"When I met Sifu Bernard Langan I was in the middle of healing from a lifetime of chronic pain - I had achieved significant pain reduction and improved mobility by working with a chiropractor, but was still dealing with pain on a near daily basis. After 10 Zen Bodytherapy sessions, I got my first taste of pain-free days. After several sessions learning the Hanna Somatics exercises, I am now able to successfully address pain when it does come up. At this point, nearly every day is pain free. I have energy and enthusiasm for life that I’ve never had before and attribute the majority of this healing to my sessions with Bernard.
I have also attended two of the orthopedic cranio-sacral therapy workshops that Bernard offers. I’m a complete novice to practicing bodywork, and find these workshops challenging yet accessible - Bernard's instruction is clear and direct and he is generous with feedback and support. In just two weekends, I have learned a tremendous amount about the body and am able to provide relaxing and effective treatments to family and friends."
"Coming here weekly, meeting and talking with you and going through the Somatic and Bodytherapy sessions has been one of the most worthwhile things I have done in my life."
"Bernard Langan has probably has the most refined sense of the human body in any human being I've met. His knowledge of the human body in relationship to how subtle movements can affect another human being is brilliant and his ability to convey that is clearer than any other human being I've met; Dancer, Healer or otherwise."
San Francisco, CA
Filipino Martial Arts teacher, Student and Client
"Sifu Bernard Langan's somatics, martial arts, and bodywork brilliantly transcend the rote routine of kata, choreography and cookie-cutter body clinics. The result is a deeply embodied, moving, meditative experience of oneself. His teaching and work combine western science with eastern wisdom to create a work that bristles and seethes with energy and intelligence, a work both playful and sublimely serious... The teaching is somehow both bewildering and utterly clear, razor-sharp and wide enough to encompass the world. The result is grace and eerie skill.
"The great thing about working with you Hanna Somatic Education is the it has given me back voluntary control of my body and nothing else I have tried has done that for me. I am in my early forties and would like to have child. I now feel that my body is in the condition where I can have a healthy pregnancy.
"Dear Bernard - Thank you for all your help over the last few months. I appreciate the way you facilitated my own awareness of my body and health. I feel so much better; a true sense of wellbeing which I attribute to the sessions with you.”
San Francisco, CA
"I had the rare privilege of attending one of Bernard Langan's Silat
classes at the Gathering in Sacramento this past weekend. Bernard has
that rare sensitivity of touch that can control another's balance and
motion, using any part of his body. Now I've had moments where I've
felt this, but to be able to do it on call, repetitively, and from
static positions, is of very high caliber indeed."
El Sobrante, CA
"I suffered for five years with Fibromyalgia. After 2 months of working with you I am no longer in pain. I use the exercises you taught me to stay pain free. I just started ballroom dancing again, that was something I really missed in my life since my illness.
I thought I would never be able to dance again. Thank you so much."
El Cerrito, CA