Master Somatic Coaching Certification

Cultivate mastery in your somatic coaching or leadership practice

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Overview

Our Master Somatic Coach Certification Program offers an ongoing path for Somatic Coaches to move from the fundamentals to the embodiment of powerful and transformative somatic skills. This program is designed for advanced students who have completed their Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification, and are ready to partner with clients in deeper and more potent ways.

Who We Work With

The Master Somatic Coach Certification Program is designed for individuals who are interested in cultivating mastery in their somatic coaching or leadership practice. This program develops depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity. The coach will be invited into the next level of their own transformation, while growing their somatic mastery with clients. Our alumni include leaders in business, government, and non-profits; coaches, consultants, and therapists wanting to apply our methodology; and individuals interested in deepening their own personal transformation.

Why Participate

We believe that in order to become a powerful and transformative coach, one has to be in the right practices over time. This program is for participants who are actively engaged in Somatics in their lives and leadership. It is a senior-level track for coaches who are committed to a path of lifelong learning. In addition to gaining valuable coaching skills, our program includes:

  • Our Somatic Methodology

    combining the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness

    Our methodology trains coaches to engage somatically: seeing the ways that default behaviors, moods, habitual thoughts and patterns of relating reveal themselves through the body. With these skills, Master Somatic Coaches can support holistic change for individuals and leaders, allowing their clients to effectively fulfill on their commitments; work skillfully with others; and embody new, generative ways of being.

  • In-Person Learning Sessions

    emphasizing experiential, embodied learning for a deeper and more impactful experience

    Research shows that it takes 300 repetitions for a new practice to become muscle memory; and 3,000 for it to become embodied. Master Somatic Coaches are working toward the 10,000 hours for mastery. In-Person Learning Sessions are your training ground for embodiment and provide you with unparalleled richness and access to your SI Community. Getting out of the books and onto the mat – literally – trains Somatic Coaches in the presence, practices and theories you’ll need to bring this powerful approach to your clients.

  • Masterful Teaching Faculty

    with decades of coaching and teaching experience

    The teachers at SI are the originators and leaders of the Somatics methodology as it relates to coaching – meaning, you’ve come to the right place! You can’t find any other learning environment or teachers that have as much experience, depth and practice knowledge as the SI Faculty.

  • Advanced Training

    allowing for a deep understanding and bolder practice of SI Somatics

    Advanced training opens new possibilities for coaches and their clients. Participants return to the "mat" with peers, practices, strong teachers and an orientation toward lifelong learning. The Master Somatic Coach Certification Program leaves students not just further down the path, but on a whole new plateau of mastery. Coaches accrue training hours needed to apply for an ICF Master Coach Certification, and deepen relationships with faculty, mentors, and peers.

  • On-going Individual Support

    Deepening individual transformation through a 1:1 Somatic Bodywork series

    Through this series of 1:1 sessions, you will deepen your knowledge of somatic transformation, from the inside out. How does one's worldview change when contractions in the legs change? How does one's ability to build and extend trust grow when the numbing through the back thaws and the tissues come alive again? Somatic opening partners with somatic practices, awareness, and conversations for holistic transformation. These sessions become your own lab of learning.

  • Online Resources

    Including videos, essays, and other helpful resources to expand your knowledge and growth

    As part of this program, you’ll have access to a breadth of coaching resources to help you grow and develop your somatic practices, understand the neuroscience that explains the work, deepen in areas of special interest, and develop your coaching business.

Program Components

Strozzi Institute is the only institute to offer a Master Somatic Coaching Certification. Our program includes various components to deepen your mastery, which students register for and attend a la carte. To allow for a customized learning timeframe, courses can be taken in any order.

Somatic Coaching Certification Program

Completion of SISC Certification 

In-person conferences

$11,550

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The Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification (SISC) program equips coaches with the somatic tools and understanding they need to produce deep, sustainable change with their clients. Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaches harness the transformative power of Somatics: specifically, the ability to help your clients “embody” change. They’ll be able to take new actions aligned with their values and vision, even under the same old pressures.  By integrating language, holistic practice, mindfulness, and purposeful action, our coaches gain a new understanding of what creates lasting transformation. In turn, they masterfully help their clients to pursue a fulfilling life and become compelling leaders.

School of Embodied Leadership

Increase, self-confidence, experience greater endurance, strength, flexibility and agility

Women's Oct 2-7, 2017 | Men's 2018 Dates Forthcoming

$5,450

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People follow leaders because they are inspired by their presence and competency, not their intellect or position of authority. A self-confident leader, who has cultivated emotional intelligence, can build trust quickly and inspire others into higher levels of collaboration. The School of Embodied Leadership is real leadership in a living laboratory. It not an academic exercise, but a rigorous training in mind, body, and spirit. It provides a balanced nexus that is the source of power for the exemplary leader.  As a Master Somatic Coach your leadership presence is one of your most powerful resources.

