated living. The result is a body that is pain-free, flexible, stronger, confident, and fully expressed!

You will experience firsthand what clients from around the world have realized through this unique educational model. Discover the truth about aging as we challenge long-held myths and travel the pathway to optimal health: Mind/Body/Spirit. Individually, we connect with deepest part of ourselves, and then express this vitality daily through our living Soma.

Utilizing his decades of experience as a yoga teacher, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James Knight compassionately shares what he feels to be the most progressive life-enhancing methods for optimal health and well-being.

Is this program for me?

The Gentle Somatic Yoga Certification Program is designed to support new and established yoga teachers, body workers, health care professionals, therapists, and dedicated yoga students who would like to advance their own healing process.

Gentle Somatic Yoga is particularly helpful for yoga teachers or yoga therapists who work with specialty populations such as seniors; cancer survivors; people with PTSD; desk workers; and, athletes seeking to improve their performance, recovery and/or rehabilitation; etc.

You will learn tools to teach Gentle Somatic Yoga in a wide range of complementary settings to support your individual market: group classes for the general public, office settings, health care facilities, and one-on-one training.

Courses are eligible to earn CEUs from Yoga Alliance.

For more information on our training programs, click on the links below.



Join James as he guides you through his 20-minute Gentle Somatic Yoga Home Practice Session. You will also be subscribed to the GSY newsletter.