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James Knight

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1130 Vermont Way

San Bruno, California 94066

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(760) 828-8877


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I’ve been an Integrative Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Movement Educator for 30 years.  I was certified as a Hanna Somatic Educator in 1997 (Wave 3) by the Novato Institute for Somatic Studies. My passion is synthesizing the neuroscience of Hanna Somatics with Hatha yoga and other interoceptive practices. I created an educational movement method called Gentle Somatic Yoga, and I travel the world facilitating teacher training certifications, workshops, and spiritual/cultural immersion retreats.

Gentle Somatic Yoga holds special appeal for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Bodyworkers, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Dancers, and other providers seeking new effective methods to augment their skill set. Lay practitioners who are interested in self-healing attend my events simply for their own personal benefit, using Gentle Somatic Yoga as a tool for aging gracefully.

The corrective and therapeutic Somatic Movement Flows that I developed provide (often rapid and permanent) relief to those suffering from chronic pain and stiffness due to stress holding patterns. These Flows serve to improve mobility, support recovery from injury, and nourish, liberate and enhance the vitality of the Soma (Whole Self).

Due to my extensive travel schedule I have retired from my private practice. However, I still offer customized virtual sessions through video conferencing on Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Messenger, etc... All you need is a stable internet connection, a camera on your smart phone, iPad, or computer, and a space to move.  Please email me if you would like to make an appointment.

Please visit my website www.GentleSomaticYoga.com for upcoming events, online programs, and to preview my instructional DVDs, my Encyclopedia of Somatic Movement Flows, YouTube & Vimeo videos, blog and other educational resources.

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