Somatic Explorations:

Moving Into Deep Connection

with Selene Vega, Ph.D.

July 7, 2020

The process of healing and transformation begins with centering in the body, dropping down beneath our conditioned ways of being, and bringing awareness and curiosity to what we find there. Developing a deeper sense of connection with the body is a foundation for our relationships with others and with the world around us. Through our exploration of the somatic realm, we can open to new ways of moving in the world.

In this one-day workshop, we will create a safe space for connecting with yourself and moving your body and soul from that deep connection. Moving back and forth from words and images to somatic expression and movement, you can explore possibilities for expanding your conscious and intuitive presence in your life and in your work with others.

Through inner work and interactive experience you will:

  • Journey through inner terrain, bringing compassion and warmth to parts of yourself that may have been pushed aside, hidden, or neglected and provide a safe place for those presences through movement and somatic expression;

  • Explore the balance of self-connection and connection with other, finding your center within partner work and group experience;

  • Develop and deepen your individual practice of self-connection and preparation for connection with others.

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist (California MFC #32604), workshop leader, and dancer, as well as associate core faculty at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine.

Selene’s movement-oriented work with creative and healing states of consciousness has evolved over 40 years of teaching and developing experiential approaches to self-exploration, connection, centering and transformation.

Selene’s writings include The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (co-authored with Anodea Judith, translated into five languages), chapters in Walking in Two Worlds: The Relational Self in Theory, Practice, and Community (Ed. by S. Gilligan & D. Simon), and The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook (Ed. by G. S. Khalsa & S. Mijares). She has taught at Bastyr University, JFK University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and served as president of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists).

Her website is

You can book this additional work shop with your Trance Camp ticket below:

  • Information on CE Credits

    Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

    CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

    • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

    • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

    For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Selene Kumin Vega,

    For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at