20 Hour Continuing Education
2024 Dates TBD
For Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Movement Teachers. Body Workers, Allied Health Practitioners or anyone that has an interest in releasing persistent tension or pain patterns using somatics and somayoga.
Take your home or professional practice to the next level by adding a somatic dimension.
SomaYoga Foundations is a 20 hour training for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Movement Teachers. Body Workers, Allied Health Practitioners or anyone that has an interest in learning new tools to become the Master of their health & healing. This training will introduce you to the study of neuroscience and Somayoga methodology - to release long held tension & pain patterns so you can live a more embodied life.
Does this sound like you?
So you’ve been practicing as a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Movement Teacher, or Body Worker, for some time now, or maybe you are an Allied Health Practitioner (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Massage Therapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor). You are great at what you do and have a serious passion for supporting clients to feel ease in their bodies and their minds.
You feel you could be doing more to help your clients truly move on from chronic and persistent pain, AND
you have an inkling there are some new techniques that could help you take your practice even further and ultimately get even better outcomes for your clients.
Then you are in the right place.
This 20 hour training will introduce you to a 'new way of thinking' and a 'new methodology' to address chronic tension and pain.
SomaYoga Foundations will teach you how to retrain the brain and reset the nervous system to release energetic blocks and pain for your clients.
SomaYoga is a synergy of somatics, therapeutic yoga and classic asana that helps us work towards smarter muscles, more functional movement and lasting pain resolution. This approach blends neuroscience, philosophy and core practices of Somatics to revolutionize your approach to physical practice and teaching.
This course will introduce you to the concepts and practices you need to start integrating this methodology into your own personal practice, into your classes or therapeutic sessions.
What past attendees had to say...
I came to the training because students kept coming to me with pain. I now have a greater understanding of how to help people move well and still present them with the physical challenge and relaxation that so many people want from yoga.
RS, SomaYoga Intensive 2019
Here is what her student had to say after experiencing this work for the first time:
For attempting to not engage my core during certain poses last night, my core aches today, lol. Great class!
In this incredible workshop you will learn:
What SomaYoga is and why it is so powerful?
The missing piece in how the brain controls movement and learning.
Understand how the brain habituates stress, trauma and repetitive movement patterns in the body and how this shows up in 3 main Reflex Patterns.
The link between habituated movement, functional wear and tear, and pain.
The basics of the neuroscience of Somatics.
SomaYoga Concepts and Terms: Sensory Motor Amnesia and Pandiculation.
The relationship between mobility, strength and stability to support your favourite activities.
Somatic Movements that address each Reflex (Red, Green, and Trauma Reflex).
The importance of functional stability and how to safely add load.
Elements of a SomaYoga Class: Theme, Breathing Practices, Somatic Movements, Grounding, Stabilizing, and Mantra
How to Sequence a SomaYoga Class.
Leave confident to market and teach a somayoga class that your students and clients will rave about!
Friday, Oct 13, 2023 5-9 pm
Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 1-9 pm
Sunday Oct 15, 2023 9-5 pm
Location of training:
Investment: $495 + HST
No refunds or transfers after September 29th 3:00 pm EST.
Add a $30 admin fee for refunds & transfers.
Payment: Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (don't forget to include the HST)
Pay online by clicking the yellow "Register Now" button below (in the orange banner). You will be transferred to the Mountain Goat Yoga booking page. Then click the "Book a Class" button on the top right corner. You will be directed to create an account, book into the workshop and then complete the transaction.
All registrations will be administered by
3350 Fallowfield Rd, Unit 5
Nepean, Ontario K2J 5L1
Using SomaYoga Foundations you can enhance or reinvent your yoga/therapeutic practice to support your clients to:
Bring greater awareness to their body and muscles as they go through their practice or session, re-educating muscles and movement patterns to support deeper and more long-term healing.
Nourish the nervous system by truly relaxing into their rest and digest mode for the most benefit during your sessions.
Learn about how stress, trauma and habituated movement patterns create pain in the body.
Retrain healthy movement patterns so they move more functionally and pain free.
Finally kick that persistent pain for good and move into more freedom, movement and fun.
This intensive training is perfect for:
Yoga and movement instructors wanting continuing education and to broaden their teaching skills.
Curious individuals who want to deepen their body awareness get out of pain, and experience more ease, peace and joy in their lives.
Bodyworkers & healers such as PTs, OTs, Chiropractors & Massage Therapists to add a Somatic foundation to their professional skill set.
The SomaYoga Methodology was developed by The International SomaYoga Institute (ISYI) in Duluth, Minnesota.
Both Carrie & Nicole have trained extensively with ISYI and other therapeutic yoga therapy programs to offer you wonderful online courses and live courses founded on years of working privately with clients in pain.
For more information about 1000 hr SomaYoga Therapist and extended SomaYoga Teacher Trainings please visit International SomaYoga Institute at Yoga North Duluth:
Harness the power of the brain and the wisdom of yoga to create a powerful healing experience for your mind-body-soul.