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The Body of the Story

Self-Paced Online Course

the story is shaped by the body from which it comes

a self-paced online workshop for people who want to write about their own body, the relationship between two bodies, about illness and health. a workshop for creating out of the visceral and felt senses.


 

I. welcoming everything

II. earth-body

III. pacing

IV. contingency

V. relationship

VI. joy

VII. belonging

Course Curriculum



 

the body of the story includes:

written and video texts

somatic practices

writing prompts

Your Instructor


Elsa Asher
Elsa Asher

I am a practitioner of somatics with a specialty in healing developmental and intergenerational trauma.

My ancestors are Sami, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Hebrew people, Scot-Irish, Western and Southern European, and Native North American.

I hold a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine and multiple certifications in bodywork and somatic therapy. I’ve trained with leading teachers in their fields, including: Anna Chitty, John Chitty, Ray Castellino, Myrna Martin, Daniel Foor, Rita Charon, Sayantani DasGupta, and Maura Spiegel.

I work with the modalities of Prenatal, Birth and Attachment Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Ancestral Lineage Healing and work with individuals and families in-person and online. I have received kehunah (ordination) as a Hebrew ritualist and facilitate life cycle rituals and rites of passage. Additionally, I am a professor of Narrative Medicine and teach in both academic and community spaces.

I was born and grew up on Duwamish land - Seattle, Washington, lived on Lenni Lenape land - Brooklyn and New York, New York for a decade, and I currently live on Ohlone land - Berkeley, California. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.

www.elsaasher.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.