practicing toward
a new world   

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Somatic Coaching 

Shifting old patterns, creating new possibilities. 

Somatic Coaching involves a combination of somatic awareness practices, bodywork, and conversation to help you define your intentions, identify what is holding you back, and build the capacity to move forward. 

Somatics allows us to bring habitual, non-conscious ways of being into conscious awareness in order to heal and shift old stories that live deep in the tissues. Using the body as a site of practice, we can re-build capacities for trust, connection, embodied boundaries, etc., and live more fully aligned with our desires, dreams, and values. Somatic Coaching is not therapy. If you are looking for a therapist, coaching won't be a good fit for you. 


We will work together with your body’s wisdom to help you:​​​

  • Recognize how social conditions and life experiences have shaped your sense of self and world

  • Use movement and practice to build embodiment skills

  • Become more attuned to your sensations, desires, and inherent resilience

  • Grow your capacity to be in mutual connection 

  • Re-build an internal sense of safety, boundaries, and trust

  • Deepen intimacy in your relationships

  • Connect to a sense of purpose

  • Heal, transform, and build the embodied skills you need to move toward your desires and goals. 

In-person coaching available in Durham, NC. 

I am not taking new virtual clients, but please do email me to get on the waiting list.



Body-centered, trauma-informed coaching to transform the embodied habits and beliefs that keep you from bringing your full self into your work and relationships.


I work mostly with queer and trans clients, activists, and artists.  


Somatic bodywork is a gentle, hands-on approach to healing emotional tension patterns, and opening to more aliveness.

Learning Community

Listen to the podcast and join the learning community, an online portal of practices and groups exploring all the wild things a body can do.


(coming soon!) 

Workshops and Groups

Collective practice.

Collective healing.

Experimental movement.

Queer orientations. 

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What do you want to let go of?

​Somatic Bodywork

We are shaped by our life experiences. Literally. Maybe we habitually make ourselves small to take up less space or puff ourselves up to prove something. Shoulders contract upward in fear and can become heavy with burden and despair. Over time, through repetition, these patterns shape our muscles. Through somatic bodywork we will explore these types of embodied patterns at the muscular-emotional level, and support you to bring more life back into the parts our yourself you may have had to cut off to preserve safety, dignity, or belonging. 

The bodywork I practice is mostly informed by the lineage of generative somatics and the Strozzi Institute. I also incorporate other somatic lineages including Rosen Method, Bodynamics, Polarity, and Bioenergetics. 

Massage Therapy 

Trauma-informed, queer and trans competent massage therapy using a mix of modalities including Deep Connective Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish relaxation, and somatic techniques. 

Zoë Poulette, LMT since 2011 

Currently booking sessions in Durham, NC