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If you missed these recent webinars and would like the recording, please email development(AT) with the subject line "webinars".


12/12/17: Why Somatics: Conversation & Practice with Movement Leaders.


3/28/17: Somatic practice in the Time of Trump: A National Conversation & Practice Group.


2018 Courses



Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 and Somatics & Resilience

Detroit, MI

    • Transformation in Action 1: May 31-June 3 
    • Transformation in Action 2: July 12-15
    • Somatics & Resilience: September 27-30 
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Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 

Los Angeles, CA

    • Transformation in Action 1: May 31-June 3 
    • Transformation in Action 2: July 12-15
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Transformation in Action - T1 & T2

New York City

    • Transformation in Action 1: September 13-16 
    • Transformation in Action 2: October 18-21
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Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 

SF Bay Area

    • Transformation in Action 1: May 24-27 
    • Transformation in Action 2: July 19-22
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School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL) 

Petaluma, CA

Somatics & Trauma (S&T) Yearlong

Oakland and Petaluma, CA

    • Session 1: May 31 - June 03 (4 days) (Oakland) 
    • Session 2: July 13 - 15 (3 days) (Oakland) 
    • Session 3:  September 05 - 08 (4 days) (Oakland) 
    • Session 4: November 01 - 04 (4 days) (Petaluma) 
    • Session 5: December 07 - 09 (3 days) (Oakland)
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2018 Transformative Resourcing


Transformative Fundraising Program (TFP) 

Petaluma, CA and New York City

TFP is an experimental program that includes a cross-class, multi-racial team of gs community members who come together to learn about and engage in embodied donor organizing that is aligned with gs' organizational values, vision and strategy. All gs students, teachers, partners, funders and donors who have prior experience with generative somatics are invited to apply. 

  • PROGRAM DATES: TFP is a year-long commitment that includes various activities on the phone and in your local area in addition to two in-person trainings: 
    • Session 1: April 5-8 (Petaluma, CA) 
    • Session 2: July 26-29 (New York City)
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Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy (TLP)

Are you in leadership (staff or board) of a philanthropic foundation? Are you involved in a donor or funder network? To express interest in 2018 generative somatics programs and find out what might be a good fit for you, please contact gs Development Director, Danielle Feris


2018 Advanced Politicized Somatics


gs Teacher Training (gsTT)

Each year we grow our gs Teacher Training program.  We invite gs alumni from courses and Movement Partnerships into this rigorous training, and into teachership of somatics. Are you interested in leading embodied transformation and trauma healing with movement leaders and formations? Have you experienced somatic transformation yourself and want to learn how to bring that to your communities and the people you fight with and for? Are you looking to make a long-term commitment to yourself, your development, and the spread of generative somatics' work? If your answer to these questions is yes, please consider applying. If you've trained with someone you think would be amazing fit, please also pass this along!

gs Practitioners Network (gsPN) 

Join the gs Practitioners Network, and get organized as a somatic healer and coach! The gsPN offers support to organizers, members and leaders doing vital work for social and environmental justice. We launched the gsPN in 2017, and are already supporting organizers and members across the country. If you are interested in joining, or developing as a somatic practitioner, or if you work with an organization that has leaders who could use this kind of support, please contact us at


Monthly Supervision Calls:

Join the community of somatic practitioners deepening their skills in embodied transformation. In 2018, we will continue offering monthly supervision calls run by Staci K. Haines and other senior gs practitioners. 


Movement Partnerships


In 2018, gs will partner and collaborate with organizations and alliances that are vision and values aligned to support embodied leadership and facilitate healing and transformation toward freedom, possibility, and powerful collective action. We will continue our work with long time partners and will also be building new partnerships in alignment with our 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities. 


Are you currently working with a group that is organizing to resist political repression and state violence and/or creating alternatives? Are you currently working with a group that is organizing toward environmental and/or climate justice? If you're interested in finding out more about gs, we want to hear from you - please contact us 


The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)

NDWA ( is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the US, most of whom are women of color. NDWA Director, Ai-jen Poo, shared that, “through the Strategy - Organizing - Leadership (SOL) program, gs has worked with NDWA to create major transformation for our participants. It has helped to create a healthy organizational culture among the members andleaders of our network. NDWA has greater cohesion and alignment.” To learn about our partnership with NDWA, please read USC’s PERE report that evaluates the somatics methodology integrated with NDWA, “as timely, relevant and necessary for society changes we seek." Also, check out this article released by Movement Strategy Center about how collaboration with gs has impacted NDWA’s movement work


Racial Justice Action Center (RJAC)

RJAC ( is a multi-racial, LGBTQ, people of color-led organization building the grassroots leadership and power of working class communities of color in order to fight for – and win – political and social transformation in Georgia and the South. gs has partnered with RJAC since its founding. Somatics is integrated into RJAC’s leadership development, organizing model, action-planning, and organizational development. gs engages RJAC leadership in healing and cultivating resilience, to support them in facing current-time ongoing police violence, and continue to organize to end the criminalization of queer and trans people of color.


Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

BOLD ( is a national training program designed to help rebuild Black social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the US social justice movement. BOLD is making a significant contribution in the current movement moment, and gs is invested in BOLD’s success as critical to our vision for a liberated society. gs supports BOLD leadership and teachers to deepen their own healing and transformation, their learning of the somatics methodology, and to develop curriculum that integrates somatics in BOLD trainings.



gs is committed to economic justice and to challenging white supremacy, capitalism, ableism and all systems of oppression in every aspect of our work. As part of that, we have a commitment to making our programs accessible and affordable to poor and working class people and people of color who are on the frontlines of social and environmental justice movements. 


We are committed to making sure that money is not a barrier to participation. Please find more information about our updated sliding scale course fee structure here. This is also included in each course description linked above.


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