Insights and Inspirations from Around the World

Gallery Tour of Cuba

Chiara and her travel partner Barbra Esher have scheduled their next Inner/Outer Travel excursion for Cuba in January/February 2019. They traveled to the island in March 2017 to set venues, meet locals and gather images to share with you. Enjoy this preview of the...

SoulMat is now Somat!!

SoulMat has a new name: Somat! The name features the word "soma" - which loosely translates to "body" - and which we use to describe the body-sensation experience of being on a Somat. These days, with our eyes on our computers and ears filled with buds, we end up in...

A Newfound Intimacy with my Pelvic Floor

I met Kathe Wallace several years ago. I was looking for answers about why my back did not seem to stay "in" for any respectable amount of time. It felt like something in my foundation was off, and I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly I was doing. No amount of my...

Ease in Moving, Ease in Staying

What is core? What is so important about it? Is core support equivalent to having an awesome set of abs? Core is where our central nervous system and our organs reside and function. Core is what is at the very center of our physical and energetic bodies. Our muscular...

What is Sound Bath on SoulMat?

The tradition of using singing bowls for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being dates back centuries. In some Buddhist practices, singing bowls are used as a signal to begin and end periods of silent meditation, as part of chanting phrases, or even to...

The Tuscan Idea of Fun

With so many exciting events right in my face--a Somat Teacher Training module here in the U.S. and a stack of adventures coming up in India--what I'm really thinking about right now is La Dolce Vita Tuscany retreat I'm offering with Jen Mitchell next fall. It's not...

Savoring Autumn

Ahh, autumn - long sleeves, falling leaves, cool breeze, and the prospect of cozying up to the fireplace with a down comfortor, a warm cup of cocoa, and your best friend - whether that's your mate, your dog or cat, or a great book. Quotes abound for this season, some...

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