Embody: A Global Somatics Process Lab is a literal and figurative space. Led Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz), it does exist within two unique and powerful collectives. Founded at the People’s Movement Center, Embody headquarters are at Indigenous Root Cultural Arts Center in East St. Paul. Alejandra has been a bodyworker and trainer in the movement and healing arts for close to two decades. Alejandra’s practice is grounded in the Global Somatics Process (GSP), focusing on liberation through embodiment of the Natural Body– the interplay of the energetic and physical body. She was the first GSP Teacher certified in 2012, taught by its founder Suzanne River. Through varied protocols for individuals, couples, and groups, Alejandra uses bodywork to help the body heal and integrate, relieve stress, gain insight into endeavors, and more. As a healer, Alejandra is creative and supportive. She is deeply committed to the idea that strong individuals make happy, healthy community organizers, healers, and meaning-makers.
GSP sessions may include techniques from Myofascial Release Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, Cranio-Sacral, Reiki and Vibrational Aspects, Thai Yoga Massage, Lymph Drainage, Somatic Movement Therapy and Education, Re-patterning work, Trigger Point Therapy, Postural Analysis, and more!
Performance Coaching/ Consulting uses the Global Somatics Process, Option Method, bodywork, psycho-physical work, art and movement to address the unique challenges of the dancer, actor, public speaker, and performer.
Stott Pilates Certifications (2006-2018)/////// Global Somatics™ Practitioner and Teacher, Green River Dance for Global Somatics -includes 1500+ hours, masters level program in Somatics, (2008-2013)///////
AFAA Personal Training Certification (2010-2014)///////
TRX Instructor Training (2012)///////
Kettlebell as Personal and Group Training (2011)///////
Reiki Master and Teacher since 2006///////
Workshops, contracts, and consultations lean towards embodiment, popular education, and emergence.
OTHER:: People’s Movement Center, Founder and Collective Member (2014-present), Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, artist and Collective Member (2018-present). Two decades of working with nonprofits as an employee, consultant, and contractor. Several years working with multiple theaters, community and community development organizations. Currently focusing on curriculum development for arts organizing and healing justice processes.