I look forward
to helping you
bring more
of what you love
into your life.

Is This You?

Are you ready to live a life that honors your full self (even if the parts feel incongruent)?

Do you long for peace?

Are you looking to find a way past the stuck places?

Are you living slightly outside your body but would like to be living from inside it?

Do you long for a deeper connection with natural rhythms and with the earth?

Do you have a hard time trusting or valuing yourself?

Are you longing for support?

Are the voices in your head unkind and critical?

Do you sometimes have a hard time knowing how to move towards what you want?

Do you want more joy in your life?


Have a breath, my dear you are welcome here. It's time to come home to yourself. Together we can work this territory and you will come out the other side more clear, more empowered, more potent, and more joyful. In the style of life-coaching that I practice, we become partners in a journey of exploration, I am there to help hold space so your inner wisdom and guidance can emerge - never to tell you what to do. I ask powerful questions and hold the space for your own truth to bubble forth.

With support, you identify where you are stuck, what the next right step is for you in your life and how to take it. In the clear presence of another, sticky messes can melt away - yes, it takes courage to face the truth of the feelings or thoughts gluing the mess together, but through willingness, clarity can unfold.

This coaching is grounded in the body and grounded in values, but also grounded in the daily, mundane, and practical (some of my pre-coaching background is in small business administrative organization). Your big dreams are brought forth one step at a time and like a midwife I walk with you, holding space for the work that only you can do.

“In just a few short months of working with Arlyn, I have experienced what I can only describe as exponential internal growth. Arlyn’s kind and unique insight, her attention to the not so obvious, lends to her overall spirit and excellence as a life coach. I am blessed our paths have crossed. She is indeed exceptional.” ~E.H. Spokane, WA

How we can co-create together:


    • 1:1 coaching in person, via phone or online. Book it.


    • 1:1 coach + movement sessions in person or online. Book it.



    • Group coaching. Please let me know if you would like to participate in a coaching group by sending a message through the form below, and/or keep your eye on the newsletter for announcements.


    • Rhythm and drum lessons in person or online


    • Bring me to you. . . I love it when other people organize events for me to facilitate (as long as it's dance, drumming, coaching or medicinal herb explorations)


    • Want to explore the wilderness while backpacking with coaching sessions? Me too! With my husband's skills as a wilderness backing guide, our gear, and my family's love of the outdoors, we can get you out in nature and help you literally move into new ways of being.


    • Check out my band Mama Lingua here. (a female quartet with luscious vocal harmonies accompanied by strings and percussion)


September 2023

Friday September 22 4:00 pm – Sunday September 24 5:00 pm

Mama Lingua and the NFV Community & Parade Band at Mountain Harvest Fest

October 2023

Sunday October 1

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Live Music for Movement as Medicine Resumes!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Live Music Movement as Medicine

Saturday October 7

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mama Lingua in Crested Butte, CO

Sunday October 29

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mama Lingua at Ciderfest, Big B's Paonia, CO
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Women's Drumming with Arlyn Alderdice in Hotchkiss, CO

November 2023

Friday November 17

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Embodying Rhythm Collective & Mama Lingua in Cedaredge, CO

December 2023

Sunday December 3

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Live Music Movement as Medicine



"Arlyn is kind, thoughtful, and insightful. She has helped me tap into my own inner wisdom and creativity, and I always leave our coaching sessions feeling more grounded and clear about what I want. I end up with specific strategies and a plan of action - it's very empowering." ~D.L. Silver Spring, MD

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Arlyn Alderdice


"There's not a word yet for old friends that just met."

- Gonzo, The Muppet Movie

About Arlyn

My Values:

I believe that if we can live in right relationship with our bodies and hearts, everything in our world goes more smoothly and we are more alive. I also believe in the power of thought and the way that if we can change our thinking, we can change our circumstances. I invite you to live a life of purpose, openness, and respect for all life and if there's anything in the way of that, I can help. You'll know if there's anything in the way because it will feel like suffering.

I am so thankful to live a life filled with creativity, love, and an invitation to be kind to myself which I renew again and again.

