With the Founder & Director of Somatic Writing
Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

A 7-Module On-Demand Video Training

Uncover the life-changing potential of Somatic Writing to forge profound ancestral bonds, heal lineage trauma, and reveal your soul’s purpose — through the unfolding of a sacred narrative that will forever liberate you from lifelong intractable knots.

Reclaim your ancestral connection to call back your power and fully embody your most authentic, joyful self and become an evolutionary leader for the emerging world.

Somatic writing isn’t just trauma informed, it’s magically informed. When we start to embody the magic, that’s when the joy comes.
  — Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Imagine a life where you’re no longer held back by the burdens of your family lineage or the shame and trauma around your marginalized identities but instead wake up every morning feeling free, fulfilled, and fully connected to your soul’s true purpose.

This doesn’t have to be a dream. It can be your reality when you unearth the buried treasures of your ancestral legacy in a magical practice that harnesses the wisdom, strength, and healing potential of the sacred stories hidden within you.

If you’ve ever felt like you’re living a life that’s not truly yours, or maybe you’ve achieved all of your goals but still feel empty or unfulfilled — longing for a deeper connection to your soul’s purpose — you’re not alone.

Many of us feel this way and still struggle with lingering traumas and unhelpful stories that leave us feeling disconnected despite having done a lot of spiritual and personal development work. According to celebrated writing teacher Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, the reason for this is that we’ve missed the true key to our personal power...

... coming into a deep personal relationship with our ancestors.

Tanya teaches a unique and potent practice called Somatic Writing — which combines the mystical with the practical to navigate the world of the ancestors — helping you expand your sense of being “at home in your body,” connected to the world, and able to manifest your deepest desires.

With her theater-trained background, Tanya considers herself to be a Story Innovator. She codified her Somatic Writing system into 13 practices — to call back the magic of working with our ancestors, radically liberate our voices, and retrieve our forgotten identities.

What makes Somatic Writing so much more powerful than other methods of connecting with your ancestors is that you’re accessing your ancestors more directly though your own body — through the ancestral memories that live on in your DNA — and through the spirits of the land on which you live.

Join Tanya for her 7-module course, where she’ll guide you on a magical journey to connect with your ancestors in this visceral way, so you can access the deep well of wisdom within to embody your most authentic, joyful self.

Through highly experiential practices — such as building your writing altar, creating your Writer’s Black Book, and using rituals to get in touch with specific parts of your body and the spirit of the land on which you live — you’ll connect with this magical, ancestral ecosystem...

... transmuting shame into power... liberating your ancestors from systemic oppression, ancestral woundings, and intergenerational trauma... and unlocking your true potential.

Whether you desire more power and connection, access to an uncolonized self, or profound psychic and intuitive knowings, you’ll benefit from this potent practice.


During this deeply spiritual course, you’ll:

  • Discover the 13 practices of Somatic Writing to support you in accessing your deepest and most authentic voice
  • Build a writing altar to ignite the spirit of your writing
  • Establish a meaningful connection with your ancestors, enabling you to draw upon their wisdom and guidance to unlock your true potential
  • Create your Writer’s Black Book a magical manifestation tool akin to a Witch’s Black Book
  • Use practical tools to uncover the meaning within your personal and collective stories so you can find the answers you need to heal in a potent, phenomenological way
  • Reclaim your ancestral connection to the dead to call back your power and transform your life
  • Connect to your Future Great Ancestor self
  • Radically liberate your voice, unmask your deeper identities, and achieve the authentic self that you’ve been longing for
  • Learn how to break free of the shame and trauma around your own marginalized identities
  • Experience a land ritual to call back your inner magical child and reclaim your magical identity
  • Decolonize your story to acknowledge and transmute the oppressive forces in your ancestral history
  • Support yourself in expanding your self-worth, wealth, and pleasure through ongoing magical practice with your body, the land, and the ancestors
  • And much more...

The Somatic Writing process integrates Tanya’s mastery in the fields of story, embodiment, and healing. She created her evolutionary methods after being inspired by the Zulu people (the true originators of Family Constellation work) as well as the thousands of somatic and story students and teachers she’s had over the last three decades.

Join her in this soul-enriching course, in which you’ll learn Tanya’s compelling system for connecting to your body, your ancestors, and the spirits of the land — so you can stop hiding behind societal norms, feel fully liberated in your life and work, and finally embody your most expansive worth, wealth, and pleasure.

