Yoga Somatic masterclass (movement therapy) with Brigitte Riley - is now FULL

Saturday 2nd February 2019 from 2.00pm until 4.00pm

Somatic yoga is a deeply healing and profound practice. This unique yoga master-class will shift your awareness and habitual patterns of being – mentally, physically and at a more subtle body level.

By introducing new somatic organic movements to our body, we can offer a different quality of communication and attention toward the deeper layers of our subtle body by navigating, refining and building new neural pathways to the brain.

Somatic yoga requires a great deal of mental focus, you will be encouraged to be sensitive and listen inwardly. By practicing malleable, active movements you will allow for the release of chronic muscular contraction and habitual conditioning of the body; therefore, the body starts to relearn natural, more efficient movement patterns. One of the aims of this practice is to increase the flow of neurological current and to encourage greater wakefulness to the bones, muscles, tissues and organs. The more extensive the flow of information within the sensory motor system, the greater the range of motion in the body. Instead of using one’s will to achieve a release or an opening, this work teases out, releases and encourages openings without force. These passive movements are designed to undermine the will and facilitate movements outside of our conscious control. This in turn activates and supports the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing the body to heal, self-regulate and attune with blood, lymph and its natural biorhythms. At this session you will experience both the power and grace of gentle fluid meditative movements. We will explore the sheaths of connective tissue, muscle and bone in order to bring about greater wakefulness, luminosity as well as release patterns of resistance in order to create more space within.


  • Release and reverses neuromuscular pain – chronic and acute
  • Improved posture
  • Long term pain relief from numerous common conditions including neck, shoulder, back and hip pain
  • Improve posture, flexibility, coordination and balance
  • Improve mobility, stability and strength
  • Increased mindfulness and self-awareness
  • Ease of breathing
  • Relaxation, stress relief and improved sleep
  • Increased awareness of your stress triggers and the means to relieve stress
  • Improve physical fitness and athletic ability
  • Create a new freedom of movement
  • Lifelong skills that teach you how to regain voluntary control of habitually tight muscles
  • A safe, easy and common-sense alternative to drugs and surgery


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