Cultivating Mastery
Richard Strozzi-Heckler’s Annual Founder’s Course
Mastery is Often Simply Staying on Path
Cultivate depth, authenticity, wisdom, and centered action under the advisement of the original architect of embodied leadership, Richard Strozzi-Heckler. In this course, advanced students will engage with the latest innovations in somatic theory and somatics as path.

In 2019, Richard deepens into his exploration of The Unbounded State. As we move through the Arc of Somatic Transformation, we will inevitably pass through The Unbounded State.

This occurs when we have a somatic opening. It's that moment when our historical way of organizing ourselves is interrupted and we have not yet reached a new, embodied shape. 

The customary somatic markers we have embodied that tell us who we are, how we respond to life, what is important to us, and so forth have been deconstructed and we are faced with an existential dilemma around meaning, identity, and purpose. 

In this course, advanced students explore what it means to open to The Unbounded State and allow it to move us into an internal depth as well as depth in our living.
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
Course Promises
We will engage with the Unbounded State 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 into:​​​​​​​

  • Personal and clients' experiences with The Unbounded State through conversation, reflection, and somatic practices.
  • The Arc of Transformation as both an assessment and somatic visioning tool, and for personal development.
  • Deepening mastery of somatic practices to cultivate a productive, rich, and fulfilling life.
Teacher: Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD
This course is taught by Strozzi Institute Founder, Richard Strozzi-Heckler.
Course Details
This program is for advanced students who have engaged in a range of coursework with Strozzi Institute over two years. If this will be your first year in Cultivating Mastery, we encourage you to speak to a course advisor before registering.
Dates and Timing
Course dates vary; please see below for options. The training is held 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
This course is offered at the Strozzi Institute dojo (which means "place of training" in traditional Japanese arts) located on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California. 
Transportation Food, and Lodging
Organic meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for continental breakfasts and lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included. Recommended lodging options for our Petaluma location.
Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students. Scholarship details.
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Pay the full tuition now or pay a non-refundable $500 deposit and then pay the outstanding tuition no later than 30 days before the course.
Online Offerings

Due to COVID-19 we have a limited offering of in person courses at this time. We are, however, rapidly developing our catalog of online offerings. 

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