Olivia Cheever

Private Sessions


To schedule a private session, email Olivia at ocheever@comcast.net, or call 617-413-5680 (cell).






Leadership Embodiment Level 1 Training - A Two-day Workshop


Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090
WINTER: Saturday & Sunday, February 10-11, 2018
SPRING: Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2018

9:30 am-5:00 pm on Saturday
9:30 am-4:00 pm on Sunday

Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC, and Elizabeth Valentine, LMT, CST, CLC

Tuition: $425* for any 2-day weekend class
*Returning students can repeat at half price! Come practice your LE skills with us!

> Click here to register online Elizabeth Valentine's website
> Click here for class flyer

Leadership Embodiment (hands)Research shows that 70% of communication is nonverbal. Learning to align what is being communicated verbally, physically and energetically creates a unified and magnetic message that is clear and powerful.

Fundamentals courses are an opportunity to get to know our "signature" stress patterns without story or content. In the LE model we study how our physical and energetic systems organize under pressure and we offer simple practices that shift our systems to a more skillful state so that we can choose how we want to respond to a situation.

Through simple physical exercises that apply light pressure, we are able to recognize the patterns that arise when we are under pressure. Once we are familiar with our pattern, we apply centering practices to help us shift to a more creative, compassionate and skillful state. Working in pairs, we chunk down learning exercises to create a lasting somatic imprint in the body. Individual debrief and group discussions create a dynamic learning container.

Enhancing Our Resilience Through Leadership Embodiment & Peacemaking Circles
with Victor José Santana and Olivia Cheever

Olivia Cheever

Location: North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) 105 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
Dates: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC, and Victor José Santana
Tuition: $50 Cash or check
payable to Victor José Santana or $57 via PayPal
To Register: Email Victor at victor@victorjosesantana.com
Please put RESILIENCE in the subject line.

> Click here for workshop flyer

Victor José Santana

In this workshop we will learn how to:

  • understand our individual patterns under stress,
  • have tools to bring us back into balance,
  • explore strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience,
  • recognize traumatic stress and understand its impact to improve the way we feel, think and act.

We have evolved to react when in danger in order to survive. As human beings, we may not always say or do what we intend when in this reactive pressured state, nor do we always listen to each other—especially when we may see things differently. 70% of the way we communicate is nonverbal so our body language can contradict what we want to convey. In the Leadership Embodiment approach of Wendy Palmer, we study how our physical and energetic systems organize under pressure. We offer simple practices founded on Aikido, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience that shift our systems to a more skillful state so that we can choose how we want to respond and act in a situation whether leading ourselves or others by our example as we live and work in our communities and on the job. Through returning to Center, we restore ourselves to alignment and ease—listening and speaking from the heart, no matter how pressured we feel.

About Victor José Santana, MA
Victor José Santana is an educator, peacemaker, artist, community planner, curriculum developer, and youth leadership development specialist. He has led restorative justice practices and peacemaking circles across the country with young people and adults helping them transform their lives through education, moving away from trauma, poverty, and gangs to peaceful resolution and leadership.

"With our thoughts we make our world. Our mind is centered and precedes our deeds. Speak or act with your pure mind and happiness will follow you like a shadow that never leaves."



Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, Bones for Life
and Leadership Embodiment Multi-Session Classes


Olivia Cheever
Enjoy learning easy, gentle movement sequences that can help increase your flexibility, improve your posture, and enhance your sense of vitality.

The Feldenkrais Method® of movement education benefits an unusual range of people, from athletes and musicians looking for performance finesse to anyone who would like to function with more efficiency and ease in everyday tasks.

The Bones for Life® osteoporosis prevention component of the class strengthens bones, aligns the spine, and puts back the spring in your step.

Learn Mindful Movement and Concentration Practices from Leadership Embodiment: Aikido-based Mindfulness Somatic Program of Wendy Palmer. How the way we sit and stand can change the way we think and speak.

Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes suitable to move around in.


Befriend Your Body in real time and online


Befriend Your Body with Feldenkrais®, Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) & Bones for Life® (BFL) Classes

This class promises you a way to learn how to:

  • Eliminate your pain in moving and strengthen your bones
  • Improve flexibility, coordination, and balance
  • Discover ways to move gracefully without effort
  • Shift from reactive to centered states when under pressure

Future Classes To be ANnounced


Feldenkrais and Feldenkrais Method are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.
Bones For Life is a registered service mark of Ruthy Alon, its originator.

Serving the Boston, MA area with classes in Westwood.
Private coaching also in Needham Heights, MA.
Call 617-413-5680, or email ocheever@comcast.net.

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