Cultivating Mastery
Petaluma, California
Course Description
Each year, Richard Strozzi-Heckler guides advanced students in a special exploration of somatic theory and practice. This year’s theme is "The Unbounded State” which occurs when we have a somatic opening as we move through the Arc of Somatic Transformation. It's the moment when our historical way of organizing ourselves is interrupted and we have not yet reached a new, embodied shape. 

During this stage, the customary somatic markers we have embodied that tell us who we are, how we respond to life, and what is important to us have been deconstructed. We are faced with an existential dilemma around meaning, identity, and purpose. We may feel helplessly adrift and directionless.

In Cultivating Mastery, we will explore what it means to open to the “Unbounded State” so that it will move us into an internal depth as well as depth in our living. Through conversations, somatic practices, and reflecting on our personal and clients' experiences, we will engage with this stage as an integral part of awakening and cultivating a fulfilling life. The questions of intimacy, vulnerability, the non-dual self, and generosity will be signposts for our exploration.
This course is for advanced students who have been studying Strozzi Institute Somatics for over two years. If you will be attending Cultivating Mastery for a first time, we ask that you schedule a call with Katina Bishop, Director of Enrollment before you register.
"Of the many courses I have taken in the past 20 years...this was one of the very best... As someone whose life passion is teaching and learning, I am grateful and appreciative beyond words to have Richard as a teacher of such extraordinary calibre.... To have a level of trust to be able to relax into full learning mode as a student is a true delight."  - Billy Strean, PhD  
Quality Teachers
We have the most rigorous standards for our teachers of any leadership training organization. We deliver on the promises of embodied leadership in action, assuring a level of mastery on behalf of our teachers.
Senior Teacher: Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD
Founder and Co-Director of Methodology at Strozzi Institute

“The path of the warrior is lifelong, and mastery is often simply staying on path”.

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What We Promise
Explore what it means to open to “The Unbounded State” so that it will move you into an internal depth as well as depth in your living. 
Explore your personal and clients' experiences with “The Unbounded State” through conversation, reflection, and somatic practices.
Learn to use the Arc of Transformation as both an assessment and somatic visioning tool and for your own personal development.
Deepen mastery of somatic practices to cultivate a productive, rich, and fulfilling life. 
Course Details
The course is located on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California.  The Strozzi Institute’s training site is a dojo which means "place of training" in traditional Japanese arts.
Dates and Time
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday
Transportation, Lodging, and Food
Organic vegetarian meals, sourced and prepared locally, are provided for continental breakfasts and lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included.
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Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students.
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