SOMA refers to the body. The term 'Somatics' was coined by Thomas Hanna.
Somatic Movement refers to a field of practice that fosters health and creativity
through body-centered methods. Somatic Movement is an excellent resource for
enhancing movement integration and athletic performance, as well as resolving
personal patterns, injury and pain. Tapping into fluidity and experiential anatomy
provides a remapping for health, physical prowess and life perceptions. When
individuals participate in their personal process through embodied awareness,
they can amplify the health of their tissues, mind and spirit . . .
Freedom of movement is achieved by releasing density (known as aging) in the
physical landscape. We do this by opening the body's tissues as well as one's
perceptions, through awareness of sensation and spaciousness. This receptive
state allows for optimal wellness and deep presence when interrelating with one's
environment and circumstance. Freeing oneself from cultural, personal and
physical habit in this way offers new possibilities in all areas of life.
For over 30 years, Teri Carter has been drawn to exploring the mystery of "the
body", particularly as a portal into direct experience of health, creative flow and
embodied performance. Her inquiry involves awareness that is cultivated through
fluid movement, sound, stillness, and sensation that supports conscious
embodiment. This paves the way to for ease and fulfillment in daily life.
Teri maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, offering hands-on therapies,
movement integration, and life performance coaching. She also teaches group
workshops and performs dance throughout the U.S. Teri gratefully acknowledges
the courage and vision of her mentors, notably: Emilie Conrad of Continuum,
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of Body-Mind Centering, Su Dong Chen of
Essence-of-Evolution Martial Arts, and Steve Paxton of Contact Improvisation.
For individual or group sessions with Teri, email email@example.com or call
310-488-9879. Individual sessions are a chance to engage privately with personal material
for healing, integration, and life purpose.
|"The Octopus is an ideal representative of fluid intelligence, Embodying
an open system that can Transform in response to its environment"
Emilie Conrad, founder of Continum
Somatic Movement Education & Therapy
|Somatic Movement is a term that refers to a field of practices that
transforms the health of your body and mind from the inside out.
For further information on the various authorized methods of
Somatic Movement see www.ismeta.org