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JULY 2014
New Social Justice Embodied
Leadership Series by Staci Haines


generative somatics (gs) is excited to have recently launched our new Social Justice (SJ) Embodied Leadership Series in the Bay Area. It is made up of three intensives - Leadership 1, Leadership 2, and School Of Embodied Leadership (SOEL) - 15 days in all, with each session building upon the next.

Until now we've only offered the year-long Somatics & Trauma course as a way to enter into the gs somatics methodology. We are committed to organizers, members and movement builders having access to this work - especially exploring the relevance of embodied transformation for our organizing, strategy and leadership. We bring politicized somatics, as a theory and practice, to serve, support and help inform, how we create compelling movements and the social changes we long for... Read more here  


Who Knew I Would Love Herding Cats? by Spenta Kandawalla


In my work before generative somatics, I brought participatory action research and popular education to young people. I always say that if I could go back and do it all over, I would add somatics. Then, when I was given the chance to lead our work with the REACH Ashland Youth Center's Leaders of Leaders (LOL) program, I wanted to run the other way. Working with young people can be like herding cats, and the thought of actually bringing the uniqueness of somatics and its practices to impressionable 15-22 year olds was overwhelming... Read more here 


Our First Somatics & Trauma
Somatic Bodywork Intensive in Seattle 


A full room of second and third year Somatics &Trauma (S&T) students participated in this new training designed to deepen their work addressing both personal and social trauma. We appreciated the commitment and earnestness of all of the organizers, politicized healers, and movement leaders who told us that "Somatic bodywork is irreplaceable for the transformation we need in movement." Look for someone seeking somatic bodywork practice clients near you.  


We're Hiring a Program Manager!


Based in our Oakland, CA office, the Program Manager will play a key role in project management, program strategy, and implementation of our high quality programs that bring the transformative power of somatics to social and environmental justice movements. See the job description and application instructions here.


The mission of generative somatics is to grow a transformative social and environmental justice movement - one that integrates personal and social transformation, creates compelling alternatives to the status quo and embodies the creativity and life affirming actions
we need to forward systemic change.

We envision a movement guided
by cultivated wisdom, love and rigor.


Join generative somatics in our mission to use the power of somatics 

to grow transformative social and environmental justice movements.

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