Gayatri Maya Andersson-Schriefer


Gayatri is a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, an equine somatic practitioner and a yoga teacher. She is a graduate from The Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training in California, USA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education with the focus on health promotion and education. Gayatri is a co-founder of Living Somatics that offers professional training programs in the clinical hands-on work and teaching of the movement lessons of Living Somatic Education. Gayatri has brought Hanna Somatics to Sweden. She consults clients internationally and teaches trainings and workshops, mainly in Sweden, Russia, Ukraine and the UK. 
From an early age, Gayatri inquired into the field of conscious movement. For the last twenty years she has been studying and practicing embodied movement, including Hanna Somatics, the Feldenkrais Method, Body Mind Centering, Qi-gong, and several styles of yoga. She has studied with some of the world’s foremost pioneers in the embodied filed, including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Mia Segal and Eleanor Criswell Hanna.

Gayatri guides her clients and students into greater embodied freedom, self-love and natural self-expression. She has spent her adult life inquiring into systems that bring about transformation, well-being and spiritual awakening. Gayatri is a firm believer that each person is self-responsible, self-regulating and self-healing. She teaches the principle of awareness with slow mindful movement, creating a field to reconnect with one’s self and discover how the light of one’s own awareness enhances integration, authenticity and freedom of self.