Advanced Programs
Advanced Training in Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching
Go Even Deeper Into Your Journey
Strozzi Institute offers ongoing learning opportunities for deepening in Somatic Coaching, embodied leadership, and cultivation of the self. These programs are largely focused on mastery, deepening both individual and team leadership, as well as coaching skills. These courses and practices further an embodied sensibility and cultivate your human capacity for vision, empathy, and using conflict as a generative force, and grow your ability to hold contradictions and stay in life-affirming action. 

The prerequisites are listed below per course. Though some courses do not require any previous participation with Strozzi Institute, most participants in our Advanced Programs have at least taken Leadership in Action One, the first program in our
Embodied Leadership Pathway.
Virtual Dojo: An Online Community to Build and Sustain Your Practice
Prerequisite: Leadership in Action One or School of Embodied Leadership, both found in our Embodied Leadership Pathway.

Virtual Dojo is a virtual online practice community that provides the structure and support to build and sustain your practice. We are what we practice! Practice converts your longing into the action and the embodiment that will bring you closer to what you care most about and produce sustainable change. Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Staci K. Haines, and other senior teachers lead this ongoing course. Advance your vision for the future with a community of committed students and practice partners.

Learn More →
Teacher Training
The aim of the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training Program (SITT) is to develop depthful and embodied teachers of Strozzi Institute’s methodology. The SITT participants are prepared to teach Strozzi Institute’s Embodied Leadership programs, our certified Somatic Coaching Program, and within our corporate partnerships. Strozzi Institute teachers are the embodiment of Strozzi Institute and our work in the world, expressing our mission, the Strozzi Institute Methodology, our brand, and our best practices. We take our teacher development seriously, and love doing it!

Learn More →
Master Somatic Coaching Certification
Prerequisite: Somatic Coaching Certification Program

Our Master Somatic Coach Certification Program offers an ongoing path for Somatic Coaches to move from the fundamentals to the embodiment of powerful and transformative somatic skills. This program is designed for advanced students who have completed their Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification, and are ready to partner with clients in deeper and more potent ways.

Learn More →
One-on-One Coaching
Strozzi Institute offers individuals the unique opportunity to be coached one-on-one by an experienced coach practitioner. This deep, hands-on work extends beyond the theoretical aspects of traditional coaching, routinely delivering significant breakthroughs for our clients.

Learn More →
Movement and Stillness: A Silent Meditation Retreat
Taught by Strozzi Institute founder, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, this is a 6-day retreat offered at the Dojo in Petaluma, CA. This silent retreat combines sitting and walking meditation with somatic practice. New and seasoned meditation practitioners are welcome. Teacher compensation is in the open-hearted tradition of donation - the fee for the course only covers costs; the teacher receives no other compensation.

Learn More → 
Cultivating Mastery
Prerequisite: This program is designed for advanced students who have been on the path of Strozzi Institute Somatics, in theory and practice, for over two years.

This 5-day program, led by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, will introduce the latest innovations in somatic theory and somatics as path. As such the theme changes ever year, cultivating depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity. Beyond attending courses, we are looking for participants who are actively engaged in somatics in their lives and leadership.  We are inviting individuals who are committed as lifelong learners to the next embodied declaration of a compelling life.

Learn More →
Somatic Bodywork Seminar
Prerequisite: Leadership in Action One, the first program in our Embodied Leadership Pathway (strongly recommended)

This Somatic Bodywork Seminar is designed to produce profound, sustainable change of one’s core historical limitations, and as such, it is a valuable training whether you’re a coach, business professional, or moving through your own personal transformation. You will experience how the self and body are bound together, develop an understanding of the principles of Strozzi Institute Somatics, and explore the Strozzi Institute Somatic Bodywork process. It is a powerful way to develop an empathetic, compassionate presence, and build trust while working with others in a variety of emotional states. If you are new to Strozzi Institute Somatics, please contact the office to explore course options.

Learn More →
Level Two Somatic Bodywork Seminar
Prerequisite: Somatic Bodywork Seminar

The Level Two Somatic Bodywork Seminar is designed for practicing coaches and practitioners in the field of Somatics who want to deepen their understanding of the soma and how we transform through the body. You will learn to navigate a client through the Somatic Arc of Transformation, from a historical somatic shape that no longer serves them to a new shape that is congruent with their present vision and goals. You will learn Somatic Anatomy, an experiential process of learning the anatomical history of our somatic shaping and how that shape transforms.

Registration and details coming soon
Not Quite Ready to Register? Let's Talk.
Choosing a program with Strozzi Institute is a major decision. Speaking with Director of Enrollment, Katina Bishop, is a great way to get your questions answered and to receive guidance on what program to enroll in.

Schedule a Consultation →