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Janie Michael

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Session Rate: In-Person: € 90/hr Online: €70/hr

Munich, Germany

About Janie Michael

Welcome! I’m Janie, and I’m here to support you.

I work with individuals and couples who want to evolve out of old, outdated paradigms of relating with both themselves and others that keep them stuck and disconnected from their enjoyment, peace and embodying who they truly are.

I support this evolution through somatic, emotional & energy awareness practices, meditative movement, through therapeutic, platonic touch and cuddling and through transformational coaching. Together, these modalities support letting go of old beliefs, fears and traumas and are deeply relaxing and renewing for the emotional, energetic and physical bodies. This work also empowers communication — by helping one discover their needs and then communicating those needs clearly.

I do this deeply important, essential work with people because I know the pain of living with a feeling of disconnection and heaviness. I know the pain of wanting authentic emotional intimacy but being terrified of it. I know how it feels to be touch-starved and uncomfortable in my own skin. And I was able to work through it. I found a way through. So can you.

I’ve been in practice since 2009, and I’ve worked with people from all walks of life, both virtually and in-person. Here are some ways people have utilized this work:

  • For stress relief
  • To work through feelings of numbness and anxiety in situations of emotional/physical closeness
  • To develop confidence in giving and receiving touch
  • To work on issues around boundaries and consent (saying yes, saying no)
  • To get more in touch with the physical and energetic body
  • To simply enjoy the pleasure and nourishment of being held
  • To get “body support” as an adjunct to talk therapy or a counseling program
  • To feel supported through big life changes (divorce, death of a loved one, gender transition, healing from illness, etc.)

The practices and tools I offer support nervous system regulation. I support my clients in being able to shift out of their sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight).  We have a natural capacity to live and relate from a deeply relaxed space, but it is conditioned out of us through modern living and our own unique personal histories and traumas. This work helps you recover your ability to live, relate and communicate from an embodied, relaxed center.

I have a passion for learning and I love art, food & cooking, travel and being in Nature. I love to dance. I love to write. I lead transformational retreats and teach group classes in intimacy and authentic expression. I’m also an aromatherapist and a natural perfumer. I have a deep fondness for the courage it takes to live a life that is fully expressed and true.

I moved from the United States to Munich, Germany in 2019. Building a life in a new country at 39 is a wonderful challenge. I’m enjoying it.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to meeting you!

Session information from Janie Michael

I offer in-person sessions in Munich, Germany and Graz, Austria.

I also have a thriving online practice. Sessions are offered over Zoom and Facetime. Many of the tools and practices I teach can be learned and experienced virtually. Online sessions focus on cultivating a deeper connection to self (self-love), sensation tracking and emotional release work (self-trust), building communication skills (authentic expression) and developing a home practice with this work.

This is unique work, and sessions are tailored to fit your personal needs and intentions. Before we schedule a session, we’ll have an email introduction and free consultation by phone or Zoom to make sure we are a good match to work together.

I hold my sessions in English. I am learning to speak German but it’s not good enough yet. 🙂

I accept payment via Paypal, Venmo, direct bank transfer or cash. Payment is due at the time of booking. If you’d like to pay cash for your in-person session, payment is due at the start of our session.

Cancellation Policy: I understand things happen. But if you have to cancel less than 24 hours before our scheduled session, for something other than an emergency, I charge 50 percent as a cancellation fee. Thanks for understanding.

Skills & Specialties

Emotional/Trauma Release Work Practitioner Personal Transformational Coaching Inner Guidance Movement Method Aromatherapist Energetic Tantra Practitioner Energy Healing Energy Work


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