As you come into relationship with your ancestors, you’ll realize you aren’t alone and are in fact grounded and supported by them in every moment.

Through this beautiful connection, you’ll walk the path to becoming a Future Great Ancestor for your lineage. In doing so, you’ll not only heal your ancestral line but also become an essential player in the healing of humanity.

This wild and magical process is a revelatory journey to reclaim your voice, unleash your power, and write the sacred stories that will change your life and the world around you forever.


What Is Somatic Writing?


What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules

In this 7-part transformational intensive, Tanya will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully discover the transformative power of Somatic Writing and uncover deep ancestral connections, heal the trauma of your lineage, and unveil your soul’s purpose through a sacred narrative that will redefine your ancestral legacy.

This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Tanya. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to harness the power of Somatic Writing to reveal the life-changing potential of deep ancestral bonds, lineage healing, and the unfolding of a sacred narrative that will forever transform your ancestral legacy and unveil your soul’s purpose.

Module 1: Connect to Bloodlines, Milklines & the Ancients to Create a More Magical Identity


This foundational module will introduce concepts and practices you can use to connect and write with your ancestors.

You’ll explore your bloodlines, milklines (teachers and mentors who may or may not be members of your bloodlines), and the Ancients (magical ancestors) — expanding your collective understanding of who your ancestors are and learning how you can deepen your relationship with them.

You’ll employ practical and mystical tools to open to the magical identities and stories that long to pour through you.

During this session, you’ll:

  • Build a writing altar to ignite the spirit of your writing
  • Expand and deepen your idea of who your ancestors are — like the roots of a tree — and open to their magical identities
  • Develop an archetypal relationship with your ancestors
  • Reclaim power for yourself and your family through ancestral retrieval
  • Experience a Writing Spirit of Story meditation — an ancestral spell that can open storylines
  • Develop the long arc of your story

Module 2: Decolonize Your Body to Claim Your Inherent Right to Pleasure


Many of us have patriarchal wounding and colonizing stories woven throughout our bloodlines.

These stories can harden into shame and unhelpful assumptions about ourselves and our bodies — which can hold us back from being able to access our authentic magic and deep pleasure. (In this course, we conceptualize pleasure in an expansive way that includes but is also beyond sex and sexuality.)

You’ll open portals to pleasure through the power of ritual and your relationship with the dead. You’ll also unpack what it means to “pay a price” for the denial of pleasure through the unconscious deals that have been made within your bloodlines — especially in the matriarchal line.

Finally, you’ll explore what it looks like to open doorways to pleasure in surprising new ways by resisting the demands of the patriarchy.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Create your Writer’s Black Book a magical manifestation tool akin to a Witch’s Black Book
  • Open to a more expansive understanding of pleasure
  • Identify patriarchal wounding and unconscious deals from your bloodlines
  • Experiment with intentionally opening to pleasure through ritual, resistance, and your relationships with the dead
  • Practice Portal Writing to access the wisdom of your body

Module 3: Call in Your Magic to Call Back Your Power


On the other side of our shame is our magic, which is synonymous with power. In this module, you’ll unmask shame by sourcing the ancestral and cultural origins of your unhelpful shame-filled blocks and the beliefs behind them.

You’ll use writing exercises to explore how you may have been silenced through both cultural and familial systems and how you may be unknowingly or knowingly perpetuating patterns of silence and shame in your life.

Experientially, you’ll tune into your uncolonized ancestral wildness — rather than being consciously or unconsciously driven by shame.

As you connect with the Ancients — your magical ancestors who can help you return to your Wild Mind (a concept illuminated by Natalie Goldberg in her bookWild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life ) — you’ll call back your power in writing, speaking, and being.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Develop insight into the sources of shame inherited by ancestry and culture
  • Un-silence and un-shame yourself through working with the Ancients
  • Connect with your uncolonized ancestral wildness
  • Call back your magic, which is synonymous with calling back your power

Module 4: Embrace Your Inner Magical Child to Remember Your Magical Identity


All children naturally possess magical, psychic, and intuitive gifts. In this session, you’ll focus on working with your inner magical child as a type of inner ancestor — who existed before shame and trauma took hold.

