Somatic Trainings and Retreats

Somatic Trainings & Retreats in the UK

with Gemma Mallol & Marcela Enriquez Wakeham

Trauma informed Somatic Trainings, Retreats and Online Programmes

Still Flowing is a Trauma informed Somatic, Meditative, Therapeutic Approach to Yoga, Movement, Mindfulness and Dance. All our programmes are about deep healing at the level of the nervous system fostering regulation , resilience, relationship and resource through somatic movement and contemplative practices and experiences. A clear embodied orientation to the natural world facilitates these processes, This work cultivates empathy, bringing us closer to an interconnected place within ourselves, in relationship to others, the earth and the world. We offer a range of trainings, retreats and programmes both online and in person.

Gemma Mallol is an Embodied Movement Practitioner, Therapist and Teacher, Educator and Researcher of 25 years experience in the fields of Yoga, Mindfulness, Somatics and Dance. Senior Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Body Orientated Trauma Therapist). She is currently studying a Research Masters in Dance (Somatic Movement and Embodiment) at Plymouth University

Marcela Enriquez Wakeham is an Educator of Movement-Body-Oriented Disciplines of 20 years Experience.
Senior Yoga & Pilates Teacher, Somatic Movement Educator, Experiential Anatomist and Physiologist, Dancer & Choreographer, and Native American Medicine Woman. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing Therapy and in Body Mind Centering

Foundations of Embodiment Training in Devon, UK

  • 9th – 11th September 2022 (Part 1) 25th – 27th November 2022 (Part 2)
  • The Soma Shala, Ashburton, Devon
  • Certified by UK Yoga Alliance @ CPD Level 40 Hours
  • Teaching Faculty: Gemma Mallol & Marcela Enriquez Wakeham
  • Cost: £595 (non residential) – payment plans welcome and camping option available for additional fee
  • for bookings

This is for yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to move into the principles of somatic and embodied teaching, that cultivates a therapeutic whole body trauma informed healing approach to working with the body and who want a total immersion into this deep, expansive and transformative yoga. 

This CPD module is broad and covers different aspects of Somatic Yoga, Movement and Mindfulness, including:-
1) Led somatic movement and yoga practices with anatomical and physiological maps informed by Body Mind Centering – the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen .

2) Understanding and cultivating developmental bio intelligent sequencing as a somatic asana framework

3) Buddhist Mindfulness teachings focussing on the inner body and breath in movement, spacious awareness and inter-depdendency

4) Somatic movement & awareness practices in nature

Practice spaces dedicated to open enquiry, dialogue and creative process will support understanding of the material within community discovery & experiential pedagogic technique. 

Through the 6 days you will discover how these practices interweave and how these foundations are inherent to working with the body in a therapeutic way from a somatic perspective and this approach translates into yoga, mindfulness, dance, movement and body orientated therapies and practices.

July 2022 Elemental Body Programme on Zoom

  • Warm Breezes (Summer Body)
  • Friday 8th July – Friday 5th August 2022
  • 5 Consecutive Weeks Fridays 10 – 11.30am (UK Time)
  • Teaching Faculty: Gemma Mallol
  • Cost £75 per cycle

Elemental Body (Warm Breezes) is a deep dive into the the elemental nature of the body. We will be exploring the mystery, movement and stillness of the Summer body through contemplation (Buddhist Insight Meditation), Inner Dance (Butoh inspired) & Somatic Movement and Therapeutic Techniques and Principles. If you would like to explore inner dance and movement, unlock creative energy and expression and dive deep into meditation from a somatic nature based perspective then do come and join this group.

This is a therapeutic session and integrates principles of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (body orientated trauma healing) working with embodying the elements as a bigger container within which to regulate the nervous system, and as a conscious return to nature through our body which is part of the greater earth body. I work with spacious embodied guidance through somatic movement, inner dance, contemplation, breath, sound, music and the embodied imaginal realms. There is space at the end of each session to develop your own own expressive arts practice and sharing and integration within the group.

October 2022 “Ancestral Body Retreat” in Devon, UK

Accompanied by the warm heart of traditional Mexican Cacao Ceremony, the spiralling falling leaves and the mushroom magic of the woodland in autumn on the Dartington Estate in Devon, come and dive deep into the mystery, movement and stillness of your body through journeying and somatic movement. This retreat will gently re-connect you to your ancestral body memory which bridges the past, present and future, opening doorways to profound trans-generational healing. Cacao is a heart medicine that sensitively facilitates this process through ritual, song, contemplation, somatic movement, dance and creative processes in nature.

We will spend time moving outside in nature (in the forest on the Dartington Estate) and sit round the outdoor fire for the ceremonies. Quieter more contemplative practices will be held in the Nest (the beautiful eco structure) that will be our centre, holding us at The Glade. On the 4th day there is an option to go out and spend a whole day on the beautiful wilds of Dartmoor moving, sensing and embodying the ancestral elements.

May 2023 “The Body as Nature Retreat” in Ibiza, Spain

Listen to Podcast with Gemma Mallol the Founder and Creator of Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training

Listen to Gemma’s practice history, her story and the underpinning and roots of her somatic mindful nature based approach to yoga, movement and mindfulness evolved over 20 years of embodied enquiry.

Discover how the body’s natural intelligence and healing power reveals itself through the somatic process aligning us to a huge well of creativity, empowerment, earth wisdom and community.

Click the link below to listen the podcast in Apple Podcasts

Registered Yoga School, Training Provider and Teachers with UK and European Yoga Alliances

  • Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training was established in 2008, and has delivered 27 training programmes to date.
  • Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training is a Registered Yoga School and accredited by the UK Yoga Alliance to deliver trainings, workshops and CPD’s at all levels. We are additionally registered with the European Yoga Alliance at the 200 hr level.
  • Gemma Mallol is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher and Training Provider (at all levels) with the UK Yoga Alliance, A Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and Certified Mindfulness Teacher (Mindfulness Training Institute). She is currently in an ongoing period of exploration and practice incorporating non-stylised movement and Butoh Dance in Nature.
  • Marcela Enriquez Wakeham is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with the UK Yoga Alliance and trained with Still Flowing in 2008, Pilates Teacher, Qi Gong Instructor and Dance of Awareness Facilitator. She is currently a student of Body Mind Centering and is exploring her Mexican Indigenous roots facilitating Cacao Ceremonies and Initiations.
  • Neville Cregan is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage Therapist with 25 years experience and teaches from a Scaravelli inspired approach. He completed his teacher training from 1995 – 1997 with Mary Stewart, Sophy Hoare and Peter Blackaby. He has an academic background in yoga and teaches yoga history and philosophy on various teacher training programmes.

Marcela Enriquez Wakeham
is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with the UK Yoga Alliance.

Gemma Mallol
is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with the UK Yoga Alliance.

European Yoga Alliance

Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training
is a Registered Yoga School with The European Yoga Alliance

Because we transmit the essence of embodiment in a soulful, creative, non dogmatic, humorous, down to earth way that will prepare the ground for you to share your experiences and teaching with integrity when your time is right