Somatic SoULL (School of Unusual Life Learning)  is a 6-month program about human development that helps you take your life to a new level of depth and presence.  It teaches how life energy naturally moves and shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end. It is about birth, death, all that is between and after, the body, energy, how we grow, change, connect, release, die and love. It also teaches how to stay vital in the work of love and how to become fearless.  

This is a natural language, a wisdom teaching that historically was held by all people living and working in the natural world. In our time we must work to consciously remember this language.  We must deliberately rediscover how to honor ourselves as natural beings. To do so is a radical and powerful act.  



This program will take place over three residential weekends with distance learning and group dialogue in between.  

Residential Weekends at STONY POINT CENTER in New York:

June 13 - 16, 2019
September 5 - 8, 2019
November 7 - 10, 2019

Please note:  Group is small and space is limited. 
Advanced registration is required.



Who is this program for?  

  • Heart-centered practitioners who enjoy thinking about the mind and body as one, are curious about mortality, energy, and are willing to touch into the unseen.

  • Psychologists, social workers, healthcare workers, clergy, and end of life doulas who have a body-centered orientation or training.

  • Professionals or students in helping, teaching or healing work: somatic therapists, healers, yoga teachers, or bodyworkers, for example.

  • Anyone with an inexplicable stirring within that says "I know I need to be there" is encouraged to apply.

Why do it? 

  • This program will teach you how to be more deeply alive while radically reducing your existential anxiety.

  • Group learning will deeply support your personal growth and professional practice.

  • You will joyfully expand your service into stages of life that may be unfamiliar to you and see greater continuity in life processes.

  • You will deepen your intuition about all stages of life.

  • You will expand your clients ability to find peace within a culture of epidemic existential anxiety.

  • You will learn to become fascinated with aging and even dying rather than arrested by fear and discomfort. You will help others do the same.

 Somatic SoULL is focused on developing capacities in students, rather than teaching them tools or techniques. Future courses for practitioners will focus on applying these teachings in practice.  This course is the foundation for that work.   

See if this journey is for you. Schedule an interview with Jeanne Denney at or call (845) 598-1727.


Somatic SoULL has been a profound learning and life experience for me. It begins before the first gathering, and it continues far after the last. The course may span five months, but its teachings are like rich soil—the growth that emerges is quite endless.
— Nandita
I’ve spent years feeling like I was missing something about myself and life, as if there were pieces of a puzzle that needed to be found. Yet I didn’t know what they were or how to find them. Meeting Jeanne and taking the Somatic SoULL program answered that call and placed me on a life path of deeper awareness and understanding. I still have much to discover on my journey, but my questions now come from a clearer worldview. It’s as if I were fumbling around in a dark room and a candle was lit.
— Cristina
As a woman in her mid twenties, I have had my fair share of quarter life crises and this program enabled me to discover and connect to the inherent wisdom within my body, and of life processes. SouLL further strengthened my deeply rooted connection to nature. I know that these teachings will be with me for the rest of my life and am in deep gratitude for them, for Jeanne, and having been able to bear witness to other students’ journeys as well. Their process deepened my process, and created a sense of community I know I have been missing.
— Jackie K.
Jeanne’s teaching deeply touched my heart and opened it up to see my life’s purpose. It prepared me for the journey I had no idea I would take, when I was faced with my father’s passing. It gave me tools and language to explore my own body’s energy and to connect with nature and community around me.
— Paulina P.  
I am a sprightly active 68 woman who was freaking out about aging. Taking the SOULL program last year recalibrated my whole perspective on aging and dying and the pulsation of relationship and change. Jeanne is on to something. This work is helping me figure out how to live the last quarter of my life. I recommend it to all ages but especially to the 60 somethings and on. Life vs Death is not the solution.
— Liz Carl, LCSW, CET, EMM, Co-Director of Core Polska