Somatic Center

body awareness approaches to life, healing, and wholeness


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Mar 29         Tantric Ground Puja, Northampton, MA

Apr 12:         Somatic Center Open House
Apr 12:         SCO Gallery Opening
Apr 19          Tantric Ground Puja, Northampton, MA
Apr 20          Conscious PartnershipPlainfield, MA

May 24         Tantric Ground Puja, Northampton, MA

Jun 24-30     Sexuality & Spirituality, Shalom Mountain, NY

Aug TBA      Contact Kirtan, Location TBA
Aug TBA      Unveiling:  Soul, Body, Art, Location TBA


Feb 15-22     on Being HumanPunta Uva, Costa Rica

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.

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.

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.

TG Events by Location

Tantric Ground Events by Location

Northampton (No’ho), MA (2019, unless otherwise noted)
Mar 29:        Tantric Ground Puja
Apr 12:         Somatic Center Open House
April 12:       SCO Gallery Opening
Apr 19         Tantric Ground Puja
Apr 20         Conscious PartnershipPlainfield, MA

May 24        Tantric Ground Puja

Shalom Mountain – Livingston Manor, NY
Jun 24-30    Sexuality & Spirituality

Location TBA, MA
Aug TBA       Unveiling:  Soul, Body, Art
Aug TBA       Contact Kirtan

Punta Uva, Costa Rica, 2020
Feb 15-22     on Being Human

TG Events by Level
Tantric Ground Events by Level
Beginner Events – sensual, non-sexual tantra-light for the tantra curious, but with plenty of depth
Mar 29:        Tantric Ground Puja

Apr 12:         Somatic Center Open House
April 12:       SCO Gallery Opening
Apr 19         Tantric Ground Puja

May 24        Tantric Ground Puja

Aug TBA      Contact Kirtan

Intermediate Events – sensual, non-sexual, depth of presence required-clothing optional when explicitly stated
Apr 20         Conscious Partnership
                     Plainfield, MA
Aug TBA      Unveiling:  Soul, Body, Art

Feb 15-22     on Being Human
                      Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Advanced Events – clothing optional, could have explicit sexual content, depth of presence required
Jun 24-30    Sexuality & Spirituality, Shalom Mountain, NY


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Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT, SEP, RSMT

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

Clinical Somatic Education arrives at the Somatic Center

Faith Enuol, our newest addition to the Somatic Center team, is a Massage Therapist and Somatic Educator in the tradition of Tom Hanna, founder of Clinical Somatic Education. Her massage background includes advanced study in medical massage, deep tissue, trigger point...

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SCO Gallery: Margaret Humbert-Droz’s BioArt

There's a new Gallery in town...humble, but here, non-the-less.  Opening Night, April 12th, 4-8pm, will coincide with the Somatic Center's Open House and Arts Night Out downtown Northampton.  Please join us for this momentous occasion.  We'll have some tasty snacks,...

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Somatic Center’s Open House

 'body-awareness approach to life, healing and wholeness'. Somatic Center is officially opening its doors to the public.  Please join us in celebrating this momentous milestone to mark our growth. The Open House will coincide with Arts Night Out because some of us...

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Mindfulness for the Savvy Teen

Trying to balance school, family, friends, and busy schedules? Ever feel like life has you on overload?  You can take charge of your life, instead of it taking charge of you. The time is right! Come join us and we’ll explore these amazing tools together. Thursdays May...

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Conscious Partnership

Come with a partner or someone with whom you want to deepen. During our afternoon together, we will learn the tools Tantra has to offer for building, navigating and deepening into consciously loving, erotic partnership. You don’t have to be there already, but it’s...

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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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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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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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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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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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