Meet The Trainers

Want to understand what Body-Oriented Coaching means at The Somatic School?

Feet on the ground, feeling this body, breathing this air, living on this planet. Our experience of ourselves, just as we are, is the doorway to real and lasting change. The Somatic School exists to create opportunities for experiencing attunement to ourselves, each other, and the environment, and in doing so - embrace our wholeness.

And our trainers play a pivotal role in that journey.

As this Somanaut explains… “This is a wonderful course to add somatic tools to your coaching, but it's also a transformative life experience. I learned as much from the way it was taught than from the content and experiential practice… it really allows for you to get out of your head and into your body.” Feb 2024

Join founder Nathan Blair online on 23 April 2024 at 1pm (UK) to hear from three of our coaching trainers at The Somatic School: Rachel Blackman, Sam Taylor and Paul Taylor-Pitt.

What they will be chatting about…
- How to define the Body-Oriented Coaching modality.
- The pioneering nature of what our Somanauts are doing out in the world.
- The difference between therapy and coaching.
- How the integrative nature of the course content came to be.
- What brought our trainers to somatics and to coaching.
- How our commitment to inclusion has shaped the culture at The Somatic School.
- Why our world-first ICF accreditation in Body-Oriented Coaching sets us apart.

“Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.” - Rumi

Nathan Blair

Founder & Remembership™ Trainer

After leaving the corporate world to coach full-time, Nathan immersed himself in somatic practice. Over the years he learnt from founding thinkers and practitioners in Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Body Psychotherapy. The Somatic School was born out of the desire to create the coach training he had longed for.

Sam Taylor

Head of Training & Course Trainer

Sam is an Executive Coach and Coach Trainer who specialises in supporting leaders to step into the power of their natural embodied presence, purpose and potential. His work combines Body-oriented Coaching, Internal Family Systems, and Systemic Constellations. Sam oversees the entire training operation at The Somatic School.

Rachel Blackman

Course & Remembership™ Trainer

Rachel is passionate about helping people access a more enjoyable experience of "being in a body" and become more courageous in their creative agency. Rachel is a trained actor, improvisor, theatre maker, somatic educator, and multi-disciplinary touch therapist. ​For the past 7 years Rachel has helped coaches work with the intelligence of the body.

Paul Taylor-Pitt

Course Trainer

Paul is an Organisation Development Specialist, Somatic Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Queer Activist and Writer. He has a Doctorate in OD Practice, a Masters in HR Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Paul is listed as one of HR Magazine's Most Influential Thinkers.