Yoga & Somatics
Fitness & Wellness
Living with stiffness and pain? Have you tried everything for relief, but were told "Its part of aging", or "You just have to live with it?" The answer lies in your body's deep-set movement patterns.
Somatics is a method of neuromuscular retraining developed by Dr. Thomas Hanna. Our muscles become tight or restricted due to habitual patterns, emotional stress, injuries or trauma. In this workshop, you will learn a series of slow and gentle exercises that release held muscle tension and retrain habitual movement patterns.
Somatics is a highly effective tool to relieve chronic pain. The exercises also provide endless benefits for yogis and anyone seeking ease and effortlessness in your body.
Yoga & Somatics is about body-mind integration. These mindful movements paired with calming breathwork reeducate the brain to relax and restore functionally to our whole body.
It's a different kind of movement training - and it's incredibly effective.
Mary Lou Cerami, RYT will guide this workshop with clear, relevant and heartfelt attention and focus. Most movements will be taught on a yoga mat on the floor with plenty of props and support.
Class is located at One Key Yoga studio in Ravenswood neighborhood, near Edgewater. Plenty of paid and free street parking is nearby.
Bring your own mat if you prefer to use your own.
Please note: We will be on the floor on a yoga mat. Please dress comfortably to move.
Yoga mats and supportive bolsters are provided.
Mary Lou's goal as a Yoga instructor is to create a sense of community while sharing the simple beauty of yoga and its path to self-acceptance through awareness of the body. During the summer you can find her at Montrose beach with Kayak Chicago, where she teaches Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga classes on Lake Michigan.
Check out her website, EpicYogaFlow.com for more info. She discovered a healthy active lifestyle can become part of all our lives when fitness itself is made fun and accessible. She strives to inspire that sense of adventure in each class she teaches.