Assistant

Iman Boundaoui

Iman Nacer Boundaoui is a somatic practitioner and facilitator with a deep commitment to working with individuals and communities to heal and transform collective, intergenerational and politicized trauma. As a practitioner, she grounds in her indigenous North African cultural and spiritual wisdom lineages, and draws from traditional African-Sufi healing and embodiment practices, which she resources …

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Cari Caldwell

Cari Caldwell is a coach, facilitator and entrepreneur who sees herself as an individual and organizational midwife – holding space for growth- or catalysing it! – as the situation requires.  She began her training with the Strozzi Institute in 2002.  Cari was part of the team who first brought Strozzi Institute trainings to the UK …

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Katina Bishop – Course Coordinator

Katina Bishop is the On-site Course Manager at Strozzi Institute. Her role is to explore the value and application of Strozzi Somatics with prospective students as they consider attending public courses. She also works with existing students to create a course of study that is relevant for their personal and professional objectives. Katina has studied …

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Lise Melvin – Co-Director

Email: lise@strozziinstitute.com Lise Melvin is a certified Somatic Coach, a global leader in sustainability, and a mother. At her back is a 20+ year career in collaborative efforts to change systems globally, and a decade+ of working with embodiment and somatics. She now teaches with the Strozzi Institute and serves as Co-Director, alongside having a …

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Tesfaye Tekelu

Tesfaye Tekelu is co-founder of two non-profit organizations: Aikido Ethiopia and Awassa Youth Campus (which works with youth empowerment, conflict-resolution, gender equality and HIV awareness in Ethiopia) and Institute for Social Advancement (which works in education, in the US and Southern Africa). Tesfaye is responsible for introducing Aikido in East Africa, and currently holds a …

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