*Please Note: The School of Embodied Leadership is gender specific. We offer separate courses for women and men.

Strozzi Bodywork Seminar

Presence, Intelligence and Changing Power of the Body

2018 Dates Forthcoming

$2,950

The Somatic Bodywork seminar is designed to produce profound, sustainable change of one’s core historical limitations… and as such, it is a valuable training whether you’re a coach, business professional or moving through your own personal transformation. You will experience how the self and body are bound together, develop an understanding of the principles of Strozzi Somatics, and explore the Strozzi Somatic Bodywork process. It is a powerful way to develop an empathetic, compassionate presence, and build trust while working with others in a variety of emotional states.

Cultivating Mastery Program

Advanced Studies in Theory and Practice

2018 Dates Forthcoming

$3,950

This program is designed for advanced students who have been on the path of Strozzi Institute Somatics, in theory and practice, for over two years. Beyond attending courses, we are looking for participants who are actively engaged in somatics in their lives and leadership.  We are inviting individuals who are committed as lifelong learners to the next embodied declaration of a compelling life.  This 5-day program, led by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, will introduce the latest innovations in somatic theory and somatics as path. This path cultivates depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity.

Private Bodywork Sessions

Effective way to enact deep and sustained change

One to one somatic bodywork is one of the most effective ways to enact deep and sustained change.  We require eight documented sessions with a qualified practitioner.  We recommend working with an Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach that specializes in Bodywork.  Alternatives are a qualified practitioner of Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, etc. Please visit our “Find a Coach” section of the website to locate an SISC practitioner near you.

A Silent Meditation Retreat

Recommended, but not required

June 12-18, 2017

$650

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Meditation can lead to freedom from our conditioning and the limitations of the individual “I” or ego. One has the direct experience of the non-dual nature of reality and the inter-connectedness of all things. We see that here and now the center is everywhere. This cultivates a genuine embodied compassion, wisdom, and skillful action. Meditation produces an inner peace and a positive outlook on life.  While we welcome you to participate in the Strozzi Institute Meditation Retreat with Richard Strozzi-Heckler any reputable 5-day retreat would fulfill this strong recommendation to deepen your learning.

Reflection Paper

Reflection upon completion of program

We require a reflection paper at the completion of your requirements.  Please ensure that it is between 500-800 words and highlights your key learnings from your Master Somatic Coach course of study.  It should also include the practitioner, method and reflections of your Private Bodywork Sessions and the details of the recommended Meditation Retreat.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the pre-requisites?

All individuals wishing to enroll in the Master Somatic Coach Certification program must have completed and attained certification through Strozzi Institute’s Somatic Coach Program.

Can I get continuing education credit for this?

Strozzi Institute’s Master Somatic Coach Certification is currently being reviewed by the ICF for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.

What are the cost and payment details?

For specific cost, please check back for our new program design in August.

All courses require a non-refundable deposit of $500 due at the time of registration. Tuition balance is due no later than 30 days before the first day of the course.

What happens if I need to cancel?
When appropriate, Strozzi Institute will refund tuition for courses minus the deposit amount, 30 days prior to the course; and 50% of tuition up to 15 days prior to the course. Requests for cancellation/refund must be submitted in writing via email to courses@strozziinsitute.com.

What is the location for the in-person components?

Set in the rolling hills of northern California, the Dojo (meaning “Place of Awakening”) in Petaluma has been a training ground for embodied leadership and transformative practice for over 25 years.

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  • Alejandra Silberman

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    Alejandra Silberman

    Location: Chile

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: alejandrasilberman.coach@gmail.com

    Phone: +56.9.93206185

    Alejandra Silberman (Santiago, Chile) is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organizations in tapping into their own inner wisdom, compassion, purpose and power for skillful action. She has over 15 years experience working with a broad range of leaders and organizations – from grassroots movements to large corporations – as a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. Alejandra has specialized in leadership coaching and development, strategy consulting and coach training, bringing her diverse background, analytical skills, grounded presence, humor and passion for life to her interactions with clients. Over her career, her primary focus has been integrating the wisdom and generative energy of nature, community and the human body, making these insights and rhythms available to her clients through somatic coaching and embodied, transformational learning experiences. Alejandra holds a BA from Bard College and a MSc in Education from Lesley College. She is a certified ontological coach through Newfield Network, an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF. She also currently participates in the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training program.

