Somatic Bodywork

With Sharon Mansur

Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst

  Somatics is a field of wholistic mind/body movement

  studies and bodywork that emphasizes internal sensory

  perception and experience. The term Somatics was

  coined by Thomas Hanna, and ‘soma’ means ‘the body

  as perceived from within.’ Somatics supports greater

  awareness and ease in the body, allowing for more

  choices which can lead to transformations physically,

  mentally, and emotionally. 

  Sharon Mansur’s Somatics approach is based on the pioneering movement analysis, fundamentals, and re-

  patterning work of Rudolph Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff.  Laban (1879-1958) was a European scientist,

  dancer, choreographer, educator and community organizer who drew from Eastern and Western theories

  to create a discipline of body studies rooted in universal concepts.  Bartenieff (1900-1981) was a dance

  artist and physical therapist who further developed and brought his work from Europe to the U.S. Her

  research became known as Bartenieff Fundamentals, based on the primary idea that everything is


  These 1:1 sessions are done wearing comfortable workout clothing and take place in the Infinity Yoga

  Studio. They include gentle therapeutic hands-on movement techniques and simple neuromuscular re-

  education patterns to:
     ~Improve kinesthetic awareness and movement choices
     ~Relieve pain, tension, stress
     ~Improve flexibility, coordination, core strength, energy, mobility, and ease
     ~Support injury recovery
     ~Complement chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga, dance, sports, workouts &
       other healing and movement modalities

  For more information about Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals:
  Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, www.limsonline.org/
  Laban: https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/about-us/our-history/rudolf-laban
  Bartenieff:  http://www.dance-teacher.com/irmgard-bartinieff-2392279537.html