June 13, 2024
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Hanna Somatic Education and the Myth of Aging by Victor Novick

FREE ADMISSION – 1757 Ashland St., Ashland

Hanna Somatic Education is a system of what we might call “directed self-healing.” The work includes hands-on sessions and patterns of exercise. In both of these practices, the emphasis is on the inner experience of the person and their awareness of the proprioceptive sense.

The primary focus is on alleviating conditions in the body caused by chronically contracted muscles. Once these become habitual, they are no longer within the realm of the person’s control. They can neither be relaxed nor asked to participate in movement, as that can create serious problems in the body. Joints may pull out of natural alignment which, in turn, pulls nerves out of their proper place. This distorts the integrated function of the muscle systems and can lead to painful conditions like sciatica and other inflammatory conditions.

Hanna Somatic work is designed to restore the brain’s lost connection to these muscles. In this presentation, the audience will be invited to experience a movement sequence while seated in their chairs with the intention that this will provide a more profound understanding of this work than words can convey.

Victor Novick graduated in 2014 from a 3-year training course in Hanna Somatic Education. The primary focus of the training was a hands-on type of practice in which the client’s own conscious experience of the workings of their bodies is the primary healing factor. In reality, Hanna Somatic Education is more of an invitation to self-healing, rather than a mode of therapy.
Victor practiced hands-on work with a variety of clients, and slowly it became clear that his best offering would be to teach classes where people could learn their own self-directed movements. After that insight, he taught somatic healing classes at OLLI for 6 years and private classes for 3 years.

In addition to his fascination with somatic healing, Victor was enchanted by the slow grace of Tai Chi movement some 45 years ago. He has been engaged in virtually a daily practice ever since. He taught large classes at OLLI for six years, and small private classes for four years.

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June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library

1757 Ashland St.
Ashland, 97520

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