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My name is Cortenay and I’ve spent 10 years in private practice and currently work as a Somatic Bodyworker and Trauma Practitioner with a Social Justice lens. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor, and Reiki Practitioner, I use a creative combination of touch, movement, and sensation tracking to support clients and students in learning to acknowledge and regulate their nervous systems both individually and in group settings.

In 2019 I opened The Healing Collective, LLC, in downtown Bloomington with the mission to provide protective and equitable access to supportive and healing spaces. I deeply believe addressing individual and collective trauma leads to self-compassion allowing us to become more interdependent, moving us closer towards equity, justice, and the healing of our communities.

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❖ Embodied Social Justice Educational Program 2022, 2023

❖ Somatic Experiencing International – Somatic Experiencing Practitioner 2022

❖ Trauma Focused Registered Yoga Teacher

     ❖ Yoga Unchained 2019 - 30 hours

     ❖ Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training 2022 -         20 hours

❖ Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing – Yoga Teacher Training 2018

❖ Lincoln College - Massage Therapy 2012

❖ Heartland Community College 2009-2010

Community Service

❖ Human Service Council President 2023-2024, Vice President 2022-2023

❖ Somatic Experiencing International Training Assistant

2023 - present

❖ St. Jude Children’s Hospital – Peoria Run 2014 - 2020

❖ Relay for Life 2014- 2016



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