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

Our Erotic Nature Series

Our Erotic Nature Series an embodied, journey of play, pleasure and discovery in nature 4 part summer series - 2017 Sponsored by the Somatic Center's 'Tantric Ground' Workshop Description: In this series, we'll expand on two core truths of Himalayan Tantra: Play is...

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Contact Kirtan

Somatic Center's Contact Kirtan Studio Helix, 150 Main St, Northampton, MA June 16th, 2017 6:30-10:00pm As a soulful practice of sound and rhythm, rooted in eastern spiritual traditions, kirtan creates a palpable, ‘soul-scape’ that invites our hearts to soar.  Add-in...

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The Hero’s Journey: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

By the time the first Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class starts, I've already sat with each participant to hear their story.  Some are facing their mortality, others chronic debilitating pain and addiction, still others, family histories that limit their...

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Understanding and Healing Lower Back Pain and Hip Pain

Geomorphology of the Body When humans began standing upright and walking across the plains as bipeds, it completely changed the physics of the musculoskeletal system.  Since form follows function when it comes to anatomy, changes to our musculature were inevitable. ...

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Understanding and Healing Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Geomorphology of the Body The challenge any animal faces as it evolves from living in the ocean to living on land, is to figure out how to organize movement in a field of gravity.  Our musculoskeletal system is the 'technology' that allows us to do just that. In very...

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Sensory Palace – Hartford

In Tantric study, the body is the temple. The Sensory Palace is ‘temple time’, set aside for 'awakening the senses' . Sensory Palace Hartford, CT Aug 5th, 2017 6:30-10pm Direction TBA to registrants [button link="/product/sensory-palace-hartford/" type="big"...

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Alchemy of Eros: Creativity, Sexuality and Power

As westerners, we’re steeped in conversations about power. How to find it, use it, lose it or abuse it. In tantra, there is only one source of power – the energy that animates life and all of creation. It’s creative, powerful and erotic in nature; Eros. Our need for...

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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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