SomaNews – May 2009




Welcome to my new e-newsletter, SomaNews!

Spring is here and the seeds that were planted for this newsletter have sprouted. My hope is that the roots grow toward you to support the garden that you are cultivating.

Quick Somatic Practice


The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

–Joseph Campbell

Generally our lives are spent trying to be for everyone else and not who we are. To truly be on purpose you must be who you are. No matter what our minds want us to be or how to act, to have a body that can recognize those stories and change them is a true warrior.

Our minds are very important to us, but we forget the rest of us. Do we think our bodies are the transport for our heads? Why not incorporate your body and have much more opportunity to change and have choice. The body tells us much more if we listen.

Try this practice:

tree-with-rootsStop right now

Bring your attention to your feet on the floor

Imagine energy moving down from your head through your body to your feet

Take a deep breath

Imagine the energy moving out your feet and into the earth, like roots from a tree

Notice how this has affected you.

Join Our May Workshops

I am so pleased to offer a new somatic coaching workshop for those living with challenging health issues, including Lyme Disease, Hepatitis C, cancer, HIV, or chronic pain.

The workshops will be held May 11 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., and May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Petaluma at Sonoma Body Balance, a yoga studio located above The Coconut Room (hair salon) across from Whole Foods. The address is 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C.

A workshop flyer is available for download at my Web site.

Please feel free to forward this information to others who could benefit.

About Strozzi Institute

Strozzi Institute, created by Dr. Richard Strozzi Heckler, is a destination for individuals and business leaders from around the world who come to hone their leadership skills, whether it is leading your life, a team or a company. I came to Strozzi Institute because I had done the work to know why I was the way I was but could not change. I had to change my body, my historical bodily reactions to life, then I could move forward. Strozzi did this for me, and I became a Master Somatic Coach in 2002.

Learn more about Strozzi at

My contact information

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to call or send an email.

Madeline Wade
Phone: 707-480-3846
Web site: