Meet Geoff

Coach & Healer

I am a certified Integral Professional Coach™, a licensed acupuncturist, and a somatic trauma bodyworker. I have spent the last decade studying adult development, interpersonal neurobiology, holistic medicine, somatically-oriented trauma resolution, spiritual development, human attachment, and the science of resilience.  I worked at Wakefield Wellness in Massachusettes before founding The Yellow Door, an integrative wellness center in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2015. I currently work in Charlottesville and coach clients around the world over Zoom.

Teacher & Facilitator

  • Certified Integral Professional Coach™

  • Certified Integral Facilitator™

  • Certified in Level III "Healing the Vagus System" Bodywork with Janet Evergreen

  • Certified Conflict Mediator

  • Certificate in Level III Parts Work with Leadership That Works

  • Certificate in Somatics, Trauma, & Resilience - Strozzi Institue

  • Training in "Somatic Dialogue: Relationship Attunement & Attachment" with Janet Evergreen

  • Developmental Coaching Mastermind with Rob McNamara

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

  • Qi Gong and Meditation Teacher

  • Certificate in Zapchen Somatics

  • Social Meditation Facilitator Trainer

  • Certificate in SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)

  • Certified Personal Trainer  (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

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I have taught mindful communication and embodied leadership at the University of Virginia for the past four years. While at UVA I created and facilitated three courses: "Meditation Peer Leadership," "Mindful Facilitation & Leadership," and "Nature & Mindfulness." I also teach Qi Gong classes and lead workshops and retreats on mindfulness and emotional resilience for UVA students, faculty, and staff.


I am a certified Integral Facilitator™ who leads retreats and workshops about trauma-informed meditation and conflict transformation around the country.  I also train facilitators around the country in leading a practice called Social Meditation, which explores bringing the wisdom of the meditative traditions into how we create relationships and culture. I have trained in a Tibetan Buddhist Lineage for over 15 years and have taught in that tradition for six years.

Where I Stand

In this time of climate crisis, social instability, and economic inequality, we need radical whole-systems change. We have a crisis of connection on every level, and it is clear the system of racial monopoly capitalism that has been the dominant force in globalization is not compatible with humans thriving or even surviving on this earth.  In college, I studied climate change and global development and did research on vanishing old-growth forests, dying coral reefs, and the impacts of free-market neoliberalism on human communities. My studies and lived experience has made me passionate about supporting the social movements around the world advancing climate justice, racial justice, and economic justice.


Blue        Heart

Blue Heart is a membership-based organization that funds grassroots, movement-building organizations building political power in low-income communities and communities of color.


COMMITMENT 1:  I am committed to putting my money where my mouth is and donating at least 10% of what I earn to racial justice and climate justice organizations like those supported by Blue Heart.

COMMITMENT 2:  I am committed to offering my services at a sliding scale for folks working inside and outside the system on behalf of social and environmental justice that are unable to afford my full fee.