Gesine Wenzel

Gesine Wenzel has been in Strozzi Somatics since 2008. Born and raised in Northern Germany she came to the US in order to pursue a decade of study and practice, fueled by a deep commitment to social transformation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and maintains a full time private practice as a somatic coach and therapist in Oakland, focused on empowering social justice organizers in their healing and transformation. Her rigorous love for Strozzi Somatics brought her to teach in the U.S., in Poland, Spain and Germany. Committed to increasing the reach of the transformative power of Somatics, Gesine organized and co-taught the first generative somatics courses in Europe. She maintains a regular martial arts practice and holds the rank of black belt in Traditional Japanese Jujitsu.  In her favorite free time she enjoys backpacking in the High Sierras and kayaking in the Bay Area.