Beyond Beauty With Nik Toth

13: Somatic Shadow Work: Cultivating Relationship With The Feminine | Maanee Crystal

March 21, 2023 Nik Toth
Beyond Beauty With Nik Toth
13: Somatic Shadow Work: Cultivating Relationship With The Feminine | Maanee Crystal
Show Notes

Welcome back to The Beyond Beauty Podcast, where we explore powerful practices and teachings that help you unleash your inner potential and live your best life. Today, we are diving deep into the concept of feminine embodiment and how it can shape a woman's sense of self.

Our guest, Maanee Chrystal, is a somatic psychotherapist, erotic educator & trauma therapist who has helped countless individuals reconnect with their feminine energy and embrace their true selves. 

Maanee believes that our interactions with the outside world can have a profound impact on our body image and identity, both positively and negatively. But by practicing positive female embodiment, we can reclaim our bodies, solidify our sense of self, and release bottled-up emotions that may be holding us back.

In this episode, Maanee shares her powerful insights on how somatic shadow work can help us get in touch with our feminine energy and cultivate a deeper relationship with ourselves. You'll learn about the steps you can take to feel more embodied and connected to your true nature, free from social expectations and pressures.

So if you're ready to step into your feminine power and unleash your full potential, join us for this empowering conversation. Get ready to feel more alive, embodied, and empowered than ever before.


In this episode, we talk about:


  • What inner beauty is [1:50] 
  • How an interest in human beings turned into a passion for somatic work [4:50] 
  • What is the shadow? [6:29] 
  • What is somatic work? How can it help individuals tap into more feminine energy and their authentic self? [7:59]
  • How can somatic intelligence allow you to feel safe to 'feel'? [9:20] 
  • Limitations of the somatic shadow work [10:57]
  • Why somatic work can be terrifying for some [12:30]
  • Roots of strong dissonance among women [13:05]
  • What is femininity in the context of somatic work [19:56]
  • Steps to become more in touch with the feminine [21:13]
  • What embodiment is and what it is not [25:51]
  • Why we need to learn how to regulate our nervous system [29:04]
  • What you can do for inner alignment [30:14]


Episode Resources:

The Somatic Institute for Women

Shadow Side of the Feminine FREE Workshop Series

The Somatic Institue for Women on Instagram

Maanee Chrystal on Instagram




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