Case study: how somatics saved me from hip surgery


These gentle somayoga classes are a fusion of yogic asanas and movement therapy sequences.

I include somatics with yogic energy medicine making this experience unique, nurturing and fun.

Learn how to dissolve muscular pain with movement, meditation and deep relaxation.Somatics is not a different style of yoga but rather a movement therapy, a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. … We have yoga classes which are influenced by somatics as well as somatic exercises you can use alongside your yoga practice.

Benefits include:

  • Improved posture
  • Stress reduction
  • Increased energy levels & mental clarity
  • Muscular re-connection
  • Diminishes muscular pain and tension
  • Promotes a good night’s sleep
  • Restorative and therapeutic

Gentle Somatic yoga

When: Mondays 10-11.15am  Nov 4- Nov 25 

               Where: Gwills Yoga studio, Lane, Newquay, TR8 4PE

Cost : 4 weeks course £35, £10 drop in


When: Tuesdays 7.30-9pm  Oct 15-Nov 19 

               Where: Gwills Yoga studio, Lane, Newquay, TR8 4PE

Cost : 6 weeks course £54, £10 drop in



Other mornings & evenings available for private group booking on request.



Dynamic Hatha Yoga Courses

Somayoga stretching

Downwards dog. Soul somatics fitness yoga course

Come and join our basic one hour dynamic hatha yoga courses. Learn the fundamental yoga poses to help you improve flexibility, strength and well being. Poses are modified for injuries or mobilty issues. Suitable for the over 40’s.

The class is based on my 20 years experience teaching yoga in it’s simplest form. You can choose from an early bird Friday morning class or an after work wind down session on Tuesdays.


When: Fridays  7.30-8.30am

starts Friday October 18

    Where: Mor Workspace, Treloggan Lane, Newquay, TR7 2FP

Cost : £30 for 6 sessions or £7 drop in

To book your space on any of the courses above, text me your name and email address ASAP, go to contact



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“I’ll show you how to sense where the pain is and teach you how to dissolve it.”


Somatics courses

This is the most in-depth way to learn somatics movement therapy. If you want to work through the whole body in a set of structured courses, this is the option for you. You’ll also receive a home study pack, including an audio to guide you through the exercises during the training . Once the course has finished, you can either continue by yourself or return to the class to complete the next stages of your somatics training.


Weekend Worshops 2019

Come and join these soothing Soul Somatics workshops, learn how to dissolve muscular pain in a 3 hour workshop.

These  workshops will be held at the beautiful, spacious, quiet, new yoga studio with a log burner…mmm

Manage back, neck and shoulder pain with somatics

When: Saturday April 27 , 10-1pm

Where:Gwills Yoga Studio, Lane, Newquay, TR8 4PE

This is a  3 hour morning workshop 


The fact is most people think it is hard to find ways to ease muscular pain without the use of medication. but there is a way. This tried and tested movement therapy is used to manage muscular pain on a daily basis.  Learn how to get rid of pain holistically by re-training your brain to re-connect with your body and to let go of pain.

Is this for you?

Do you want to learn how to dissolve your own muscular pain and learn how to deeply relax? Do you suffer with poor posture and constant muscular pain, do you find it hard to relax or have problems sleeping? Are you a desk worker or have injuries that prevent you from doing the exercise you used to love?  Can you commit to a daily practice? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this technique is definitely for you.

How does it work?

Most muscular pain derives from permanently-contracted muscles, which is formed by habitual bad posture, poor sporting technique or caused by trauma or on-going stress.

The exercises we teach in somatics are based on ‘pandiculation,’ a yawn. Try a yawn and feel what happens in the jaw, neck, chest, shoulders and face; you may even notice tightening in your arms and hands too. This is the essence of somatics: the process of tightening, holding, then letting go.

Testimonials from previous Soul Somatics workshops:

“You have a depth of knowledge about how to work and release my lower back. I was formally a physiotherapist. This technique surpasses my own knowledge of movement therapy. I can say this technique works really well on re- gaining functional movement. I feel like I could get back into my old sport of skiing. “

Sarah Mottram, business manager, former physio

“I thoroughly enjoyed the session and feel a deeper connection with my back muscles after recently undergone surgery on my lumbar. The class was subtle and healing.”

Belinda Budge, retired

“Even if you don’t live with chronic pain, it’s the safest exercise I’ve ever come across – it respects your whole body, doesn’t force it or put it under any strain or pressure to perform. The exercises were so gentle and subtle that I barely noticed the movements and yet, paradoxically, they had an almost instant and soothing impact on my body. I felt my muscles start to ‘let go’ and relax.”

Juliet, psychotherapist

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Cost for the 3 hour workshop with video, £30 






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Classes sizes are limited to 12. To book your space, you need to pay in advance at least one week before the session or the first class of a course. Read more about payment in our terms and conditions.