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Supporting the Emotional Health of Early Stage Founders.

Discover the power of somatic therapy in unblocking your full potential.

Join a community of founders backed by:

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Being a Founder = Hard Mode

Being a founder is absolutely amazing.

It's also really hard. Between the existential angst of establishing product-market fit, ensuring there's enough runway to survive, and the never ending to-do list...the emotional pressure can really build over time.

If you've been feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or perpetually anxious, you are not alone.

72% of Founders

Struggle with Mental Health

Symptoms can include anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, burnout, and more.

7.6 / 10

Average Loneliness

The journey often leads to isolation and disconnection from loved ones.

81% of Founders

Hide Their Stress

More than half of founders hide their stress from their own cofounders.

65%

High Potential Startups Fail

Because of founder burnout or unresolved tensions between co-founders.

*Startup Snapshot (7th Edition)

Founding Story

I've Been There Too

Hey! My name is Simar (like 'simmer' down). 👋

Through my time as a venture-backed founder and fund manager, I've witnessed firsthand how emotional debt can build while running a startup. Every missed expectation, every no from investors, every customer complaint, every cofounder disagreement - it all builds up.

In my case, the emotional buildup led to a painful co-founder breakup and burn out. It was in my own quest to recover that I came across Somatic Therapy as a way. Not only did I find a greater level of emotional regulation as a founder, I was also able to clear deep trauma from my body that had been limiting my capacity to succeed.

For the right nervous systems, Somatic Therapy is a powerful way to release emotional debt and transform limiting beliefs. It is this inner resourcing that we make more accessible to our founders through Mana.

What We Offer

Full Stack Somatic Care

We help you clear through emotional blocks that show up, unlock the intelligence that lives in your body, and create space for you to become the best founder you can be.

1-1 Somatic Sessions

Work with a vetted, world class somatic practitioner to ground back into your body, release stuck emotions, and re-pattern limiting beliefs.

Peer Support

Connect and engage with peers in our biweekly Founder Circles - space to receive additional support, share learnings, and celebrate milestones along the way.

Community Fireside Chats

Hear from successful founders in exclusive fireside chats that shed light on the hero's journey towards startup success.

Breathwork Practices

Access a library of breath practices designed to expand your capacity, deepen presence, and help you get more out of your somatic sessions.

Monthly Checkins

Check in with someone on the Mana Care team each month to review how you're doing and align our services to your most present needs.

"Starting a company is an emotional journey—it's intense, terrifying, exciting, and overwhelming all at once. While coaching and talk therapy can be helpful, somatic therapy feels transformative, like unlocking emotional superpowers. I can't imagine navigating the ups and downs of startup life without it."

Tony Bruess

Founder, Overcast Network

Pricing

Our Pricing

All plans include personalized care, peer support, community fireside chats, breathwork practices, and monthly checkins. All somatic sessions are 60 minutes and held over Zoom.

$350 / month

Starter

1 x monthly somatic session

Everything in Standard

$650 / month

Standard

2 x bi-weekly somatic session

60 minute Onboarding Call

Dedicated Somatic Practitioner

Bi-Weekly Founder Circles

Founder Signal Thread

Community Fireside Chats

Breathwork Practices

Monthly Checkins

$1250 / month

Premium

4 x weekly somatic session

Everything in Standard

"Founders face unique challenges that set them apart from other leaders. Often, they find themselves merging their company with their own identity, leading to feelings of disembodiment and profound loneliness. Mana addresses this deeply personal issue at its core, offering a heartled and transformative path forward."

Lisa Q. Fetterman

Board Member, Crisis Text Line

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"As a former founder, working with somatic therapists has been foundational to my journey recovering from burnout, moving through emotional blocks, and finding deeper aliveness in my work. I'm incredibly excited about Mana's approach to increase access to somatic therapy."

Jonny Miller

Founder, Nervous System Mastery

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Become The Best Founder

You Can Be

Somatic Therapy

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic Therapy is a form of body-centered psychotherapy that utilizes the mind-body connection to heal emotional pain at the root of our unwanted experiences.

"I've seen firsthand how somatic therapy can provide a transformative path for founders struggling with burnout. By reconnecting with their bodies, they can uncover and address the true sources of their stress and open the door to more resilience, creativity, and capacity to handle their work and lives."

Caitlin Clarke

CHP, ACC, CPIC

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