'Interoception is a way of monitoring ourselves so that we can ease the felt pain, expand the felt joy and make sure we get the resources needed in any given moment.'  - Alan Fogle 

Restore presence. 

Welcome to 'Resilient', 

A 4-week course to restore calm and resilience in your body, heart and mind through Nervous System Awareness, Somatic Movement and more. 

July 6 - 27  On Zoom


Are you;

  • Experiencing chronic stiffness or pain?

  • Looking for a gentle, mindful movement practice?

  • Always in your head and want to improve your connection to your body?

  • Having a hard time slowing down or getting going? 

  • Wanting more youthful suppleness in your body?

  • Curious about your nervous system and want more tools to regulate? 

  • Needing more joy, creativity and capacity to experience beauty?

  • Simply wanting a summer filled with more presence & calm.

Through somatic movement, basic nervous system theory and exploration, you will;

  • Increase your connection to your body's inner felt sense (interoception)- a key component to long term health and recovery from chonic stress and burn out. 

  • Learn gentle, simple movements that relese tension efficiently and improve your suppleness.

  • Learn basic nervous system theory and become more aware of your unique tendencies. 

  • Explore a variety of body-based tools to regulate your nervous system.

  • Restore your sense of calm and resilience, improving your abilty to 'bounce back from stressful states.  

  • Befriend your body and increase your appreciation and trust in your ability to 'bounce back'.   



  • Online:  Wednesday 1-2 pm CST (2 EST, 11 PCT, 7pm London)

  • Access to class recordings 

  • Weekly email with 15-20 min nervous system theory (video recording)

  • Self reflection & weekly home practices 

  • Lifestyle tips to help balance summer heat. 

  • Access to a library of mindful movement classes (yoga, bodymind ballwork and somatic movement)

  • Optional bi-weekly integration calls (Thursday @ 1-2 CST  July 14 & 28 - Q&A and discussion about the practices, learning through community)

'The quickest way to get out of your mind is to get into your body.'

-Joanne Avision

'This practice has been a way of freeing myself during this time.'

    - Gisele Clark (past participant)

Note: This booking is for the ONLINE version of this course. If you wish to participate in-person, please register for that service. Over 4 weeks, develop your 'nervous...
Resilient - Online
Starts Jul 6

What is Somatic Movement?

'Soma' is a Greek word that means 'to perceive the body from within'. Somatic movement is both MOVING FROM INNER FELT SENSE (instead of alignment instructions) and NOTICING WHAT YOU SENSE as you are moving. The main benefits include;

  • Improved interoception (inner felt sense) Vvital to our wellness and abiliity to take care of needs.

  • Improved suppleness and adaptability,

  • Increased 'gut' and emotional sense,

  • More calm and improved presence and focus.   


As a somatic practitioner, I help people recovering from chronic stress who are diconnected from their bodies release patterns of tension and access the joyful, calm presence they seek.  I love sharing this work because it's efficient and simple. 

This practice takes me back to being a kid. Finding movements I enjoy.

- Claudia Keating (past participant)


'Sometimes choices are better made by the body than the mind.'

-Dr. Claudia Welch

Common Questions;

  • What if I miss a class? Will I fall behind?

    • The classes will be recorded for you to take in at your convenience. The classes do build on each other weekly, but totally fine if you miss a week. 

  • Can I drop in?

    • No. Participants need to register for the entire session. 

  • I've taken somatic movement courses with Joy Somatics before, how will this be different?

    • This will be my 6th?? (starting to lose track) time offering this  somatic movement/nervous system awareness course and as my knowledge expands, so do my offerings. This course will include more succint nervous system theory (in short, easy to digest video format), and a variety of body-based tools (in addition to movement) for you to explore and help you regulate. 

  • Is there a sliding-scale fee?   

    • Yes. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to mandates or trauma recovery, you can access the online training at a reduced rate - simply reach out to me and ask. 

  • What do I need to participate?

  • No special equipment or prior experience ​

  • Online: Access to zoom, few square meters of space (outside if your wifi permits) 

  • Your curiosity and willingness to slow down and try something new. 


'I wish I had found this practice years ago. The benefits go beyond my yoga practice and with such little effort.'

          - Zareeda Awang (past participant)

Note: This booking is for the ONLINE version of this course. If you wish to participate in-person, please register for that service. Over 4 weeks, develop your 'nervous...
Resilient - Online
Starts Jul 6