CERTIFICATION

Are you passionate about
teaching Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with
the SMC® CEI Level 1, 2, & 3 Courses.

CERTIFICATION

Are you passionate
about teaching
Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with
the SMC® CEI Level 1, 2, & 3 Courses.

Are you passionate about teaching Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with the SMC® CEI Level 1, 2, & 3 Courses.

Somatic Movement Center®

Certified Exercise Instructor Level 1 Course

SMC® CEI Levels 1, 2 & 3 is a series of home-study courses that teaches Clinical Somatic Education self-care exercises, principles and theory as developed by Thomas Hanna. The courses are designed for highly motivated, self-driven students who are comfortable with distance learning.

These courses are intended for health and movement professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, yoga instructors, fitness instructors, and personal trainers. The courses teach health and movement professionals how to instruct Clinical Somatics self-care exercises, and incorporate the exercises into their current practice.

Clinical Somatics exercises give health and movement professionals a highly effective way to help their clients and students who suffer from chronic muscle and joint pain, postural distortions, movement limitations, and many common musculoskeletal conditions. The exercises retrain the nervous system to release involuntary muscular contraction and change dysfunctional posture and movement patterns, undoing years of tension and pain.

If you have no background in movement or teaching, but are passionate about teaching Clinical Somatics, you are encouraged to enroll.

CEI Level 1 Course Tuition: $475

Read the SMC® CEI Course Series Prospectus

In the ten-week online CEI Level 1 Course, you’ll learn:

  • How to teach a series of ten Clinical Somatics exercises that address pain and dysfunction in the core of the body, including conditions such as back pain, hip pain, disc problems, sciatica, scoliosis, hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis, and functional leg length discrepancy
  • How to teach your clients and students to retrain their nervous system with the movement technique of pandiculation

  • The theory, principles, and neurophysiology of Clinical Somatic Education as developed by Thomas Hanna

  • How to teach Clinical Somatics self-care exercises in a variety of settings while being true to Clinical Somatics teaching principles and best practices
  • How to assess a client or student, and work with them in partnership to address their unique issues
  • How to sequence a group class or individual session in order to address specific patterns of pain, dysfunction, or diagnosed musculoskeletal conditions
  • How to instruct your clients and students to develop their own ongoing home practice

Register for SMC® CEI Level 1

You can change people’s lives with Clinical Somatics.

READ TESTIMONIALS
I just wanted to express my gratitude for giving me my life back! I’ve spent thousands of dollars seeing chiropractors and multiple physical therapists, none of which were able to figure out my problem, let alone help me recover. The results I got from such simple movements still astonishes me. I can’t thank you enough!”
Brian Beaumont
“After suffering several injuries to my body, my S-curved spine became more severe and painful. I tried various exercises, physical therapy and a posture course for scoliosis. Short of having back surgery, recommended by an orthopedic doc, nothing worked. After the first month of doing Clinical Somatics exercises, my back and sciatica pain are basically gone. After three years of chiropractic treatment, I no longer need to continue my visits. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this gift that keeps on giving!
Roz
Somatics has brought back my quality of life. I have a spinal condition called spondylolisthesis with pars fracture (Grade II). I have been using the daily Somatics exercises consistently for the past two months. I can say without hesitation these exercises work. Moreover, living without the pain and discomfort is life altering.”
Bill McKinney, SMC® CEI Level 1 Instructor

Somatic Movement Center®

Certified Exercise Instructor Level 2 & 3 Courses

SMC® CEI Levels 2 & 3 teach students how to instruct 30 advanced Clinical Somatics exercises. Students learn how to effectively connect with and coach each individual client in order to help them overcome common musculoskeletal conditions, including sciatica, idiopathic scoliosis, functional leg length discrepancy, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, and many more.

Students in CEI Levels 2 & 3 learn about the neurophysiology of pain, pain perception, motor learning, and involuntary muscular contraction. To complete certification at each level, students complete a six-week case study with a volunteer client. Case studies are assessed on how the student worked with their client based on symptoms, reported experience with the exercises, and challenges encountered during the learning process.

CEI Level 2 Course Tuition: $475
CEI Level 3 Course Tuition: $475

Students may enroll for CEI Level 2 after they have completed their CEI Level 1 certification. Students may enroll for CEI Level 3 after they have completed their CEI Level 2 certification.

In the ten-week online CEI Level 2 & 3 Courses, you’ll learn:

  • How to teach 30 advanced Clinical Somatics exercises that address pain and dysfunction in the core and the extremities of the body
  • How to work with common functional disorders, including sciatica, idiopathic scoliosis, functional leg length discrepancy, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, and many more

  • The neurophysiology of pain sensation and perception
  • How we learn motor patterns and develop involuntary muscular tension
  • How to modify exercises for students with movement limitations
  • How to connect with each student and address their unique needs
  • How to coach students to make changes in their habits in order to help them get out of pain and change their posture and movement

Get started today!

You’ve experienced in yourself the life-changing effects of Clinical Somatics: relief from tension and pain, prevention of recurring injuries and degeneration, and highly developed muscular control and body awareness. Now you can help your students and clients be free from pain by teaching them Clinical Somatics exercises. Start learning today!

Register for SMC® CEI Level 1

Get started today!

You’ve experienced in yourself the life-changing effects of Clinical Somatics: relief from tension and pain, prevention of recurring injuries and degeneration, and highly developed muscular control and body awareness. Now you can help your students and clients be free from pain by teaching them Clinical Somatics exercises. Start learning today!

Register for SMC® CEI Level 1
Clinical Somatics training