The pain is the teacher…
You’re here because you’re tired – mentally exhausted from wanting things to be different then they are yet feeling stuck in your current circumstances. There’s a pull for something greater but it’s suppressed.
It always seems one part of your life is out of whack just when things start to balance out in your favor. Other people’s feelings and energy affect your choices in life; sometimes you look back and wonder, “How did I get here?”
The conversations of the day can play over and over. As you think of yourself just doing your best out there, your body tenses, your stomach pains.
Our bodies impact our well-being… and are indicators of it
We all live in bodies with histories. When we let them run on autopilot for too long, we see the damaging effects it has on our relationships, health, and careers. This has a major impact on our well-being.
The good news is, we can choose to turn off autopilot, take the controls, and return vitality, clarity, and purpose to our relationships and daily lives.
The awareness is the medicine…
You’ve landed in the right place now. Somatic yoga therapy can help. Somatic means relating to the body. Yoga is an ancient comprehensive system of well-being. Therapy is commonly known in the West as a healing art. What do they mean together?
After traumatic life events, whether singular or ongoing, physical tension may remain in the body affecting us unconsciously. With somatic yoga therapy, we become aware of the sensation of this tension in the present moment, transform and reframe the tension, and ultimately release it. See the Methods page for more details on what this looks like in sessions. These techniques bring freedom and more engagement with life on all levels.
Hi, I’m Nicole.
The clients whom I help are sensitive, high-achieving professionals between the ages of 30 and 55 who feel stress has made them lose focus or direction. We work together to permanently resolve anxiety, angst, and feelings of hopelessness by expanding embodied awareness and the most compassionately grounded sense of integration they have experienced.
I am an energy-work and consciousness expert with 15 years’ experience studying yoga, mindfulness, and the spiritual body. As a somatic therapist and coach, I help sensitive professionals go from exhaustion and burnout to fulfilling life purpose, mind-body balance and health, and joyous authentic relationships.
There I was, a thirty year old, after what felt like a lifetime of working hard, working intelligently, working creatively… didn’t matter… there I was… laid out and unable to move… on my boyfriend’s couch — for WEEKS. He and my mother were taking turns helping me get to the bathroom! It was embarrassing. It felt like I was dying. People around me were very concerned. And it was true, parts of me WERE dying.
About two weeks ago I first heard of the abuse allegations made against Yogi Bhajan in a recently published book, and while I was saddened, I was not shaken. It has taken me time to formulate my own feelings and thoughts separately from the masses. I noticed I was waiting for my personal teachers to speak, and realized I am somehow missing the point and needed to voice my own opinion.