Due to instructor illness this event series has been cancelled. All registrants will be contacted by Gentle Somatic Yoga for a refund.  

Experience Freedom Through Somatic Awakening
An In-Studio Series of
Gentle Somatic Yoga® Workshops
with GSY Founder James Knight
Friday, May 27, Saturday May 28, & Sunday May 29, 2022
 Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre, Ottawa, Canada

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 View a Special Invitation from James Knight and GSY to the Ottawa Workshop Weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2022:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Gentle Somatic Yoga Class & Social ~ Theme: Community night!*
Introducing 6+ Somatic Movement Flows® to bring restoration to the entire Soma. Afterwards let’s stay a while and celebrate being in-person… in community.

Saturday, May 28, 2022: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: Introductory Workshop 
Introducing 6+ new Somatic Movement Flows® that will help unwind from stress holding habits from head-to-toe. James introduces some of the basic neuroscience and philosophy behind Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY).

Sunday, May 29, 2022: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m 
Gentle Somatic Yoga ~ Theme: GSY Deep Dive Workshop
Introducing 12+ new Somatic Movement Flows® to inspire a deeper understanding of how and why this method is different than other popular styles of yoga. Instead of focusing on stretching muscles we use a technique called pandiculation. Pandiculation helps repattern the brain-to-muscle connection returning muscles to their optimal length in a resting position. The result of this repatterning can bring significant flexibility, strength, and postural alignment.

Participants will have an embodied experience that will not only help them, but can also be shared with their family, friends, clients and students. A PowerPoint presentations of the history, philosophy, methodology and neuroscience behind GSY will be offered, as well as “Learning Laboratories” for review, Q&A and integration following each session.

This interactive and experiential workshop is the perfect introduction to GSY for yoga teachers/therapists, bodyworkers, movement educators, as well as the lay person. You will learn practical and effective skills that can immediately be incorporated into your classes and/or 1-on-1 sessions with clients.

CEU’s: Yoga instructors may claim 10 CEU hours for this event.
Payments are in CAD

Each workshop or class can be attended individually.

This workshop series was designed consecutively as each event builds upon each other (this means very few Somatic Movement Flows®, if any, will be repeated in each event).

Friday and Saturday purchased together $75.00
Friday, Saturday and Sunday purchased together as a full series $195.00
*Friday’s class is designed to be very relaxing and restorative. Afterwards, you may want to meet James and enjoy some refreshments together, in community.

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Please note: James Knight has every intent to come to Beyond and share the Gentle Somatic Yoga® practice in person (3+ years in the making!). Since COVID restrictions are still a concern, should traveling or large group gatherings be restricted, we wouldn’t cancel this event fully.

This is an in-person event. Spaces are limited.


About James Knight

James has been an E-RYT, CHSE (Certified Hanna Somatic Educator), and Integrative Therapist for 25+ years. His passion is to inspire and encourage others to live a fulfilling life of physical, emotional and spiritual freedom.

From his combined experience as a lifelong yogi, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James founded a method of integrating what he discovered to be the most progressive, life-enhancing techniques into an embodied practice of mindful movement. Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) was born out of years of exploring means of connecting with the deepest aspects of himself.

As an architectural and interior designer, master Feng Shui consultant, and professional photographer, James enjoys designing sacred spaces and other creative endeavors that reflect his spiritual aesthetic. On a personal level, he enjoys spending quality time with loved ones while cultivating and energizing conscious communities.

When not in a pandemic, James spends much of his time traveling the world facilitating teacher training certifications, workshops, and cultural immersion retreats. Please join him and experience GSY for yourself!