Michelle Lynn Cohen, Founder
Michelle brings to the fields of health and wellness, movement and dance education, performance, and personal development her belief and passion in the healing powers of being seen, heard, and held in a sacred, safe, and compassionate space without judgement to help her clients and students connect to their deep purpose, inner wisdom, and personal empowerment. Her strong ability to hold this container of support is the hallmark of her work, where she masterfully combines heart centered coaching, body and movement coaching, and trauma informed somatic emotional release practices to help restore what has been interrupted and support the felt-sense experience of returning back to wholeness and deep knowing.
As an advanced maternal mama who birthed her son at 48, Michelle understands the journey of manifesting family and of motherhood.
More about Michelle
Michelle is a registered master somatic movement therapist and educator (MSMT/E) with the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA). She has a Master of Arts degree in Dance & Somatic Well-being from the University of Central Lancashire in England, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a dance minor from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Certificate of Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating these programs with the highest honors of distinction.
She is a certified Dynamic Embodiment™ Practitioner (DEP) and a BodyMind Dancing™ teacher (BMD), somatic practices developed by Dr. Martha Eddy. She is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Anatomy and Yoga teacher. Michelle has been training and studying coaching with Joanna Lindenbaum since 2014. She has certifications in yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonic®. Her additional trainings include Continuum Movement, Reiki, Meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, Body Talk, Ayurvedic Healing, and Diana Muenz Chen’s Open Heart School. From 1999-2008, Michelle was on faculty as a Master teacher and teacher trainer of Pilates for the Kane School of Core Integration in New York, training teachers nationally and internationally. She was also on faculty for the Center for Kinesthetic Education founded by Dr. Martha Eddy, that specializes in bringing movement programs into the classroom directly to children (including those with disabilities) and through professional development seminars for educators and paraprofessionals of the New York City Department of Education as well as for independent schools. Currently, Michelle is on Eddy’s DE and BMD faculty.
Michelle is a professional dancer performing with Catherine Gallant Dance and Dances by Isadora since 2000.
Michelle works remotely and supports clients of all ages all over the world. She also sees clients in person for personalized healing sessions in Pennsylvania and in NYC at her center she founded called the Movement Forest.