The BodyAlive! Center is an educational, hands-on health resource in Port Townsend, WA.

1233 Laurence Street
(360) 385-5822

Results You'll Use Every Minute, Every Day
for the
Rest of Your Life.

 

Amazing sleep, inspired dreaming ... It's the season to dream on to new possibilities.

Structural Integration techniques have positive and immediate effects on poor nighttime breathing that interrupts our health. BodyAlive! Center can help nighttime breathing issues, insomnia, and the root causes of sleep apnea symptoms. Dreams and big, huge, deep sleep are powerful healers and inspire the BodyAlive!

Interrupted sleep's core issues are rooted in breathing and posture. You are invited to learn how specific structural bodywork restores your sleep.
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Deconstructing Obstructive Sleep Apnea


 

What about
Belly Breathing? 

Surprisingly, not all breathing is good breathing that supports mental and physical health. Learn more about proper DAYTIME and NIGHTTIME breathing in the articles section.

 

 

 

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Recipes For You?

BodyAlive! offers recipes and step-by-step coaching on the raw, living foods diet. Hands-on, experiential instruction with no-heat, no-worries "cooking" for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

  • Green Dream: an Alkalizing Morning Drink
  • Chocolate Almond Brownies!

... and much, much more!

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    SOMA Neuromuscular Integration® Series 

    The SOMA Neuromuscular Integration® (SNI) Series is a systematic and sequential process of 11 90-minute sessions that use manual and movement therapy techniques to rebalance the body’s facial web.The result is improved physical performance.

    This process addresses breath, balance, mobility, coordination and function limitations that can fatigue the body and overwhelm the mind. These limitations often stem from a backlog of injuries and stresses that have accumulated over years into knots or scar tissue -- also know as a "shortened" connective tissue network.

    Post-series bodies are more fluid, vital, efficient, powerful and resilient. Post-series minds are more clear, creative, logical and self-aware.

    Calling and emailing BodyAlive! Center with questions about the SNI series is appreciated and welcomed. If you have been considering structural integration for a while or are new to the concept, you may benefit from coming into BodyAlive! Center for a free consultation—approximately 20 minutes. This allows us to meet and, if you like, I will "read" your posture for specific balances. This can be very informative and helpful in regards to what is working well, and why there may be compensation and shortness.

    First Session of SNI® Series

    (Optimize the Breath) 

    Client Testimonial, Q&A Format

    "Hi Aric! I answered the questions below pretty candidly ...

    Q: What you were concerned about when you came?
    A: I felt tense, off-balance, jet lagged and had been experiencing headaches.  

    Q: Why you chose to try SOMA bodywork?
    A: My friends suggested that I give it a whirl and am I glad I did!  
        
    Q: What were your goals for the session? 
    A: To gain balance & centeredness: my body, mind and spirit working as one.

    Q: What actually happened during the session?
    A: Aric compassionately surveyed my concerns, evaluated my posture -- the way I shifted my weight around and the way I was breathing.

    Q: Was there "body reading" or evaluation that was helpful?
    A: Although I was experiencing pain in my shoulder area, it was the result of the way I was using, or not using, my core hip-area. The biggest surprise was that I had forgotten how to breathe! I was breathing from the top of my chest -not my belly- so I was only bringing a small amount of oxygen to my digestive system and muscles.  

    Q: Was there instruction, training, or homework that was helpful?
    A: Yes, and so simple ... Through our session, Aric was very thorough, answered any questions I had in a way that I could understand, and helped remind me to breathe into the areas that he was working. It was a dance!  My homework is to check in with myself to see how I am standing and breathing. Sounds silly as it is so natural to stand and to breathe, but I was causing myself unnecessary problems by doing them unnaturally!

    Q: What does the bodywork feel like to receive?
    A: Let's put it this way: I have never experienced such physical releases of energy in my body before! This must be what you mean by structural integration!