Olivia Cheever

Private Sessions


To schedule a private session, email Olivia at ocheever@comcast.net, or call 781-449-1410 (office) or 617-413-5680 (cell).






Leadership Embodiment Level 1 Training - A Two-day Workshop


Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Times: 9:30 am-5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am-4:00 pm on Sunday
Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFPcm, CLC, and Elizabeth Valentine, LMT, CST, CLC
Tuition: $425*
*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

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
One Day Workshop — Coming in 2017


Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street Westwood, MA
Dates & Time: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Facilitators: Olivia Cheever, Ed.D., G.C.F.P., C.L.C., and Victor José Santana, M.A.
Tuition: $195
> Click here to register online
> Click here for class flyer

Like animals, we have evolved to react when in danger as part of our survival. Yet, like this "cool" cat sitting calmly astride her equine friend, we, too, can learn to return to centered alignment and ease no matter how pressured we feel. When we are under pressure, pain or stress, instead of numbing out, or being overwhelmed, we can develop resilience through accessing these tools to better care for ourselves and others.

This self-care workshop will focus on how to access Centering and somatic empathy through:

  • Leadership Embodiment Centering of Wendy Palmer—listening deeply and responding with compassion, discernment, and resilience
  • Somatic Empathy—feeling into our embodied selves sensing from the inside out in relation to others rather than separating from our bodies or them
  • Concentration Practices—cultivating Mindful awareness and clearer thinking
  • Peacemaking Circles—listening and sharing from the heart without interruption
  • Medicine Wheel—Accessing Tribal Wisdom to bring ourselves back into wholehearted balance

About Victor José Santana, M.A.
Victor Jose 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. www.victorjosesantana.com

"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


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.


Change Your Brain, Reduce Your Pain and Lower Your Stress:
Neuroplasticity in Action!


Befriend Your Body the Feldenkrais®, Bones for Life®, and Leadership Embodiment Way

This class promises you a way 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


Click here for the Spring 2017 class flyer.

Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090

Spring Schedule: 8 Thursdays: April 13-June 15, 2017
(No class May 4 & 11)

First Morning Session:
9:00 - 10:30 am
Second Morning Session: 10:45 am- 12:15 pm

Cost: $245 for 8 classes prepaid (1 class for free!)
Pay as you go at $35/session paid with cash, or check made payable to Olivia Cheever
Pay as you go at $37/session paid via Paypal

Pre-requisite: Permission from instructor.

Online Registration: Click here to register and pay online

Summer Online Classes

Now offered ONLINE—students can attend in real time and/or asynchronously doing lessons later!

Click here for the Summer 2017 Online class flyer.

Summer Schedule:
6 Thursdays: June 22-August 10, 2017
(No class June 29 & July 6)

Time: 8:30-10:00 am EDT

Cost: $190 for 6 classes prepaid (Save $32)
Pay as you go at $37/session paid via Paypal

Pre-requisite: Permission from instructor.

Online Registration: Click here to register and pay online

Software Used: Zoom Cloud Meeting
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> iOS App
> Android App



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 781-449-1410, Cell: 617-617-413-5680, or email ocheever@comcast.net.

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