Wendy Elisheva Somerson

Healing Groups

SUMMER 2022/ 5782

In person Ruach in Seattle: A Body-Based Jewish Healing 3 Day Intensive in the forest by the Puget Sound

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


Completely new folks and folks who have taken a previous version of Ruach are invited to  practice together in person!

In this three day intensive, we will be practicing body-based skills together both in small groups and the larger group. 

In this group we will :


  1. Feel our way into embodiment
  2. Engage in somatic practices that build our understanding of ourselves, increase our sense of agency, and  help us feel more present and connected.
  3. Connect with other anti-Zionist Jews through practice.
  4. Do ritual together outside in the forest and near the Puget Sound.

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


In this in person body-based Jewish healing intensive in Seattle, we will use somatic practices to become more deeply connected to ourselves, ruach (breath, spirit) and each other in a Jewish framework.

We will meet  for three days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 11th. 12th & 13th from 10 to 5!  There will be an optional Shabbat at the water and potentially Havdalah on Friday and Saturday nights! 


WHERE: LINCOLN PARK, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136. We will meet in an open but covered park shelter in the forest, which should be Covid safe since we will be outdoors. The water (Puget Sound) is a brief walk through the park from our shelter.

We will spend our days practicing in the forest, and going down to the water to deepen in our connections to ourselves, each other and the natural world.


The cost is $200/ day or total: $600. Payment plans and a few scholarship spots are available.  Please indicate in your application if you are applying for a scholarship spot. 


Participation is limited and application is required for this group.

To apply, please fill out this online application by June 15thI will get back to you by June 24.


You can read more about Wendy here.


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.