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For those of us suffering traumatic injury, major illness or chronic pain, healing presents challenges beyond a quick fix. We may avail ourselves to doctors, therapists, herbalists, body workers, but whatever the practice, if we are fortunate we will encounter a true healer. Ajaya is one; and I’ve been blessed to work with her over a number of years. I’m a combat disabled veteran with significant injuries and PTSD. Needless to say, healing and maintenance require substantial effort.
How to describe the places Ajaya and I have worked over the years. All I can say is when we are together, I open myself to her and we touch trauma deep in the bones and the psyche. She engages not just with medical skills, but also a very big heart. Perhaps that’s what makes her a healer. With Ajaya, I experience a novel way of healing, one she’s opened to me over the years. It’s not a fix it, repair it, cure it approach. Ajaya has introduced me to a place where I am whole, healthy, capable, and I’ve discovered that just to rest there is transformative, and that temporary clearing lingers longer after each session. This state of wellness Ajaya has opened me to has made all the difference in my quality of life. It is uniquely deep healing propelled by the heart of a skilled practitioner and healer. It cuts to the chase to the core of being, to the subtlest edges of trauma and health. It is this uniqueness and the benefit I have gained from it that propels me to write these words in the hope that others may also experience this, to find them-selves in the care of a true healer, such as Ajaya. - Martin Lesinski – Marin County CA 2017
Ajaya is one of those rare healers who can see directly into your core, understand your needs (deeper than you know yourself), and offer sacred healing to your most hidden, needy places in the deep psyche. She is filled with kindness and light, so healing comes as naturally as if you were bathed in love by the Goddess herself. Don’t miss the opportunity to be touched and guided by this divine healer — no matter what ails you. – Lion Goodman, PCC, Creator of the Clear Beliefs Coach Training, www.ClearBeliefs.com
“Ajaya Sommers has a rare gift of guiding people deeply into embodied presence like no one else. With a refreshingly natural, unpretentious style, Ajaya integrates the best of the lineage of Continuum movement arts together with Biodynamic Craniosacral, powered by the authenticity of her own awakening process over 3 decades. In a group setting, Ajaya is a natural teacher, enjoyable and articulate.In private session she is just dripping with healing, nurturing presence. I recommend Ajaya to anyone seeking to break free of body armor and come fully to life. -Miranda Macpherson, author of “Boundless Love” and founder of the “Awakening Love & Wisdom” sangha. www.mirandamacpherson.com
“I recently attended a 5 day retreat in Hawaii with Ajaya. Honestly, I did not really know what to expect as I had never done the practice of continuum. I was absolutely blown away by Ajaya’s ability to hold the intimate and entirely safe space for healing and organic unwinding. I am in awe and gratitude for the healing that happened for me during the retreat, as I trusted the process and my body’s own innate intelligence. As a psychotherapist, I have attended many workshops and retreats, and this was an experience like no other in its ability to reach the depths. The presence that Ajaya IS was there to support and facilitate our work, and revealed a beautiful presence in myself, an irresistible beauty that cannot be denied once seen.” -Margie Stornetta, MFT, Santa Rosa,CA
“Ajaya Sommers has an impressive collection of gifts as well as skills in a variety of modalities, (including movement, body work and counseling). She has an unerring sense of intuition and knows just the perfect jewel to bring to each moment. She is adept at seamlessly and playfully weaving whatever is needed into creating a miraculously transformative experience. In both my two hour sessions as well as my recent two day intensive, I have benefited immeasurably from her offerings. But what has influenced me the most is just being in her luminous, totally unconditionally loving, presence. The way in which she has helped me deepen my spiritual connection is truly magical. I am deeply grateful for Ajaya and trust her utterly. I highly encourage anyone considering exploring what she has to offer to take the leap!” -Michelle Simonson, Fairfax, CA
