Welcome to The Everything Space:
A somatic education and embodiment studio weaving personal growth and dynamic social change.
We strive to cultivate resilience, rewilding, presence and connection for all bodies.
We offer services to individuals, professionals and organizations
*private sessions of movement repatterning & bodywork,
*classes & workshops,
*coaching for collaborators, and
which 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.
The Everything Space is a collaboratively run embodiment studio providing skillful and accessible somatic education, curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz.
Opened in 2014, the space was built around the dream of co-creating a community space that centers the body’s intelligence as a liberatory, political act. Since then, the 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.
We are dedicated embodiment activists, passionate about somatic education, social and environmental justice, community centered growth, large and small scale transformation and more.
Our mission is bolded below, with descriptions following:
We are committed to unleashing the body’s intelligence to co-create a more resilient world.
The Everything Space, located on the unceded territory of the Abenaki Nation, in downtown Montpelier, is where folks from all walks of life come to learn and listen to the deep intelligence of their own bodies. We are specifically dedicated to the education of diverse somatic practices as an integral part of social and environmental justice work. The offerings at The Everything Space are intentionally expansive to address our bodies as part of everything that we do and how we connect with the world around us.
The Everything Space has maintained itself through the generous donations of two private investors, a frugal budget, reciprocally supportive relationships, creative economy, and is very much a volunteer effort.
We acknowledge the global implications of climate crisis, collective trauma
and embedded systems of oppression
and we aim to unite personal growth and dynamic social change
in all offerings at The Everything Space.
All of the classes and facilitators that teach here have different focuses and share a commitment to the studio's vision. The facilitators all attend twice yearly in-house educational trainings on relevant topics such as being trauma/resilience informed, unpacking privilege & systemic oppression, and creating cultures & communities of support.
We offer classes & workshops, organizational somatic consultation and implementation, private sessions, performances and creative space to create opportunities for people to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body, express grief and celebration, and rewild ourselves.
We are in this, with you, as humans, together.
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 understand and dismantle privilege and systemic oppression. We strive to make our services accessible.
We welcome feedback and growing together.
The Everything Space has been growing and thriving for 4 years now!
To celebrate, we’d love to goosh about the amazing community of facilitators and associated offerings that have happened here since day one. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Over the past four years, these amazing offerings have graced our community. The list is loosely themed and very incomplete. Wow!
Being Alive: Standing on the Page, Mindful Eating, the Somatics of Digestion, Waking the Witch, Resilience Breathwork, Softening our Roots, 20 Jam Jam retreats, the Burning Times Never Ended and more.
Outdoor Practices: the Garden Project, Natural Fitness, Co-Regulation Study Group, and more.
Movement/Improv/Play: Emergent Intelligence,Co-Motion, Axis Syllabus study groups and workshops, Somatic Movement Series, Playback Theatre labs and troupe, weekly contact improv jams, Rise Up Dance Therapy, CI Fundamentals Series, Robin Hood’s Arrow, Queer Contact Improv class and jam, Feldenkrais method classes,Contemplative Dance Practice and more.
Embodied Communication: Authentic Relating, Circling, Supporting One Another
Trauma/Resilience Practices/Education: 4 Growing Resilience courses, My Grandmother’s Hands book group, The Work that Reconnects, and more.
Free/By Donation Public Education/Dialogue: Hosting numerous community meetings, the Dawnland Decolonization Solidarity Group, The Abenaki Worldview with Melody Walker Brook, community accountability circles, Decolonization: Investigating Colonial Impact Event, Bodies of Change: Embodiment and Social Change discussion group, Community Practices of Resilience, Creative Space, and more.
One On One Support: Cranio-sacral clinic, Re-Embodiment Training, hosting the private practices of Sarai Hinkley, Josie Green, Abbi Jaffe, and Amanda Franz
Special thanks and gratitude to Andreas, Jamie, Hazel, Josie, Jon W, Sarai, Mea, Lucy, Lenna, Mandy, Ben, MC, Murphy, Stephen and all our amazing facilitators.
We are honored to be in community with you and to grow and change ourselves, each other, and the world, together.
“ All that you touch, You Change.
All that you Change, Changes you.”
~ partial quote from Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Amanda Franz and