SomaSensing™ Intuitive movement retreat
10 March- 16 March 2020 at Somerset Gift Swellendam South Africa.
Connect with the healing power of nature and let your body move the way nature intended.
Experience soothing, pain-relieving, fascia hydrating movements.
So simple you'll wonder why you didn't move this way before!
You were born to move. You already know how.
Every time you sigh, have the urge to stretch and yawn, or instinctively exhale in nature, your body is tapping into its innate ability to unwind, self- restore and self -heal.
Somewhere along the way, you may have lost the ability to tune in to those blueprints. As a result of stress, trauma, or living life behind a desk all day. Leaving you with chronic pain, stiffness, exhaustion, lack of sleep or struggling to move well in your every day life.
Let SomaSensing™ guide you back to your true nature.
At the heart of this practice lies PANDICULATION. That early morning urge to stretch and yawn.
Release, reshape, revitalise
Just like learning to drive a car or learning a new language, we learn patterns of emotions and beliefs that shape the body.
Posture has less to do with how we sit at our desk and more to do with how we embody emotional patterns.
Fascia, our connective tissue, embedded with billions of nerve receptors is the largest sensory tissue in the body and our fabric of embodiment.
To unlearn, to re-pattern to shift, happens in the nervous system.
Pain, tension or discomfort is your body saying “I’ve had enough”.
Movements that reshape the body, reshape the mind.
Described as ....
“the kindest way to heal your body”
“self-soothing and self nurturing”
“movements for your mind”
“Like an inner massage for body and mind”
“An inner retreat that you can access at any time”
“I feel like I’m unwinding emotional stress”
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to feel supple, revitalised and pain-free with gentle feel good movements. Or anyone interested in healing through somatic movement. Including yoga teachers, pilates teachers, dancers, TRE practitioners, movement professionals, coaches, counsellors, bodyworkers, psychologists and healthcare professionals.
The SomaSensing™ experience
Retreat and certification
For healthcare and movement professionals. After the retreat you have the option of continuing on to the SomaSensing certification in Pandiculation Therapy. To help you help your clients learn this self-practice. Help them find a way to take care of their own healing the gentle way.
From fitness to oneness
Body as mind
Before discovering these inner blueprints I spent years learning about Anatomy and the body as a mechanism made up of parts. Exploring what mechanism or spinal pathology was causing back, neck, shoulder or pelvic pain. Or what individual muscle or group of muscles were responsible for poor posture or misalignment.
As a movement professional I’m sure you have too.
I was disconnected. Separating the body from the mind.
I taught Pilates for movement rehabilitation, posture and pain relief.
Yoga offered a movement repertoire for stress relief and emotional wellbeing.
Pilates and yoga are great but if you’re looking for a simple, effortless and whole person approach to healing then you’re in the right place!
Cat’s and dogs don’t stretch, they pandiculate, so why don’t we?
Tune in to this revitalising, fascia hydrating movement blueprint.
The SomaSensing™ way.
Pandiculation, that early morning stretch and yawn is one of those revitalising, embodied movements. Dogs, cat’s and all mammals have this innate blueprint. Nature’s way of restoring suppleness and wellbeing. It’s better than any form of stretching, including Yoga. According to fascia experts, it’s one of the best ways to rehydrate fascia, your connective tissue.
You can pandiculate anywhere, everywhere and in any moment to...
Unwind stress related stiffness
Heal from trauma
Revitalise body and mind
The Retreat Venue
Somerset Gift. A hidden gem deep in a valley bordering the Marloth Nature Reserve just outside Swellendam (2,5 hours drive from Cape Town). Sunrise reveals mountain paths through thick indigenous forest to endless waterfalls, and sunset glimmers on the river that flows past the farmhouse and cottages. The moon and stars light up the pastures and fields in this nook of simple living. Accommodation is shared or private in the main farmhouse and surrounding cottages.
Don't take my word for it.
What brought me here is trying to understand a deeper self. Now that I’ve experienced the wholeness, I’m feeling quite emotional about it. I just feel that this is the right thing to do. Everything I’ve done before has been superficial.
Jenny Dunn, Yoga, Pilates, Gyro Teacher
7:00am – SomaSensing session
8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Lecture
12pm – Lecture
2:00pm – Free time
3:30pm – Tea break
4:00pm – Lecture
6:30pm – Light supper
7:00pm – Reflection and meditation
Hi, I'm your host Yasmin Lambat, the founder of SomaSensing™. I am a somatic trauma-informed therapist and Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME).
Placing the body at the heart of healing has become my calling.
My early experience with the body began with a “nuts and bolts” approach to chronic pain. A mechanical approach focusing on postural alignment, core strengthening exercises and Yoga for flexibility. Until I was introduced to Feldenkrais and other somatic practices. Since then I have spent the last 15 years in somatic exploration. Devoted to finding the missing link between pain and emotion, the body/mind connection and what makes us whole. Using motion to heal motion.
In gratitude to those who inspire me with their inner wisdom.
The clients, friends, teachers, students and people I meet along my path.
Elizabeth Bussey- Polestar Pilates, The Franklin Method and Somatic movement 2004
Thomas Myers - Anatomy Trains and Fascia 2004 - 2018
Stephen Levin- Pioneer in biotensegrity 2004
James Oschman - Energy medicine 2004
Eric Franklin - The Franklin Method 2005
Barbara Mcrea - Feldenkrais 2008
Monja Boonzaier- Feldenkrais 2008
Gil Hedley - The fuzz speech and fascia 2009
Robert Schliep - Fascia researcher 2010
Alan Sieler- Ontological coaching provider 2010
Dr Ian Weinberg- Neuroscience and the body-mind connection 2010
Dr Bud Craig - Interoception 2010
Dr Stephen Porges - Polyvagal theory 2011
John Sharkey- Anatomy in the 21st century 2019
Joanne Avison - Fascia, biotensegrity and biomotion 2019
Graham Scarr - Pioneer in biotensegrity 2019
Chris Clancy - Embodied biotensegrity 2019
Kaila June - Somatic Educator 2019