Core Embodiment®

Reconnect with the Vitality that Changes Your Everything


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Ajaya Sommers, RCST is a gifted teacher, author, public speaker and creative catalyst in the field of trauma informed psycho-spiritual somatic integration. For the last 26 years, she has been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in thousands of people’s lives. She designs and facilitates training programs for professionals, leads retreats, and offers both live and on-line group platforms for organizations that are ecologically regenerative, socially just and spiritually connected. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience.


Ajaya is the founder of a unique somatic discovery process called, Core Embodiment® — an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential. She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher, a NARM practitioner (Neuro-affective-relational model) as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher.


I was also one of the main founding members and visionaries of a 218 acre ecologically sustainable retreat, hot springs and experiential learning center called, Avalon Springs in Middletown Ca from 2005-2012. My main role was in developing whole systems design as well as the internal infrastructure of the culture. I held the role of mediator and counselor to the various departments in the project, to ensure that all parties were taken into account and decisions were based in whole systems thinking. I also guided the spa/health/wellness facet of the project.


Thank you so much for finding me and taking the time to explore my site. The offerings here are a synthesis of my life’s deepest inquires and the journey they have taken me on.


What does it mean to wake up to my totality as a human being? To bring all that I am fully down into this body, to participate in the evolution of consciousness as co-creator with Life? I was blessed to have my early life steeped in a Sufi Community as my Mother was a Sufi Minister. My father was/is an amazing artiest and master of gardening, so I had a very spiritually supported upbringing.  My relationship to God as nature, itself has always been my most primary home.


My challenge in life was ‘figuring out’ this mysterious business of being human, having needs and relating with other humans who also have needs! As I grew up, I found that the study of the human body/psyche/spirit was my most passionate interest. I sought to be become a doctor and had some of my first awakenings, quite literally through the study of the heart, itself. After completing my studies in pre-med, I was blessed to find Craniosacral Therapy, and eventually to become a teacher and co-evolutionist of this body of work. Later I became an Authorized Continuum Teacher and immersed myself in perinatal psychology, trauma resolution therapies (NARM) and shamanic energy medicine along the way. I did plenty of long Buddhist silent meditation and Continuum retreats as well as sitting with awakened masters and fervently being a student of Life.


I have to say that no matter how many ‘awakenings’ I experienced, there was still a gap in terms of how this awakening was to be lived in my everyday life. When I followed my passion to study embryology and anatomy from an embodied perspective — meaning, discovering how to have a direct experience—making actual intimate contact with the sentience of my anatomy, that I finally began to bridge this gap.


Having my hands on thousands of people’s core energy anatomy for over 26 years now, has informed me and this body of work, greatly. I have learned how to deeply listen and not interfere by coming with an agenda—even for healing. The body opens to genuine presence, just as all of wild nature does. Experiencing the sentience of my own anatomy and embryology and discovering how to listen into this organizing intelligence of my own system, as well as tapping into this same intelligence in thousands of others, has revealed the deepest satisfaction and insight. I call it, “Cracking God’s Code.”


Meeting this place of inner union over and over again in new ways and learning from what has been my inner teacher all along has revealed the synthesis of Core Embodiment. I have come to see that when we embody our core intelligence, we reclaim a quality of  X-Ray vision, a trustworthy guidance system that by design will reveal our greatest destiny, deepest calling and most fulfilling, intimate relationship with existence.  


When we can make medicine of our early developmental trauma’s, the inevitable shock traumas along the way, as well as the paradoxes of apparent and real losses of a deeply lived life — by way of integration, not spiritual bypass — we reclaim our wholeness.


I am delighted and honored to bring to you my life’s dedication, great joy and most intimate purpose in being here. The answers I sought in my quest for over 26 years, continue to be revealed in the most satisfying way. In fact, it is through the very process of sharing the practices and principles that are indeed so relevant for our times, that they continue to evolve, as do I.  Embodied inquiry and reverent listening are front and center to my commitment to presence and the ongoing revelation of what it is to be truly alive. I invite you to join me and to discover this intimate repartee inside your own skin, from your Heart, to your Hara and beyond.


Now more than ever, we need embodied, alive and honest human beings who are present and available. Grounded in love’s wisdom and the true balance of feminine and masculine power this affords. It is love’s work, through us and as us, if only we can discover how to embody this power with kindness and in a sacred manner. It is time.


I am honored to walk with you deeper and wider still — embodying this great mystery together as we actualize the prophecy of the new earth— the more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible.

— Ajaya  Sept.2020



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Quote by Mahatma Gandhi

  • Love
  • is already the
  • deepest center
  • of
  • truth
  • within you.

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I highly recommend Ajaya
     as a guide to empower a person
          to heal and know their Self

Denise Landucci, Muir Beach, CA

The presence that Ajaya IS revealed
     a beautiful presence in myself,
          an irresistible beauty that
               cannot be denied once seen

Margie Stornetta, MFT, Santa Rosa,CA

The way in which she has helped me
     deepen my spiritual connection
          is truly magical

Michelle Simonson, Fairfax, CA

"I recommend her work to anyone who would love
     to go deeper into themselves
          and clear out whatever holds them back"

BJS, Sausalito, CA

"The first experience has forever changed my life.
     Thank you with all of my heart.”

