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James Knight

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PO Box 1005

Naalehu, Hawaii 96772

United States

(760) 828-8877


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I’ve been an Integrative Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Somatic Educator for over 25 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 cultural immersion retreats.

Gentle Somatic Yoga holds special appeal for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, dancers, and other providers seeking to augment their skill set with new and more effective methods. Lay practitioners who are interested in taking charge of their health attend my courses simply for their own personal benefit, using Gentle Somatic Yoga as a tool for aging gracefully.

The customizable therapeutic Somatic Movement Flows that I developed provide (often rapid and permanent) relief to those suffering from chronic back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot pain. These Flows support recovery from injury, serve to improve mobility, and even prevent injury stemming from repetitive movements or lifestyle causes. My aim is to educate people and empower the clients I serve with practical tools so they can take charge and control over their own healing process for a more fulfilling and vibrant life.

Please note: In 2018 I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. Due to my extensive travel schedule I have retired from seeing private clients for clinical work. However, I do still enjoy working with people for one-on-one sessions as time allows during events that I’m facilitating.

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. Questions/ comments are always welcome.

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