“I’ve done a lot of work on myself and all my issues over the years and I’ve become very choosy about who I surrender myself to for healing assistance. I began a series of sessions with Ajaya at a particular point in life where I had begun to recognize there was a part of me that wanted to die, a part that felt it had struggled enough and had had enough of this existence. Deep work was called for and I didn’t feel I could do it alone. For me, it was a dark and difficult place. Whatever I had going on, it was well within Ajaya’s capability to help me through. She provided a safe, loving, unconditional space of kindness that almost shocked me: it was it was so beyond what I had expected. Her “toolbox” of skills and talents was more than enough to exceed my needs. Ajaya saw me through to a renewed state of openness and enthusiasm for what I’d love to create in life, and I know I’ll be back for more with her in due course. Ajaya is someone special: clearly a gifted teacher and remarkable healer. She guides people home to their truer selves. Her loving space is an amazing gift to all, who so choose. I recommend her work to anyone who would love to go deeper into themselves and clear out whatever holds them back from a fully loving life filled with gratitude, ease and grace.” -BKS, Sausalito, Ca
Deeply devoted to embodied spirituality and as a somatic healing practitioner, coach and group-facilitator myself, I was guided to Ajaya's Core Alliance Membership and Alchemy of the Heart groups as an answer to a strong impulse to explore my own "edges" by being held in an ongoing group-container led by another truly devoted sister on the path. I am beyond grateful I joined. Ajaya's synthesis of embodied wisdom in the practices she offers, the powerful transmissions in her weekly CAM benedictions, and the pathways that have opened up for me in her exquisite holding of space for somatic deep-dives and 1-on-1 facilitation have been truly life-changing.
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“Ajaya has been a Godsend and has opened a whole new world for me. She has an amazing presence in her work and brings such a delicate, compassionate and focused energy to her individual sessions. I really appreciate the open-ended intuitive nature of her work and how each time I meet with her is a new adventure in my work and my process of unfolding a more complete, engaged and open sense of self. Her strength and compassion have helped me trust her bodywork which has allowed access to areas that have been too sensitive for me to open up with others. I would recommend her to anyone seeking to take their lives to a deeper more engaged place. Ajaya leads Continuum sessions with a bright and loving energy, creating a safe space to enter into the magic of the fluid body. She is a living example of embodied joy and it spills over into the space we create together. I can’t say enough of how much she brings to Continuum sessions and how that energy has helped me to become deeply present, aware and embodied.” -Tracy Ruggles, Musician, Marin County, CA
“As an osteopathic physician trained extensively in cranio-sacral manipulation I am very picky about who I allow to treat me cranially and their skill level. Ajaya’s abilities to release deep places of restriction go beyond the somatic level and into levels of the psyche. She has a depth of psycho-spiritual wisdom to bring great personal insight to the person fortunate enough to be receiving a session from her. I highly recommend Ajaya for her deep support in transformative growth.” -Jacqueline S. Chan, D.O., Marin Natural Medicine
“Ajaya Sommers is a person of rare purity,
in terms of her intention, her path of service
and her response to all whom she meets.” - Avon Mattison, director, Pathways For Peace
Participating in Ajaya’s course was a gift during a very upside down time. The course began just before I closed the doors to our retreat center of 25 years, due to the pandemic. Having the consistency of the loving invitation back home— to my Hara, my Heart and my Head was so helpful and beautiful. I have worked with Ajaya at a couple of in person retreats in the past and found her presence and her teaching brought the medicine I needed in times of transition and overwhelm. Life always presents challenges and the initiations into suffering. Having
others in the group who are willing to be honest about whatever is going on for them in the moment is always supportive. Ajaya guides with a great deal of knowledge and experience. Trusting that she has truly been on her own deep journey provides the safety that I needed to drop into the deeper currents of my own life.
- Gail Warner, MA MFT
After one session with Ajaya, I knew that I had found someone who could guide me into my deepest longing to come home to myself. With incredible tenderness and wisdom, Ajaya creates a space to rediscover and remember the simple and potent beauty of living from the heart, and experiencing the embodied fullness of being. I come away from every session with such immense gratitude for her depth of knowledge and ability to foster such intimacy and truth. As a therapist, I treasure how presence has the capacity to transform, and being in Ajaya’s presence is transformative. She is not only changing my life, but she is also empowering me to a greater vessel of healing for others. I feel so honored to have such an incredible healer, teacher, and companion in my life. -Kailey Nykai, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP