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SOMATICS YOGA TRAINING 2017:
One-year Training - Professional Training Program in Somatics Yoga

Taught By
Eleanor Criswell Hanna, Ed.D.

The Somatics Yoga training program is a one-year specialty program designed to complement the participant's approach to yoga or yoga therapy. It is comprised of two 6-day (40 hour) modules, totaling 80 hours. The course is open to people who have completed their 200-hour yoga teacher's training or its equivalent, yoga therapists, and other allied professionals.

Somatics Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mind-body integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga). It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The two modules (Psyche and Soma) may be taken in any order.
Sponsored by
Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training

Coming up in 2017

Psyche Module: May 8-13, 2017
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: April 11, 2017

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Training dates for 2017:

Psyche Module: May 8-13, 2017
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: April 11, 2017

Soma Module: Sept. 11-16, 2017
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: August 14, 2017

Tuition for each module is $900. Total tuition for the program is $1,800. A $200 deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. An application and telephone interview are part of the admissions process. For further information call (415) 897-0336. Applications available here.

The Somatics Yoga Professional Training Program will be held from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Novato Days Inn, 8141 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945; (415) 897-7111. Accommodations are available at the Days Inn or you may arrange other accommodations.

Somatics Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mind-body integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga). It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The two modules (Psyche and Soma) may be taken in any order. We are pleased to announce the Somatics Yoga Professional Training Program offered by the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. The Somatics Yoga training program is a one-year specialty program designed to complement the participant's approach to yoga or yoga therapy. It is comprised of two 6-day (40 hour) modules, totaling 80 hours. Modules may be taken in any order ("Soma" Module and "Psyche" Module). The course is open to people who have completed their 200-hour yoga teacher's training or its equivalent, yoga therapists, and other allied professionals.

Somatics Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mindbody integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga). It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The emphasis is on doing yoga from a first-person perspective with knowledge and awareness. Somatics Yoga is concerned with the evolution of the person-mind, body, and spirit. It leans heavily on sensing your somatic self and your life's work. The somatics approach to yoga can be used with a wide variety of yoga styles. It can also be used with individuals and groups and in your own personal practice.

The Soma module includes principles of Somatics Yoga, principles of somatics relevant to yoga, somatic assessment, basic neurophysiology, and a somatic approach to the eight limbs of Raja yoga (yamas and niyamas, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, concentration, meditation, and unification), how to teach the somatic exercises, how to teach a somatic yoga class, and other topics. The Psyche module focuses on clinical applications of Somatics Yoga: Deeper understanding of the neurophysiology of yoga, the neural basis of motor control, Somatics Yoga case presentations, and more complicated applications of Somatics Yoga. Students who demonstrate proficiency-knowledge and skill-in Somatics Yoga teaching will be certified in Somatics Yoga.


ELEANOR CRISWELL, Ed.D., is emeritus professor of psychology and former chair of the psychology department, Sonoma State University. Founding director of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook University, San Francisco), she is currently a Distinguished Consulting Faculty member for Saybrook University. Editor of Somatics Magazine, the magazine-journal of the mind-body arts and sciences, and director of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training, her books include Biofeedback and Somatics: Towards Personal Evolution and How Yoga Works: An Introduction to Somatic Yoga, and she is editor of Cram's Introduction to Surface Electromyography. She is past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Somatics Society, and past president of Division 32-Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and the Biofeedback Society of California. She is on the board of the Association for Hanna Somatic Education. She is the originator of Somatic Yoga and Equine Hanna Somatics.



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