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Somatic Movement Flow Classes for Greater Fluidity of Motion- Group & Private- in Boquete


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somatic movement, generally speaking, is one which is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement.
 
Somatic Movement Flow Classes- Integrate Exercises from Pilates, Clinical Somatics & other Somatic Movement Modalities to not only strengthen and stretch, but to align, integrate & coordinate the total body through slow, small, gentle, fluid and thoughtful therapeutic movements.
Classes are designed for students who are committed to working on bringing awareness to and soothing problem areas through what Clinical Somatics refers to as "Pandiculation"-  a highly effective way to reduce pain, restore whole body symmetry and good posture. 
Class objectives are to experience the interconnection of the total body, deepen body awareness, relax, feel great and have fun!
 
About the Instructor- Susan Clare has been a devotee & instructor of exercise for over 30 years. She is a Certified Mat & Ball Pilates Instructor, a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, former Personal Trainer and  a Fl. State Licensed Massage Therapist.
9 months ago Susan [or Suzanne, as she prefers to be called] slipped in a puddle on a patch of slime, cracked her kneecap & needed surgery. She has had a rapid recovery & to the delight of her surgeon, is restoring her movement abilities extremely well. Ms. Clare feels she owes her success to the addition of Somatic Movement Exercises into her movement repertoire. 
Now, she would like to share her latest passion with other exercises from her diverse background with others. Through a whole body range of Somatic Movement Exercises, Suzanne not only restored her knee but undid the back & hip inflammation she had experienced prior to her accident. "More centered, I feel as though I'm walking better, and am less vulnerable to slipping."
 
Student Comment-
           "I’ve been actively exercising in one form or another since relocating to Boquete from the US.

Building upon my experiences at the US Naval Academy, I’ve done cross country running, swimming, Pilate, Zumba, several types of yoga, mountain hiking (still do this) and now Somatics.

Each has its place and function, however the only one that puts it all together for the whole body in a gentle non-injurious way is Somatics. 

In the short time I’ve done Somatics my hiking stamina & speed has increased. I highly recommend Somatics from Suzanne Clare for those who want a life of enhanced, pain-free quality with a feeling of health & control. I feel Somatics is the ultimate – but not the only – activity one must embrace for a healthy life; an aerobic activity such as dancing, running, biking or hiking is recommended as an adjunct to Somatics.

Somatics is a viable solution for anyone with problems with specific body parts such as neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, etc. I particularly like the freedom to vary and alter the exercises to suit the individual and keep it interesting.- Roger  Imerman, Leader- Hike Boquete

Ongoing Group Classes at the Haven on Fridays at 9 a.m. for 60-75 minutes. 
All classes will be standing & mat, and may utilize stretchy bands and hand weights. It is strongly suggested each student bring one or two yoga or exercise mat[s].  The class fee is to be paid in cash directly to the instructor, at $9 each for residents, and $12 for tourists and guests. 
Group classes lead students to move through their entire body.
Do note- One need not be a member of the Haven gym to take classes

*Private Classes are offered at a different location in Bajo Boquete. At this location students don't need to go down to a mat on the floor, as a more comfortable, body-friendly option is available. The first class is $20, followed by one class a week [or less often] for $20, and 2 or 3 classes per week are $15 each; to be paid once weekly. 
Private Classes focus on specific problem areas of the student in addition to giving him or her an experience of how the whole body is intercon-nected.  Audio and/or written instructions are emailed to help one recollect the exercises given so to practice movements in-between sessions.
 
To inquire or for registration, please email Suzanne at suzeclare@gmail.com
Looking forward to Seeing and Flowing with You Soon!
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