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Hi, we are Marina and Natalie.

After years of struggling with stress and anxiety, I decided to take control of my life and heal my body from the inside out. Now I use the same powerful techniques to help others find inner peace.

Hi, it's Marina.

I wanted to share my story with you today. The story of what happened BEFORE I knew anything about somatic (body-based) work.

My business looked like a whole bunch of jagged ups and downs.

A client said yes - sheer happiness. A very quick high that would leave as soon as I realized it’s time to chase the next thing.

A client said no - depression. Stuckness. I felt rejected and abandoned. I would lay in bed for 3 days in total shutdown.

This is what it looked like:

This was SO HARD on my nervous system, yet I constantly tried to solve it through my thinking: how can I say enough affirmations and think enough positive thoughts to quit this never-ending cycle?!?!

Thankfully, I discovered somatic work, and it changed my life completely. When I learned about my nervous system and my body, I learned the tools to get out of this vicious cycle.

I learned how to actually handle my emotions in my business, instead of gaslighting them by “I should just be grateful that 2 people signed up.” And when I did that, all of my relationships in my life started to feel so much more nourishing, connected and intimate. 

Business challenges can be catalysts for massive growth if we know the right ways to move through them.

My Methods

Find inner peace and live a more balanced life.

Marina Yanay-Triner is the compassionate somatic coach. She works with people who are disengaged with life, burnt out and checked out, to support them in experiencing more joy and aliveness in their lives. As a trauma-informed coach, Marina works with clients to go deep into the roots of behavioral patterns that hold them back from experiencing life to its fullest, looking at childhood-rooted beliefs, emotions, behavioral patterns, and the unconscious to create massive transformation. Marina forms a powerful and deep partnership with her clients in which they use body-based somatic approaches including mindful self compassion, nervous system regulation, and emotional healing to support a connection back to the body, strengthen their connection with their instincts and intuition, and flourish!

 

For 10 years, Marina worked as a facilitator in Israeli-Palesitnian dialogue groups. This work inspired a deeper curiosity about the nature of conflict and trauma, and how personal development factors into the ways we deal with ongoing and past trauma.

 

When she started her first business, Soul in the Raw - a plant based blog and coaching company, Marina experienced a lot of stuckness. She had a clear vision of success, but she just couldn’t get to this vision in reality. So she went on a journey…

 

She enrolled in a six month mastermind with BossBabe and Alyssa Nobriga, attained her coaching certification from the Institute for Coaching Mastery, and got more and more curious about the ways human behavior can shift on the deepest level.

 

When she started seeking support for her own trauma - resulting from both the day to day of her childhood (like all of us), moving countries and experiencing conflict, and a sexually and emotionally abusive relationship between the ages of 15 and 18 - she found Somatic Experiencing, a therapeutic method developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine.


This powerful transformation led her to studying somatic work through The Embody Lab, and implementing somatic approaches in her own transformational coaching practice. As a result, she was not only able to support her private and group clients (many of whom are coaches and lightworkers) in deep personal and professional transformation - she was also able to finally create a thriving business with an exquisite income that felt aligned, empowering and thrilling!

Hi, it's Natalie.

It is lovely to meet you all virtually! 

I wanted to share a bit about my long journey to becoming a coach. 

First, I was a high school English teacher. Then, I was laid in the CA teaching budgets. And, then I created a low-calorie cocktail mixer because I was drowning my teaching sorrows in a margarita, and realized I could make it better (true story). 

That was my first step into becoming an entrepreneur. Those were the days when I couldn’t even spell “entrepreneur” without sounding it out as I was writing it. 

I spent 8 years of my life wearing all the business hats and learning all of my life and business lessons the hard way through my failures and mistakes.  

One day, I woke up and realized that I was completely burned out. I spent my entire 20’s building a product-based business that I was proud of but no longer inspired by. 

I felt like I was constantly pushing a boulder up a hill, and I finally recognized that I needed to be in alignment with my mission in order to feel peaceful and be successful. I set an intention to sell the company, and 6 months later, I did. 

Then, I assessed what I really wanted to be doing with my life, and I decided that I wanted to teach people how to be happy and how to personally develop from the inside out. And, that’s just what I manifested. 

I teach a communications course called The Pursuit of Happiness at UCSD, and I also coach corporate companies and entrepreneurs on how to consciously communicate in order to create alignment on their teams and increase profits. 

I am happy to say that I love what I do every day, and I feel very much in alignment. I am so excited to partner with Marina and co-teach the content we’ve both learned the hard way, so you can learn it the easy way and find success and fulfillment in the most efficient and effective way.

My Methods

Find inner peace and live a more balanced life.

Named one of San Diego’s Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch, Natalie Susi is a professor, speaker, entrepreneur, and Conscious Communication Consultant. 

During the financial crash of 2008, Natalie was laid off from her position as a college English professor and chose to enter the world of entrepreneurship. 

She created, launched, and built the brand, Bare Organic Mixers in 2009, and navigated the sourcing, bottling, manufacturing, and distribution process in the food and beverage industry. 

In 2014, Bare Mixers was acquired by a leading natural foods company, and Natalie continued to work with the company as the face of the brand. As brand ambassador, Natalie was featured in notable press outlets to include: Forbes.com (Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in SD), Pacific Magazine (Top 30 Under 30) The LA Times, E! Online, People Magazine, and Bravo's, The Millionaire Matchmaker.

In 2015, Natalie exited the company and returned to education with a unique experience of how to build a business with limited resources and no previous business education. Like so many other first-time entrepreneurs, she spent 8 years learning life and business lessons the hard way. During this process, Natalie became fascinated with the psychology of human behavior and communication and personal development concepts like how to uncover your triggers, patterns, and stuck points, so you can transform breakdowns into breakthroughs and manifest whatever you want.

Currently, Natalie is a professor at the University of California, San Diego where she teaches a communication course called The Pursuit of Happiness.  

Natalie provides Conscious Communication Coaching to executives, entrepreneurs, and global business leaders and their teams. She developed a program called The Alignment Method, a step-by-step process that supports business leaders in up leveling their life and business by cultivating conscious teams that increase creativity, collaboration, productivity, and profitability. 

Her coaching is a mix of intuitive business energetic expansion, practical skill sets from her entrepreneur background and acquisition, and communication coaching to support them in expanding their networks and bottom lines.  

Natalie has been truly blessed to know some of the most incredible humans on the planet: successful, brilliant, conscious leaders who have authentic, genuine intentions to create conscious businesses that positively impact the planet. 

Her clients range from global corporate companies like UBS to successful entrepreneurs like Seth O’Byrne, conscious billionaires, and mid-level businesses, spanning industries from health & wellness, technology, CBD, apparel, space travel, non-profits, and more!

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