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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.




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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School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL) 

Petaluma, CA


Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 and Somatics & Resilience

Detroit, MI

Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 

Los Angeles, CA

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Transformation in Action - T1 & T2 

SF Bay Area

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Somatics & Trauma (S&T) Yearlong

Oakland and Petaluma, CA

Transformative Resourcing


Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy (TLP)

gs is partnering with the Ford Foundation to offer this introductory embodied leadership program for leaders (staff, board, trustees, etc) in the funding world to engage with the cutting edge transformative methodology called Somatics. Participants will connect with deeper purpose and build visions for our lives and work. We will look at personal and professional challenges, and get to know embodied habits that can limit us. TLP will offer funders an opportunity to build relationships across organization, and be in conversation and practice with one another about the particular challenges facing leaders in philanthropy in this political era. Find out more about TLP here. This course is complete.


Embodiment for Major Donors: Zoom Series

In this political era, it is a challenge to figure out how all of us can make our most powerful contribution to resist oppression and work for change. We often hear from those with the ability to contribute significant financial resources to social and environmental justice movements that they want to be bolder in their leadership and giving, but don't know how or don't feel like they can. Participants in this Zoom series will be supported to navigate their role as major donors and grow their capacity to show up as donors in embodied, values-aligned, loving, rigorous and accountable ways. This Zoom (phone/video) series will be designed for owning class people, and will be open to participants from all class backgrounds. Find out more here.centered


Get Centered: Grassroots Fundraising Program

gs is a commitment to building resources for gs in ways that align with our organizational values, mission and vision. By the end of 2018, gs aims to raise $400,000 in contributions from 500 or more individual donors. To get there, we're inviting gs students, teachers, practitioners, partners, donors, funders and friends to practice embodied donor organizing. In July-August, participants will be invited on to two Zoom calls that will offer political education, skills building, and somatic practice related to embodied donor organizing. In September, participants will be supported to practice grassroots fundraising in support of gs. Find out more here.ty

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!


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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. Are you a gs practitioner or coach interested in joining the gsPN? Are you interested in seeing a gs practitioner or coach? Do you work with an organization that has leaders who could use this kind of support?

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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.

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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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