Welcome to The Everything Space!
A somatic education and embodiment studio weaving personal growth and dynamic social change.
The Everything Space, located on the unceded territory of the Abenaki Nation in downtown Montpelier, is a collaboratively run movement studio providing skillful and accessible somatic education, curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz. We are specifically dedicated to the education of diverse somatic practices as an integral part of social and environmental justice work.
Opened in 2014, our community of support has grown to include Josie Green (Rental Coordinator, Service Provider), Mea Starr (Garden Project Co-Organizer), Sarai Hinkley (Service Provider), and Hazel Turrone (Flyering Extraordinaire, Facilitator), along with numerous facilitators who host their potent offerings here.
The Everything Space centers the body’s intelligence as a liberatory, political act. We are dedicated embodiment activists, passionate about somatic education, social and environmental justice, community centered growth, large and small scale transformation, and more.
We are committed to unleashing the body’s intelligence to co-create a more resilient world.
We acknowledge the global implications of climate crisis, collective trauma, unexamined privilege and embedded systems of oppression and we aim to unite personal growth and dynamic social change in every offering at The Everything Space.
We offer services to individual, professionals and organizations through private sessions (somatic movement education, bodywork, dance and expressive arts therapy), classes & workshops, community events, studio rentals, retreat facilitation, coaching for collaborators, and organization consultations.
We create opportunities to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body, express grief and celebration, and rewild ourselves for the purpose of inhabiting and supporting more resilient communities.
We are in this, with you, as humans, together.
Learn more about our mission here.
Embodiment: the act of listening to the body’s senses and responding to the body’s cues for movement, as well as cultivating an awareness of and connection to one’s self, others, and the environment.
Somatic: the lived/felt experience as a body. ie. connection of bodymind
All of our offerings are sliding scale and most facilitators are trauma informed.
Everyone is welcome.
You are welcome here! We warmly welcome a wide diversity of people. We are an anti-racist organization that welcomes all bodies, all religions, all races, all genders, all sexualities, and all relationships styles. We are queer positive and trans positive. We work to be trauma/resilience informed and to understand and dismantle privilege and systemic oppression. We strive to make our services accessible.
We welcome feedback and growing together.
"I have been to a couple events here, done a private session and have done a Contact Improv Dance 8 Week Series with Amanda. Every gathering, every class exceeded my expectations.
This place and community has helped me remember what it means to feel at home in my body and in myself. " - Bill St.Cyr
Check out our sister studio Reciprocity: Vermont Embodiment Center in Underhill, VT
All classes/events are postponed until further notice or have moved online.
Reach out to individual teachers to learn more.
Want to learn more about our response to Covid-19 and find some great resources?
Check out this blog post.
Virtual Sessions are available during the Covid-19 Response time with Amanda, Sarai and Abbi.
The Everything Space: 64 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier VT 05602, Unceded Territory of the Abenaki Nation