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Somatic coaching
turn obstacles into opportunities 

Cultivate Inner Freedom 


Madia Swicord, LMT

Certified Presence-based Coach 

Hakomi Method Graduate 


This style of Somatic Coaching can be stand-alone AND complementary therapy for:

  • Unresolved Physical Pain

  • Stress Management 

  • Spiritual and Personal Growth

  • Finding Passionate Purpose

  • Health, Aging, Lifestyle and Self-Care

  • Developing Leadership Skills


This approach to inner work is designed to place our nervous system's innate intelligence up front.  We do not heal or learn when our nervous system is overwhelmed, or shutdown.  One of the principles of this work is that we slow down and establish presence, ground our heart and pause.  This allows for powerful work that is balanced, and able to be integrated. 


The perspective on "resistance" or "pesky ego," is re-framed as old strategies designed to keep us safe.  Not just something to push through or blindly eradicate.  Our thoughts, mind, defenses, restlessness, agitation, impatience, and aggression are understood to be there for a reason.  They are not obstacles, they are the path We work with places of "stuck-ness," never bypassing the integrity of these protective parts whose strategies that were at one point crucial.  It is typically discovered that there is always a message or something to be reclaimed buried in whatever we have been trying to avoid or banish.

Let's look towards what you want and allow the past to be a platform to soar into your fullest life experience.

Discover your journey to wholeness


Who am I?  What brings me joy?  How do I find connection with others that is mutually satisfying?


These may be questions often asked, and usually difficult to answer with full and authentic honesty. Instead, we opt to conform: to do what we think is right and be the kind of person we believe will be most accepted by our community.


Carl Jung wrote extensively about the process of individuation, which, in short, is the layered process of finding your true, authentic self. In a nutshell, individuation is when you recognize and acknowledge your persona (the personality that you present to the world) and integrate it with the contents of your unconscious mind, including your shadow (the disowned and hidden part of you that exists in the background of your everyday life). By connecting to your inner voice — your authentic self — you become conscious and aware of your true vocation. This is the journey toward the person you are meant to be... this is your journey to wholeness.


But how do we get there?


We have spent decades layering on the defenses that keep us stuck in our persona masks as we push away from the unconscious. However, at some point the unconscious will bleed through, and cross the boundary into consciousness.   This is usually the point when we notice that we are trying to find ways to “numb out” or we have outburst or find certain levels of anxiety or depression waving in and out of our weeks.   This is a True calling from your deepest, purest Self to Wake Up and Discover the Joy and Enthusiasm for your Unique Path and service to your community.


At Chattanooga Yoga & Healing Arts, we offer several avenues for you to access and understand your True Self and through that, potentially find the most rewarding personal and professional path you are meant to live.

"My coaching sessions with Madia always lead to new insights that surprise and delight me.  She brings a deep body awareness to her coaching, which contributes to a unique and powerful experience for her clients."   Jeanne L., Charlotte, NC


The Self-Mastery programs are designed to support you in experiencing powerful insights that are then developed into practical changes in your mental and physical habits.

Self-mastery is the ability to control your thoughts, emotions and actions in any situation. It is the key to achieving your personal and professional goals, overcoming challenges and living a fulfilling life. Our self-mastery program is designed to help you develop the skills and habits that will empower you to master yourself and your life. You will learn how to set and pursue meaningful objectives, manage your time and energy, overcome limiting beliefs and fears, cultivate positive emotions and mindset, communicate effectively and confidently, and much more. By the end of the program, you will have a clear vision of your desired future and a practical plan to make it happen. Join us today and start your journey to self-mastery!

  “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan Wilson Watts  

Ways to Connect


Madia offers Presence-based Coaching in a variety of ways, through a variety of  one-on-one, private sessions at 116 Cross Street in Chattanooga and by phone or Zoom.

We can create a plan that best fits your schedule. We can meet in person sometimes and via phone or Zoom other times.  Let's discuss what maximizes and supports your needs.

Start the conversation

Thanks for your interest. Madia will get back to you shortly.

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