Somatic Center


body awareness approaches to life, healing, and wholeness


What is somatic therapy?

At the Somatic Center, somatic therapy involves working with the mind-body connection to improve quality of life and promote healing. Opening to a joyful life happens more naturally when our external lives mirror inner values and desires. Learn more.

How can mindfulness help?

Mindfulness meditation is the act of bringing moment to moment awareness to your life, judgment free. Learn more about the practice and check out the courses available at the Somatic Center.

What does sexuality have to do with it?

Love and intimacy are two of the most powerful healing forces in our lives, yet regularly get deleted from the conversation. That’s because it takes skill…to do these conversations justice. Learn more.

Events & Classes

There are many ways to integrate somatic practices into your life. Check out descriptions and dates for upcoming events, programs and classes at the Somatic Center. Learn more.


Feel like what troubles you is in your body? Here’s a tool for re-membering the body connections as a step along the way.


Anxious, stressed, overwhelmed? Here’s a tool that can make a difference right here, right now.


Longing for deeper connection? It helps if we’re self-connected first. Here are some tools that can help.


Are you interested in simple recipe for making more Love in the world?

Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT, SEP

Kristen is a Massage and Somatic Therapist, parent and dancer, with 25 years of experience using body-awareness approaches to resolving stress related medical conditions and trauma. Her work is informed by Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Yoga, Himalayan tantra and a love of the natural world. Learn more about her and the center.

Kristen Chamberlin, owner of Somatic Center

Somatic Center Blog

Contact Kirtan

Tantric Ground's Contact Kirtan SCDT, 25 Main St., 4th floor above Fitzwilly's, Northampton, MA April 14th, 2017 6:30-9:30pm As a soulful practice of sound and rhythm, rooted in eastern spiritual traditions, kirtan creates a palpable, ‘soul-scape’ that invites our...

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Wake Up Your Life!

Wake Up Your Life! an intro to Tantra sampler weekend Maine Center for Taijquan and Quigong iPortland, ME - April 28-30, 2017 Sponsored by the Somatic Center's 'Tantric Ground' Workshop Description: What better way to welcome in the spring than to open your life to...

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2018 Tantric Journey in Costa Rica

Feb. 17-24, 2018,  Goddess Garden, Cahuita, COSTA RICA We invite you on a joyful journey back to the body in nature, discovering who we are as human beings.  In this retreat, two passionate teachers will combine their skills and knowledge to create an extraordinary...

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Tantric Ground Puja

A Tantric Ground Event - Sponsored by Taste of Tantra Hartford Saturday, April 15th, 2017 33 Laurel Lane, Marlborough, CT. 7-10pm A ‘Puja’ is a ritual prayer.  Borrowed from Eastern traditions, its used to honor a sacred event or diety.  In tantric communities in the...

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6-wk Beginner Tantra Series

6-wk Beginner Tantra Series Start Feb 12th:   5 Sundays, 3-6:30pm (2/19 6-9:30pm) + 1 full wknd F-Sn, March 17-19th Facilitated by Kristen Chamberlin Cost:  $610 This six week series will take participants on a deep dive into the world of Himalayan Tantra.    We'll...

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All over wellness, body and soul—that is what Kristen provides in a single session, like no other practitioner I’ve ever seen.

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