Body-based healing services


SOMAYOKE aims to facilitate a safe space for anyone curious to explore healing through an inner exploration of self and the mind-body connection. Tapping into your strengths and gifts, we hold space for the experiences of grief, losses, pain and stress to transform. I invite you to co-create and shape an empowered future fuelled with vitality and possibilities.

I believe in working with a whole-human lens, recognising that our life moments are to be appreciated in the larger context of relationships, systems and environmental histories. Our experiences of joy and strengths, as fleeting as they may sometimes appear to us, deserve our full attention as we explore healing from our pain, grief and traumatic experiences.


In each session, we explore a range of body-based and somatic tools that may support you to cultivate a sense of safety, internal resourcing and nourishment, reconnection to self and others, body awareness and emotional wellness. The sessions are hybrid — a mixture of online and face to face sessions. Across both platforms, we may explore modalities such as:

  • Hatha Yoga practices (body shapes and postures, breath, and sound) and other somatic practices that are trauma sensitive. Find out more about trauma-sensitive yoga here.

  • The polyvagal theory on our nervous system and application of the theory in our daily lives. The sound, breath, and movement practices will also be understood in this context of this theory.

  • Imagery and guided visualisations that invite relaxation and rest in the body

  • Therapeutic touch practices anchored in the Polyvagal theory and the 5 elements framework in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These touch practices, focused on areas of the body that may have held onto stuck energy, aim to support the body to reconnect with its natural rhythm of contraction, expansion, and flow.

  • Elements of psychotherapy from Narrative Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma theory etc.

  • Art and dance experiences to complement integration and meaning making of experiences.


The sessions are guided by the following 3 key phases in trauma treatment. There is no fixed number of sessions we have to fulfil before we move into the next phase. The movement towards the next phase is a co-created process where we engage in continuous dialogue and reflection.

1st Phase: Stabilization and Safety

The sessions are designed to re-establish a relationship with your body in ways that feel safe for you. We discover the practices help your body feel safer, present, nourished, and connected. Triggers, if any, that arise during sessions in this phase are contained. We will not open up any wounds when the body is not ready yet. This is to prevent re-traumatisation experiences.

2nd Phase: Resourcing, nourishment, and processing

We continue to cultivate practices to nurture a regulated state while supporting you to deepen your relationship with your body. Some key concepts that we will experience and reflect on are self compassion and gratitude. Another continuous practice is rebalancing the energy in the body to a state of awareness and increased capacity to hold space for emotional expression so that we can look at, and work through some of the painful bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions of the past in an objective manner.

When your nervous system is ready to contact previous experiences of hurt, pain, trauma or grief, we will begin to process some of these memories. However, processing is not a pre-requisite and it is not always necessary for us to move towards healing. The resourcing and nourishment practices are more important in re-wiring the patterns in our nervous system.

3rd Phase: Integration to daily life practices

We practice mini doses of integration in every session. As a phase, integration comprises meaning making, narrative and storytelling to help us make sense of what has happened to us and how we would like to write our life stories from this point onward. As the sessions come to a close, we reflect on practices that we will continue on our own. Healing after all, is a lifelong journey.


1st 5 sessions: $110 / 60 mins

Subsequent sessions:

$140 / 75mins

$170 / 90mins

I recognise that not everyone has easy access to individual treatment. The fees for the sessions are available on a sliding scale based on individual's capacity.

If you are interested, please fill up the interest form below or contact me for more information.

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Embodiment is about gaining, the capacity to feel the ambient physical sensations of unfettered energy and aliveness as they pulse through our bodies.

Through embodiment we gain a unique way to touch into our darkest primitive instincts; and in so doing to know ourselves as though for the first time — in a way that imparts vitality, flow, color, hue and creativity to our lives.

Peter Levine


The body-based healing sessions may be offered in Nature’s spaces. Ecotherapy is a nature-based modality that taps into the connection we share with the natural world and its impact on healing our health and mental health.

The 1-1 nature walk offers an opportunity to explore our relationship with the Natural world while processing issues that we want to bring to the session. More details on the nature walk below.