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Thomas Hanna

«Somatic exercises can change how we live our lives, how we believe that our minds and bodies interrelate, how powerful we think we are in controlling our lives, and how responsible we should be in taking care of our total being.» Thomas Hanna

The method I teach was created by Sarah Warren who follows the tradition of Thomas Hanna, one of the most important figures in somatic education. He was among the first to teach the Feldenkrais method, which he had learned from its inventor, Moshe Feldenkrais. He later found a new technique that distinguishes his method from others: pandiculation.

Thomas Hanna coined the term “somatics” in 1976. His book “Somatics, Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health” 1988 is not only an introduction to his method and a fascinating explanation of how the human body works but also a philosophical reflection on human life.