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Hanna Somatic Education

Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) is a way of re-training the brain to release habitually contracted muscles as developed by Thomas Hanna. Thomas Hanna had studied directly with Moshe FeldenKrais and had developed “lessons” to be taught both as hands on direct sessions and as an exercise regime to be done as a group exercise class. The focus of each class can be very specific and can target specific areas for work. Tonight’s class will be more general and will be a presentation of a series of 8 exer

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163 W. 2nd St, Pomona CA, US 91766
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When

Nov 14
2014
10:30 amto12:00 pm

Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) is a way of re-training the brain to release habitually contracted muscles as developed by Thomas Hanna. Thomas Hanna had studied directly with Moshe FeldenKrais and had developed “lessons” to be taught both as hands on direct sessions and as an exercise regime to be done as a group exercise class. The focus of each class can be very specific and can target specific areas for work. Tonight’s class will be more general and will be a presentation of a series of 8 exercises Thomas identified as an excellent daily maintenance regime.
Thomas believed that when the brain maintains habitually contracted muscles it forgets how to release them. He called this “Sensory Motor Amnesia”, SMA. The habitual part of brain function can come about in many ways, accidents, injuries, repeated actions, held postures, etc. One of the purposes of HSE is to address this amnesia. We practice “Sensory Motor Remembering”. The result of practicing HSE can be reduction of stress and tension, reduction of pain, release of restricted movement, regaining natural fluid movement. Consistently students experience a profound quality of relaxation.

The main characteristic of an HSE class is slow movement. What we will be doing is simple and gentle. We will be practicing releasing contracted muscle groups. This is somatic work so it will begin from the inside and be centered around your individual ability to self sense.

This work does not conflict with other practices, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, internal martial arts, meditation, etc.

What to bring: a practice blanket or yoga mat, comfortable easy moving clothing (make sure the clothing does not interfere with easy movement), water if you need it, and an openness to learning something new.

Cost: $12

Bio:

William Davis, A very brief history

William’s study of movement began in the mid 70’s when he first began Aikido training. This continued for most of his adult life, resulting in 1996 with a 1st degree and then later in 2003, a 2nd degree. During this time William taught beginners Aikido, as a program through Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR and later at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. William also practiced and taught Bikram Yoga in Ashland, OR.

It was injury that seemed to motivate William in his later years, though the injuries seemed to come throughout his life. Old injuries continued, and new ones only added to physical limitations. Practicing yoga helped mitigate most of the pain and discomfort, but it wasn’t until learning HSE and practicing it regularly was he able to regain control of his body and the pain and discomfort that had been growing.

William began practicing Hanna Somatics in 2008

Price

$12

Full Description

Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) is a way of re-training the brain to release habitually contracted muscles as developed by Thomas Hanna. Thomas Hanna had studied directly with Moshe FeldenKrais and had developed “lessons” to be taught both as hands on direct sessions and as an exercise regime to be done as a group exercise class. The focus of each class can be very specific and can target specific areas for work. Tonight’s class will be more general and will be a presentation of a series of 8 exercises Thomas identified as an excellent daily maintenance regime.
Thomas believed that when the brain maintains habitually contracted muscles it forgets how to release them. He called this “Sensory Motor Amnesia”, SMA. The habitual part of brain function can come about in many ways, accidents, injuries, repeated actions, held postures, etc. One of the purposes of HSE is to address this amnesia. We practice “Sensory Motor Remembering”. The result of practicing HSE can be reduction of stress and tension, reduction of pain, release of restricted movement, regaining natural fluid movement. Consistently students experience a profound quality of relaxation.

The main characteristic of an HSE class is slow movement. What we will be doing is simple and gentle. We will be practicing releasing contracted muscle groups. This is somatic work so it will begin from the inside and be centered around your individual ability to self sense.

This work does not conflict with other practices, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, internal martial arts, meditation, etc.

What to bring: a practice blanket or yoga mat, comfortable easy moving clothing (make sure the clothing does not interfere with easy movement), water if you need it, and an openness to learning something new.

Cost: $12

Bio:

William Davis, A very brief history

William’s study of movement began in the mid 70’s when he first began Aikido training. This continued for most of his adult life, resulting in 1996 with a 1st degree and then later in 2003, a 2nd degree. During this time William taught beginners Aikido, as a program through Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR and later at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. William also practiced and taught Bikram Yoga in Ashland, OR.

It was injury that seemed to motivate William in his later years, though the injuries seemed to come throughout his life. Old injuries continued, and new ones only added to physical limitations. Practicing yoga helped mitigate most of the pain and discomfort, but it wasn’t until learning HSE and practicing it regularly was he able to regain control of his body and the pain and discomfort that had been growing.

William began practicing Hanna Somatics in 2008