Sunday, May 7th -- Lighten Up! Intro to Somatics: Releasing Pain and Tension
with Timothy Sadanand
The body has an innate natural intelligence. Learn to awaken this dormant poise.
Does pain, tension, and stress hold you back? Wish you could move with freedom, comfort and ease? Just like wind and water can sculpt stone, our thoughts and habits are very powerful and sculpt the body over time. Are you lightening up or being weighed down?
Somatics is the mind/body field within bodywork and movement studies which uses quiet awareness, conscious thought and gentle touch to convey an easier way of being. It relieves pain, tension and stress, harmonizes breath and coordination, and balances feelings and emotions.
Due to it's gentle, natural approach, Somatics is highly effective in alleviating chronic pain conditions of the spine, neck, and joints, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries, trauma and emotional blockages. It is also sought by professional performers like musicians, dancers, athletes, artists and actors to fine-tune their expressive potential. Somatics seeks to restore the grace seen in nature, children, and ancient cultures.
Somatics is experience based and facilitates a new and lighter state of being for you to directly experience.
In this class we will learn how to release tension and pain while laying, sitting, and moving with awareness.
- Movement with awareness
- Constructive rest
- Experiential anatomy
- Coordination of the head-neck-spine
- Critical joints of movement
- Inquiry, affirmation, and visualization
Hands-on demonstrations will give you an easier way of being and reset your nervous system.
Discover basic principles of movement which can be applied to any situation. Fine tune awareness with inquisitive guided thought processes and learn affirmations and directions to program the body to become free and easy. Awaken the life force of the body and learn to direct it for optimal functioning.
Float away with easy procedures to practice at home and on the move anytime, any place, improving your pain, tension, and coordination.
Dress in comfortable street or yoga clothes. Due to it's gentle nature there are no medical contraindications.
May you be light, free and easy
May you be joyful
May you be whole
Exchange: $50 pre-reg | $60 day-of
Timothy Sadanand Fillion, CMT offers fourteen years of experience in bodywork and somatic therapy around the world. His specialty in chronic pain relief and subtle healing has brought him to New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco and India. He currently lives in India. As a teenager, Timothy suffered from severe chronic pain. This began a personal study and recovery through bodywork, healing and meditation. He now shares these very techniques in a nurturing, intuitive way
"I am always in pain, everywhere, all over my body, and I never feel this much relief. And now I am going to float out of here... thank you, thank you...I will definitely see you again." - K D, Sales and Marketing Director, NY, NY
"Tim ... I feel amazing. Thank you for... showing how the body can expand and open into new peaks of ... naturalness. Everything feels easy now ... moving, breathing, loving, laughing. My creativity is sparked, and I feel much more connected... Your approach was not only eye-opening, but a great inspiration to begin learning how to use the self and understand our true potential." -J.R., Violinist, Detroit, MI.....
"I feel hopeful. For the first time in a month I didn't have a migraine tonight. Relief from pain and a change in direction ...progress... is so inspiring. I feel like it's possible now to get better. Thank you." - Artist, Brooklyn, NYC