What is Somatic Education?
Soma is the lived experience - the felt sense - of being in a conscious body.
Somatic education is any process that facilitates a coming home to our own inherent biological intelligence, by working through or with the body, the felt sense and the whole being.
It is a very broad church that is a holding place for many modalities that work using some of the following principles -
It honours the self as sovereign as well as inter-connected and acknowledges that we are each whole, creative, resourceful and changing.
Somatic education is a re-education or re-wilding or re-membering... a moving away from objectification culture and towards a lived experience of integration and wholeness.
It is good medicine for our species.
The approaches i offer include Feldenkrais, Somatic Coaching, Embodied Enquiries, Integrative Somatic Feedback, online courses for nurturing aliveness, mentoring packages and also, training programs for actors, coaches and trainers learning to work with and listen to the body in their practices.
Integrative Somatic Feedback & Feldenkrais
One-on-one, touch-based sessions using Integrative Somatic Feedback and Functional Integration (the hands on aspect of The Feldenkrais Method) will be available again from Spring 2021 - assuming COVID makes it possible.
Feldenkrais at Home - weekly drop in classes
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATMs) classes take place each week live on Monday mornings 10.30 - 11.45am GMT (BST).
These are run on a drop in basis and focus on a different theme each week. Their intention is neuroplastic change through a series of small, nuanced movements that guide our awareness.
Recordings are sent to everyone who signs up whether you can make the live class or not.
Classes, Courses & Workshops exploring biological intelligence, creativity and somatic wellness run throughout the year, both live and online.
Live in-person workshops are paused for the winter and whilst COVID settles down.
Live online courses and monthly Embodied Enquires (group somatic coaching experiments) continue throughout the year.
Next up -
Creativity & Navigating Uncertainty -
A 15 Week Practice based intensive for Re-wilding your creative spirit.
1st June 2021 - 7th September 2021
Somatic Coaching is about enquiring into your bodies wisdom to guide us towards what we want.
This may be about learning to notice what we are doing in our bodies that no longer serves us, in order to grow a new way of being, or it may be more goal focused and about finding ways to support your creative vision.
Either way, we are learning to make choices that are more appropriate, intelligent and more aligned with what we want to create.
Somatic coaching can help with presence, visibility, decision making, developing a project, identifying soul purpose and discovering your personal style and voice.
Rachel runs year long mentoring programs that offer group and solo journeys through the planetary year. These support you to create your offer from purpose and in your unique style in a way that feels sustainable and lined up with your own values.
The 2021 program is now full.
Applications for the next intake will be in October 2021.