— Ta-Nehisi Coates
Session 1 – Introduction: What is Embodied Coaching? (Sept 7)
Session 2 – Declarations: Changing Toward What Matters to Us (Sept 14)
Session 3 – Conditioned Tendency: What Gets in the Way of What We Want (Sept 28)
Session 4 — Building Resilience & Self-Accountability: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom (Oct 5)
Session 5 — Somatic Opening 1: Getting to the Roots (Oct 19)
Session 6 — Somatic Opening 2: Unfurling (Oct 26)
Session 7 — Deepening Practice: Aligning Your Vision & Practice (Nov 9)
Session 8 – Completion and What’s Next (Nov 16)
You’ll easily connect with your instructors (and your new global community!) face-to-face via video. Joining them online is easy — just use your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Again, don’t worry if you can’t join live! Complete video and audio recordings will be available for you soon after each session.
— Strozzi Graduate
About Dara Silverman
Dara is a white, queer, Jewish, consultant, somatic coach and trainer with 20 years working with organizations and movements for social, racial, economic and gender justice.
Dara partners with trainers of color to lead organizational change, community organizing and leadership development initiatives centering racial justice, equity and liberation. Dara partners with white trainers to lead caucuses and trainings specifically for white organizers and leaders on dismantling white supremacy in ourselves, organizations and movements.
Her anti-racist lineage dates back to her years as a community organizer with ACORN, and Neighbor to Neighbor in the 1990s. She was on the board of the National Organizers Alliance, where she learned about the long history of white people doing anti-racist work and hosted their first training for 100+ white organizers in 1998. Previously, she was the founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) in New York City.
Dara has been studying Somatics with the Strozzi Institute and generative somatics since 2011. She became a Somatic Coach in 2013 and has been in the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training since 2017. She is based in Beacon, NY where she founded a local Mutual Aid group and grows eight kinds of berries.
About Brooke Stepp
Brooke is a mixed race, black and white, nonbinary, queer femme somatic coach, therapist, facilitator, trainer, and community organizer who has been working at the intersection of social justice and healing for most of their adult life.
Brooke has trained with generative somatics since 2010 and finds much of their inspiration from this lineage. Brooke comes to healing work by way of their work inside of social justice movements. They were politicized inside of the anti-war movement and have been part of movements for racial and economic justice ever since. Her most recent projects have involved tenant rights and organizing healing justice spaces inside of the movement for Black lives. Brooke strives to be a bridge between liberation and healing work, acknowledging that our personal well being is intimately tied to our collective well being. They see much of their work as supporting the dignity, power, and agency of those they work with in order to make bigger and wider impacts towards that liberation.
When Brooke isn't doing this work, they are dancing, connecting with their community and close people, hanging out with their 3 perfect and amazing cats, reading lots of good political theory, training muay thai, and going for walks through their neighborhood. They are based in Seattle, WA (Duwamish/Coast Salish territory).
Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied transformation—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.