Silver City, Nevada – A free Clinical Somatics class for adults will be offered at the Silver City School House at 385 High Street on Tuesday, August 7th from 10am-11am.
Clinical Somatics engages the nervous system in an active learning process that consists of very slow, focused, conscious movements. The movement techniques used in Clinical Somatics teach the nervous system how to release chronic muscle tension and stand and move in natural, efficient ways.
Somatic movements are very gentle, and not forced. The class will begin with standing and walking awareness, then move to the floor. For most of the class, participants will be in a relaxing comfortable position, lying on their backs, with knees upward, feet planted behind sitting bones.
Lisa Godenick of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, who will teach the class, explains that she “always tells clients to do the movements to their peaceful end point – rather than going into stretching or strengthening mode. If the position is not comfortable, we will adjust as need be. I am excited to share and help people move towards freedom and away from pain and tension.”
Participants should bring a yoga mat or large towel.
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About the Instructor: Healthy Communities’ Programs Coordinator, Lisa Godenick, has a Master’s degree in Public Health and works with Healthy Communities’ school-based Resource Coordinators throughout Lyon County School District. With a background in teaching yoga, she’s very interested in the mind-body connection. She practiced at her local yoga studio in South Carolina throughout her college years. Then in 2012, she completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India. Today she also serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Lotus, a Reno nonprofit whose mission is “to serve and empower at-risk and underserved youth and young adults through trauma-informed yoga and meditation practices.”