Don't compare your path to anyone else's. Your path is unique to you. -- Ram Dass
Movement: Life happens in our body, our soma. Movement impacts how we think and feel and our emotions and thoughts impact how we move. With intentional practice, reflection, and accountability without judgment, we have the creative capacity to move ourselves into new shapes, new ways of inhabiting our life that better aligns with our values, priorities, and the changes we seek.
Connection: Somatic practices are not only about connecting to ourselves, but also involve an exploration of how the way we move impacts our connection to others and the various contexts we interact with. How we move through and connect to the space around us, reflects and reveals who and how we are. A change in one area of life creates changes in the whole.
Well-being: This is highly subjective, but is often associated with a state of being happy, healthy, socially connected, prosperous, and having a sense of life purpose and meaning. Our sense of well-being is ongoing and constantly evolving. It involves an ebb and flow and the capacity for self-compassion and self-care.
Somatic practices place the body-mind connection as a central component of overall wellness and prioritize learning from the living, moving body. Soma-centered coaching is an integrative approach that leverages the body and movement to support positive changes in health, well-being, and performance. As a somatic practitioner and movement analyst, I believe that as we increase awareness of and connection to our body and movement, we create more space and choice to develop our whole selves, physically, mentally, and emotionally, and move towards the life we envision. While there are many ways to process and seek new information and answers, soma-centered coaching focuses on lived, felt experiences and action. I believe that learning through and with the body offers a powerful gateway to change.
"I have become much more aware of body connectivity and incorporated many of the practices into my cello playing. These sessions helped me see how my body is an instrument itself that I need to be more aware of." M.C., performing artist.