Embodiment

Connection

Creativity

Community

Rites of Passage

Leadership

Action

Embodiment

Connection

Creativity

Community

Rites of Passage

Leadership

Action

Moving together to move the world

Through movement events, SomaSource leadership trainings, and international youth-led initiatives.

BIRTHING EMBODIED GLOBAL LEADERS

JOIN US ON A MOVING JOURNEY

FROM THE SELF, TO THE SOUL, TO OUR COLLECTIVE SERVICE IN THE WORLD


Meet Melissa

Founder of the SomaSource Process. Teacher. Mentor.

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SomaSource Leaders

Meet the embodied global leaders serving around the world.

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Youth on Fire

Words, stories, and images that map the journey through the SomaSource work.

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This is a book for our time if ever there was one.

–Luis J. Rodriguez, poet, healer, youth justice advocate, author.

DANCING THE WORLD AWAKE

MEET US IN THE DANCE

UPCOMING EVENTS IN-PERSON & ONLINE WITH MELISSA MICHAELS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS


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SOMASOURCE IN THE WORLD

CREATING WAVES OF PEACE

LEADERS INTEGRATING THESE ARTS OF BODY, HEART, AND SOUL INTO THEIR INSPIRED SERVICE


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SomaSource LifeCycle Practitioners are body-centered psycho-spiritual educators, artists, activists, and healers who have an integrated understanding of how to creatively work in developmentally attuned and culturally sensitive ways with diverse people throughout life’s cycles.

“Beautiful … Courageous … Necessary and Empowering!”
— Donna L.

“Beautiful … Courageous … Necessary and Empowering!” — Donna L.

  
  

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“Beautiful … Courageous … Necessary and Empowering!”
— Donna L.

“Beautiful … Courageous … Necessary and Empowering!” — Donna L.

  
  

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About Melissa


Melissa Michaels, Ed.D. is a movement minister, an educator, and artist. She serves as a soul midwife for diverse people dancing along life’s edges. Melissa began growing the Golden Bridge moving community in the late ’80s, dedicating her work at that time to bringing somatics into modern educational thinking around the world. For decades, she has devoted herself to the healing, educating, initiating, and mentoring of generations of embodied global leaders. Towards that end, she organically developed the SomaSource path, a body-centered rite of passage process. Two generations later, the young people who came of age in this work are now standing by her side as body-centered artists, activists, educators, and healers. Together, they are creating culturally attuned transformative and educational opportunities for people of all ages and stages around the world.

Melissa’s work orients towards beauty, inclusion, creativity, resilience, and bridging across divides. She is devoted to mobilizing humanity in service of the sacred in all life.