Popular workshops and trainings

Soma 4 Living has simple and comprehensive ergonomic and musculoskeletal injury prevention training programs for employees, trainers, and supervisors. We use a successful and proven approach to adult learning that is understandable and practical.  We give your people the information and tools to avoid injury, reduce pain, work smartly and age intelligently.  

Your people will learn how to recognize and reduce risks associated with their positions and job demands while staying productive and performing well.  We have experience in many work settings and we adapt our programs to fit your organizations specific needs, environment and culture.  

Whether you want something easy and economical or are looking for a full prevention and performance system implementation we have the products and people to get the job done right.


Popular Workshops

Make your people safe and save money today. Call 250-748-6626 or click here to email


In her words....

“We hired the SOMA 4 LIVING to provide specialized injury prevention training to all of our warehouse employees. Our goal was to help employees recognize ’at-risk‘ behaviours and learn techniques to reduce the risk of injury.  We believe that the SOMA 4 LIVING training has been an important component of our overall injury prevention program. We have seen a consistent reduction in back injuries over the past year."

J. Callahan, Vice-President, National Distribution Company. Chicago, Illinois


Finding Neutral- intro program with practical tools. ergonomics, body mechanics etc.

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Bye-Bye Back Pain Blues- back care, injury prevention, recovery & pain management.

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AgeProof your Body- aging employees are a challenge for all organizations.

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Workshop Info below



Popular and Practical

99.9% of our Thousands of workshop participants say they would recommend our trainings to others. 



We have proven training's that will improve your staff injury prevention and

performance and your businesses productivity and profitability.


Finding Neutral

An injury prevention starter course.  Teaching your people about what WorkSafe BC's ergonomic risks are and what MSI's or MSD's are.  This course also goes into some of the invisible but common risks are and how to mitigate them.  Neutral is a common and popular term in ergonomics, fitness and rehabilitation.  Some people don't know what it means and many get a distorted sense of neutral.  Neutral is a starting place.  If you cant' even find an accurate state of neutral then any ergonomic intervention is going to be reduced in it's effectiveness. Participants leave with practical tools and knowledge.


Check out the new Back Pain Blues Music Video

A humorous, happy and hopeful story and song on a serious subject.

Bye-Bye Back Pain Blues

Levels 1, 2 & 3

Back injuries are the most common and costly reason for lost time incidence.  It can costs organizations tens of thousands of dollars and for individuals it is costly financially, mentally, emotionally, with relationships as well as many other costs. Most back injuries are preventable however according to WorkSafe BC statistics the incidence of back injuries have stayed close to the same over the last 15 years. These workshops start with the basics and then go into more advanced information and tools for back care.  Changing behavior needs repetition, reminders and a systems approach.   We can get you started and provide the tools to create lasting improvement and change. 



Value added trainings that actually resonate and connect with your people.


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Release your Best Office Body

Levels 1 & 2

When you spend most of the day sitting it can create a lot of problems. Ergonomics is important as well as body awareness to prevent injuries for computer users. Computer ergo set-up will be discussed and you will learn how and why to fine tune the adjustment of your chair and office equipment. self care techniques, seated exercises, body awareness tips.  



Release your Workplace Warrior

Levels 1 & 2

How we stand, bend and lift makes a big difference on our strength and power.  Everyone has heard “Use your legs not your back,” but few apply it. This class will leave you with the motivation and understanding to use simple principles and practices to get more strength and power without pain or injury. It will leave your people more resilient, wise and powerful. 




Release Stress... Release Success 

Stress in itself is neither good nor bad.  Stress is not all bad.  Stress helps us to learn, to improve, to create, to excel.  However when stress gets to be to much it becomes dis-stress.  Dis-stress can have many negative and costly impacts on your people, processes and productivity.  Learn the critical factors and gain a more positive association with stress.  Your people will come away with knowledge and effective tools for recognizing and managing stress.



Release your Youth...  AgeProof your Body

Too many people get old prematurely. Work, stress, injuries, sedentary job or lifestyle as well as our own expectations can all be major contributors to feeling  and functioning older than your years. 

