Somatics Workshop – Proximal Distal Reversal
22-23 June 2019, Wicklow
With Brian Siddhartha Ingle
In this workshop we will learn to regain our proximal distal relationship with ourselves through Somatic movement. Proximal means “close to the center of the body” and distal means “away from the center of the body”. The pelvis is most proximal and the hands and feet are most distal. All movement happens using our proximal and distal muscles. When we learn to work proximally, we learn how to move more efficient and graceful. We gain more freedom in our movement and we find our power from exploring our proximal distal relationship. This workshop is suitable for both new and advanced Somatic learners.
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Date: 22-23 June 2019
Venue: The Ananta Yoga Studios, 5 Wentworth Place, Wicklow Town
Booking: Contact Liz Richards
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Call/Text +353(0)86 8963425.
Living Somatics is a system of neuromuscular re-education and a movement awareness practice. This work teaches us to recognize and release holding patterns and chronic pain resulting from injury, stress, repetitive strain, and habituated posture.
This work is based on the somatic tradition of Thomas Hanna, a student of Moshe Feldenkrais. In the spirit of this tradition, the primary focus of this work is to empower clients to master their own self-healing capacities. This method stands out from other forms of bodywork in that it relies on client participation to provide sensory-motor feedback, thus enabling the clients to make changes for themselves. We work with principles that improve the function of the nervous system, which creates free and easy movement.
Somatic exercises are slow, mindful movements mostly done lying down. In this work the principles are primary, focusing on finding ease and quality movement. Somatics pertains to the first-person experience and addresses the whole Soma; mind-body-spirit as one unit. This method teaches us how to use movement and awareness to increase wellbeing, health and access our greater potential.
Brian Siddhartha Ingle
Brian Siddhartha Ingle is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Naturopath. He is a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, a Somatic Yoga teacher, a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method and an aqua bodyworker. He is a leading teacher pioneer in somatic Education and brought the Somatic Method to Ireland.
For more than 30 years, Brian has been inquiring into authentic systems of self-healing, movement and personal development. He has a background in Ayurvedic Medicine, Vedic Astrology and has been based in India since 1995. Life in India started in Lucknow, in service to Sri H. W. L Poonja (Papaji), where Brian was his osteopath.
Brian is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. He is the founder and director of the Ingle Institute for Somatic Education. Together with his team, Brian offers workshops and professional trainings all over the world, including India, Europe and Russian speaking countries. His work takes him traveling extensively, sharing his passion for embodied movement as a vehicle to greater freedom. Brian has a great love for adventure and movement in nature, such as surf kayaking, ocean swimming and Somatic running. He is also a singer-song writer and plays a mean guitar.
We welcome your inquiries about Somatics and our work! To get in touch, please e-mail us at email@example.com. You can also visit www.livingsomatics.com or find Living Somatics on Facebook and Instagram.