Abbi Jaffe, BSW, RSME/T (she/they)
Abbi / AJ is an embodiment/somatics educator, facilitator, bodyworker and is training as a Real Dialogue Specialist. Abbi has a bachelor's degree in Social Work and is a certified Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist with ISMETA. Abbi has been leading folks on expeditions in the wilderness and within themselves since 1998. All of Abbi's offerings are trauma informed.
Ways to Work with Abbi:
Somatics of Digestion
"Abbi, I just wanted to thank you so much for the time you spent with my collaborator and I.
It is so clear how things have changed in our working relationship since we met with you.
We are trusting each other more and having so much more fun.
We both felt so supported by you. Thank you!"
~Lindsay Foreman, they/them
“One lesson with AJ opened me up to an embodied play that I didn’t know was possible before.
With her guidance, I felt joy and safety in doing new things with my body.”
"Abbi - I don’t have words for how much I appreciate what you did tonight.
The way you were willing to dive with us, into our shit!
I am so grateful and inspired by you!
After doing Real Dialogue with my 80 year old father,
I definitely felt heard about the issue for the first time. You are truly skilled.
It is wild to see how our confirmation bias and our negativity bias affects our experience of our reality.
Wow. My eyes are more open after seeing it in action. Thank you."
~Kimberly Pierce, she/hers
“With Abbi I am able to let go of everything outside of my mind and truly focus on my body and what she allows it to do!!!
Even though we only met that day I could let go and trust her expertise and felt her strength and knowledge."
"When I work with Abbi, I know that every part of me is welcome, even the parts I don't yet know exist.
Unlike so many practitioners I've seen, Abbi works as a partner in my own healing journey.
They help me re-find my rootedness, and all I carry, that I don't need, can fall away."
~Aaron Marcus, they/them
Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz have been in collaboration for over 10 years. They teach together, learn together, have grown food together and work together to create culture that centers the intelligence of the body while unlearning whiteness. In 2014 they opened The Everything Space, a somatic education studio weaving personal growth and dynamic social change.
Welcome to The Everything Space's Studio (pictured to the left). You are welcome here!
The Everything Space is located at the confluence of the North Branch and Winooski Rivers on unceeded Abenaki territory in downtown Montpelier Vermont.
We are an anti-racist organization that welcomes all bodies, all religions, all races, all genders, all sexualities, and all relationship styles. We are queer positive and trans positive. We work to be trauma/resilience informed and to understand and dismantle privilege and systemic oppression. We strive to make our services accessible.
We believe that a connection to the body and to the earth's intelligence is an integral part of social and environmental justice.
Abbi and Amanda welcome feedback and growing together, with you. Part of being in collaboration together is being accountable to each other in our work. You can offer either of us feedback on the form below and we will both review it.