body awareness approaches to life, healing and wholeness


We offer various types of ‘hands-on’ treatments that can help relax, soothe and decrease levels of pain.  Learn More.


If you’re like most, you’re here because something’s missing in your life, and you think it has something to do with your body.   You’re in the right place!  Learn more.


It’s completely counter-intuitive, but mindfulness is a game changer.  When we learn to suspend judgment and really show up for our lives, things change.  Learn more.


Love and intimacy are two of the most powerful healing forces in our lives, yet we don’t want to touch them with a ten foot pole.  It takes skill to do the conversations justice. Learn more.

Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT, SEP, RSMT

Kristen is a Massage and Somatic Therapist, parent and dancer, with almost 30 years of experience using body-awareness approaches to resolving stress related medical conditions and trauma. Her work is informed by Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Yoga, the Expressive Arts, 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

Longing to Connect Sex and Spirituality?

I know.  This is kind of personal, but I’m going to ask it anyways. Have you ever longed for, - really hot, amazing sex, but can’t seem to find it anywhere? - a partner who’s willing to go there with you? - more than ho-hum-sex with your beloved? Yes?  Well, guess...

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Body Mind Centering at the Somatic Center

Sylvia Maes, Body Mind Centering (BMC) practitioner, joins the Somatic Center team of uniquely skilled practitioners.  With 30 years of immersion in the BMC world, she is now one of the Valley's hidden treasures.  She's that good. What is BMC?  And what can it do for...

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Unveiling: Body-Soul-Art-Play

Intermediate Level:  This is going to be fun, soulful and possibly life changing. But it will take a wee bit of courage. Tapping into the stories our bodies hold, we’ll set personal intentions for a ritual ‘unveiling’ and an expressive arts exploration, that opens us...

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2019 Sexuality & Spirituality – NYS

June 24 - 30, 2019 Shalom Mountain Retreat Center Livingston Manor, NY Are you: Looking to find a deep loving connection with another and with yourself? Wondering if you can find a lover who will openly explore sexuality? Longing to meet others with whom you can...

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Contact Kirtan at DNE

CKQ Contact Kirtan Dance New England's Summer Dance Camp, Camp Timber Trails, Tolland, MA Aug 12th, 2019 3:30-5:30pm As a soulful practice of sound and rhythm, rooted in eastern spiritual traditions, kirtan creates a palpable, ‘soul-scape’ that invites our hearts to...

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Tantric Ground Puja

A Tantric Ground Event Friday's in Northampton, MA March 29, 2019 April 19, 2019 May 24, 2019 150 Main St., Studio Helix (3rd floor Thornes Market), Northampton, MA 6:30-10pm A ‘Puja’ is a ritual prayer.  Borrowed from Eastern traditions, its used to honor a sacred...

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SE-informed Mindfulness in Northampton, MA

Roadblocks to a Practice:  Overwhelm & Spiritual Bypass The MBSR courses offered at the Somatic Center are modeled after the original programs Jon Kabat-Zinn developed.  But just as yoga props help people of all sizes, shapes and health, come into physical...

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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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Arts Night Out at SCO Gallery, Northampton

Art, Music and Mini-Sessions SCO Gallery is the new-on-the-scene, waiting room gallery at Somatic Center's new downtown Northampton location. What makes this Arts Night Out stop a MUST, is that you'll not only get to see gorgeous, inspiring art, you'll be serenaded...

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Deeply Human Movements

Somatic Exercises to Control Neuromuscular Stress ongoing, drop-in class Saturdays, 10:15-11pm $10 Faith Enuol is leading her first movement class at the Somatic Center.  It's a gentle movement class designed to help you to become more aware of your body.  You'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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