Somatic Center

body awareness approaches to life, healing, and wholeness

 

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UPCOMING TANTRIC GROUND EVENTS

2019

Mar

  • Mar 19:        Sexuality and Trauma – Institute for Sexuality,                                   Education and Enlightenment (ISEE)
  • Mar 21:        Intro to Tantra – ISEE
  • Mar 29         Tantric Ground Puja, Northampton, MA

Apr

May

Jun

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

2020

Feb

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)

Shalom Mountain – Livingston Manor, NY

Location TBA, MA

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

Punta Uva, Costa Rica, 2020

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
Intermediate Events – sensual, non-sexual, depth of presence required-clothing optional when explicitly stated

2020

Advanced Events – clothing optional, could have explicit sexual content, depth of presence required

Somatics

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.

Mindfulness

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

Sexuality

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

Love

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

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

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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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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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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