Intro to Somatic Yoga

Friday, April 16th - 6:00-8:00PM

This 2-hour introduction to somatic movement led by teacher Sha Roehm, is designed to equip you with the meaning of Soma, educate you in the somatic perspective, offer breathing techniques and provide basic somatic movements.

Somatic Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mind-body integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga).  It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology.  You will learn how to listen to the signals your body sends, survey the internal self by re-educating the way your brain senses and moves the muscles. Somatic yoga is for anyone and everyone. No prior yoga experience is required.


One of the most important relationships is the one you have with yourself.  Many of us have learned to explore our connection to others without understanding how we operate internally.  This workshop will empower you to lean into the voluntary and non-voluntary aspects of your body. 

Somatic yoga is a type of movement that assists in providing you the resources to step back from what your nervous system is telling you.  We will use slow conscious movements to inform how and what you want to do instead of automatically falling into long-standing patterns and behaviors.  These natural and intuitive movements will allow you to access more information about the ways you hold your experiences.

The human brain always retains the capacity to learn, change and grow.  Join me as we become inner astronauts.  

Friday, April 16th - 6:00-8:00PM

Sha' Roehm

Somatic Teacher and Meditation Guide

Sha’ is a certified 300-hour meditation teacher who implements a mixture of meditative modalities and somatic yoga movement to create brave spaces for her clients.  It is her belief that we must be patient and trust in our own creative and spiritual rhythms while developing inner resources.  Sha’ specializes in creating reflective content derived from scientific research and living traditions.  She offers one-on-one guidance, meditation leadership workshops, curriculum development for organizations and facilitates retreats.  Additionally, Sha’ has successfully launched a children’s mindfulness program.  Her impact on the corporate level, workshops, retreats, and classes for adults and children continues to lead many to their personal voice and power.

Born in Orlando, FL, Sha’s love of culture and travel began as a child while growing up with parents in the U.S. Air Force.  She has lived in numerous countries and now resides in Dallas Texas.

Receiving her B.S. degree from Texas State University in Geography: Resource and Environmental Studies, Sha’ began a career in the cartographic industry.  A passion for real estate prompted Sha’ to head a successful brokerage business.  With the pressures of maintaining a fast-paced career and family life, Sha’s informal meditation practice became essential to her wellbeing.  Which led her to meditation and yoga teacher training, both her passion profession.  Currently enrolled in a 3-year Somatic Experience Training for Professionals program at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.