Through the joining of psyche (soul) and soma (body) lives the potent ability to feel alive, grounded, and embodied. I support these senses to emerge because I believe in their ability to help us heal from various levels of trauma. Together, we learn the language in which your soulbody speaks so that you can live your most meaningful life.
I came to best understand the reality of my experience through the senses of my body. My fascination with my senses never really began at any particular point in my life—because it has always been there—though it became conscious through many hours in the darkroom of the photography lab. Submerged in private black room, I relied on touch to navigate my work space and explored capturing experiential movement through light & shadow. This shift in perspective lead me to teach trauma-informed yoga and meditation to adults, children, and disabled individuals that later on became what my work revolved around due to its rich experiential quality and sacred lineage.
Yoga, meditation, the darkroom, and my own personal therapy lead me to Somatic Experiencing—later on inspiring me to complete a masters degree in depth psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I view somatic and depth work as a harmonious merging of body and spirit as one wise vessel.
Soma Senses Background
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Degree: MA, Depth Psychotherapy