Somatic Movement for Scoliosis

May 26, 2018

Improving Scoliosis Workshop–York, UK   Aug 18-20, 2018

Railway Institute, York UK22 Queen Street, York, UK

Workshop Leader: Laura M Gates, CHSE, CCSE, NYC
Assistant: Colm MacDonnell, CCSE

This workshop addresses scoliosis and offers effective, non-invasive techniques for changing and improving it. We will celebrate our curves, improve our relationship to our bodies, and explore the natural ability of the brain and nervous system to change itself, towards more mobility, sensation, control, and less pain.

Group 1: students with scoliosis. This workshop offers somatic self care techniques specific to your needs, to improve scoliosis and its issues. Includes all of day 1, afternoon of day 2. You must have at least an intro to this work. See Intro workshop below. You will need to fill out an evaluation form available on the website.

Group 2: somatic movement teachers and practitioners in training mod 1-3. Offers somatic strategies for teaching and working with scoliosis, improving assessment skills. All of day 1 & 2.

Group 3: Clinical somatic practitioners or clinical students post module 4. Offers mentoring time on this subject in terms of your hands on techniques, assessment skills, and ongoing strategies for your clients. All of day 1-3. Day 3 involves observation of Laura working with 3 clients, with Q and A and practice time with colleagues following each session.

Intro workshop: Friday evening Aug 17, 6:30-8:00 PM at MI Pilates studio for students new to this work. Discount cost for workshop participants. Also open to the public. Limited space. Please register early via the website.

Registration and payment in US dolllars on website:

Laura M Gates is a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE) and Clinical Somatic Educator (CCSE) and practitioner based in New York City and Averøy, Norway. As a former professional dancer, she toured internationally with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Co in the 70s and 80s and earned an MFA degree in dance from Bennington College. She brings over 40 years experience as a movement educator to her work and studied kinesthetic anatomy with celebrated master teacher Irene Dowd in NYC. She was certified by both Somatic Systems Institute, Northampton, MA and Novato Institute, CA. She currently assists Martha Peterson, CHSE, director, and the Essential Somatics team, training clinical practitioners and somatic movement teachers internationally. Laura’s own journey with scoliosis has brought her to this excellent work and developing scoliosis specific strategies.