About Courses and Workshops
Somatics Institute's somatic classes and workshops give you practical tools for your personal and clinical practice.
Functional Anatomy courses open the world of soft tissue patterns. Matthew has explored the interconnected world of nerves, muscles, bone and connective tissue. Using both body and mind, Yoga instructors, movement therapists and hands-on practitoners have learned to deepen their understanding of the inner world of the body through movement, touch and building muscles in plasticene using the unique Maniken™ teaching tool.
You can find out more about upcoming classes by looking at the calendar to the right, or by looking through the class descriptions below.
For a wonderful description of her take on my classes, check out this blog entitled "Inspirational Anatomy" by yoga instructor Pam Moskie.
More about applied somatics at my blog.
Presenter - Matthew van der Giessen
Matthew van der Giessen has been an educator and somatic practitioner for over 30 years. He has taught nationally, and has published numerous articles on somatic practice and education. He brings a strong belief in practical results to each of his classes, providing somatic practitioners with solid tools for daily clinical practice.
Matthew's classes draw upon his many years of experience as an educator. Each class has a clearly organized structure that will help you understand each concept, then integrate it through practical application. Ideas are presented sequentially, each providing a solid foundation to the development of your skills.
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Workshop II: Pattern Interruption – Armouring and Tissue Patterns of Defence
Experience your inner landscape, experienced through the world of anatomy and physiology
In part two of this workshop services you will explore your inner landscape through the world of anatomy and physiology. We will blend theory and experiential learning to open up to the world of soft tissue patterns.