Somatic Yoga & Movement Therapy
What is Somatic Yoga & Movement Therapy?
“Soma” means body in Latin. The word somatic is used in connection with one’s health, which affects the musculoskeletal parts of the body. When our skeletal structure is out of alignment it can cause severe pain and discomfort.
Long term effects/benefits of somatic and movement yoga therapy:
- Less bodily tension and pain
- Greater emotional clarity and peace of mind
- Increased range of motion, flexibility, and improved body image
- Improved mental and physical health
- Healthier relationships with family, friends, and colleagues
- Insight and tools to move beyond trauma based tension and anxiety
What is included in a session?
During somatic and movement yoga therapy sessions, clients are guided and supported to explore the ancient science of yoga, movement, and breathe work with elements of contemporary body/mind psychology. Based on the premise that unresolved emotional experiences are stored in the body/mind and often hidden from our conscious awareness, the body’s natural rhythm is inhibited. Through this somatic therapeutic process, the body reveals those areas of holding and tension, which make up the body armor. In an atmosphere of safety and support, clients are invited to explore areas of tension and holding, so that the body can learn to relax and feelings can be experienced more fully. Strong evidence supports the connection of physical movement to emotional health and well being.
“I had gone to counseling in the past to deal with childhood trauma, but I never could achieve the results I was looking for. I decided to try Rosemary’s movement-based counseling after attending her yoga classes for a while. Her one-on-one therapy sessions not only relieve my physical ailments; they help to heal me emotionally as well. Rosemary enabled me to come to terms with my past, attain a more positive outlook, and to better deal with my life in healthier ways. I highly recommend Rosemary to everyone as it is never too late to get healthy!”
“I have felt much more” spinally” open since our session last week! Movement in places I’d forgotten/ overlooked for a very long time is helping me. Really glad to be working with you.”Sally A.
“After having been through several years of traditional therapy with numerous providers, I can honestly say that Rosemary’s work is truly transformational! Rosemary blends all of her varied training and expertise into her somatic yoga therapy and it is the ONLY therapy I have found that has truly helped me to peel back all the layers of my life that needed healing. She has demonstrated that the combination of Eastern and Western schools of thought and practice along with mind and body integration are the key ways to achieve balance and true healing. Rosemary’s approach is loving and gentle but also very powerful and it is her work that gives me hope for our future!”Sarah Sirlin