Saturday, February 29, 2020

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

The Float Academy

Langford Suites, 8 Third Avenue, Hove, UK

THE AWAKENING BODY is the first day in a series of Somatic Yoga Weekend Immersions that will run throughout the year as a course, though guests are welcome to attend days of their choice as stand alone events.

The three fundamental principles for our physical / movement explorations will be:

grounding - presence - soma

"The awakening body is about the practice of awareness as an essentially somatic discipline...a deeply fulfilling practice enabling us to meet experience directly, to receive the pure experience of our life" Reginald A. Ray

"When we enter the spiritual path, the scope of our emotional life greatly increases and intensifies. If we try to rely on ourselves alone - ourselves as little, separate, fragile, vulnerable beings - we will not be bale to handle this increased range and intensity. To be able to be with this increasing openness of our state of being we must be experientially grounded in the earth beneath us, deeply rooted in her timeless, supporting and immovable space. And this groundedness does have to be a matter of direct, personal - and relatively continuous - experience" Reginald A Ray

This immersion is open to ALL students & no experience is necessary to attend. Yoga Teachers will receive CPD credits and benefit from a ‘deep steep’ in self-connection & wonderful experiential content to enrich your own sessions.

This Saturday immersion is a prelude to 'THE FLUID BODY' which takes place on the Sunday of the same weekend. You are welcome to attend this day only. Booking both days together offers you a discount.

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SOMATIC YOGA is a deep dive into the replenishing delights of the subtle body energies through mindfulness in motion. This practice introduces you to the nourishing experience of embodied mindfulness - an experience that cannot be described in words though some have tried:

"It's like eating a cream bun but without the calories" - Yvette

This practice involves all floor-based explorations & introduces of way of being in the body that is blissful & honest. No seeking, No striving, No pushing, No gripping on...

Just being

The end result is very similar to a Restorative yoga practice - the nervous system is soothed & gets complete relief but through very slow, very soft, gentle movements.

These immersions are a day long as ample TIME is required to really allow tension to melt away. It is an amazing opportunity and the time flies by! The day will be varied and will involve some basic, non-invasive hands-on, shiatsu pair work, similar to adjustments sometimes given in Savasana, inspired by hands-on exercises from The Skinner Releasing Technique.


Emma Cole is a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher and has been teaching and practicing Yoga for 20 years. She originally trained as a professional dancer (BA Hons) that Emma was immersed for three years in the skinner releasing technique. SRT classes include imagery as a powerful tool for transformation. Part of the class involves hands-on partner studies (partner graphics), where we can feel ourselves letting go of habitual holding patterns, maybe for the first time. Emma's Somatic Yoga sessions are also informed by many years of Feldenkrais practice.

Booking Policy

Cancellations with 1 month notice = full refund | Cancellations with 2 weeks notice = 50% refund or transfer onto another workshop | Cancellations less than 2 weeks notice = No refund but may transfer onto another workshop.

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