SOMATIC MOVEMENT CLASSES
With Freada McGoldrick
A new six week course of classes from Thursday 13th September
At – The Ananta Yoga Studios, 5, Wentworth Place, Wicklow Town
On – Thursday mornings
Time – 11.30am – 1.00pm
Fee – €100 for six weeks
Bookings – Booking is essential
Call/Text Freada McGoldrick 087 2186209
Somatic Movement Classes with Freada McGoldrick
The purpose of Somatic Movement is to re-educate your body to move freely & painlessly. Movement in these classes is slow and mindful and done comfortably on the floor. Students learn to release and let go of tight and painful muscles.
You experience flexibility and freedom and a profound sense of relaxation. Somatics is suitable for people with:
Accumulated and habitual pain and tension in shoulders, neck, back, hips
and those who wish to improve
and those who simply wish to maintain a healthy body.
The beneﬁts of Somatics are best described people who have attended the classes with Freada.
For me Somatics means setting your body and mind free as one system. Before doing Somatics I had lower back pain and pain between my shoulder blades and it was difficult just to sit straight up. My energy was hard to maintain, but just after doing the first exercises my muscles started to lengthen and relax. Since then by doing the Somatics each day there has been an improvement and each day I learn and become aware of new movements and responses. I feel like being 20 years again and have this sense of moving freely, being centred, energised, resourceful, balanced, being calm. Actually I enjoy the way my body moves and in my experience my body and mind has become more intelligent, which also for me has sharpened my senses.
Lars Pilgaard, Denmark
I broke my back in a couple of places in 1999 and since then I have suffered with constant chronic back pain. I have been limited in what I can do, how far I can walk, how long I can sit, virtually every aspect of my life has been restricted by pain, or knowing that if I do something it will make the pain even worse. When I did something physical like kayaking or cycling, I would be in bits for days, even weeks afterwards. A couple of months ago a friend recommended that I try the Somatic Movement Class with Freada. Having tried other ways to manage the pain, without much success. I decided to give it a go. From the first session I felt the benefit, I am now able to do so much more and am pain free for a lot of the time. Every day I do the movement routine set by Freada. If I miss doing them the pain will return after a couple of days but never as bad as it used to be. I highly recommend Freadas approach to anybody who suffers with chronic pain; Since starting her classes I have sat through a rugby match and been to a concert where I had to stand for a couple of hours and had no pain. I could not have done this before doing the movements.
Robert Thomas, Greystones, Co Wicklow.