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The invitation is to connect deeply.

Connect with the deep wisdom of your body

and strengthen your capacity to trust its guidance.

 
 
What is Somatics?

The word somatics comes from the Greek root soma which means the living organism in its wholeness. 

Somatics is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes the wisdom of the body as the source for improving physical, mental, emotional, and relational health.

Why is it important?

Culturally, we have learned a mechanistic and dissociated view of the body. At both the personal and collective levels, this disconnect from the living intelligence of the body has been a major contributor to unhealthy patterns within healthcare, education, commerce, spiritual/religious arenas, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal relations.

How does it help?

Physical 

  • alleviates pain 

  • prevents and heals injuries  

  • corrects alignment

  • develops strength, ease, balance and agility

 

Mental

  • enhances mind/body communication for better self awareness and regulation

  • relieves anxiety, depression, repetitive thinking, overwhelm and shutdown

 

Emotional

  • eases pain in the body caused by emotional stress and armoring

  • creates space for compassionate response rather than unconscious reaction

  • grows capacity to remain fully present while in challenging emotional states

Relational

  • cultivates embodied awareness of self and other, laying the foundation for healthy communication

  • deepens presence for more fulfilling relationships with our family members, co-workers, and friends 

 

Collective

  • Supports individuals of society  in remembering and reclaiming their embodied wholeness, causing cultural change from the ground up.

  • From communities of people who are no longer dissociated from the fullness of their being, cultures that are based on power-with rather than power-over can arise.

SERVICES

 
 

Improve alignment
Balance flexibility with strength
Injury prevention and rehabilitation

SOMATIC HEALING

Restorative movement, mindful exercise, deep relaxation, bodywork, and nervous system education alleviates 

mental, emotional and physical pain related to:

stress - anxiety, depression

illness - autoimmune, neurological movement disorders, cancer 

injury - a fall, car accident, sports, repetitive use

grief - death of a loved one,  other loss or life changes

trauma - physical and or emotional

Sessions are 1.5 to 2 hours in length

Call or email to schedule your private appointment.

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SOMATIC EDUCATION

Re-educate your postural and movement patterns

through a multi-modal approach based in 

Pilates, yoga, and nervous system education.

- relieve pain from habitual misalignment 

- prevent and recover from injuries 

- improve balance, flexibility, strength and agility

- enhance mental/emotional resiliency

Sessions are 1 to  1.5 hour in length

Call or email to schedule your private appointment.

 

CONSTELLATION WORK

 

Family or Systemic Constellation Work is an experiential, body-based approach for working with the effects of transgenerational trauma, hardship, or disconnection that may have been epigenetically transferred to you. Constellation Work enables work with ancestral and familial dynamics, and is also an incredible tool for working with any of the systems we are a part of, such as the internal family system, attachment and developmental imprints, cultural, and collective dynamics. We exist within an intricate web of inter-being. Our individual challenges are never separate from the whole. Constellation Work facilitates a profound process through which you can come to understand your life within a greater context, heal the hurts, amplify the strengths and deepen the flow of love.

Sessions vary from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on whether you choose to work one-on-one or in a group. Call or email to schedule your private appointment or to inquire about openings in the ongoing small groups.

INTUITIVE ART

Grounded in a somatic approach, intuitive painting, collage, and art journaling are powerful tools for self-care and growth. In creating intuitive art, you generate your own personal imagery that supports your health and healing. Receive guidance for developing your personal intuitive art practice and facilitation for working with what emerges in these revelatory processes.

Sessions are 1.5 to 2 hours in length

Call or email to schedule your private session.

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SOMATICS FOR DANCERS

Somatic training develops well rounded dancers

who understand how to:

- sense and move with optimal alignment

- balance flexibility with stability

- prevent and heal injuries 

- develop heightened somatic awareness for enhanced

    artistry and movement possibility.

- cultivate embodied mental/emotional wellness

Sessions are 50 minutes

Call or email to schedule your private appointment or to inquire about a group class at your studio.

 

SOMATICS FOR PARENTS

Learn body-centered practices for connecting more fully with yourself and your children. Change created through somatic practice will make a significant difference in your life, your child's life, and for generations to come.

- learn self regulation and co-regulation practices

- repair attachment interruptions

- foster bonding that diminishes behavioral issues

- develop healthy boundaries

- grow a loving relationship that will last a lifetime

Sessions are 1.5 to 2 hours in length

Call or email to schedule your private appointment or to inquire about a custom class for your group.

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1522A State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-345-9550