Livia Shapiro M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist and Yoga Teacher
Livia Shapiro brings essential Somatic Psychology principles and tools to the lives, practice and teaching of dedicated yoga students and instructors worldwide.
She has practiced and taught yoga for nearly two decades, helping people grow their ranges of motion and emotion through steady asana practice, somatic education, and body centered mentorship and psychotherapy.
Known for her sincerity, directness and humor, her teachings help illuminate the spiritual path as deeply human and body-centric. Her article Yoga-Based Body Psychotherapy is published in the International Journal of Body Psychotherapy.
Her work helps both dedicated students and open-hearted, geeky teachers of yoga grow their ranges of motion and emotion through steady asana practice, somatic-embodiment education and discovery, as well as body-centered mentorship/counseling.
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, she works holistically helping women heal from trauma, repair relational wounds and rewire their nervous systems so they can live more vibrantly and powerfully in the lives they choose. She walks with women through the journeys of pre and postnatal thresholds including, fertility, conception, miscarriage, abortion, birth and early motherhood. She is a fierce advocate for maternal wellness and healthcare. Livia is skilled in working with grief/loss, anxiety, PTSD, attachment and relational wounding, life transitions, eating disorders and at honoring the phenomenon of spiritual emergence in mind-body practitioners.
Livia holds a masters of Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and is a registered psychotherapist with the state of Colorado. She is a certified SomaSource Life Cycles Practitioner. Prior to her graduate studies, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Vermont focusing on Psychology and comparative religion.