Somatic Experiencing & Yoga

Healing trauma and Restoring Goodness: Somatic Experiencing (SE) derives its approach from scientific knowledge of how the brain functions and lessons from the natural world. Combined with sensitivity and compassion, SE can accomplish healing where other approaches fail. A very gentle style of Yoga and meditation techniques support the process.

Meet Starry

Meet Starry

Hello, I am Starry… I am a long-time professional Yoga Instructor, retreat facilitator and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. My calling in life is to help people savor the experience of being in their bodies; to be able to use these magnificent vessels to channel feelings of goodness, pleasure, stability, abundance and the states of flow that support one's fullest unfolding. By doing so, we become the receiver of our energy even as we are the generator of our energy. We complete the loop. It is the elixir. Most people move around with little awareness or connection with their bodies. Even when we are trying to stay connected, trauma has often sabotaged our nervous system and despite our best efforts through Yoga, mindfulness, meditation and more, we suffer. This was my personal story. It took me many years to recognize my own symptoms of trauma stemming from early childhood experiences. It can be a bit like sitting by a gorgeous mountain stream while going thirsty. Our bodies provide the inner landscape for awareness to reside. Through it, our thoughts, memories, emotions like fear, awe, curiosity, compassion and love rise to the surface of our experience. Through an exquisite blend of Yoga energetics and Somatic Experiencing, we learn to explore, linger in and trust our feelings and sensations again. It's my deep pleasure to have helped hundreds of lovely people regain their connection to their natural life-force, vitality and joy.

How It Works

Somatic experiencing is a deep listening as the body voices what it needs to actualize harmony between one's heart, the personal history that's trapped in the nervous system, and one's innate wisdom. Through Somatic Experiencing, one renegotiates old patterns, often unremembered as a narrative event in the mind. Yoga supports this integration beautifully. Though the trauma story itself may be unknown, its embedded pattern naturally shows up to seek resolution when given the opportunity. As a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, I am experienced in interpreting the body's language, a very specific and noble language, as it leads the way forward to completion or resolution of the old pattern. In a SE session, this might look like a sequence of slow-motion movements as we track the sensations in the body. Often, there arises an unmet urge towards fight (anger) or flight (running away.) Another time, we may be guided to explore the body's most primal defensive impulse; freeze/collapse wherein we have the sense of being numb or "out-of-body." These patterns, when left incomplete, can leave us feeling depressed, dis-empowered or disconnected from the vitality and juiciness of our life-force. Our body naturally seeks to re-establish itself as a source of peace and well-being and that is what I am here to help you do.

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Through an exquisite blending of Somatic Experiencing, specific Yoga practices and coaching, Starry Summers can help you accelerate your healing and evolution into becoming a

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Somatic Experiencing is a gentle and sensitive exploration of the nervous system responses and a person gradually is able to let go of triggers and

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Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach after observing that prey animals, whose lives are

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Is SE & Yoga right for you? Find out for yourself with a free 15-minute phone consult. Please offer a few available times/dates you wish to talk.

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What Else Can I Do For You?

A commitment to helping people explore and nurture awareness of one’s true self guides Starry Summers to share her experience and teachings from many other realms including and beyond Somatic Experiencing and Yoga. Starry also invites you to a personally-designed retreat in Crestone, CO, her home base in the gorgeous San Luis Valley. SE and Yoga plus your choice of free movement, Divine Mother ritual, spiritual centers, creative expression and wilderness adventures provide a rich, unique experience. If you are a retreat facilitator, consider adding Starry to support your experience any place in the world. She can help organize your retreat in Bali, Cambodia and Brazil amongst other destinations.

Retreat Leader Support
Retreat Leader Support

If you are a Retreat or Workshop leader, consider contracting Starry Summers to add value to your offering. Having led Yoga and Breathwork retreats in

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Personal Guided Retreat
Personal Guided Retreat

Starry invites individuals and small groups to personally-designed retreats in many possible places but most often in Crestone, Colorado, her home base in the gorgeous

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Yoga Coaching
Yoga Coaching

Your body continually speaks and reflects the truth about every level of your being. If you receive personal Yoga Sessions from Starry, it becomes much

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Testimonials

What people are saying about Starry sessions, retreats, and coaching...

“so tenderly human…”

“so tenderly human…”

“I was in desperate need of help when Starry Summers came into my life,  but...
“I feel she was my guardian angel…”

“I feel she was my guardian angel…”

“I first met Starry Summers during a time of intense suffering for me. I had...
“profound, authentic and powerful…”

“profound, authentic and powerful…”

 “Thanks, Starry, for the opportunity and dynamic container, the time and space to sink in...
“life is richer and more enjoyable…”

“life is richer and more enjoyable…”

“Thank you, Starry, for being an amazing guide and spiritual leader. I am following the...

Contact Starry

Please feel free to share any questions or concerns. If you would like to schedule a session or a consultation, please indicate a few upcoming times/dates that you have a available and whether you would like to be contacted by phone, text or email to schedule. I am here to support your growing health and harmony. You may reach me directly at starrysummers108@gmail.com.