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AHSE Annual Convention

Our Annual Convention, generally 4 days in length, has something for everyone!

Association members use the convention as an opportunity to sharpen our skills, learn new things, and continue exploring our work as a community.

Past keynote speakers and daylong Intensive presenters have included: Deane Juhan, Judith Aston, Mary Bond, Anat Baniel, Esther Gokhale, Larry Goldfarb and other pioneers and teachers in mind/body and movement education. Topics presented at the convention will be of interest to body workers, doctors, dancers, somatic therapists, and anyone interested in the body, healing, and change.

The daylong intensive and many of the workshops are open to the public.


SPECIAL NOTE: Most of our workshops are open to the public. In addition, starting in 2017, the annual AHSE Convention will open its doors to a limited number of individuals trained in the methods and tradition of Thomas Hanna, but who are not Hanna Somatic Education® Certified Practitioners. As allied somatics practitioners, applicants who are accepted for attendance and who become Associate Members will enjoy unrestricted access to all training and recalibration activities during the convention.

To be eligible, allied somatics practitioners must have completed a formal Somatics training program with a Hanna Somatic Education® Certified Practitioner. If you would like to attend the AHSE convention as an allied somatic professional, please send a brief letter of intent to the AHSE Convention Hosting Committee Co-Chair at jadeforest@comcast.net. A representative from the Convention Hosting committee will contact you with an application packet.


Mark your calendars for the 2020 Convention:  April 16, 17, 18, 19.  Early registration deadline APRIL 1, 2020.

Click here for 2019 Convention Flyer and Schedule  

To register for the Convention, you have two options.  Option (1) Go to the bottom of this page and fill out the online registration form, submit it , and pay via PayPal.  Option (2), click below to access the mail-in registration form.  Download it, fill it out and mail it to the address on the form along with a check in the amount you owe.  To pay by credit card through PayPal, fill out either option form to determine the amount you owe and see the instructions below.

AHSE Convention Refund Policy:  AHSE's Convention refund amount is calculated according to the date when AHSE's administrator receives the convention registrant's refund request, in writing, according to the following schedule:

  • 61 days or more before the event, AHSE refunds 80% of the registration fee paid.
  • 60 to 11 days before the event, AHSE refunds 60% of the registration fee paid.
  • 10 to 0 days before the event, AHSE refunds 0% (zero percent) of the registration fee paid.


Click here for 2019 Convention Mail-In Form 


Scroll down to see online registration form.


TO PAY for the Convention using a CREDIT CARD through PayPal, Click on the "Pay Now" button and enter the amount you owe in the "item price" box provided.  After you click on the "Pay Now", you may pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest by clicking on "Don't have a PayPal account?" and fill out the form.