Begins Fall 2024

Session One:  September 26 – 29, 2024

Session Two:  January 30 – February 2, 2025

Session Three:  March 27 – 30, 2025

Enrollment opens Spring 2024

Expand your leadership capacity, deepen your leadership maturity, and create more impact.


Leaders, Directors, Executives, and Senior Management

Organizational leaders at any level and in all sectors…


More than Teaching Skills, Growing Leaders

Through a somatic approach, we help leaders see their blind spots, overcome ineffective ways of operating, and grow into their potential. We don’t just teach skills and best practices. We help leaders embody their leadership values by helping them grow who they are as people.

To successfully lead an organization through a complex and rapidly evolving world, intelligence, skill, and industry knowledge are necessary but insufficient. What sets exceptional leaders apart is their character — their courage, commitment to their vision, integrity, and ability to build trust and bring others along.

Through an embodied exploration of leadership, this pathway provides a unique experience that dramatically accelerates the timeline for leaders to grow and become the kind of person they need and want to be to have an impact at the next level of their aspirations.


The Transformative Power of Somatics in a Community of Learning

At Strozzi Institute for Somatics, our approach is grounded in the body to create lasting change. In addition to sharing best practices in leadership from faculty with deep experience supporting leading businesses and organizations, we work hands-on through a unique methodology that allows us to learn and grow with our whole selves. The process is transformative and rapidly leads to palpable shifts in who we are and what we are capable of as leaders.

This work takes place in the context of a rich community of fellow leaders across companies, organizations, industries, and sectors. Participants learn with and from each other and build a network of lasting relationships


  • Build a compelling leadership presence that creates trust, inspires others, and expands your influence
  • Enhance your personal resilience in the face of stressful situations
  • Embody new approaches to help your team coordinate for action and deliver with accountability
  • Embody the capacity to constructively navigate through conflict
  • Deepen your skill in creating inclusivity and leading diverse teams and organizations
  • Learn how to bring out the best in your team by building authentic relationships grounded in genuine connection, support and honest feedback


A multi-month, leadership transformation journey blending 4-day in-person sessions, personal coaching, and virtual learning

12 Days over THree IN-PERSON Sessions

Starting September 2024…

Session 1: September 26 – 29, 2024
Session 2: January 30 – February 2, 2025
Session 3: March 27 – 30, 2025

4 virtual group coaching sessions

4 virtual learning sessions

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Providing a breakthrough experience
for leaders to expand their leadership capacity,
deepen their leadership maturity,
and create more impact.




September 26 – 29, 2024

Virtual Group Coaching Circle


Virtual Group Coaching Circle


January 30 – February, 2025



March 27 – 30, 2025

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What students are saying about Strozzi Somatics:

“The masterful instructors were authentic…”

“This class was a godsend for me… The masterful instructors were authentic, making it safe for everyone to show up in whatever mood or place they were in. I learned several practices that are helping me live out my commitments in the world.”

— Rebecca Glenn

“It was dramatically different than anything I had experienced before.”

“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

“The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen.”

“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)


Standard Tuition

Lodging and transportation are not included.

Early sign up discounts
$750 discount when you enroll by Monday, July 15, 2024

We offer up to a 6-month payment plan

For groups of 2 or more from a single organization, we offer a group discount of 10% off per person (please see prerequisite for this course)

Please contact with any questions!

Session # 1: September 26 – 29, 2024
Session # 2: January  30 – February 2, 2025
Session # 3: March 27 – 30, 2025

For groups of 2 or more from a single organization, we are offering a group discount of 10% off per person.


Yes, Embodied Leadership Pathway is an advanced course. The prerequisite is the successful completion of our foundational course, Embodied Transformation, taken in person.


Embodied Leadership Pathway 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.

Healthy meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for lunches during all training days.

Transportation and lodging are not included.

See our recommended lodging options for our Petaluma location here.

Yes. This is a great course to bring your team or colleagues to.

Please see pre-requisite course requirement.

At this time, this course is only available in English.

The Strozzi Institute scholarship program is a tuition reduction program with the highest amount awarded being a 40- 50% discount.

It is highly competitive, needs-based, and is focused on being the most effective. Therefore, it is prioritized to support traditionally marginalized communities with regard to race, sexual identity, and socioeconomics.

Scholarship applications can be submitted up until 8 weeks before the course date so please apply early. Applications are reviewed and awarded with the intention to make the biggest impact. Scholarship awards will be communicated via email 1 week after the close of the application process.

Awards can not be used in conjunction with other discount offers, transferred to other coursework, or applied retroactively. Please see full details of our program on the application.

Click here to apply for a Scholarship.

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Pay In Full

Register today for
$10,950 $10,200*

6-Pay Plan

6 monthly payments
of $1,825 $1,700*

* $750 discount off of standard tuition through July 15, 2024

Meet Your Teachers

Michael Kalikow is an executive coach, leadership development facilitator, and mediator. He supports leaders to navigate complex stakeholder environments, bring out the best in their teams, and grow their own capacity as leaders. He has designed and delivered training programs and leadership team offsites for clients across the globe. Representative program themes include: building high-performing teams, negotiation, conflict resolution, change management, and somatic leadership. As a consultant, his specialty is working with the leaders of key company initiatives and their teams to address the root causes behind conflict, lack of alignment, and accountability gaps impacting business performance.

Michael has worked with leaders at a wide range of Fortune 500 companies across technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, health care, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, oil and gas, aerospace, and professional services. Outside of the private sector, he has worked with an array of nonprofit organization as well as with US Department of Defense and military personnel including Army, Air Force, Navy, and special forces units including Air Force Special Tactics and Navy SEALs.

