Wendy Elisheva Somerson

Healing Groups

winter 2023/ 5783

Winter Ruach Jewish Embodied Healing Group

In Ruach, we will use somatic practices to become more deeply connected to ourselves, ruach (breath, spirit) and each other in a Jewish framework.

Anyone who identifies as Jewish  is encouraged to apply, especially Jews who don’t feel “Jewish enough” or feel “too Jewish,” Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Jews of color, queer Jews, working class and poor Jews, and disabled Jews.

The space will be held in a feminist, anti-Zionist, and anti-racist framework.

In this group we will:

  1.  Engage in somatic practices that build our understanding of ourselves, increase our sense of agency, and help us be more present and connected.
  2. Feel ourselves, each other, our ancestors, and spirit through our bodies.
  3. Connect with other anti-Zionist Jews through practice.
  4.  Tell and honor our Jewish stories in an embodied way with ritual.

We will meet on Zoom on Thursdays 

from 4:30-7:00pm PST on:


February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6


The cost is $85/session or $850 total.

To apply to Ruach, please fill out this online application by January 16th. I will get back to you by January 23rd.

Please email Wendy if you have any questions: wsomerson(at)gmail.com


“Wendy is such a joy to work with! They facilitate each Ruach group  with care and intention and authenticity.” -Jewish educator

“i appreciate Wendy’s gentle, playful, humble approach. I experience  spirit & intuition & bravery in their presence.” –Jewish artist

“After a year of participating in these groups,  I give myself more permission to be Jewish, I sing and dance more, I reach for connection more,  check in with myself, and am more active in my politics.”  –Jewish farmer


I lead body-based healing groups for social justice activists, organizers, and cultural workers.


We formed during the pandemic to respond to isolation and find ways to feel more centered, connected, and resourced.


We focus on building the necessary skills to reconnect with ourselves, our sense of spirit, and each other.