the body of the story

the story is shaped by the body from which it comes

a self-paced online workshop for people who want to write about their own body, the relationship between two bodies, about illness and health. a workshop for creating out of the visceral and felt senses.


I. welcoming everything

II. earth-body

III. pacing

IV. contingency

V. relationship

VI. joy

VII. belonging


the body of the story includes:

written and video texts

somatic practices

writing prompts

private facebook group

Your Instructor

Elsa Asher, MS, BCST, CD
Elsa Asher, MS, BCST, CD

I am a Prenatal, Birth and Attachment Therapy somatic practitioner, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist, Ancestral Lineage Healing practitioner, doula, workshop facilitator and Narrative Medicine professor. I received smicha (ordaination) as a Kohenet ritual leader.

My ancestors are Ashkenazi and Sephardi Hebrew people from Ukraine, Turkey, Spain, and the land that is now known as Israel/Palestine, Sami, Scot-Irish, French, German, Italian, and Native North American.

I was born on Duwamish land (Seattle, Washington) and live on Ohlone land (Berkeley, California).

Pronouns: they/them/theirs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.