Sara Sunstein is a registered Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioner & Instructor and somatic therapist in Berkeley, CA. She supports your innate ability to heal, so you feel better quickly while also discovering positive possibilities for your body. Sara’s wholistic bodywork is gentle, affirming, and creates relaxation leading beyond pain relief to genuine healing and revitalization, from the inside out.
Sara has begun seeing clients in her office again, and is continuing to consult and work with clients and students online.Learn More
“I felt enormously better after my session with you. Quite a change after unremitting discomfort for a month.”
– K.S. client
Any discomfort or pain from mild to intense, from acute to chronic, is our body’s way of saying, “Stop. Something’s not right here. Do something differently.”
Sara invites you to do something differently by recognizing not only the pain, but also the possibilities–here and now, for support, ease, pain relief and release.
Body Mind Integration
“Many thanks for all you have done to help me shake hands with my Self.”
– M.O., client
When we use somatic therapy to explore emotions via the body–and conversely, the body through emotions and thoughts–it becomes possible to free tensions and also increase your range of emotional response. This is because emotions arise from our biochemistry, and express themselves through the body, affecting and shaping it. The opposite is also true: the body’s shape and physiology affect emotions.
“I am doing so much better, which is amazing because the problem’s been going on for 1.5 years [since a miscarriage]… I’m very, very happy with how I feel now.”
– M.M, client
Women’s bodies conceive, grow, and deliver babies. To do this requires a strong and balanced pelvic system: the uterine muscle itself, other pelvic organs, muscles, and connective tissue, including the many ligaments that secure the uterus to the pelvis’ bony structures and the bones to each other.
“I’m very appreciative of your knowledge and understanding, and especially of your attentiveness to the students!”
– Student evaluation, anonymous
Sara teaches Ortho-Bionomy® Self-Care to all who are interested and offers a range of presentations, classes, and trainings for personal enrichment and professional development. She brings her students a love of teaching along with her wealth of experiential knowledge, good-heartedness, and humor. An Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy®, Sara is also influenced by extensive training and skills in body-based trauma resolution and imagery for healing.