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Hakomi Central Team (U.S.A.)

Southeast / Southwest / Pacific Northwest

Hakomi Central Team

The Hakomi Central Team is a richly collaborative group of Hakomi trainers and teachers. Working together since 2021, we have strengthened our curriculum and teaching through shared creativity and innovation. We hold a collective mission to make our trainings more accessible to people from marginalized communities in the U.S., both through the offering of scholarships and through our curriculum. Our team is a blend of both long-time Hakomi trainers and newer faculty, with more than 75 years of teaching experience among us.

We cap our enrollment at 40 students for workshops and 42 students for trainings. Enrollment caps create a more attuned and cohesive relational experience, especially during online events, allowing all students and staff to be seen together on one screen on Zoom.


About Our Trainings

We offer a Comprehensive Training that is a hybrid of Live-Online and In-Person training in North Carolina, as well as Comprehensive and Professional Skills Trainings that are Live-Online.




Team Faculty

Certified Hakomi Trainers

Deah Baird (she/her) ND, LPC, CHT

Donna Roy (she/her) MS, LPC, CHT

Gregory Gaiser (he/they) PC, CHT

Hiromi Willingham (she/her) MSW, LCSW, CHT

Jessica Montgomery (she/her) MSW, CHT

Jon Eisman (he/him) Founding Hakomi Trainer

Julia Corley (she/her) MA, LCMHCA, SEP, LMBT, CHT

Lorena Monda (she/they) MS, DOM, LPCC, CHT

Certified Hakomi Teachers

Nova Knutson (she/her) MA, LMT, CHT

Rebecca Lincoln (she/her) MA, LPC-S, CHT

Rupesh Chhagan (he/him) MSOM, CHT

Selin Strait (she/her) LPC, CHT


Upcoming Trainings

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction

FACULTY: Julia Corley, MA, LCHMCA, SEP, Certified Hakomi Trainer,  Kelly Wedell, Teacher-In-Training , EdS, LCMHCS, CHT

MODE: In-Person

LOCATION & ZONE: Stillpoint Wellness 946 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805, EST

Hakomi is a body-centered (somatic) approach. The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” - a door that can be opened to reveal […]

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Comprehensive Training, Southeast Level 1

FACULTY: Hiromi Willingham, MSW, LCSW; Julia Corley, MA, LCHMCA, Lorena Monda, MS, DOM, LPCC

MODE: Hybrid

LOCATION & ZONE: Southeastern US (to be announced), EST

Level One offers a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. Level One includes in-depth coverage of the Hakomi principles, […]

Professional Skills Training Level 1 Online Live(PST)

FACULTY: Deah Baird ND, LPC, CHT, Lorena Monda MS, DOM, LPCC, CHT, and Donna Roy LPC CHT

MODE: Live Online


Level One of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training offers a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy through a combination […]