Body Mind Balance

Online Somatic Movement Classes

EVERY SATURDAY AT 12 pm UK TIME via Zoom

Classes last aproximately 60 to 70 min.

I started teaching these Somatic Online classes during the first UK lockdown  to keep connected to my clients and to somehow contribute to a more mindful and embodied world. Happy that now, almost 2 years later they are still happening!

They mainly draw from my Feldenkrais and Rolfing trainings but I guess there are also some ingredients from my other studies over the years such as hypnotherapy and NLP, pilates, Somatics, Vipassana meditation, etc.

The theme is different everytime, but they are always gentle and easy to follow. You might be surprised at how powerful and effective they are at reorganising and calming your nervous system. Most people end up feeling more present within themselves, more connected, more coordinated, more balanced, more able to move in easier ways and more comfortable within their own bodies.. 

You will only need yourself and a Zoom link. Come and try it out!

New classes staeting soon in Mid September 2022. Dates TBA

Starting soon: Mobility for Wellbeing Series Quality time for yourself

The Mobility for Wellbeing series will run for 5  consecutive Saturdays from the 17th September 2022 until the 15th October 2022.

Some of my favourite classes to engage in yummy movements that not only feel great but are also super effective at keeping the joints well oiled.

The 5 classes build on each other and follow a logical progression so I encourage you to enrol for the whole series of 5 to gain the most benefit. However, they can also be taken individually as a one-off if you prefer.

EARLYBIRD FEES: The whole series of 5 classes is £50 if you enroll by thursday the 15th.
After thursday 15th, the price will be £55
The drop-in fee is £11 per class.

Let me kmnow if you would like to join here.

 

 

GUIDELINES TO ATTEND THE ONLINE CLASSES

Move slowly, with small movements and at all times within an easy, comfortable range. Everything we do should feel comfortable and pain free. Remember we are not working with muscles or soft tissue, we are not strengthening or stretching. We are working with the brain, with the nervous system, re-organising patterns of movement. So, the better it feels, the better the results! :)

Note: Please be aware that I cannot see you on the screen as well as I would if we were in the same room, so by participating in this class or listening to the audio you are taking full responsibility for your own wellbeing. Make sure that everything feels good and that you enjoy the class! :)

You will need:

- Your enthusiasm and curiosity 

- Comfortable and warm clothing

- A place with a mat or blanket to lie on the floor

- 2 or 3 folded towels as a support for the head (cushions would be too soft)

- Any other extra support that you might feel you need (I.e. Pillow/bolster under your knees, etc...)

- For some classes we will use a chair or stool with a more or less firm surface. But I would let you know beforehand!

SOMATIC CLASS FEES AND PAYMENT

A series of 6 classes is £60, including the video recordings.  If you are going through financial difficulties, please get in touch.

If you are not in the UK you can pay via paypal: paypal.me/martabodywork 

If you are in the UK please ask me for  my bank details.

Some Testimonials


*** "The Somatic Movement classes have had a tremendous impact on my posture and overall well being. Each session opens up new possibilities, a different part of my body and nervous system comes 'online'. This happens every single time, no doubt due to Marta's deep understanding of the human body and her care, compassion and humanity that radiate from her every expression.                                                                                                                  The benefits for me have been two-fold - the immediate experience of 'ooh, this is how I can feel, this is how I can move my body, this is how my body actually wants or needs to move'. In my head, I always follow this with 'why has nobody told me that I can move or feel this way?'...
  The other life-changing impact of the sessions is in translating them to everyday life, to the way I move and perceive myself and ultimately the world around me. I do feel that without Marta's guidance, this journey would have been a much rockier one."      

Adriana Lukas  

*** "I have been suffering from lower back pain and sciatica for a long time. I can't say that my pain is totally gone but after doing these classes regularly I definitely feel much less pain and much more flexibility and I can do things that I have not been able to do for a long time. And they are also very relaxing!"                                        

Laura Rivas  

*** "I have immensely enjoyed doing Marta’s online classes for the last 2 years or so since she started.                                                                                              Her genuine interest and passion for what she teaches shines through during every session and is infectious, creating a genuine enthusiasm in myself to understand what she is conveying and to explore via the movements she guides the class through.                                                                       I am somebody who has done extensive physical training throughout my life and this has resulted in definite patterns of movement and ways of using my body, along with restrictions, tightness and injuries that commonly manifest as a result of the lifestyle I have led.                                                               Participating in Marta’s classes has enabled me to identify many areas of restriction and tension and release them. I’ve also found that becoming aware of these things has allowed me to work on changing them by paying attention in every day life. I feel I have become more effective and efficient in the various activities I do, which has increased my enjoyment when doing them."                                                          

Alex Demosthenous          


*** "The Somatic Movement classes are innovative, informative and they always feed my curiosity. I enjoy these weekly explorations as they help me to connect with the patterns, restrictions, eaze and pleasure in my body. Every class is diffrent but the outcome is usually the same which for me is a sense of calm, greater connection between different parts, sometimes new discoveries and insights about how I move, less restrictions and tension in some parts of my body and an overall feeling of being in one piece"
Alicja Wirkus 

VIDEO RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

HEALTHY NECK & SHOULDERS SERIES OF 6 CLASSES

This is a series of 6 classes that includes a theoretical introduction to different related themes followed by a somatic movement sequence that will result in a better organisation of your neck and shoullders within the whole.

A very helpful series for those that suffer from aches, tension and related conditions and also for those that would like simply to improve movement and posture in general.

The series of 6 classes costs £60.

Please contact me via email if you would like to purchase it or need more info.

HEALTHY HIPS SERIES OF 5 CLASSES

This is a series of 5 classes designed to increase the mobility and functioning of your hips together with your back and rest of the body.

Easy to follow lying on the floor, these classes are accessible to all ages and abilities and no previous experience of the Somatic method is expected.

Classes build on each other but can also be done individually.

The whole series of 5 classes costs £50.

Please contact me via email if you would like to purchase it or need more info.

This is a great series if you would like to engage in a gentle but effective program to improve the health of your back and the relationships with the rest of the body. You will benefit from better coordination, mobility, and understanding at the same time you will feel calm and relaxed.

These 10 videos were recorded during our live online course Healthy Backs at the end of 2021. 

No previous experiene of the Somatic method is expected and all ages and abilities are welcomed.

The cost for the whole series of 10 classes is £95.

Please contact me via email if you would like to purchase it or need more info.

 

FELDENKRAIS SUMMIT MAY 2022

 

Delighted to be participating in this year 's Feldenkrais Summit with fantastic teachers from all over the world.

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Somatic Movement Class Audios