with Brian Siddhartha Ingle and Deirdre Mullins
Yogamoves, Gort, Galway
3rd – 5th July 2020
9th – 11th October 2020
Due to COVID, the training starts in July and not May as originally planned. A third 3 day weekend will be added to the schedule  when we know more about dates. 

The Ingle Institute for Somatic Education presents this brand new Living Somatics Movement Training. Completion of this training leads to qualification as a Living Somatics Movement Teacher.

The focus of this training is to understand and embody the learning strategies and principles of somatic education based on the work of late somatic pioneers Thomas Hanna and Moshe Feldenkrais. This training will enable the student to competently teach a whole range of full movement lessons, offering ways to improve functional movement and eliminate pain.


To teach a series of Somatic Movement Explorations. Each lesson has a unique design to improve a specific function, such as breathing, walking, bending and reaching.

A daily self-practice of Somatic movements.

Principles and learning strategies of Living Somatic Education.

The pedagogy of teaching Somatic Movement Explorations.

How individuals respond to stress and its effects within somatic body patterns (green light, red light and trauma patterns).

What Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) is and why it is the most common cause of chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system.

Assessment of Somatic habituations through observation in standing and walking.

Thomas Hanna’s clinical hands-on technique “pandiculation”. This technique restores voluntary control over muscles and improves the sensory motor feedback loop.

How Living Somatic Education can reverse the effects of stress, trauma, accidents and injuries.

History and philosophy of Living Somatic Education.

Functional neurophysiology as it applies to Living Somatic Education.

Anatomy from a functional and embodied approach.

How this work enriches other movement methods, like yoga, dance, martial arts, sports, etc.

How Living Somatic Education can relieve specific functional movement limitations and reduce pain.

To improve posture and freedom of movement.

How to develop your own proprioceptive sense of self-awareness, curiosity for self-inquiry and self-practice.

"If you can sense it and feel it, you can change it" Thomas Hanna


Segment 1 (3 days)

The first segment focuses on the principles and theory of Living Somatic Education. The movement lessons of this segment are designed to release the somatic center, which frees up the movements of flexion, extension, side bending and rotation. You learn to develop a daily movement practice to deepen self-awareness and embodiment. You are also taught assessment of somatic body postures, how we respond to stress and its effects on posture and functional movement patterns. Segment 1 also covers learning strategies and principles to be able to teach the movement lessons. Lectures include use of language to encourage self-sensing and safe teaching practices.

Between each segment there are assignments to complete, designed to deepen the learning that has taken place during the training segments.

Segment 2 (3 days)

In the second segment the postural reflex patterns will be explored in more depth, connecting them to specific functional movement issues and pain such as sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, leg, hip and lower back pain. We explore breathing from a somatic perspective, including how to release the diaphragm, ribcage and the primary muscles of respiration. The second segment focuses on the principles and language for teaching Somatic Movement Explorations. Students will practice their teaching skills with each other and receive feedback on their teaching.

Segment 3 (3 days)

In the final segment you learn to assess the mechanics of walking and different gait patterns. You continue to learn more advanced Somatic Movement Explorations and teach a movement lesson and receive feedback to further advance your teaching skills. In this segment you develop your sense of touch for a safe and receptive approach towards your students. Lectures include ethics and the art of unconditional regard.

Those who successfully demonstrate competence in their embodied understanding of Living Somatic Education, teaching Somatic Movement Explorations and who have completed all assignments will be certified as a Living Somatic Movement Teacher (LSMT).


This training is open to all who wish to experience and learn more about Living Somatics and it’s practical application. This work has been appreciated by professionals such as movement teachers, yoga instructors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, doctors, counsellors, psychotherapists, mindfulness trainers, life coaches, massage therapists and others.

If you would like a more detailed prospectus or have any questions you would like answered please contact Deirdre at


Living Somatics Education is a system of neuromuscular education and a movement awareness practice. The focus of this training is to learn to teach the key movement lessons, theory and principles of Living Somatic Education. This method teaches us how to use movement and awareness to increase wellbeing, health, and access our greater potential. 
This work teaches us to recognise and realize holding patterns and chronic pain resulting from injury, repetitive strain and habituated posture. The Somatic exercises are slow, mindful movements mostly done lying down on the floor. The primary focus is on finding ease and quality movement and the form of the movement is secondary. The Living Somatic Movement Teacher Training draws from the lineage of somatic pioneers Thomas Hanna and Moshe Feldenkrais. Living Somatic education is a safe and gentle approach to neuro-muscular re-education. Through this sensory-motor approach, you will learn new ways of  improving functional movement patterns, self-regulate your nervous system and address the main cause of pain in the body. 

“I was very impressed with the work, especially considering how simple the exercises really are. I feel that by working with awareness and movement, my body could find its natural alignment again and from this I experienced a real sense of deep relaxation”

Myrna Vnderzee, counselor



Segment 1: 3rd – 5th July 2020
Segment 2: 9th, 10th & 11th October 2020
Segment 3- Dates to be decided soon. 

Teaching hours are between 9.30am – 5.30pm, with a break for lunch.

Deposit – €200

Full price €1850
50 % to be paid before March 31st and remaining fees to be paid before the training starts.

