Embodied Leadership Level One
Our Flagship Embodied Leadership Training
Course Description
Embodied Leadership Level One a foundational course in our Embodied Leadership Pathway. It builds the practices that powerfully align your vision with daily actions to embody your leadership. In this course, you create a declaration, or statement of vision, toward a future that you want. What is your commitment to your future? What do you really want? What in your life and leadership is working for you, and what isn’t?

Through a series of somatic practices, you learn how to stay centered in your commitment. By exploring your conditioned tendencies—the habitual actions that you’ve learned in the past—you will empower yourself to make new choices in your life, even under the same old pressures.

The Strozzi Institute’s 45-year old somatic methodology combines elements of mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, bodywork, and neuroscience to produce sustainable change. This transformative course creates leaders who embody the virtues of authenticity, integrity, accountability, confidence, and a centered presence. Through embodiment, you powerfully become your vision.
Course Promises
  • Articulate your current declarations about what you care about
  • Take new actions toward furthering your goals
  • Make more powerful declarations and assessments
  • Identify the bodily and linguistic constrictions that limit your actions and possibilities
  • Identify and shift negative and ineffective moods
  • Utilize a somatic sensibility in your life and work
  • Come back to center quicker and for longer periods of time
We wanted a game changer for accelerating our high performing teams and our leadership team. I've worked with a lot of different leadership programs and the Strozzi Institute’s is the one that works. It was dramatically different than anything I had experienced before. It's their ability to connect the mind, language, action, and the body into sustainable practices. And we were able to see actual true change in a very short amount of time. It deeply resonated with our teams in a meaningful and authentic way.
- John Pershing, SVP HR Ascena Retail Group
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.

Below are possible teachers for this course.

Michael Kalikow
Alta Starr
Maggie Williams
A.J. Pape
Dara Silverman
Pete Hamil
Giulio Brunini
LeeAnn Mallorie
Course Details
$1,950 (cost may vary slightly due to currency exchange for international courses)
Dates and Timing
Course dates vary; please see below for options. Typically, 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 primarily 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. Occasionally we offer this course in other locations around the U.S. and internationally. See below for current offerings.
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.
I loved it! It was very profound and subtle at the same time. The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen. Humanity, values, care, love were always at the foreground. I feel humbled and grateful to have been part of this experience.
- Tania Fichtner, Director at Tajo Consulting (Mexico City, Mexico)

Source Commitments Through Your Body with Master Teacher LeeAnn Mallorie

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How to Invite Aliveness Into Your Body Throughout the Day

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 Special Offer 

When you register for Embodied Leadership Level One, receive an exclusive discount on Richard’s brand new online course (50% Off)! 

Embodying the Mystery
4-Day Online Retreat with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

March 13-14, 9:30am-12:30pm & March 20-21, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cultivate lasting change through your body — in your life, your relationships, and work in the world. Richard will guide you through experiential practices and demonstrations to help you dissolve habits, behaviors, and beliefs that are keeping you from moving forward in your critical areas of your life.

  • Day 1: Soma as a Doorway
  • Day 2: Meeting the Friend
  • Day 3: Surrendering to The Unknown
  • Day 4: Skillful Action: Bringing Soma & Spirit Together

Offer available at payment. Learn more about Embodying the Mystery

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March 25–28, 2021

Petaluma, CA

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Additional Offerings
Embodied Leadership Level One is one of four offerings in our Embodied Leadership Pathway
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