For nearly 20 years, Gil Hedley, has guided countless "Somanauts" on his Integral Anatomy
expeditions of the human form.
Gil has created the word "somanaut" to describe those who explore the inner space of the body, and discover there, the rich terrain of themselves. As founder of Somanautics Workshops, Inc., Gil provides continuing education opportunities for professionals from a broad spectrum of disciplines and healing modalities, including Pilates instructors. Gil's inspired approach to anatomy presents an appreciative vision of the wonders of the human form both in the laboratory and out, at home and abroad.
Gil has produced four feature length DVD's documenting his innovative whole body, layer by layer approach to the study of anatomy. You can catch this riveting and respectful tour of the human form in The Integral Anatomy Series I-IV. You can also see the famous "fuzz speech" (with over 76,000 views to date), as well as Our Sacred Hearts and Exquisite Lungs on his You Tube channel. These videos are as beautiful as they are informative, and a good learning tool for all.
Gil considers himself an eternal student of life. He studied at the IM School of Healing Arts and was certified as a Rolfer® in 1993. His formal schooling includes the study of religion and ethics. He went to Duke as an undergrad, and then to the Divinity School of the University of Chicago for an MA in the study of religion and later a Ph.D. in Theological and Philosophical Ethics. While in Chicago, Gil studied Tai Chi, which, among many other things, helped him to re-conceive his body and to write a book about that process. He has since written two books of Poetry on the topic as well as compiled two more books of his most inspirational postings on Facebook. Click here to learn more about all of Gil's books.