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Cicely Nelson

About this Artist

Cicely Nelson is violinist/violist and a Teaching Artist with YOLA at Camino Nuevo. In addition to degrees in music performance and Suzuki certifications, she is trained in ballet, flamenco, Pilatesand yoga and is presently pursuing certification as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. 

I’ll be speaking about teaching with a somatic lens  that is, with the body in mind. Emotions – and trauma in particular – are primarily held and experienced physically. We can help children feel and thus process their emotions by speaking to body awareness, offering physical cues, and  especially important during this time  keeping them moving even as they play their instruments.