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Somatic Yoga

After taking a break from teaching I am now running monthly workshops at the Wotton Village Hall.

 9.30-12.15pm First class £35 £45 thereafter.


First Sunday of the month.

Except December which is the 8th.


Please email to book. Thank you

Cancellation policy

You pay 50% within 3 days of the class

and 100% within 24 hours.

If I can fill your place I will refund you in full.

This is a very slow silent somatic yoga class working with the breath, the gravity and pandiculation. Standing, sitting, lying down.

Relaxing, releasing and realigning.

Private lessons are available so please do email me if you are interested.

Warm wishes Nicki.


What Is Somatics? 
Somatics describes a practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance.

Our technique focuses on conscious Pandiculation.

Muscles throughout the body are carefully contracted and slowly relaxed to imitate the body’s natural Pandicular response, to help release the natural build up of chronic tension, relieving your aches, pains and stiffness

Please click the button below to find out more.


I have been teaching yoga for over 25 years and it began studying Iyengar yoga with Terese Rumball, training with Ruth White until I found the style created by Vanda Scaravelli from Italy who initially learnt with Iyengar. I have recently been studying with Sandra Sabatini, a student of Vanda's for many years and Mikal Havkin who works with Sandra.

I have taught at the charity Combat Stress for the veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and at The Priory for clients in recovery. Specialising in anxiety, stress, eating disorders and restorative yoga for those with physical problems.

The classes are not exercise classes but classes for well being, realignment and are deeply relaxing and releasing. They take  you deep within yourself to become aware of the habitual tensions you hold in your body and undo them using the gravity and the breath. It is a very meditative, mindful slow style of somatic yoga that should leave you feeling as if you have had a massage with the benefit of realignment.

The following recordings are an introduction to  classes that I have run in the past.

Please enjoy any of the recordings and feel free to share with friends and family who might benefit from this style of yoga.

Warm wishes, stay safe and well in the extraordinary times.



You will need a mat and some blankets if you get cold and possibly for under your head.


The Gravity:

The Breath:

Working with the edge: and how to practise:


20 minute twists 1:

30 minute feet and hips:

30 minute back work:

30 min shoulders:

30 min releasing adductors and quads:

30 min standing postures:

Short Practices

10 minute Standing body scan:

To Finish

Meditation for deep relaxation:

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