The Training:

I am currently enrolled in Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Life Coach training. I am a SomaSource Leader and have completed extensive dance training with Melissa Michaels of Golden Bridge in Boulder, CO. I am a graduate of Matrix Leadership Institute’s Facilitator Training and earned my B.A. degree in Expressive Arts through Prescott College’s Adult Degree Program (with an emphasis on leadership and healing). I have completed a 9-day School for the Work of Byron Katie. I have studied herbalism with Alicia Michaelson of Paonia, CO and drumming with David Alderdice. I love to backpack and help others explore the wilds. I play cajon with Mama Lingua and look forward to helping you transmute old ways of being to live a juicier life.

My story:

I grew up in rural Colorado with parents who meditated twice a day. I was embarrassed at the time while now I know the dedication that requires. I'm an introvert and was extremely shy as a child, I didn't know the term highly sensitive person, but it does capture me pretty well. I grew up in personal development workshops and read self-help books obsessively. And now I finally feel that all the threads of my interests and training weave together and make sense. Parenting + music + movement + herbalism + gardening + hiking and spending time in nature= my life and I'm so thankful. I'm also sure the creative writing and art will circle back in soon. I set out to become a life-coach to have a culturally approved stamp on the somatic work that I was already doing and got one better in a map and modality that I find really useful and love. I also love the way that life coaching can help in hard times as well as helping find greater and greater levels of integrity that are possible in a life that is already good. And I love the way life coaching paired with somatic work can go deep into places that are stuck and gently unravel the tangle. I'm here in service of humanity and working to create a world that I feel good about my child growing up in. I'm here to help this social species that we are have other versions of culture in safe spaces where self-expression is celebrated, feelings are welcomed and authenticity is supported.

Let's Embody

Looking to feel at peace in your body? Want to experience a healthy stress release? Want some time to commune with your deepest self? Your tears are welcome, your strength is welcome – let's move! We will come home to ourselves. This is a moving, expressive, dynamic, transformational practice.

We create this practice together through deep listening to our whole selves – beyond the mind, tapping into the heart and soul of what it is to be human. We practice tracking our sensations, connecting our movements with our breath and shaking out what is no longer needed. What is left after we are cleaner, is the tug on our hearts pulling us into our lives and connecting us with the wisdom of our bodies.

Move Your Life group practice on Tuesday morning is an online place to let movement help transform your life from the inside. Try it now -free audio-only guided exploration.

Or if you're around the NF Valley, try our group dance practice in Paonia, CO on Friday mornings.

And/or you can try a 1:1 coaching and movement session series to access the body's wisdom in relationship to a personal challenge (online or in person). If there are big feelings in between you and the life that you are longing for - I highly recommend trying a 1:1 movement session.

Move Your Life Sept 2023
Move Med Fridays fall

"Working with Arlyn is profoundly moving, deeply resonant, and a great gift to my inner and outer landscape.  She has an innate connection to true wisdom and guides from a present and attuned place of respect and desire for my highest good.  I love the way she facilitates, and I trust her immensely.  I'd highly recommend adding her coaching support to your toolkit whether it be through her movement offerings or her one-on-one coaching.  I find both incredibly supportive, and I eagerly return for more." ~S.J. Hotchkiss, CO

Let's Drum

cajon lessons

Classes, workshops, and private lessons focused on rhythmic embodiment as well as learning marimba, frame drums, dumbek, djembe, and/or cajon.

“What I love about Arlyn’s drum classes for women is the balance between musicality and intuition. The classes are a blend of practical knowledge, drumming basics and revealing the rhythm inherent in us all. Being surrounded by women made me feel at ease to express, support other drummers and be supported in my playing. I recommend these classes to any woman regardless of past musical experience, as I came into the class with very little drum experience and was surprised by how quickly I was able to tap into my musical side.”  ~ R.S. Paonia, CO

Check the calendar for upcoming classes in the North Fork Valley CO and/or book a private lesson by using the contact form.


I call it a 'one degree turn.' Back to the airplane metaphor, if you turn an airplane one degree north every half-hour, you won't even notice the change, but you'll end up in a really different place. So, one degree toward integrity every day, toward your real self, and you can fly anywhere. ~ Martha Beck