Who We Are

David Weinstock

Director and Lead Trainer



David Weinstock is executive director of Liminal Somatics, a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and Stuart Heller’s Five Rings Coaching Institute and originator of Somatic Consensus.  He is a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication and has taught Aikido for 35 years. He offers individual coaching, workshops, and classes designed to help his clients develop their abilities to self-direct, self-generate, and navigate through the complexities of life with greater clarity and integrity. David brings his Somatic Consensus practices for accessing the wisdom of the body to a very diverse audience. Woven into our programs are the time-honored lessons of mastery and conflict resolution distilled from the peaceful art of Aikido. He has brought his leadership and team building trainings into the corporate sector (Microsoft and Phillips), to NGO’s (Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peace Dojos International), to inmates in the prison systems (Freedom Project), and educational programs from preschool to advanced college level (Waldorf Education to Yale). He leads trainings locally and around the world, in his community, schools, prisons, organizations, and businesses on five continents.

David draws from 40 years experience as an entrepreneur and artisan.  As a respected master goldsmith he helped to create Green Karat, an organization that tackles the environmental hazards of the gold industry by promoting recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. He co-founded Peaceworks Productions, a company that produces benefits for environmental and political non-profit organizations. As a grassroots organizer, David also co-founded and was executive director of the Granite Falls Peace Council, Snohomish County Alliance for Peace and board member for Puget Sound SANE. In addition, David serves as Executive Director of Community Art Works, an organization devoted to supporting embodied skills through the arts in service to community. David is currently a board member and co-founder of Peace Dojos International, an organization that works for peace and justice by means of community service and training for self-mastery distilled from the martial arts.

David and his wife Judith, along with 8 other families, co-founded an intentional community where they have raised their family since 1990. They have devoted their adult lives to generating Community and committing themselves to an integrated and intentional way of living. All of David’s work–in particular his present organization, Liminal Somatics–is based on building our connection to one another and toward a healthy stewardship of th earth. He is committed to developing our capacity to value what each of us brings to the circle, to reclaim community and value diversity for the sake of creating a nurturing world for generations to come. 

Judith Weinstock

Associate Trainer

Judith Weinstock teaches somatic practices through the mediums of food, music/singing and communication. Judith has been a chef/owner/partner in four restaurants and published two cookbooks, The Streamliner Diner Cookbook, (Ten Speed Press, 1990) and The Old Kingston Hotel Café Cookbook, (Sasquatch Press, 1998).  A third book is on the way, Kids With Knives, based on 20 years of teaching young people her original curriculum, Humanities Through Food.  The curriculum is a connective culinary arts program integrating history, ethics, economics, nutrition, agriculture, culture, science, chemistry through the lens of food and the art of cooking.

For 40   years, Judith has practiced and taught Re-evaluation Counseling, a somatic approach to releasing cellular trauma in order to reframe and bring choice to how we wish to live in the present, as well as what we hope to build for the future. The founding principles of RC contradict adultism, sexism, racism, classism and ageism in service of our collective humanity.  This practice formed a strong foundation for Judith’s life in community-based work.  Studying and teaching Nonviolent Communication since 2000 was a natural continuation of such connective and visionary practices.

Judith toured the West Coast for 10 years in an A Capella trio, We Three, producing 3 albums of original music.  She shared the stage with Holly Near, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey In The Rock and Ferron.

Judith and David with 8 other families co-founded,  an  intentional community (Wise Acres) in 1990, which is thriving to this day, now enjoying the richness of four generations on the land.


Shelley Weinstock, PhD, CNS, FACN

Nutritional Adviser and Trainer

As a professor and researcher for over 25 years, I have come to understand the great need for nutrition counseling and education.  My move into clinical nutrition is motivated by the demand for translating the enormous amount of nutrition research in the professional literature into usable information for the consumer. I work with individuals, groups of teens and adults, and with people of all different backgrounds and economic status.My practices promote evidence-based nutrition and a healthy lifestyle and help people to stay within their food budgets while improving their health.

My expertise includes changing food habits to promote a healthy lifestyle, disease prevention and longevity, how to deal with nutrition-related disease issues, how to lose or maintain healthy weight, exercise nutrition, and adolescent nutrition.  In all areas, I provide a personalized strategy to reach desired goals in a reasonable and healthy time period.

  • PhD Nutritional Biochemisty, MIT
  • Certified Nutritional Specialist
  • Fellow of the American College of Nutrition
  • Teaching faculty, Columbia University Medical Center – Institute of Human Nutrition
  • Sr. Vice President, Zymes LLC
  • Researcher: Zymes,  MIT, Harvard, Barnard College


 Robyn Caywood

Associate Trainer

-1Robyn Caywood, an international certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication specializes in presenting the alchemy and transformational tools of NVC and Somatic Consensus work; and has a passion for supporting community systems in developing skills to create the quality of connections they long for in their lives. Robyn has experience sharing NVC and facilitating creative meeting and mediation alternatives in hospitals, schools, organizations, with groups, parents, couples and individuals. Robyn’s background in cultural studies, non-profits, peace work and her commitment to parenting compassionately led her to NVC in 2008. Robyn lives in Nevada City, CA and offers ongoing practice groups, workshops, restorative circles and individual, family and organizational support.




Nuttarote Wangwinyoo

Associate Trainer

Nutt works extensively in engaging people to reflect and gain self-awareness, so as to enrich spiritual development into modern context. He works with people in various social sectors, from Indigenous groups in Northern Thailand , to public health systems, educational professionals and business organizations, in finding personal transformation and creating a meaningful living. His organization, Kwanpandin Institute for Contemplative Learning is based in Chiangrai and Bangkok, Thailand.

website: www.earth-soul.com


  • “We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”

    -- Herman Melville

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