Carisa Borrello, CHSE

Hanna Somatic Education New Paltz New York

Hanna Somatic Education, is a gentle and rapidly effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body training) movement re-education that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain: the brain and the way in which it senses and organizes the muscles and movement. By learning to regain both awareness, sensation, and motor control of muscles - an educational process that can only be achieved through movement - the brain can remember how to relax and move the muscles properly. This process of sensory motor training creates improved muscle function and enhanced sensory awareness.

Hanna Somatic Education is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to reverse chronic pain. It is helpful for those suffering from headaches, stiff or painful joints and muscles, fatigue, poor posture, breathing problems, impaired movement, accident trauma and whiplash effects, back pain, repetitive use/stress injuries. Hanna Somatics is a true gift for anyone is who interested in learning more about themselves. Whether you have a specific issue or just want to be more embodied Hanna Somatics is for everyone!

Hanna Somatic Education ® is done both clinically on a massage table and as exercises in class room settings. HSE will teach you to reverse chronic muscle pain as you regain sensory awareness and voluntary control of your muscles and movement. Doing so can enable you to enjoy a rapid and significant improvement in physical comfort, quality of movement, posture and overall appearance.

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Hanna Somatic Session

To book a private clinical HSE session or private HSE or Somatic Yoga class please call

Carisa Borrello
(845) 702-2091

8 week hSE series

September 24th- October 17th
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-9:30am

weekly class schedule

Monday HSE Class 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday Somatic Yoga 7:30-9am

Wednesday HSE Class 5-6pm

Friday Somatic Yoga 7:30-9am

hanna somatic education new paltz new york


As a former dancer, rower and long time practitioner of yoga, as well as involvement in various exercise modalities over the past 50 years, I have found Hanna Somatics to have a profound effect on my body and the awareness of how it works. One of the most notable effects was a change in a shoulder injury (frozen and with some tears) which improved more dramatically and in a shorter period of time than any of the other treatments I'd received. To date, the injury is virtually gone. Somatics is also altering life-long patterns of body carriage and walking which have undoubtedly contributed to various injuries and joint issues over the years. I highly recommend Carisa's work and expertise in Hanna Somatics. I only wish I had discovered it sooner. -H.M.

Carisa introduced me to Hanna Somatic Education (HSE) in late February of 2018. I was looking for a way to lessen or alleviate numerous chronic pain issues I had in my legs, back and hips.  From that day on I have practiced some of the exercises nearly every day, since they have been very effective....For any yogis like myself who have been frustrated that yoga seems to be incapable of holding off the painful indignities of aging, like sore and aching joints, stiffness and chronic pain, Hanna Somatic Education may be exactly what you need, just as it has been for me. I recommend you try it for a month and witness the changes that are possible. -R.G

After years of pain and surgeries on both feet, reconstruction on one. My right SI joint fused. My body was in a constant state of fear. Fear of moving. Pain. I was unable to walk. I had forgotten the movements of just strolling down a path. HSE is done lying on the floor. Great for me, I could not exercise on my feet. Carisa listened, took the time to hear me. Slowly we were able to break the cycle of fear. Carisa was able to help me release muscle tension that had built up for years. I have found a more fluid movement in my walk. No longer do I cringe at the thought of getting up out of a chair. The movements are slow and mindful. I am no longer stuck in place. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to Carisa. -C.S.

I was drawn to the practice of Hanna Somatics to help release a chronic muscle spasm in my neck that probably originated from the onset of presbyopia and struggles with computer distance vision. Carisa's calm and gentle teaching presence guiding the class helped me understand and tune in to my body in a new way, and offered insights into how to relieve this pain on my own. Private sessions with Carisa to further explore other areas of chronic muscle tension yielded better and faster results for me than massage or other forms of bodywork. I highly recommend the Hanna Somatics class, the combined Hanna/yoga class and private sessions with Carisa. Well worth the time and investment! -K.H.