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Fundamentals Immersion Course (Caen, France)

We are thrilled to be returning to Normandy, France at the Centre de
Formation le Plaisir d’Apprendre! Come join us for our Fundamentals Immersion Course in picturesque Normandy.

  • French translation will be available on site

  • French language Fundamentals Immersion student manual will be available

  • French and English speakers are welcome!

If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short-term relief (or none at all), then this course is for you! Eliminating muscle pain, stiffness, and the feeling of ‘getting old” starts with the brain. Trauma, stress, and postural compensations change the way the brain senses and moves us, and how we experience ourselves on a physical and emotional level. Clinical Somatics teaches you to restore fluid, effortless, and joyful movement – on your own, wherever you are and whenever you need it. Come and learn to be more present and comfortable in your body and in your life.

This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to
deepen their understanding of Clinical Somatics for their own personal education and
exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Clinical Somatics:
the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Movements. Come and learn:

  • How Sensory Motor Amnesia contributes to most chronic muscle pain

  • How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives, mentally, emotionally and physically

  • The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching

  • How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life

  • A basic routine of Somatic Movements that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement

  • And more…

This course is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness
trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to
incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice — or their life!



All registrations will be taken directly by the Centre de Formation le Plaisire d’Apprendre. Contact the Centre at

This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CCSE.

Essential Somatics® reserves the right to cancel any event or change event dates if necessary. In the unlikely situation that this may occur, a full refund of all monies paid will be returned to the client. For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance to protect your trip investment in the event of date changes, illness, emergency, weather conditions, or any unforeseen circumstances.

Earlier Event: October 3
ESMTT Level 2 (Denver, CO)
Later Event: October 17
ESMTT Level 2 (Taunton, UK)