Donna Brooks is a somatic movement educator and therapist, Yogi, and embodied meditator who has 35 years of experience teaching, counseling and coaching in movement and the healing arts.

Hyoid Happiness

the little bone that removes shoulder stress, benefits postures and strengthens your voice.

Do you:
  • Notice neck, jaw or shoulder problems that don’t go away?
  • Feel like your breath catches in your throat?
  • Struggle to keep your head up and shoulders back?
  • Notice your speaking voice get thin or reedy?
  • Find yourself reacting to life with held breath and a tight throat?
  • Need more support for your pelvic floor?
Identifying, understanding and moving your hyoid bone and related muscles can help. This little bone connects our breathing, speaking, swallowing, and plays an important supporting role in overall posture. You can support your whole body by finding natural hyoid movement. This movement is satisfying, pleasurable, pain-free and can eliminate problems with chronic neck and shoulder tension, difficulty speaking, swallowing or feeling like your head weighs too much!

Join me for gentle movement explorations and adjustments that allow you to:

Balance your head without tension
Free your shoulders
Breath more deeply without effort
Resonate and project your voice
Have better posture without added effort.

Classes are small and adjusted to individual needs. Mindful awareness is an important component so come prepared to be curious and interested. Class size limited so early enrollment is encouraged.6 weeks $149Fridays 10 – 11:15 am January 3

Saturdays 10-11:15 begins January 4

All classes are held at Wellspring Neurotherapy – 104 Russell Street, Hadley MA