Somatic Systems Institute's New England campus is housed at its international headquarters and original center in Northampton, Massachusetts. The classrooms, practice spaces, and offices are located right in downtown Northampton, in the “Pioneer Valley” of Western Massachusetts. Northampton is nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires to the West and bordered by the banks of the Connecticut River to the East.
The Northampton-Amherst area in the center of the Valley is called the “Five College Area”, home to “Five College Consortium” of Hampshire College, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (the state university’s flagship campus). More than a dozen additional colleges abound to the North and South, providing students with a wealth of educational and cultural resources.
The Institute and the rest of the Five College area is located less than an hour from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut; and less than 2 hours from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. Convenient shuttle service and mass public transportation is available from Airports. By car, we are approximately 3 hours from New York City; 1 hour from Worcester, MA; 2 hours or less from Boston; and 2 hours or less from Providence, Rhode Island.
SSI encourages students to stay in Northampton while attending the training so that they have the opportunity to spend more time and further explore concepts and ideas with fellow classmates who are all learning this new material. We have found that the more sharing, meeting, and group practicing students do, the stronger and faster their skills and connection to the work grow. To this end, for most of its programs SSI recommends affordable accommodations near the Institute, generally providing the most economical housing choices available.