Tyler Grillo is a somatic coach, bodyworker, and teacher in training at Strozzi Institute. He started practicing somatics in 2015 when he began working at Strozzi Institute (first as Course Manager, then Program Manager, and currently as Executive Coordinator), completing his somatic coach certification in 2018. Tyler also served as Director of Programs and Operations for Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, and he continues to leverage his organizational skills to create strong operational foundations and cohesive teams to support skilled teachers and content creators. He is the founder of Whole Heartwood, where his coaching and healing practice focuses on weaving individual and collective transformation.
Tyler is an organizer with STAND Bay Area, a collective that leverages folks with white and male privilege to support social justice initiatives led by those most marginalized by systems of oppression. He also stewards a small urban farm and The Little Free Farmstand, offering free produce and encouraging home growing as a part of the movement for sustainable food systems and rematriating the Ohlone land (Oakland, CA) where he lives with his partner and cat community.