Licia Sky, BFA, LMT, is a Boston based artist, singer-songwriter, and bodyworker who works with traumatized individuals and trains mental health professionals to use mindful meditation in movement, theater exercises, writing and voice as tools for attunement, healing and connection. She is a regular instructor in trauma healing workshops at Kripalu, and Esalen. She has been teaching workshops on these subjects around the US, UK, Italy, the Middle East and New Zealand.
She has been writing poetry since she was 11 years old. She has been singing all her life, first alone in the woods with her dog, and in elementary, middle school, high school and church choirs. Then at age 36, she acquired her first guitar and began writing songs. She has been singing publicly in coffeehouses, clubs, house concerts, and conferences ever since.
In the course of over 25 years of bodywork practice, she developed her methods of vocalizing for embodiment in physical and emotional healing when she began using her voice with her bodywork clients by vocalizing and toning – to help them release the constriction from repressed vocal expression. She found that breathing, toning and vocalizing led to profound beneficial changes of physical and emotional state.
(Concrete background information)
2017: Florence, Italy Body Keeps the Score- Restoration of Synchrony Workshop co-leader
2017: Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC Songwriting and Embodied Voice workshop leader
2017: Psychotherapy Networker Conference Creativity Symposium Presenter
2016- Present: Multiple venues- Experiential Psychodrama Workshop Leader
2016: Heidelberg, Germany performed at the Body Psychology conference.
2016: Embodied Voice Trauma Workshop leader Garrison Institute
2016: CD Passing Time in Paradise
2015: Fundly Campaign manager raising over $150,000 for Child Neurofeedback research at JRI Trauma Center
2014- 2015: Wrote and produced staged readings of the play, Henrietta-Anarcha
2014: Shakespeare and Company advanced actor’s training
2014- Present: Somatic Awareness and Embodied Voice consultant
2015-Present: s-LORETA Neurofeedback Technician
2013- Present: Frontiers of Trauma Treatment workshop co-leader leading meditation, movement, vocalizing and embodiment at Esalen Institute
2012: CD Time’s Song
2012-2014: Writing, research, support and illustrator for The Body Keeps The Score
2012- Present: Writing Allies Creative Writing Seminars for Mystic Valley Elder Services
2012- Present: workshop co-leader Frontiers of Trauma Treatment leading meditation, movement, vocalizing and embodiment at Kripalu Yoga Center
2011: Reiki Master
2010: Daybreak Geriatric Massage
2009: Sustainable Design Certificate Program Yester-morrow
2007: Bachelor of Fine Art in Multimedia and Performance Art, Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art
2004: Black Orchid Thai Massage
2003: Visceral Manipulation
2002: Lymphatic Drainage Massage
2001: Craniosacral Therapy
1999: CD Moving Forward, Looking Back
1992- 1999: Performance poet & open mic host
1996- Present: singer-songwriter
1992: Polarity training
1992: Zero Balancing
1992: Kripalu Bodywork & Massage certification, L.M.T.
1980-1983: Theater Workshop Boston, improv training, dancer & costume designer for the Cosmic Celebration
1979 – Present: Intuitive Energy Bodyworker