Tap into your body’s wisdom and guidance through powerfully embodying your Soma and Spirit as one.
Cultivate lasting change through your body — in your life, your relationships, and work in the world.
As you move through your day, are you struggling to maintain a conscious connection to the peace you experienced in your morning practice?
Or maybe you’re steeped in a tradition that’s helped you powerfully transform and evolve — yet your routine is either feeling flat or falling short in meeting the challenges of the current times we are living in...
Maybe you sense a stirring within you, a calling to something greater and to create real change in the world.
You’re certainly not alone.
When keeping up with the pace of daily life, commitments, expectations, and more… it can be difficult to hold onto that deep sense of peace and wellbeing you felt earlier on your yoga mat or meditation cushion.
You might have an unconscious belief that higher states of consciousness are reached outside of yourself… or through a specific teacher or tradition. You associate the ritual with your awakening.
The truth is, when you evolve spiritually, you’re actually opening to deeper levels of consciousness within yourself.
As Soma (your body) and Spirit come together, you create more space for spirit within you — expanding your capacity for healing, love, and serving others.
You become more aware, have more choices, and discover you can take effective action in your life...
It’s time to get reoriented and recognize your body as a doorway — a path to Spirit and the Mystery of life.
Join us and discover why understanding this powerful truth is more important than ever...
During a powerful new hour with pioneer in the field of somatics, master teacher, and bestselling author Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, you’ll discover what’s possible when you embody the true meaning of Soma and Spirit.
Through Somatic awareness (becoming aware of sensations), Somatic opening (bodywork to release held patterns in the body) and Somatic practices (meditation, movement, and being present in everyday life), Richard helps you integrate body-oriented somatic practices to help you dissolve habits, behaviors, and beliefs that are keeping you from moving forward in your critical areas of your life.
As you’ll discover, your body is both a portal for spirit and spirit itself. Richard will show you how to become reacquainted with your body portal as the portal for your spirit taking you deeper into connection with the fullness of your livingness.
This isn’t about transcending life’s messiness, but recognizing that your emotions, needs, wounds, joys, as well as your longing, are the elements that help you wake up.
You’ll explore how your body is a doorway to skillful action, grounded compassion, pragmatic wisdom — and a way to love the world, and let the world love you.
In Western culture, we’re often taught that spirit and body are separate — this only leads us into a deeper separateness from ourselves, others, and the earth.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
As you embody your WHOLE self, you’re opening a pathway to more aliveness and more connection to Spirit. This newfound connection allows you to experience greater connection to others — and to your work in the world.
During this powerful event, you’ll also hear about a rare chance to go deeper and explore Soma as a doorway to Spirit with Richard during a brand-new retreat.
You’ll learn how to embody the Mystery more purposefully. You’ll explore the unexpected processes that emerge as you sincerely acknowledge the interdependence of body, energy, Mystery, and self.
Join Richard for this powerful event — and discover Soma as a doorway to your spiritual path.
“To relax into full learning mode as a student is a true delight.”
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
Strozzi Institute is the founding home for somatics.
– Amanda Blake, Master Somatic Coach & Author of "Your Body is Your Brain”
“...helped transform my relationship to yearning...”
[Richard led] a physical experience of my deep yearning — and that yearning itself is a source in the mystery. To feel this in my heart center, solar plexus and belly — each at different times — helped transform my relationship to yearning from one of vulnerability and shame to one of exultation.
– James Shaffer
Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD is founder of Strozzi Institute. He has spent over four decades researching, developing and teaching Somatics to business leaders, executive managers, teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, the U.S. government and military.
He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.
Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones, formally the National Security Advisor.
Richard has a PhD in Psychology and is a shihan seventh degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.
Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied leadership—a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today's biggest challenges.
Our unique and powerful embodied leadership methodology positions us as the leading institution shaping executives, teams, and leaders toward mastery in their business. We have over 45 years of experience in delivering innovative programs to a diversity of organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500, large governmental agencies, small businesses, B-corps, NGOs, sustainable business visionaries, multinational companies, and budding entrepreneurs.