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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.


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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Barbara Saunders

Somatic Story Coach

Barbara Saunders is a published poet, journalist, and writer of scholastic nonfiction. An educator at heart, she earned a psychology degree from Stanford and worked as a recovery counselor, entrepreneurship instructor, and fitness trainer before discovering embodied story coaching.


Debra Rosenman

Somatic Story Coach

DEBRA ROSENMAN traverses the wild terrain of soul as a writer, author, book midwife, developmental editor and ghostwriter. She is the author/editor/designer of The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars, which has garnered 15 awards to date, including Grand Prize, Nonfiction from Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Winner, New Nonfiction, International Book Awards; Gold Medal, Anthology, Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards; Winner, Narrative Nonfiction-Animals, Best Book Awards/American Book Fest; and Winner, Anthology, National Indie Excellence Awards. She also won NYC Book Awards Distinguished Favorite for Book Interior Design. 

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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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Jane Spielman

Somatic Story Coach

Jane Spielman, Ph.D. has been working in Somatic Writing since October 2021. Her memoir centers the 5 years she took care of her wife before her death. The book, Decolonizing Our Voices, focuses on mapping Lea and Jane’s love as it evolves over 34 and a half years. It unpacks how we engage in struggles for social justice over the course of our whole lives. And it excavates the many ways we worked on healing our selves and each other.


Melissa Kaplan

Somatic Practitioner

Melissa Kaplan is the CEO and Founder of EmBody the Revolution, a somatic practitioner, and the author of Unguarded. She guides women to use the awakening force of eros to dissolve their defenses and cultivate greater intimacy with themselves, others, and nature. Melissa is an alumna of Harvard Business School with a focus on Executive Leadership and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration.

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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. 


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.

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