Amy Conklin DC, Achorage Ak

"The way in which she has helped me deepen
     my spiritual connection is truly magical"

Michelle E. Simonson, Fairfax, CA

"Ajaya's work is a rare gift
     I highly recommend her"

Sergio Baroni, LCSW Marin County, CA

Ajaya has been a Godsend and has opened
     a whole new world for me.
          She has an amazing presence"

Tracy Ruggles, Musician, Marin County, CA

“Ajaya's keen intuition and spot-on
     insight make her an unusually
          effective and efficient healer.”

Geralyn Gandreau, LMFT

“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

“Ajaya's abilities to release deep places of restriction
     go beyond the somatic level
          and into levels of the psyche.”

Jacqueline S. Chan, D.O., Marin Natural Medicine

Her mere presence is a dynamic force
     that I'm so grateful for in my life.

Ellen Heuer, Skywalker Sound, CA

Ajaya is the healer I trust most and
     cannot recommend her highly enough -
          an extremely gifted "angel" on earth.

Susan Levin, Kensington, CA

Quote by St. Thomas Aquinas

  • When we become
  • truly present
  • it becomes obvious that
  • the sacred
  • is what is
  • real.


Nothing real can be


Nothing unreal


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September 21, 2021

Hot Loneliness and Choosing Wisely

By ajaya on September 21, 2021
As we move into our last week of the Hara Immersion I wanted to encourage you all to continue to explore the counters of your most intimate experience in the

June 22, 2021

Terms of Engagement

By ajaya on June 22, 2021
    Hello Beautiful!   Now that we are all starting to emerge into the world again, I felt to check in with you and see how you are

February 26, 2021

The Kiss We Always Wanted

By ajaya on February 26, 2021
The kiss we have always wanted The revelation of Being Here while residing in a human body is infinite. The dimensions and textures of ‘here’ only seem

August 29, 2020

True Prayer

By ajaya on August 29, 2020
Since I was a very young child, I remember being consciousness looking out through my eyes and hearing through my ears. A waterfall of life, cascading as

February 22, 2020

Atonement to True Generosity

By ajaya on February 22, 2020
I found this quote today in one of my little books where I jot down inspirations when they arise.   “True generosity is the absence of giving

November 18, 2019

The Kiss We Always Wanted

By ajaya on November 18, 2019
The revelation of Being Here while residing in a human body is infinite. The dimensions and textures of ‘here’ only seem to expand with each breath

September 21, 2019


By ajaya on September 21, 2019
I’m having a revelation. It’s about granite and the quarts crystal and radon that play a role in conducting a piezo-electric charge through it. Water as a

June 28, 2019

Trust in Our Belonging

By ajaya on June 28, 2019
  Trust in Our Belonging   Saturday AM: I am driving to my favorite hot springs for the weekend to meet up with my beloved “bestie”

April 23, 2019

On Receiving

By ajaya on April 23, 2019
I have not been good at receiving for most of my life. In some ways, I am just learning how. Much of my early imprints seemed to translate to my system

December 13, 2018

Learning how to stay

By ajaya on December 13, 2018
Learning how to Stay   I notice these days that terms like “soul,” or “heart,” or even “human,” are rather trendy, and that we can take

July 29, 2018

Agency as Feeling Awareness

By ajaya on July 29, 2018
Agency as Feeling Awareness Shamans of antiquity, modern day neuroscience, quantum physics and my own direct experience all point to the fact that we dream

February 20, 2018

My Invitation

By ajaya on February 20, 2018
Hello! I wanted to clarify what I am often referring to as True Intimacy as well as my essential invitation. I have hesitated to write what I am about to

September 27, 2017

Passionately Alive

By ajaya on September 27, 2017
Aloha Dear Friends, Sending equinox blessings to all. Sending prayers of support, assistance, provisions, hope to all of the places on the planet right now in

August 04, 2017

Grace and Grit

By ajaya on August 4, 2017
How are you bridging those gaps between you and everything? I would love to hear about your version... My answer to this question as of late would have to

May 26, 2017

Intimate Purpose

By ajaya on May 26, 2017
I hope this message finds you happy, healthy, grounded, and in touch with your aliveness, amidst the increasing acceleration of the times we are living in. I

November 09, 2016

The Presence of Love

By ajaya on November 9, 2016
This is the first of a series of video blog posts that are describing the nature of some of the content for the Growing at the Speed of Love programs...

November 12, 2015

To the Gold of your Embodied Soul

By Swift Ideas on November 12, 2015
The awareness of what is most precious to us does not come without the grist and grizzle of the proverbial mill that is necessary for consciously

Quote from A Course in Miracles

  • Your true nature is
  • nature.
  • You are a living, breathing
  • Miracle
  • of
  • Grace.


Live like the river flows,

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Quote by John O’Donohue

  • To own your
  • inner knowing
  • is the greatest
  • service
  • to the
  • whole of
  • Existence.

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