Online classes and sessions are easy and convenient
Hanna Somatic Education for Veterans
Free for Veterans
Groundbreaking techniques help you retrain your nervous system and muscle memory to:
- Relieve chronic muscular aches & pains
- Release muscle tightness and stiffness
- Reduce or eliminate pain medication
- Improve posture with greater ease of movement
Developed by Thomas Hanna, PhD, Hanna Somatics is a neuromuscular education that uses slow, gentle exercises and the groundbreaking technique of pandiculation to retrain muscle memory.
“I am being guided through somatic exercises via remote zoom sessions that are easy to follow and provide benefits almost immediately. I have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder (right) and could not reach the middle of the back of my neck with my right hand. I can now, and it took only a couple of sessions to accomplish this. This stuff works! I am looking forward to more advances in flexibility and pain reduction.” John, Retired Navy Veteran
Most chronic pain, joint degeneration, and recurring injuries are caused by how we use our bodies – the way we sit, stand, and move. Our nervous system is responsible for telling us how to use our bodies…which muscles to contract and release and how to just be still. The more we repeat a certain posture or movement, the more our bodies accept it as normal and create set patterns. This is what we call muscle memory. Unfortunately, we sometimes learn patterns that damage our bodies–like sitting hunched over a computer.
The only way to change these deeply learned muscular patterns is to re-educate the nervous system. Hanna Somatics does just that. It engages the nervous system with very slow, focused, conscious movements to teach the nervous system how to release chronic muscle tension and move in natural, efficient ways that heal the body and create new healthy patterns.
Small group classes–Veterans only
Online classes are easy and convenient. All you need is a laptop, tablet or smartphone, a WIFI connection, a Zoom app downloaded and a quiet space. Movements are performed in a straight chair and/or on a mat or rug on the floor for those who are more mobile.
Weekly Classes: Free (donations welcomed)
Tuesdays at 10:30 am CST – Via Zoom –
Email for information or to register Jacqui@HarmoniousPathways.com
Since I started practicing somatics my restless leg syndrome, which has plagued me for decades, has all but disappeared. And more, my surgically repaired shoulder has improved greatly with a measurable decease in pain and discomfort. – Tom Wilzinski, Retired Marine Veteran