By tracing the shame-knots in your personal and ancestral histories, you’ll discern the messages your inner child received to suppress or marginalize their psychic and intuitive gifts.

You’ll examine the relationship of your inner magical child to trauma and how the grip of trauma can be loosened through exploration, play, and creation. Finally, you’ll create a playful land ritual to call back your inner magical child and express them in your writing.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn how your inner magical child functions as a living inner ancestor
  • Describe the relationship of your inner magical child to trauma and shame, as well as to magic and intuitive/psychic awareness
  • Practice connecting with and reclaiming your inner magical child through writing, play, and ritual
  • Design a land ritual to call back your inner magical child and reclaim your magical identity

Module 5: Re-Story Your Ancestral Relationship to Wealth for Aligned Abundance


What do you want your legacy to be? How can you reimagine wealth in terms of your community and what you envision for the world at large?

In this module, Tanya will guide you in an exploration of the relationship between your ancestors and wealth and help you re-story wealth in terms of late-stage capitalism.

You’ll expand your understanding of what wealth is and what it means to be wealthy. For example, wealth can consist of your ancestral relationship to the land, to abundance, or to radical generosity that includes the broader community and resource-sharing.

Through experiential writing exercises, you’ll explore your ancestral relationship to wealth and community. How did these get split in your ancestral lines? When did wealth become equated only with money versus resources, relationships, and flow?

You’ll examine what it means to allow money to be a part of your expanded conception of wealth — rather than the sole defining factor — and how ancestral work can bring you into a fulfilling relationship with wealth that aligns with your values and your vision for yourself.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Develop an expansive conception of wealth that goes far beyond money
  • Trace the knots of scarcity, greed, and poverty within your family and the culture at large
  • Describe the connection between your ancestral relationship to wealth and scarcity
  • Re-story the word wealth to address where there’s been exploitation in your family lines
  • Rewrite your money/resources story to one that aligns with your values and vision now

Module 6: Emergent Visioning to Embody Your Power as a Future Great Ancestor So You Can Heal Your Lineage


Often, we look outside of ourselves for answers without realizing that we have the greatest power of all within — our stories — which have the ability to cast new spells and influence change for the past and the future.

You’ll experiment with what it means to become a Future Great Ancestor and investigate how your purpose can lead you to an embodied ancestral identity — opening portals to the past, present, and future.

Through your writing, you’ll resource your ancestral lines — shifting family stories of pain or shame. You’ll tune into not only your personal purpose, but also your ancestral purpose — which can reveal surprising possibilities for your descendants, your bloodline, and beyond...

... and foster a deeper sense of focus and connection to your ancestral elderhood and your Soul Why.

As you delve into this work, you’ll listen to the perspective of your future descendants, born and unborn, learning what they need from you now — which will allow you to embody your Future Great Ancestor self and align with an expansive view of your purpose.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Connect to your Future Great Ancestor self
  • Examine your purpose as an embodied ancestral identity
  • Discover how ancestral purpose can reveal your Soul Why
  • Learn how to listen to your descendants, born and unborn, through Somatic Writing

Module 7: Nourish Your Ancestral Connections to Weave a New/Ancient Global Community Story


This final session will be devoted to integrating what you’ve learned and practiced over the last six modules. You’ll return to the Black Book practice we began at the beginning of the course — observing what has been manifested and released over time.

There will be space for you to share how your relationship to your magical identity has expanded. What have you discovered about your ancestral narratives? Where is there a new sense of aliveness?

Through your writing, you’ll continue to focus on breaking the spell of the systems of oppression within your family lines.

You’ll explore how to find your place within the long arc and long story as it relates to humanity’s collective ancestor, Mother Earth... and discuss action steps and ongoing practices to continue nourishing your ancestral connections.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Further develop your Black Book practice as an ongoing magical and accountability tool
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your magical identity
  • Understand how to locate yourself within the long arc of humanity’s story
  • Nurture your relationship with Mother Earth as humanity’s collective ancestor


The Somatic Writing Bonus Gift

In addition to Tanya’s transformative 7-module online course, you’ll receive this special bonus gift to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Ancestral Magic: Companion Journal
EWorkbook From Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

This 50-page eWorkbook contains writing prompts that will lead you into deeper discoveries around the concepts of worth, wealth, and pleasure. These illuminating prompts will guide you to establish deep ancestral relationships that will nourish you and provide soul-empowering resources for your writing journey.


