About Me

Seshen: Yuri Murayama

I have been facilitating somatic/body-centered healing and embodiment practice in therapeutic and artistic fields for the past 15 years. I am a sincere and passionate believer in the transformational healing through the body and experience of heart-centered interconnectedness.

Originally from Japan, I carry in my heart and soul a sincere wish to be in service for others with deep, sensitive, and attuned listening, as well as reverence and care towards each unique encounter, which my culture, nature, and ancestors have taught me.

I cherish and value both therapeutic and artistic practices. They have been informing and strengthening each other in my path of healing and growth.

Below is a short description of my background.

In my therapeutic practice, I started with herbalism, aromatherapy, and massage in Japan in 2007. And yet, the path soon guided me into much subtler, deeper, and integral approaches to the body and psyche. In 2009, my therapeutic focus shifted into Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), which is a whole-person approach to healing, where the interconnectedness of body, mind, heart, and spirit are deeply acknowledged through touch, awareness, and the art of deep listening. This practice continues to remain as a core of every practice that I continue.

Today, I offer private sessions with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy alone, as well as a more integral approach to somatic/body-centered healing, utilizing different, diverse tools that have brought profound transformation, growth, and resources into my own life and others. You can learn more about various interventions I incorporate on the page “work with me.”

Both in my therapeutic and artistic practices, my primary area of interest has been to access the sacred origin of our true being. This inquiry encompasses also a further study of the pre- and perinatal psychology where our very early history of life is explored as roots of our imprints—limited perceptions and beliefs of who we are. I incorporate into my therapeutic sessions the awareness of pre- and perinatal psychology as well as relational and developmental trauma resolution to co-create a gentle and healing space. 

Also, I have another dedicated website (www.NurtureWomb.com) for supporting women as well as parents in their passage of pre-conception, conception, pregnancy, and postpartum to nurture the continuum of life, in seeing the babies as conscious and sentient beings from the moment of conception or even before.

In my artistic practice, I was a fairly late starter. I began with dance and movement in my late twenties due to the physical trauma I carried from surgery in my early childhood. Also, as I lost my singing voice for seven years in my twenties, I was finally able to develop my vocal and musical practice in my thirties, when I lived in Norway, performing, and eventually completing a Master’s degree in vocal and movement improvisation in connection with nature and Japanese cosmology.

The artistic practice allows me to co-create with others a sacred and intentional container for individual and collective transformation beyond time and distance. Art has a power to turn invisible into visible to remind us experientially how we are part of the whole. The intention of my works has always been to remember together who we truly are, that we are all connected and inseparable from nature—the greater wisdom and force of life.

In my life, I continue to deepen my own embodiment practice through movement and voice work as well as regular meditation, and deepen my personal healing by regular sessions and mentoring with experienced integral somatic healing as well as pre- and perinatal practitioners.

Having lived in different continents on this planet, I have been blessed with the opportunities to study and practice with exceptional teachers and wisdom carriers in diverse practices of embodiment and healing. With deep gratitude, I list here below some of the training and educational backgrounds which are part of my present work.

Somatic/Body-Centered Healing

  • Ray Castellino’s Pre- and Perinatal Trauma Work, Foundation Training — Tara Blasco and Mary Jackson, USA, 2023-2026
  • Bodynamic (Somatic Developmental Psychology) Foundation Training — Ditte Marcher, Denmark, 2023
  • Craniosacral Biodynamics (BCST Licensed Practitioner Training) —Anna Chitty, Colorado School of Energy Studies, 2023-2024
  • DARe Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience — Dr. Diane Poole Heller and Alicen Halquist , USA, 2022-
  • Integral Somatic Psychology — Dr. Raja Selvam, USA, 2022-2023
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certification Program — APPPAH (Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health), USA, 2022-2023
  • Craniosacral Biodynamics — Leonid Soboleff MD, Levels 1-4, Bali, 2008-2009
  • Esalen Massage Certification — Esalen Institute, USA, 2008

Embodied Movement and Vocal Practice

  • Body-Mind Centering® — with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Olive Bieringa, Norway and USA, 2018-present
  • Sound Healing — Mentored by as well as professional collaboration with Bjørn Arne Løken, Norway, 2014-present
  • Embodied Vocal Expression — Mentored by Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Susanne Weins, Walli Hoeffinger, and Christiane Hommelsheim, Roy Hart Theatre, France, 2015-2018
  • Timani — with Tina Margareta Nilssen, Norway, 2014-2018
  • Alexander Technique — with Stephen Parker, Norway, 2017-2018
  • The Six Viewpoints — with Deborah Black, USA, 2017-2018
  • Butoh — with Denise Fujiwara, Meshi Chavez, Natsu Nakajima, Jocelyne Montpetit, USA, Japan, and Canada, 2011-2014
  • Soul Motion™ Teacher Certification —Soul Motion™ School, USA, 2010-2011

Holistic Healing

  • Peristeam Hydrotherapy — Steamy Chick Institute, 2021-present
  • TCM Basic — Kadajuku, Japan, 2009
  • IFPA Certified Aromatherapist — International Medical Spa Institute, Japan, 2007-2008
  • Phytotherapy — Holistic Healing Academy, Japan, 2007-2008


  • B.A. in Music Performance — Individual Program with projects: (1) Vocal Improvisation Cross Genres, (2) Music Improvisation Meets Movement Improvisation, Norwegian Academy of Music, Norway, 2018
  • B.A. in Music Performance — Individual Program with projects: (1) Vocal Improvisation Cross Genres, (2) Music Improvisation Meets Movement Improvisation, Norwegian Academy of Music, Norway, 2018
  • B.A. in Art History — Waseda University, Japan, 2004 (Humboldt University, Berlin, 2002-2003)