Is this practice suitable for beginners?
Yes absolutely - it's suitable for all levels. The practice is all about mindful movement, so it's suitable for all ages and stages. All movement sequences can be modified to suit your individual needs.
Do you offer private classes?
Yes. Private classes are an opportunity to have a personalised postural assessment and tailor-made practice designed for your unique tension patterns.
Do you offer casual classes?
Due to our small individualised classes we offer a term structure, however casual classes may be available on a case by case basis. The three class taster option is a great way to try these unique classes. We understand that you may like to try a class before committing to a whole term.
What are your rates?
3 class taster for new students $50, Casual/drop-in $22, Term rate $17.50 per class.
Due to our small individualised classes, it is strongly encouraged to invest in a Term rate. Each student is catered for according to their needs, and this helps to support the boutique nature of the studio. Casual options may be offered on a case by case basis. Our Term rate is the most competitive and cost effective option.
Where is your studio?
Our boutique Somatics studio is located approximately 6 minutes from central Rangiora. Please contact us for details if you are interested in registering for classes.
I already practice Yoga - why would I try Somatic Yoga?
I had been practicing and teaching yoga for about 20 years before I discovered Somatics. I felt very connected and aware of my body and I LOVED my yoga practice. Since discovering Somatics, my yoga practice has taken on a whole new and much deeper level of interoceptive awareness. I'm aware of so much more subtlety in the nuances of my practice that were not within my ability to sense previously. I was unaware of what I was unaware of before discovering this deeply meditative practice.
I'm very fit & active - would this suit me?
Our brains love to create patterns. This means that you take your movement patterns, whether they are efficient or not, into every activity you do. Somatic movements, because they ask you to slow down and pay attention, give you an opportunity to discover what your patterns are and the tools to re-pattern your brain to improve your neuromuscular connections.
- more efficiency in your movements (better co-ordination)
- less energy required to do the job
- fewer injuries
- better recovery
See what people are saying...
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 can certainly see the difference but more importantly feeling so much better , there's still work to be done but am filled with hope and optimism.
I’m starting to feel more attuned to myself, thank you for your amazing knowledge and ability to be able to work with me and change things when they weren’t quite working for my body.
I’ve loved the informal calmness. Hard to explain what actually happened but I'm enjoying the results! Thank you for opening my mind and body to other possibilities and messaging.
I had a serious medical condition during last year's lockdown which required an emergency abdominal operation and long recuperation.
After what seemed like a long gap I was able to start my yoga practice with Kelly and she designed special programmes to assist in my recovery - I credit her with the fact that I am now able to live a normal active life.
Her somatic yoga is immensely restorative and no matter what state I am in before class I always finish feeling transformed and refreshed both mentally and physically.
I have had lower back issues/pain for over 40 years and have lived those years knowing that certain things I do will aggravate it and that I will spend days afterwards dealing with the ensuing pain.
I have been amazed at the difference Gentle Somatic Yoga has made to my life.I will be forever grateful that I can now spend a physical day outside, come inside and with a few minutes of focused GSY techniques I can wake up the next morning with not one single twinge, ache or pain. It blows me away.
I love the way we learn to relax the muscles and to retrain them to work correctly. Gentle Somatic Yoga has increased my flexibility and though I know I have a long way to go yet, I am loving the journey. I am much more conscious of muscles tensing up in daily life and can relax them when this happens.
Thank you so much Kelly for your insightful knowledge and I can honestly say I really look forward to each session to see what else I can learn.
Gentle Somatic Yoga is teaching me to use my own inner resources to restore and heal in a way that is both gentle and powerful. With easy, careful movements and the attitude of being kind to oneself, this is an enjoyable practice. It teaches how to use mind and body together to understand and repair longstanding discomfort and to enhance wellbeing.
Gentle Somatic Yoga requires no previous skills or experience, just a curiosity and an openness to learn about the potential we each carry within us.
Alison (Age 75)
Just commenced my second term of Gentle Somatic yoga – perhaps the big words that describe Somatic Yoga may confuse you. Somatic Yoga is not really like General Yoga. Somatic Yoga is different.
In simple terms, for me, it’s a very peaceful time out, a place to be kind to yourself and in a caring environment, to give yourself permission to work your mind and muscles as you would like.
Somatic yoga changes your thinking of how you treat yourself. After 20 years of Pilates, for me, Somatic yoga is a lovely change up ,to care and to listen to your body. Try it, you will love it, but maybe not the first or even second class, but by the third class you will begin to understand this subtle and gentle discipline, and you will be hooked, as I am. Kelly is amazing, and you will be enriched by her classes.
Doing Kelly’s Somatic yoga classes, I have found them to be so beneficial for my body not just during her classes but by using the techniques I have learnt in class in my everyday life by helping me to release the tension and to relax. It has really helped me to be in tune with myself and my body.
I made a special promise to myself to take just over an hour once a week to really relax and do something amazing for myself.
I can't rate Kelly highly enough. She is calm and gentle and I'm in a tiny class so its almost like one on one.
I always thought yoga was a bit trendy . This is amazing!