Clinical Somatic Education

A Revolutionary Approach to Pain Relief and Mobility

Offering neuromuscular re-patterning techniques for improving muscle function, posture, with benefit to all systems.

 Two workshops:

“Somatic Basics and Strategies”

Sunday, Sept 25th, 2016, 10:00 AM-12:PM


“Somatic Focus on Posture and Alignment”


Sunday, Sept 25th, 2016, 1:30-4:00PM, 


with Laura M Gates, certified Hanna (Clinical) Somatic Educator, practitioner, NYC

at COOL Pilates,  43 Bittell Rd,Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8LU contact Andy Adamson, 07788756174, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10:00 AM-12:30 PM: “Somatic Basics and Strategies” addresses your individual contractive patterns, the imprint of your history, emotional and physical trauma, stress and work relatedrepetitive movement and postural issues. This therapeutic movement technique can create change, and give you self caretechniques to continue using to enhance your health on every level. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students. 

1:30 PM-4:00 PM: “Somatic Focus on Posture and Alignment” offers ways to work with and improve scoliosis, low shoulder, hiked hip, rotated pelvis, and other issues of asymmetry and alignment, and the chronic pain and tension that comes with. The entire torso, neck, shoulderships will be addressed.


£50 for one workshop, or £90 for both.  illustrated materials includedfor your home practice.

Somatics is a slow motion, therapeutic floor work that re-educates, re-calibrates the brain to muscle function. This neuromuscular re-patterning process gives more sensation, voluntary control, and a longer, optimum resting length to muscles, which mobilizes joints, decompresses spine, and can reduce pain and change postural issues. Clinical Somatics offers cutting edge care/repair techniques, and also calms the nervous system. The work is powerfully effective, yet gentle, making it safe for not only athletes but also people of all ages and fitness levels. Instructors of Pilates, Yoga, dance, martial arts, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, you will find these techniques highly useful for your teaching and practice. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and socks.

One on one sessions by appointment at Cool Pilates, Sept 24 feature the hands on techniques, the most potent aspect of our work, and address your individual needs. Cost £100. Session is 90 min. Schedule with Andy Adamson. First time clients please send a body history. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Laura M. Gates, CHSE, certified Hanna (Clinical) Somatic Educator, NYC, teacher and practitioner, was certified by Novato Institute, CA and Somatic Systems Institute, MA. She is a former professional dancer bringing 40 years of movement education experience to her work. She earned an MFA degree in dance from Bennington College, and her training includes kinesthetic anatomy with master teacher Irene Dowd. Currently she assists Martha Peterson, CHSE with practitioner trainings and SEC (somatic exercise coach) trainings internationally.

Thomas Hanna PhD, the late neuromuscular pioneer, developed this work, which is a movement practice, a hands on technique and a comprehensive system for reversing the effects of emotional and physical trauma and ageing.




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