The Difference with Somatic Stretch®

Take a two-minute journey to learn about how we approach the 'stretch reflex' and how you can strain less, and move more!


The Somatic Stretch® approach is summarized in its main tenets, which are:

  1. There is an ideal condition of the body to hold as a potential, ultimate goal, the essentials of which are release of tension, flexibility, postural alignment, and internal strengthening for weight support.
  2. You begin where you are and then work on the restrictions that prevent further progress rather than reaching for a 'goal'.
  3. Progress is measured not by advancing to more difficult exercises, but by gradually overcoming the barriers that prevent further progress.

Lilian Jarvis, Founder, Somatic Stretch®

Former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Lilian is 89 in 2020 and still teaching. In this short video she explains what Somatic Stretch® is, and what it means to her. 

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About Lilian

Founder of Somatic Stretch® and former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, read more here about her story, and her Mission. 

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About Meredith

Lilian's daughter, Meredith Sands Keator is the Director of the Somatic Stretch® Training Program, and Founder of Neural Resonance Therapy®. Read more about her here. 

Art by Oceanna Visions

Fractal Anatomy and Somatic Stretch®

To learn about Lilian's daughter, Meredith Sands Keator, her work in the fractal nature of our anatomy, and how we can use Somatic Stretch® as a method to access the geometry of our nervous systems, 

Try a class with Meredith now