I help women move into an embodied clarity so that they can come home to their bodies and the world.
I am the co-founder, with Philip Shepherd, of The Embodied Present Process™, trained as a Doula and am also certified as a Co-Active Professional Coach. I bring the strengths of both modalities and my own natural compassion and embodied intuition to the work I do, which is dedicated to helping women move into an embodied clarity in which anxiety is eased and a grounded resilience discovered.
All my work starts with the breath, something we all too often try to manage rather than release. Through group workshops designed for coaches, therapists and teachers, or one on one coaching, I help people discover the grounded calm of the present available to them at all times through the present. I have also trained as a doula so that I might bring more sensitivity to working with pregnancy.
"Allyson Woodrooffe is a consummate facilitator of embodied practice." – Jeff Brown
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What can I do for you?
I work one on one
In person or virtual (phone or Zoom) sessions help you discover the spacious intelligence within.
I lead workshops
Being in a group offers a different dimension as we learn from and with others.
Want to talk?
I'd love to connect with you to see how we might work together.
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”
― Emily Dickinson
And a little more
Entrepreneurial spirit is in my genetic makeup, and I have been a filmmaker, stained glass artist, graphic designer, web designer, marketing and communications specialist, mature adult MA student (see my 2013 video about flash mobs that I made as part of my thesis), mother, partner, sister, daughter, community volunteer and outdoor enthusiast.
I am also a photographer, a filmmaker, an award-winning graphic designer, filmmaker, and occasional poet. I live on a funky island in Toronto with my partner, Philip Shepherd, who is changing the world with his work.
Trainings and Accreditations
- Co-founder, with Philip Shepherd, of The Embodied Present Process™ (TEPP)
- Certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Professional Co-Active Coach.
- Trained in The Work of Byron Katie, Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching and Yoga Detour's 5 Day Immersion.
- Master of Arts from York University (2013) in Interdisciplinary Studies (communication and culture, sociology and film)
Past Presentations & Workshops
2016: Women Entrepreneur’s Network “Vulnerability and Breath Workshop”
2015: GE Healthcare “Working on Purpose” Workshop with Amanda Matjejicek
2015: Bedford Basin Yacht Club Team Development for Sailing Coaches
2013: Popular Culture Association of Canada Flash Mobs: Community and Social Media
2013: Qualitative Analysis Conference Flash mobs: Creating the experience of community through digital technology
2013: Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium Series Flash Mobs: Making Meaning Through Social Media
2017: Philosophy of Coaching, Book Review of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier