The official organization for Hanna Somatics information, resources, continuing education, practitioner support, and community.


PRESIDENT:  Carol Kerner was elected President in 2018 to servie until 2020.  She was previously elected as Vice President in 2015 to serve until 2016 and President to serve until 2018.  She is a Hanna Somatic Educator and Essentrics exercise instructor, practicing in Rochester, New York. She was certified in Hanna Somatics in 2011 and joined the Board of Directors in May 2014 as Director at Large #1.



VICE PRESIDENT: Gabriel Posner was elected to the office of Vice President in 2019.  He previously was elected to the office of Director at Large #1 in 2015 to serve until 2017.  He also previously served as Vice President of the association from 2012 to 2015 after serving a year as Director-at-Large. With the association Gabriel has enjoyed serving as the chair for the SomaTimes as well as Education Coordinator for the convention.  He was certified in 2009 as a Hanna Somatic Educator, lives and practices in San Francisco and in his free time can be found exploring trail-running in a somatic way.




SECRETARY:   Ken Bridgeman was re-elected as Secretary in 2018 to serve until 2020.  He previously served on the Board of Directors as Secretary from 2010 to 2018. During his first year he served on the Website Advisory Committee which helped to bring the new AHSE website to fruition. He currently serves on the Membership Advisory Committee. Ken became a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator in 2003. After joining the AHSE as a student member in 2001, he has maintained his Certified Membership since 2003. He currently lives and works in San Francisco CA.




TREASURER:  Phil Shenk was appointed to the offfice of Treasurer on January 22, 2016.  He was elected to the office of Treasurer on April 21, 2017 to serve until 2019.




DIRECTOR AT LARGE #1:   Farzaneh Jafari, CHSE , is a certified Yoga therapist, teaching  yoga therapy in the last decade. Her passion in understanding the mind and the body and its relation to movement led her to Hanna Somatic Education and Somatic Yoga. She has a unique style of integrating the mind and the body movements through HSE, somatic yoga and therapeutic yoga. 




DIRECTOR AT LARGE #2:  Director at Large #2: John Loupos, M.S., H.S.E. has served on the Board continuously since 2009 (w a brief hiatus during 2018). John has served on or chaired/co-chaired numerous committees, including: The Annual Convention Committee, the Website Development Committee, The Ethics Committee, the Profile Oversight Committee, the Education Committee, the SomaTimes Committee, and the Convention Hosting Committee. John also serves as AHSE website inquiry interface/spokesperson who fields incoming inquiries. John has maintained his private Somatics practice, The Pain and Mobility Clinic, since 2005, and also owns and operates the Jade Forest Kung Fu/ Tai Chi/ Internal Arts training center in Cohasset, Ma.




DIRECTOR AT LARGE #3:  Ryan Moschell has served on the AHSE board since the spring of 2015. He spearheaded the interactive practitioner map on the AHSE website and is currently working in comitte to update the AHSE website and start a new member outreach program. Ryan has been a full time massage therapist for almost two decades. He graduated as a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator from the Novato Institute in 2013. He is a full time resident of the United states and has a thriving full time practice in Annapolis, Maryland.




DESIGNATED DIRECTOR:   Eleanor Criswell-Hanna, Ed. D., is designated by the AHSE ByLaws as the sole designated director and shall function as liaison with the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training.