Thirdspace Somatics is a project that continues to bloom in new ways. It is my private practice and it is also an ever unfolding collaborative effort to widen the scope and reach of somatic theory and practice.
I am interested in exploring how the social world shapes our bodies and beliefs, and how somatic awareness and practice can open up possibilities for us to shape it back, perhaps into configurations that are more in alignment with justice, desire, and liberation. As a trans person I see bodies as sites of change and potential. Healing and change-making are fused together, the personal and the political, the individual and the social.
I offer coaching and bodywork for the trans and queer community, artists, change-makers, and anyone else who is interested in somatic-based healing. My client work focuses on embodied transformation, skill-building, and creating change in your own life and relationships, mostly centered in the lineage of Strozzi Somatics and generative somatics.
I also offer workshops and experiential group practice aimed at exploring the social, political, and otherwise obscured forces that shape our bodies, movement patterns, and ways of relating.
My work also includes an ongoing collaborative audio project : What a Body Can Do, available on Spotify or wherever podcasts live.
(2018) Certified Somatic Coach // Strozzi Institute
(2011) Licensed Massage Therapist // Florida School of Massage
(2019) M.A. in Embodiment Studies // Goddard College
~~~ M.A. Thesis // Bodies, Ideology, and Collective Power
(2017) B.A. in Health Arts and Sciences // Goddard College
~~~ B.A. Thesis // Social Bodies: The Shaping of Internal and External Worlds (available as a book)
Partial training in…
Developmental Somatics // Bodynamic Institute
Relational Somatics // Relational Uprising
Rosen Method Bodywork // Rosen Method
Other relevant experience…
Theater of the Oppressed facilitator // trained in 2016 at Mandala Center for Change
Peer Support Specialist 2015-2017 // Gainesville Peer Respite // Intentional Peer Support
Organizer and group facilitator 2010-2013 // Gainesville Icarus Project