Michelle Cohen-Coté

Movement Coach, Somatic Movement Educator, MA


Michelle Cohen-Coté, RSMT/E, MA, founder of the Movement Forest, brings to the fields of health and wellness her belief and passion in the power of movement and somatic awareness to deepen embodiment, cultivate conscious choice making, and enhance lives.

Michelle maintains her private practice at the Movement Forest, a center dedicated to supporting transformational learning and healing through movement and somatic awareness in the heart of New York City. Michelle is a registered somatic movement therapist and educator (RSMT/E) with the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA). She has a Master’s degree in Dance & Somatic Well-being from the University of Central Lancashire in England, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a dance minor from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Certificate of Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating these programs with the highest honors of distinction.

Michelle is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Anatomy Yoga teacher, Dynamic Embodiment™ Practitioner (DEP) and a BodyMind Dancing™ teacher. She has certifications in yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonic®. Michelle is a registered experienced 200-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Master teacher of Pilates. Her additional trainings include Continuum Movement, Reiki, Meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, Body Talk, Ayurvedic Healing, and Diana Muenz Chen’s Open Heart School. From 1999-2008, Michelle was on faculty as a Master teacher and teacher trainer of Pilates for the Kane School of Core Integration in New York, training teachers nationally and internationally.

At the Movement Forest, Michelle works with a diverse clientele of all ages in private one-to-one settings, often seeing families and children, in addition to actors, dancers, movement professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, fitness enthusiasts, and people recovering from injuries and trauma, a specialty of her work. Michelle’s intuitive and keen listening approach cultivates a safe and compassionate space for integrating the whole self through movement and body connectivity.

In addition to private work, Michelle' passion to help people tune into their bodies for optimal mind-body integration, particular at the work place, has inspired a Mindful Movement and Meditation program that she brings to companies.  To learn more:  www.themovementforest.com

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