HSE and Me

We are AHSE (the Association for Hanna Somatic Education). Our members were trained "to go through the looking glass” to "see" you in a different way by the internationally  renowned educator Thomas Hanna who coined the term "Somatics".

Tom developed a series of movements based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and Alexander (of the Alexander technique) and called them “The Somatic Exercises.”

By practicing these exercises on a daily basis, many people have found relief from serious back pain. Many noticed their bodies changing, “Like Magic”, hence the phrase;

                                                                  “The Magic of Somatics”.

I was one of those individuals having been traumatized from numerous accidents; a fall out of a silo while growing up on the family farm, a fall on a soccer ball while playing soccer in my athletic days, and finally a rib cage injury at work. All these incidents, in combination, resulted in serious pain that I didn’t know how get out of! It was affecting my social life and my life as an active dancer and dance performer. 

At the ripe old age of 45, I was hurting, in chronic pain, and ready to give up on dancing and life. Now, at the age of 67, I'm more flexible than I was at that ripe "old age" of 45 and guess what? I'm still dancing. Better yet, I'm enjoying life more than ever before!

I was introduced to Hanna Somatics and Hanna Somatic Education in 2000. I started practicing the Hanna Somatic Exercises and found my flexibility returning and the pain easing up. I was so grateful! I  couldn't help myself, I wanted to be able to teach this to everyone I met. So, I signed up for the Hanna Somatic Training through the Novato Institute for Hanna Somatic Education and became a Hanna Somatic Educator. The rest is history. I love this work and everyone who has trained as a Hanna Somatic Educator loves the work. You will too!

AHSE, as an association, is here to assist you in finding professionally trained Hanna Somatic Educators. Our goal is to help you! We want you to be free of pain, and free of the medical systems' merry go round.

Our number one goal, however, is to assist you in finding more flexabitly and freedom in you life!

  To view what a clip of Tom Hanna working with a client see:



  To find out more about becoming a Hanna Somatic Educator through the Novato Institute for Hanna Somatic education: www.somaticsed.com/education


   To find a practitioner near you:


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To learn more about Thomas Hanna:



From the Association for Hanna Somatic Education,


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Have a very nice day!

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