Joseph Ulysse Saine LMT, RCST®
Therapeutic Bodyworker & Somatic Practitioner
Based in the mountains of northwestern New Mexico, Joseph is dedicated to a cross-disciplinary approach to healing uniquely culminated over twenty years of experience. His therapeutic work is primarily rooted in the synergy of Biodynamic, Structural, Somatic, & Energetic approaches of understanding. He also brings together deep ecology, ancestral wisdom, social dynamics, trauma theory, herbalism and homeopathy with the intention of practical global healing on many levels simultaneously.
Joseph’s bodywork practice is a key part of his approach to Earth Healing. The Earth and our bodies are inherently interwoven and interdependent parts of a greater whole. Every part perceived as separate, from the smallest to the greatest, reflects and informs the whole. Healing our bodies and minds is an integral part of healing the Earth.
“The most important part of healing work is the ability to listen deeply with all our senses. The impulse to heal comes naturally from within. All that is needed is to listen and follow the vital forces in and around us.”
The heart of Joseph’s practice is centered around Biodynamics. This informs his approach to Bodywork as well as the Somatic, Energetic & Trauma Resolution modalities he integrates. Biodynamics involves sensing the layers of deeper fluid rhythms within the body and their coherence in relation with the natural world. By allowing the intelligence of nature to lead, Joseph is able to facilitate the awakening of profound healing potential within each person he works with. He strives to bring every client into sovereignty and empowerment in direct relationship with the deepest healing resources within.
More About Joseph’s Background:
Joseph descends from a lineage of natural healers on both sides of his family. His elders taught him to carry a deep reverence for the healing power of nature. He started his formal training in the healing arts at 15 when he was initiated in the Usui system of traditional Reiki. When he was 16 he began to study the ancient healing music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe which continues to be a very important part of his life. At the age of 19, he apprenticed under Sue Morrow, a pioneer in the world of therapeutic massage and a highly skilled Craniosacral Therapist. He spent two years learning her unique approach to Craniosacral Therapy and her deep philosophy of the art of healing.
Throughout his 20s, Joseph immersed himself in ecological studies and the wilderness where he learned to listen to and follow the deep fluid ways of wild nature. Through his work with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Joseph became close with several Numu (Northern Paiute) and Newe (Western Shoshone) elders, healers and wisdom keepers in the Great Basin bioregion of North America and has been humbly influenced by their culture and traditional relationships with the land. He also worked closely with many elders and wisdom keepers of the Shona people of Zimbabwe and has been gifted with the sacred knowledge of their ancestral healing music tradition.
In 2014, Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Gaia University International in Integrative Eco-Social Design specializing in Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Intercultural Rewilding.
After completing college, Joseph realized that so many of the ecological and social issues he was facing in his work were stemming from deeper issues of intergenerational (epigenetic) trauma that originate in our deeper shared past. He became driven to discover the roots of this collective trauma and what it would mean to heal collectively. This led him in many directions of learning and eventually became distilled into a multi-disciplinary approach based in vitalistic paradigms of healing. With his training in several bodywork and therapeutic modalities as well as many years immersed in the wilderness and indigenous healing modalities, Joseph brings a unique perspective on trauma to his healing work.
Joseph has also been involved in the wide world of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education for many years and has been inspired by Rudolph Steiner’s approach to education as a therapeutic art that can be curative in many powerful ways. His work as a collaborative teacher and curriculum designer with Evergreen Expeditions and Folk Soul Farm School in Ashland, OR has been deeply transformative and greatly influenced his approach to therapeutic work with infants, children and families.
“I have been so fortunate to be mentored by some of the worlds most unique and powerful natural healers. Now it’s my responsibility to make sure that others have access to the wealth of healing wisdom that has shaped me and my life in dynamic beautiful dancing with the rhythms of nature.”
Trauma Resolution & Embodiment of Spirit (Level 1-4) with Brigit Viksnins MAT, SEP, RCST®, LMT, BCTMB (100 hrs)
Full Spectrum Biodynamic Visceral Manipulation
with Carey Beninson Taussig DO (19 hrs)
Massage Therapy License
granted by the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board
with Jim Feil MA, DC (8 hrs) 2020
Massage Therapy License granted by the Washington Department of Health
Somatic Bodywork and Massage Therapy License granted by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (#24827)
Trauma-Informed Biopsychosocial Approach to Somatic Bodywork & Interoceptive Structural Integration
at the Pacific Center for Awareness & Bodywork (800 hrs)
National Board Certification as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®) granted by the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCST/NA)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Professional Foundation Training with Robyn Michele Jones MA, CMT, RCST® – Intrinsic Touch Institute (700 hrs)
Zegg Forum Community Process Training with Shoshannah Crow (25 hrs)
Bachelor of Science in Integrative Ecosocial Design specializing in Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Intercultural Rewilding from Gaia University (4 yrs)
Holistic Peer Counseling Course with Rev. Teri Diane Ciacchi (60 hrs)
Craniosacral Apprenticeship with Susan Morrow LMT, CST (2 yrs ongoing)
Thai Massage Training at Pim-Ganai School of Thai Massage, Chiang Mai, Thailand (60 hrs)
Permaculture Design Certificate & Earth Activist Training with Starhawk and Penny Livingston-Stark (72 hrs)
Traditional Usui Reiki (I/II) with Norma Jean-Young (50 hrs)