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New Zealand's specialist Gentle Somatic Movement studio


Knowing vs Knowledge

Moving smarter not harder

A private session is the fastest way to prepare you for group classes by starting the process of:

  • restoring your muscle function
  •  improving your ease of movement
  •  reducing your patterns of habituated muscular pain 
We do this by retraining your nervous system to move and sense yourself more effectively. 

I came to see The Centred room feeling a bit like I was consigned to a life of aches, limited movement and pain killers.

After only 3 sessions I can certainly see the difference but more importantly feeling so much better , still work to be done but am filled with hope and optimism" Lesley

Movements as connections

Instead of learning movements, we use movements in these 1 to 1 sessions to help you notice how you make connections in your body.

  •  Where is there effort
  • What could you do less of and still do this movement?
  • What muscles contract in this movement? 
  • Could you release these muscles slowly and consciously?

Learn Pandiculation

Clinical Somatics is neuromuscular education that uses the groundbreaking technique of pandiculation to retrain muscle memory and relieve pain.


You will get the most out of Somatic practices by attending at least 3-6 sessions to start to notice more about how your unique movement patterns are contributing to muscle tensions. 


Once you've learnt the concepts of Somatics you can maintain your new found freedom of movement by practicing at home or by joining a Somatic Yoga class for further inspiration.


Transformations will start to happen when you take the time to slow down and notice how you do what you do.

Gentle Somatic Yoga ® 

inspired classes

Gentle mindful movement

Wed Mar 27 - Fri May 10

* These classes are suitable for all levels.

Calm intelligent practice

A Somatic Movement class is a calm, intelligent, nervous system based practice.

Awareness is key

During a class you'll learn some movements and then you'll start to realise it's not actually about the movements at all; it's about your awareness of how you do the movements. It's about your movement patterns.

You'll be in an environment where you can learn to notice more about how you move and think.

 Effort vs efficiency

You'll be given an opportunity to start to notice the movement habits you've acquired over your lifetime and begin to feel whether you're using excess effort or inefficient patterns. 


You'll learn to re-educate your nervous system to release muscle tensions.

What can this help with?

  • Nervous system regulation
  • Less wear and tear on your joints
  • Ease of movement
  • Increased range of movement
  • AND.....Somatics is very effective at reducing pain and discomfort from many conditions

Right or wrong?​

Students are often asking me "Am I doing it right?" - this is a practice where the movements are not "right" or "wrong", there's just awareness (btw - this is no small thing!).

Somatic goodness​

Your Somatics based classes are a combination of Gentle Somatic Yoga®, Clinical Somatic enquiries in the style of Thomas Hanna and meditation. 


Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Fridays 9:00 - 10:30 am

YouTube Channel

You can check out some free examples of Gentle Somatic Yoga® online! Youtube videos with James Knight founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga®.

Mind - Body - Spirit

Tue Mar 26 - Thurs May 9

Somatic Enquiry

Yoga is not exercise, it's about connections.

I'd love to invite you to experience a class that's grounded in a traditional yoga lineage and enhanced with somatic enquiry (Clinical Somatics in the style of Thomas Hanna).

Mindful practice

I'd love you to give you an opportunity to learn to create a mindful practice with emphasis on what you sense and feel rather than what the poses look like.

In each class you'll have a choice to experience a mixture of pranayama (breath awareness), somatic enquiry, asana (movement/poses), and meditation.

The power of gentleness

I find the most difficult adjustment to this style of practice for most is learning to recognise the value and power of gentleness.

"The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to it's original state" Moshe Feldenkrais

The value in this type of practice is that it can help you to develop a fuller and more embodied presence in all aspects of your life; to really shift your focus from what you think, to what you know in your body.

How can you really know what you're doing unless you can sense it?


You'll be encouraged to use your sense of interoception "feeling from the inside-out" in a way that really allows you to be truly curious about your responses.

Maybe you  too could start to become more aware of what you've been unaware of. 

Imagine the possibilities!


Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Your NERVOUS SYSTEM is in charge
but you can learn how to subtly INFLUENCE it

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