“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.” -Elizabeth A Behnke
Somatic movement practice focuses on enhancing awareness, balance, and perception of the body’s internal sensations, movements, and processes.
The term “somatic” comes from the Greek word “soma,” which means “living body.”
Somatic movement facilitates a body-oriented process that allows the wisdom of the living body to unfold, fostering a deep connection between the mind and the body.
The practice encourages individuals to pay close attention to their bodily sensations, such as tension, pain, relaxation, and movement sensation. This heightened awareness helps individuals to understand and respond to their body’s needs more effectively.
The brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity, or the ability to rewire its connections in response to new experiences. By engaging in mindful movement and sensory awareness, individuals can potentially create positive changes in their movement patterns, thinking patterns and overall well-being.
Slow movement and imagery that encourage individuals to explore a wide range of movement and discover their own creative expression.
Observation / Inner guidance
Learning to observe, move, and attune to the guiding essence of the moving body. Individuals can uncover the art of embracing the unknown and embarking on an inner journey to discover a moving spirit within.
Somatic movement considers the whole person, encompassing physical, emotional, and mental aspects. It acknowledges that emotional experiences can manifest in physical tension and that addressing both realms can lead to holistic healing.
The practice is designed for people,
- Who want to manage body-mind symptoms in a holistic way, including anxiety, burn-out, depression, PTSD and other types of psychosomatic symptoms.
- To learn about somatic tools for self-healing, creativity and empowerment.
This one-on-one session focuses on improving the individual’s condition and need.
The session includes:
- Sensory awareness exercises involving touch, sight, and listening.
- Practice of moving and being moved.
- Incorporating drawing and writing as part of the inquiry process.
Please wear or bring comfortable clothes for movement.
Group practice focuses on healing and creative process as a way of tuning into your own body as well as collective body.
Starting with a meditation, warm-up, guided exercises in groups and duets, and a simple approach to somatic movement process for all ages and body conditions.
*Our studio hosts a group workshop each season. To receive information about the new workshops, please register at email@example.com
Jihae and Kay have worked as professional dancers and choreographers for many years, collaborating with numerous artists in Europe, Canada, and South Korea.
While working as artists and practitioners, they approach medicine as an art form to integrate somatic wisdom and healing process.
Their lifelong body-oriented practice supports to enhance people’s creative potential and well-being.
They are the co-owners of Medicine Body Studio in Amsterdam.
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