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Our

Team

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Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Founder & Director

Tanya Taylor Rubinstein developed Somatic Writing as a way for her students to become embodied writers. By holistically retrieving voice, untethering power and writing stories, they are able experience profound personal connection to their work.

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Courtney Reed-Marsh

Somatic Story Coach

Trained as a fiction writer, with a deep love of myth and a publishing industry background in personal story-based nonfiction, I thrive in the liminal spaces where well honed craft comes together with image and metaphor, lived experience and collective knowing to bring great storytelling to life.

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Debra Rosenman

Somatic Story Coach

Debra founded Voices for Wild Souls and the Kincentric Grief Process. She leads clients in grief-tending, earth-based rituals, and rewilding practices. She is also the author/editor of the multi-award-winning book, The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars

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Judy Herzl

Somatic Story Coach

Judy Herzl met the writer Terry Tempest Williams at a Nature Writer’s Conference in Taos and in 1989 they created The Myth of the Feminine, an immersive retreat which took place during the summer solstice. The role of the feminine was explored through a remarkable cohort of writers, artists, poets, and dancers — each in their own creative practice informed by a spiritual tradition. 

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Cooper Lee Bombardier

Somatic Writing Guest Instructor

Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist and the author of the memoir-in-essays Pass With Care, a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Award in Nonfiction. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at University of King’s College and in women, gender , and sexuality studies at Saint Mary’s University.

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Kristin Barendsen

Somatic Story Coach

Kristin is passionate about helping people delve into their deepest stories—and find the most authentic expressions of them. What truths are spoken only by the body? What’s the story underneath the story? She guides her clients to define the arc of meaning in their lives and explore how their core message resonates on a universal level. She helps writers navigate their internal blocks, create a sustainable writing practice, and get their voices out into the world.

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Janet Beamer

Client Care Coordinator

Janet Beamer is our Client Care Coordinator, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill in supporting online businesses to create a high impact and the best client experience. 

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Hazel Ann Olaguivel

Marketing Specialist  - Operations Team

Hazel Ann Olaguivel is a tech-savvy virtual assistant who helps overwhelmed creative and soul-driven entrepreneurs grow their business by taking care of their online marketing systems.