Early Bird price €1500
Must be paid in full before 30th April 2020 

9 days of training
Online resources
Assessment and Evaluation
A course book covering written out lectures and movement lessons in an “easy-to-teach-from” table format
Online audio recordings of the movement lessons
Access to a mentor between segments who offers practical guidance on the application of Somatics
Meetings with a mentor and mentor group to discuss question sand progress on assignments.


Required Reading: Somatics: Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health by Thomas Hanna


Living-Somatics-Brian-Profile-Photo-300x300BRIAN SIDDHARTHA INGLE is the core teacher of this Living Somatic Movement Teacher Training. He is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Naturopath. He is a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, a Somatic Yoga teacher, a practitioner of the Feldenkrais method, and an aqua bodyworker. He is a leading teacher pioneer in Somatic Education and brought the Somatic Method to Ireland.

For more than 30 years, Brian has been inquiring into authentic systems of self-healing, movement and personal development. He has a background in Ayurvedic Medicine, Vedic Astrology and has been based in India since 1995. Life in India started in Lucknow, in service to Sri H. W. L Poonja (Papaji), where Brian was his osteopath.

Brian is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. He is the founder and director of the Ingle Institute for Somatic Education. Together with his team, Brian offers workshops and professional trainings all over the world, including India, Europe and Russian speaking countries. His work takes him traveling extensively, sharing his passion for embodied movement as a vehicle to greater freedom. Brian has a great love for adventure and movement in nature, such as surf kayaking, ocean swimming and Somatic running. He is also a singer-song writer and plays a mean guitar. You can find out more on his website


Deirdre-Head-shot-CROPPED-300x266DEIRDRE MULLINS  is the second teacher on this Living Somatic Movement Teacher Training. She is a Certified Somatic Educator, a Somatic Exercise Coach and a Yoga teacher with over ten years teaching experience. Prior to teaching, she also attained both a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. qualification.

Deirdre discovered Somatics after suffering with pain for eight years from an unresolved shoulder injury. After just one workshop her shoulders felt light, spacious and pain free. Impressed by how such a gentle, effortless practice could have such a profound impact, she decided to immerse herself deeper. She sought out the best Somatic Training available worldwide, completing her training in Russia, Sweden and Ireland.

In her thriving practice SomaYoga, she works with individuals through private clinics, classes and workshops. Deirdre has been instrumental in spreading Somatic Movement Education throughout Ireland. Over the last number of years she has taught more than fifty workshops around the country.

Deirdre says “Guiding people through an embodied practice to feel, sense and reconnect with body and mind is a real gift. I can empower them towards self- healing through enhanced awareness, helping them to realign and restore.”

To learn more check out her website


2 x thick blankets
1 yoga mat
1 small pillow

YOGAMOVES is in a small town on the west of Ireland called Gort. It lies between Galway, Clare and Limerick and is close to Shannon airport for international students. One of the wonderful things about Gort is that is lies at the edge of the Burren, one of the most incredible places on the planet, famous for its flowers and fauna. Gort also has some great restaurants and cafes, our favourite being the Gallery Cafe across the road in the square. Accommodation options tend to be cheaper here than in the surrounding bigger cities and we get away with free parking. 

For people travelling, there are a few accommodation options.

          O Sullivan’s Hotel is just cross the road form the studio in the main square in Gort

The Lady Gregory this is a very traditional Irish hotel.  Offering 87 ensuite comfortable bedrooms.  There is a very nice restaurant and also a Spa & Pool.  Room rate varies depending on the time of year and length of stay.

Woodley Bnb– a cheap and cheerful up the road, prices as low as €25 per night.

There is also Air BnB options in or close to the town. Air BnB offer private rooms in homes or entire houses that could be shared. We can help group people together for Air BnB. Just let us know you are interested in this option and we can help advise.  

Traveling to Gort, Co Galway

To look at various ways to get around Ireland use ‘Get there‘  This is a great, easy to use, website that will help you see the different travel routes and options from any area in Ireland.  It also shows you all the time tables for the various routes.

Bus Ereann is the nation bus company 

Irish Rail is the national rail service

Galway City to Gort 

There is a regular bus service running from Galway, Eyre Square Bus station to Gort.  It takes 40 minutes.  So if you decide to stay in Galway City you could commute to your training.

By Air 

There are 3 main airports in Ireland that would offer International services from most destinations. Dublin Airport would be the largest and has a more regular international service than Shannon or Cork.

Shannon Airport – This is the closest Airport to Gort.  It has a very good direct bus service that will take approximately 1 hour.  

Dublin Airport – 3.5hrs away from Gort.  With the option of bus or train links.  Trains are from Hueston Station in the centre of Dublin City. They operate a direct service to Gort with a journey time of 3 hours.

Cork Airport – the furthest from Gort.  It does however run a good bus service but would take 4 hours

Car Hire or Taxi

If you do not wish to travel independently then you could consider either renting a car or hiring a private taxi.  Where possible we would see if others were arriving around the same time and look at car pooling or sharing a taxi to help with the cost.  Prices would vary depending on your pick up location.  

By Road

There is a good road network across Ireland. Gort would be close to Galway, which is linked to motorways.  Google maps offers the best route service to Gort

For more help with any travel arrangements please email us on


Payment will be refunded only if your place can be filled from the waiting list. An administration fee of €30 will be deducted.

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