Somatic Movement Lab with Camilla Sinclair
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Join us to experience mindful movement that will compliment any movement practice already present in your life. These somatic movements are gentle enough to heal and nourish on practical and deep levels, whether you have a practice or are looking to start one.
Learn and explore movement that tones and resets your nervous system, promotes healthy habits and trains your fascial system for:
– Increased flexibility and resilience
– Improved posture and balance
– Improved strength and fluidity
– Increased inner awareness and well being
Explore what your body needs to stay feeling supple and pain free. Enhance your life with nourishing actions designed to create freedom, increase movement and subtle awareness of your layered body systems.
Bring your curiosity, questions and challenges!
A process for exploring support and the presence of being, Somatic Groundwork invites change through inner body awareness and mindful movement exploration.
Somatic Groundwork is a floor-based movement exploration of developmental patterns, spirals, and support. Guided as a research laboratory, Somatic Groundwork investigates movement as a fundamental organizing factor for bodymind connectivity.
Based on neuro-developmental patterning and sensory feedback, Somatic Groundwork promotes nervous system regulation, myofascial health, and movement ease and efficiency. As a movement vocabulary that underlies support and structure, the practice encourages the natural body, one that is mentally calm, emotionally steady, and physically grounded.
This month we will review/explore Development Patterns, Body Half Extensions and Body Half Flexion, X Rolls and Windmills. We will combine these movements into a Somatic Flow sequence that brings you to midlevel positions and inspires the next step – a series to stand upright.
As a floor-based practice, a smooth floor gives you the ability to move the body with little resistance.
I always prefer to practice in soft, loose-fitting, breathable clothes that do not restrict movement. Any kind of exercise wear is fine. Long legs and sleeves is ideal.
Perhaps most importantly, the practice requires a willingness to change mental gears. In Somatic Groundwork, the mind becomes witness to the body. Intuition is allowed to come forward. Language becomes exploratory and consciousness differentiated.