is a center for the study of gestures and somatic practices. It is a nucleus of practical and theoretical research in the pedagogies of bodily experience, in the analysis of movement and the dynamics of synergistic interaction between mind, organism and environment – all that pertains to the disciplinary field of somatic education.
minima somatica offers consultations and exploratory pathways to anyone interested, at any age and in any skill condition, in learning more about the organization of their movement and tonic-postural coordination for the purpose of:
- relieve chronic pain, stiffness and tension;
- reduce stress;
- Improve posture through the exploration of dynamic body alignment;
- Expand movement options;
- Cultivate listening and self-care;
- Refine proprioceptive sensitivity and self-regulation;
- supporting one’s psychophysical well-being.
minima somatica is a studio founded in Faenza by qualified practitioners: Thomas Greil, teacher and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and the Jeremy Krauss Approach®, and Carla Bottiglieri, teacher and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®, and Rolfing®/Structural Integration.
Each of these methods proposes a specific approach to movement exploration based on the common principles that inspire somatic education.
In this perspective, which starts from an understanding of the singularity of the ways of presence and relation to the world, and from the recognition of the skills that belong to the experience of each subject, it is possible to address the issues of disability as well, to guide the learning of new cognitive and motor skills, using the sensitivity and intelligence of the body as a mediating ground.
Our activities come in the form of one-on-one sessions for adults, interaction sessions with infants and children accompanied by their parents, and sensorimotor integration sessions with children and young people with disabilities accompanied by family members and/or caregivers.
On a periodic basis, minima somatica organizes seminars and study groups, inviting specialists and teachers of various movement practices.