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Shelly Donovan LMP
2016 NE 65th St.,
Suite B (second floor)
Seattle, WA 98115
Donovan, LMP is a Certified Advanced SOMA Practitioner, Somatic
(body) Awareness Educator, Registered Counselor and Reiki
"If I could pinpoint
one facet of the SOMA I've received from Shelly that keeps drawing
me back, it would be this: The realization and continuing evolution
of a borderless connection between body, mind, and spirit.
Whether or not one believes in this
trinity, it is the closest I can come in the moment to describing
the sensation of unity and blessedness which engulfs me during
the moments when I can sense my body at this level. Truly,
it is in these times when I feel most at home as a respectful
tenant in this God-given body, with a clear sense of my responsibilities
in regards to its care and tending. Humbled, I vow to love
my body forever..."
- SPD, Dance Instructor/Graphic Designer
Since 1996, Shelly
has earned her reputation as a gifted and intuitive facilitator.
Guiding hundreds of clients to unwind physical and emotional
trauma expressed in their bodies, she is a catalyst for deep
healing and transformation.
Having lived with
chronic pain herself for ten years, Shelly was introduced
to SOMA in 1989, as a way to address her knee and back injuries.
This system of bodywork, employing hands-on manipulation,
movement education and body awareness, not only led to the
unwinding of her physical trauma, but inspired Shelly to share
the rewards of SOMA with others.
In addition to her
private practice, Shelly has served as a post-graduate instructor
and workshop facilitator for the SOMA Institute. She continues
to expand her body of knowledge and experience through her
own regular yoga/movement studies and a variety of other continuing
education. It is Shelly's goal to assist her clients in sharpening
their own ability to listen to the wise council of their body
and live a life of vitality, authenticity and meaning.