Deborah Boyar


Welcome Message

I offer tender support for your homecoming journey in both sittings and individual sessions on Zoom.

The profoundly loving regard of our unique community has been a precious resource in my life. I am honored to share the welcome, heart, attunement, and tender care originally embodied in our work.

I love to offer primal holding in dark places that have been too challenging for their exiled energies to integrate. I have struggled with these places myself, and immersed myself in experiential learning and training to help others gradually metabolize these experiences. I welcome your native Being, and will hold space for you to let down from effort and striving.

I joined the Waking Down community in 1998, and passed through my awakening transition in 1999. I have taught this work since 2002, and was honored to serve as a Senior Teacher of Waking Down and Trillium Awakening during the decades that designation was active.

My academic degrees are in Art History, French Translation, and Somatic Psychology. My approach to Trillium Awakening is deeply informed by my training in Somatic Experiencing and many systems of body psychotherapy, my interest in integral evolutionary spirituality, Tibetan Buddhism, and as a devotee of Adi Da.

Together with Ron Ambes, Hillary Davis, and Krishna Gauci, I co-founded the Institute for Awakened Mutuality in 2005. In 2010, I introduced Holacracy to our teachers circle, and have been a member of our Trillium Awakening Operations Circle since its inception. In India, I’ve offered trauma healing to tsunami survivors and refugees, and I co-founded a trauma resolution clinic at a Petaluma homeless shelter.

Most importantly, I am interested in YOU. What is unfolding, what is blocked, what is scary, what is free? Let’s connect and explore together, in sacred tender space.

My coaching work is for educational and inspirational purposes only. The information and experiences I offer are in no way a substitute for diagnosis, advice, and/or treatment by a medical or mental health professional or counselor. If you believe that you have a health problem, please consult with a licensed physician before beginning alternative modalities or coaching.