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Gentle Somatic Yoga Weekend: Awaken from Within

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE
Price: $108.00

Discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body. Experience a weekend of complete restoration and inspiration for renewed lifestyle choices. 

During this online workshop, you will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

You will be invited to embody progressive and innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetics, pranayama (breathing practices), and healing visualizations inspired by quantum physics. As the practice of Yoga continues to become mainstream, people are searching for more gentle, kind, and nourishing ways to move.

This is a great introductory course for Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, bodyworkers, active seniors, beginning Yoga students, and anyone interested in expanding their skill set for self-care or self-healing. Regardless of age or ability, you will learn practical and effective skills that you can immediately incorporate into your private sessions, classes, and home practice.

Live sessions with James on Saturday at 12–1:30 pm and 2:30–4 pm and Sunday at 12–1:30 pm ET.

The main program sessions are live and all sessions are in ET. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to the Online Programs access page if you are unable to join us live for that session. Recordings* are usually posted within one day and are available to program participants and presenter(s) only.
*You're welcome to turn off your camera if you don't wish your image to be recorded.

You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until May 9.

In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talk with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


This was a life-lifting experience. I have been a couch potato for many years, but loved the Gentle Somatic Yoga program. The intensity and pace were manageable and the effects were immediately felt in my body. I will gladly participate in future Yogaville programs; especially Gentle Somatic Yoga. — Cassandra Jackson-White

James Knight is a fantastic teacher and did a great job introducing the principles and theory behind Gentle Somatic Yoga, as well as leading us through several practices. I highly recommend his class. — Jerome Levadoux

It was an awesome and needed experience to be a part of the "Gentle Somatic Yoga® Weekend: Awaken from Within!" James Knight is a fabulous teacher—he has full knowledge of the human body and yoga; he gave easy-to-follow instructions; he is humble and professional. I felt safe and taken care of during the time of the classes. My mind, body, and heart feel much lighter, balanced, and content. I am planning to take more classes with James and at Yogaville. Thank you. — Malgorzata "Gosia" Allison-Kosior

This was an outstanding intro course to Somatic Yoga led by a very experienced and talented person, James Knight. I am inspired to continue with this yoga practice. — Lee Helfrich


  • 1

    Welcome !!

    • Student Walkthrough – How to Navigate this Course

    • Welcome to Gentle Somatic Yoga Weekend: Awaken from Within

    • Resources, Materials, and Assistance

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    Day 1 | Mar. 13

    • Morning Sadhana

    • LIVE – Session 1 with James – 12–1:30 pm ET

    • Lunch Talk

    • LIVE – Session 2 with James – 2:30–4 pm ET

    • LIVE – Integral Yoga® Hatha – 5–6:30 pm ET

    • LIVE – Saturday Evening Satsang – 7:30–9:30 pm ET

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    Day 2 | Mar. 14

    • Morning Sadhana

    • LIVE – Session 3 with James – 12–1:30 pm ET

    • Congratulations!

    • Program Evaluation – Help us create amazing experiences

    • Lunch Talk

    • LIVE – Integral Yoga® Hatha – 5–6:30 pm ET



James Knight

James has been an Integrative Therapist for over 25 years. He is a Yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) and Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE). From his combined experience as a lifelong yogi, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James created a method of Yoga that integrates what he discovered to be the most progressive, life-enhancing techniques into an embodied movement practice. Gentle Somatic Yoga was born out of years of exploring means of connecting and integrating the deeper aspects of the whole Self (Soma).

James' passion is to awaken the possible for people living with challenges related to physical limitations. He does so by inspiring and encouraging them in discovering freedom through mindful movement. This allows the Soma to make generative, fulfilling choices on every level—mind, body, and Spirit.

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In this online workshop, discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body.