CERTIFICATION

Are you passionate about
teaching Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with
the SMC® CEI Level 1 Course.

CERTIFICATION

Are you passionate
about teaching
Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with
the SMC® CEI Level 1 Course.

Are you passionate about teaching Clinical Somatics?

Start your teaching journey with the SMC® CEI Level 1 Course.

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.

Course Tuition: $475

Read the SMC® CEI Level 1 Course Prospectus

In the ten-week online 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
“My great good news is that I have not yet even completed the first course and my high hip (“short leg”) has almost completely returned to normal positioning! After two years (this very month, oddly), I had forgotten how wonderful it feels to move around normally again…”
Mary Jo M.

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