Embodied Leadership
Level One
(Formerly Leadership in Action Two)
4-day course and webinar series
California | Washington D.C. | Barcelona
Course Description
Embodied Leadership Level One is the first course in our Embodied Leadership Pathway. It builds the foundation that powerfully aligns your vision with daily practices 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.
"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.
David Treleaven
Jennifer Ianniello
Ron (RJ) Jennings
Tom Bepler
Nathan Shara
What We Promise
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.
Course Details
The course is primarily offered 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. Occasionally we offer this course in other locations around the U.S. and internationally. See below for current offerings.
Dates and Time
9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday through Saturday 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday
See below for date options.
Transportation, Lodging, and Food
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 →
Discounts and Team Pricing
If you are interested in bringing our Embodied Leadership trainings to your team or company, please fill out the interest form on our Teams & Companies page. A 10% discount is available if all courses in the Embodied Leadership Pathway are purchased at the same time. Please schedule a consultation to explore this option.
Register Now
The cost of Embodied Leadership Level One is $1,950. Pay full tuition, or a non-refundable $500 deposit and the outstanding tuition no later than 30 days before the course.
April 19-22, 2018
Emeryville, CA 
Pay $500 Deposit Now Pay Full $1,950 Tuition
April 26-29, 2018
Petaluma, CA 
Course Full

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June 14-17, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
In English
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July 5-8, 2018
Petaluma, CA 
Pay $500 Deposit Now Pay Full $1,950 Tuition
November 15-18, 2018
Petaluma, CA 
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Have Questions?
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Schedule a conversation with Katina Bishop, Director of Enrollment, and receive guidance on which program is the best fit for you.

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