There are many reasons for this but most of them can be associated with faulty patterns the brain learns. Once learned it becomes normal and we don’t notice it. We lose control of our health, balance and movement. 

This loss of control effects your body and your brain.  It takes away from your quality of life, your peace of mind, your ability to move and perform and increases the risk of injuries and pain. It can strip you of your power and well-being. 

To take back control doesn’t have to be hard.  Come learn some specific and applicable steps to get back in the drivers seat of your aging, health and quality of life.  Learn the most common causes of pre-mature aging and take away a few things you can do to AgeProof your body.  




To find out how Soma 4 Living can help your organization call or email: 


250.748.6626 or info@soma4living.com



In his words....

"I recently attended you Back Injury Prevention workshops at the CRD. What I took away from your workshop has literally transformed my life.

With no warning – no previous back pain and being very active, about 10 years ago I had a ruptured disk which was operated on to remove the protruding portion. The disk degenerated and the vertebra fused on their own, slightly crooked. My back has been in constant pain and my left leg has been numb ever since, with what the doctors have said is scoliosis and arthritis. Also the burning sensation and pins and needles occurring intermittently up and down my numb leg – which surprisingly gave me hope that there was no permanent damage and it could improve. I have seen neurosurgeons, had X-rays and CAT scans and MIRs, done physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, and a dark period of self-medication searching for relief from the chronic crippling pain. I was certain that this was still all fixable, that I did not have to be in pain forever. I had the awareness that the ongoing pain and “scoliosis” was musculature in nature, but was never able to put all the pieces together correctly. I had been taught to keep a strong core, and stretch out the stiff muscles so I could stand up straight in the morning, and that was the best I was to expect – after all I was not getting any younger.

I have been remarkable pain free since the few simple exercises you demonstrated in the workshop. Actually working the muscles instead of just stretching has given me back almost full mobility with virtually no pain – and it happened during the workshop and has lasted. The epiphany that I can relax my core has given me phenomenal relief – preventing everything from seizing up instantly. I am doing these few simple exercises in the morning and at night – replaced most of the hour long physio/yoga routine that I have been doing twice a day. I have been able to get out of bed in the morning, stand up straight, and have no pain. I do experience the onset of some pain later in the day, which I attribute to bad habits that I am conscious of and changing. I had the typical “new exercise” pains for a couple of days after, as my body and muscles were not used to these new movements, but they are subsiding.

This is a long winded way of saying thank you. Your insight into the cause and effect of back pain is unique, and remarkably simple. It is exhilarating to be pain free for extended periods of time now, and know that it is going to continue to improve. I wish I had this knowledge 10 years ago. It is astounding how much of life I have missed because of the pain, how limiting it has been."

- Kevin Barnard



Why Soma 4 Living?

Entertaining, educational and effective trainings that connect with your people.



Practical training’s tailored to the needs or your organization. We speak a language that is easy to understand and apply. We take complex subjects and put them into digestible and pragmatic bites that your people can start to use right away. We challenge your people to start to take control of their prevention and performance.  We get them involved, find out what makes them tick and give them practical tools and information they can apply to their work, their movement and their life.  We don’t just give them the fish, we teach them how, why and when to fish, and how to cook it and eat it.

Best Practices:

Education especially adult education demands specific approaches. Our staff have been researching and refining our programs and delivery so you are getting the best practices proven by today's science and over 20 years experience. We use methods to access all learning styles and help improve the knowledge and retention for all the levels and forms of intelligence.  We use the proven methods for learning, understanding and retention.  We make it applicable to the jobs, positions and demands that your people work in everyday. 


One of the reason our workshops are so well received (99.9% of people taking our workshops would recommend them to others) is because we just don’t talk to the audience we interact with them.  We open their eyes and their minds to the limitations of most approaches and give them the understanding, motivation and techniques for immediate application and benefit. 


Just presenting information and statistics is very boring.  People like to be entertained and engaged.   This is when learning becomes embodied.  We can take a closed or restricted mind and open it to new possibilities of self awareness, skill development, resilience and personal performance.  We take special pride in making your people better now, but also giving them the tools so they can continue to improve on their own. 


We are so confident we guarantee your people will like it.