tayla shanaye, m.a. & phd 


tayla (she/they) is a biculturally Black living body engaged in somatic decolonial Black feminist scholarship, education and counseling. tayla has a master’s in somatic counseling psychology and a doctorate in women’s spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently, tayla provides somatically-oriented therapeutic containment for private clients, serves as a lead facilitator and co-director for Weaving Earth, facilitates organizational diversity, equity and access trainings, and teaches special topics in race, political somatic psychology, and liberation practice at the university level. they have authored several resources on somatics and personal-social transformation, including Nourishing the Nervous System (2024), Locate Your Liberate (2022), and Diverse Bodies, Diverse Practices (2018).

tayla lives in the Anishinabeg territory of so-called Marquette, MI with their two young children, spouse, and dogs. When not engaged in scholarship, tayla is busy baking bread, skiing, and resting.

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