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What People Are Saying About Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and Somatic Writing...


— Dena Crowder: “Tanya Provided the Essential Ingredients That I Didn’t Even Know Were Missing”

— Stacey Marie Kerr, MD: “Tanya Has a Sweet Mix of Practical and Magical”

“Somatic Writing has changed the direction of my life.”

Somatic Writing has changed the direction of my life. The practices, the community, and the team have thawed my frozen insides. Honest storytelling and deep listening to other people’s stories have been truly life changing experiences for me. They continue to heal me, undo me, and bring love back in my life in so many ways. I am beyond grateful. Thank you so much my cohort and the entire team of Somatic Writing.
— Shruti Mehta, writer and mother

“This process has helped me connect to my essence as a writer and as a woman.”

Somatic Writing’s program has helped me uncover poetry and myths in my body, relationships, lineage, and soul that I had no idea were there. Each week I craft new narratives and rewrite old ones, composting and penning personal stories that are empowering, mystical, healing, and full of life. This process has helped me connect to my essence as a writer and as a woman.
— Sara Vos, creative director, Vos Holistic Services

“If you work with Somatic Writing, get ready for a transformation, because that’s really what it will help you to do.”

More than a process, Somatic Writing allows you to turn in and hear the stories inside you that are still untold. Somatic Writing challenges you to dive to the deepest places within and supports you in finding the bravery needed to share what you have found there. If you work with Somatic Writing, get ready for a transformation, because that’s really what it will help you to do.
— Cynthia K. Holloway, psychotherapist and performing artist


Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Experience a unique opportunity to learn from Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, founder and director of Somatic Writing — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a streaming video option and will guide you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and connection with your body, ancestors, and land through the power of Somatic Writing, so you can experience the liberation of embodying your worth, wealth, and pleasure.

Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions

You’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

The Somatic Writing Bonus Gift
  • Ancestral Magic: Companion Journal
    EWorkbook From Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Somatic Writing to Connect With Your Body, Ancestors & Land


We feel honored that Tanya Taylor Rubinstein has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the founder and director of Somatic Writing whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about experiencing the transformative potential of Somatic Writing to connect with your ancestors, heal the wounds of your lineage, and discover your soul’s purpose, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

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More Praise for Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and Somatic Writing...

“The experience has far exceeded my expectations and is pure nectar for my soul.”

The Somatic Writing program is one of the best investments I’ve made in my life. Somatic Writing is masterful at creating a nourishing structure that invites me to write from the deep places I’ve longed to connect with but couldn’t access on my own. The experience has far exceeded my expectations and is pure nectar for my soul.
— Mary Suzanne Garvey, painter and author

“Working in Somatic Writing’s container has been nothing short of a magical experience.”

Working in Somatic Writing’s container has been nothing short of a magical experience. The love, compassion, inclusivity, and integrity that the team brings to the work and to the students raises the bar for everyone. I’m beyond grateful I was guided to Somatic Writing and have learned and grown in so many ways, both as a writer and as a human.
— Uma Girish, grief guide, life purpose coach, and author

“Somatic Writing’s process is like nothing else I’ve encountered in any writing sphere.”

Somatic Writing’s process is like nothing else I’ve encountered in any writing sphere. I was supported in the ultimate radical soul liberation: the telling of my story.
— Melissa Kaplan, author and somatic therapist


About Tanya Taylor Rubinstein


Tanya Taylor Rubinstein is the founder of Somatic Writing, which is both an organization and a process to experience a liberated life. The process helps people access a deeper sense of embodiment by exploring their relationships with their bodies, home land, and ancestral spirits as storytellers and writers.

She is the editor and founder of The Cancer Monologue Project, which is both a book and a decade-long exploration of her story work with individuals, family members, and members of vulnerable populations who have experienced cancer, HIV/AIDS, or mental health issues. They write and perform their personal stories for their communities on stages ranging from Broadway to small local theaters, to Gilda’s Clubs, wellness communities, hospitals, and cancer centers across the U.S.

In 2011, Tanya partnered with author Candace Walsh to begin teaching memoir. She has been a story coach and theater director for over one hundred solo shows, which were performed at numerous theaters and festivals over the span of two decades.


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