Michael spent more than a decade working as an Engagement Leader and Senior Consultant with spinoff consulting groups from the Harvard Negotiation Project. He also worked at Business for Social Responsibility, which provides corporate social responsibility consulting services to Global 1000 companies.

Anjali Sawhney (she/her/s) is a Certified Integral Life Coach from New Ventures West in San Francisco and a trained Leadership Embodiment Teacher (somatic coaching based on Aikido & Mindfulness). Anjali is on the facilitation teaching team at Strozzi Institute (Generative Somatics lineage).  She has led workshops in somatics, coaching, transitions, and meditation in the non-profit, corporate, and educational sectors including East Bay Meditation Center, California Endowment, Dream Corps, & UCSF. Anjali serves directly with untapped BIPOC students, those unhoused, and those in recovery by providing coaching, counseling & series workshops. 

Anjali received her BS degree in Engineering from UCLA & an MBA from the University of San Francisco. She was born in India, raised in Los Angeles, and has lived on the east coast of the United States as well as in South & East Asia. She believes in rallying people through community and spirituality as well as street protests  for equity & systemic change, is in awe of nature & live music, & on rare occasions is allowed to groove with her teenagers, Aanika and Jai.

B Stepp (they/them) believes in the undeniable power of our bodies to produce the conditions for transformation and liberation.

B is a somatic practitioner, facilitator, teacher, and community organizer living on unceded Duwamish/Coast Salish land in Seattle, WA. Inside of all of their work, B invites us to dream beyond binaries of all kinds, and towards our biggest and most alive visions for liberation. B holds that how free each of us is able to get is deeply tied to how free all of us are and that we must always hold individual and collective change as deeply interconnected.

B’s healing lineage includes 12 years of ongoing training with generative somatics, an active vipassana meditation practice, participation in and great inspiration from Black liberation struggles, movements committed to abolition and transformative justice, tenant organizing, anti-imperialist struggle, western psychotherapy and nutrition, and their many lived experiences (and those of their working class ancestors) as a Black and white mixed race, queer, nonbinary person.

In the lineage of Toni Cade Bambara, they are committed to making liberation and the path to revolution irresistible.

When B isn’t working, they are training Muay Thai, going to punk shows, dancing in their living room, connecting with their community, hanging out with their 3 perfect and amazing cats, reading lots of good movement theory, and going for walks through their neighborhood with their dog, June.

LeeAnn Mallorie (she/her), MAPP, MSC is an executive coach, and the CEO of Leading in Motion. She coaches, speaks and trains on embodied leadership, positive psychology and the intersection of wellness & leadership. LeeAnn’s passion is helping mission-driven leaders walk their talk. Her clients range from C-level executives to high-potential, emerging leaders. LeeAnn believes that lasting change starts in a leader’s physical body, and has ripple effects in the communities and organizations they serve.

LeeAnn helps teams achieve their strategic goals by focusing on root cause of obstacles, identifying untapped internal strengths, and designing programs that create lasting change. She earned her Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Master Somatic Coach, certified by the Strozzi Institute. She is also an avid dancer, a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and a black belt level Nia Technique instructor. Organizations impacted by LeeAnn’s work include NASA, Capital One, M&T Bank, Shell Oil, Encore Capital Group, Mattel, CGR, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Navair. More info at:

Monica Murarka (she/her/hers) is a senior business leader with 25 years experience advising thousands of B2B and B2C companies and executives across Consumer, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Technology, Financial Services and Manufacturing industries on strategy, operations, talent and organizational topics while working at two global consultancies: Towers Perrin and McKinsey & Company.

Simultaneously, she has spent the last 20 years in deep study of embodiment, leadership and personal development, energy, personal/intergenerational/collective trauma healing, and interfaith religious practices through various teachers and disciplines. Her personal mission is to help people BE – uncover, connect, transform and amplify themselves for the sake of living their purpose. She works with executives, coaches and teams to help them develop their own skills and practices to continuously embody themselves such that they can feel congruence and alignment with how they walk through the world. She also mentors Asian Americans in how they navigate workplace bias and systemic oppression, racism and patriarchy, an offering born as a result of her own personal lived experiences in corporate America.

Monica earned her BA in Economics, International Relations and Community Health from Tufts University, and her MBA with honors in Finance, Marketing and Organization Behavior from the University of Chicago School of Business (now called ChicagoBooth). She lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and enjoys spending her time meditating, diving into personal development and personal growth activities, playing tennis and spending time with family, friends and her nephews.

Have questions?

To learn more about Embodied Leadership Pathway book a time to chat with our Director of Enrollment, Denise M. Maes.

About Strozzi Institute for Somatics

Strozzi Institute for Somatics

Strozzi Institute for Somatics is committed to developing transformative leaders, coaches, and organizations that can meet the challenges of our times — changing systems and shifting conditions towards a future where people and the planet thrive.

Our transformational methodology, Strozzi Somatics, draws on the latest in neuroscience, psychobiology, holistic practice, action-oriented communication, and mindfulness. We mobilize our methodology to help coaches, leaders, and organizations learn to create trusting relationships and take new actions aligned with their vision and our values of sustainability, interconnectedness, and social equity.

Over 50 Years of Experience

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 50 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.

Organizational Clients

Strozzi Institute for Somatics offers customized programs for leaders, teams and entire organizations. Among the companies that have benefited from our programs are: