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Shelly Donovan LMP



The Tummy Temple

2016 NE 65th St., Suite B (second floor)
Seattle, WA 98115



helly Donovan, LMP is a Certified Advanced SOMA Practitioner, Somatic (body) Awareness Educator, Registered Counselor and Reiki Practitioner.

"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.

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