  • Amy BeberVanzo

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    Amy BeberVanzo

    Location: CA

    Domains: Personal, Corporate/Business, Leadership, Executive

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: amy.bebervanzo@gmail.com

    Phone: 707.495.0352

    Website: centerdriven.com

    Amy BeberVanzo (Petaluma, CA) believes sustainable growth and change begin with new practices. She blends her study of Aikido with the focus of championship racing to help clients clarify and achieve purposeful goals in their professional and personal lives. Amy’s work is based on commitment to self-awareness, accountability and compassion. Whether working with students on the cusp of change, business leaders & teams, educational nonprofits or aging adults preserving their independence, she uses proven coaching techniques, simple physical practices and body-awareness exercises to develop client resilience in times of transition. Somatic Bodywork is optional but strongly recommended for maximum results. Amy works in person and remotely.

    Education & Certification: BS, SISC, PCC (ICF)

  • Ana Perurena

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    Ana Perurena

    Location: Spain

    Domains: Corporate/Business, Leadership, Personal

    Email: ana@anaperurena.com

    Phone: +34.618.881.826

    Website: www.anaperurena.com

    Ana Perurena (San Sebastián, Spain) is a passionate explorer of the extraordinary capacities that human beings treasure. She believes that addressing change by focusing only on cognitive knowledge is not enough: we need to create the substratum from where a new way of being and practicing will allow us to embody the necessary skills and the capacity to take new effective actions that will lead us to authentic transformation. Ana consults with organizations on developing leadership, high performance teams and organizational culture, creating scenarios that help organizations and individuals to cultivate their leadership and facilitate generative learning. Her approach is a blend of linguistic ontology, Somatics, emotional intelligence and neuroscience. Ana brings to her coaching practice 25 years of experience in the corporate, where she worked internationally throughout more than 30 countries. Her clients value that she has walked in their shoes and acknowledge her listening, ability to create trust and commitment to results. Ana is an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and holds a Masters degree in Business Coaching (Mondragon University), an advanced degree in Emotional Management, an advanced degree in Neuroleadership, and an academic degree in Management Assistance (University of Navarra). Ana is fluent in five languages.

  • Andrea Ingrisch

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    Andrea Ingrisch

    Location: Germany

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate / Business, Personal

    Email: andrea@andreaingrisch.com

    Phone: +49 160 2166 892 Skype: andreaingrisch

    Andrea Ingrisch (Munich, Germany) is passionate about people, their growth and development. She works with individuals – leaders of organisations or just leaders of their own lives – on building a deep awareness about themselves, on creating an inner stance of resilience and ability to choose how to act and show up in a given moment and with this reaching their objectives and aspirations more effectively. Andrea combines her heart and wisdom with an analytical mind and experience in both highly professional and entrepreneurial environments. Her clients describe her as warm, generous and non judgmental as well as challenging, direct and a relentless warrior for people realizing their potential. Andrea believes in working holistically, her practice roots deeply in values and spirituality.

    Andrea is a certified Somatic Coach (SISC) with the Strozzi Institute, a co-active coach (CCPC) and accredited by the international coach federation (PCC). She holds a diploma in psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany as well as MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She combines that with more than 20 years of experience in business environments, let it be as project leader with the Boston Consulting Group, as head of an Operations Team with a media organization or as leader of her own company.

    After having lived in France, Singapore, London and Berlin, Andrea is now based in Munich. While her work has her travel around the world, she loves spending her time in the mountains, with her family and friends.

  • Anna Coen

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    Anna Coen

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership, Corporate Business

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: anna.coen@acintegration.com

    Phone: +0044.7894466671

    Website: www.acintegration.com

    Anna Coen (London, UK) specialises in helping people develop their leadership presence and confidence.

    Anna is a Certified Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute and has a Certificate in Higher Education in Counselling from Cambridge University. She is currently studying to be a Body Psychotherapist with the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre. Her background is in finance and education and she has spent over 30 years working in and with a variety professional and commercial organisations.

    Through somatic awareness and practice she provides clients with tools, frameworks and exercises to build their leadership confidence, courage and connection. She helps clients to strengthen their resilience and feel comfortable in their own skin.

    Clients have said they find the coaching sessions energizing and empowering. They start to see the connection between how they feel, move and think and their leadership impact.

  • Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

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    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Email: Ariana@casariranch.com

    Phone: 707.338.9817

    Website: www.SkyHorseEGE.com

    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi (Sonoma and Mendocino County, CA) is an SI Master Certified Coach, co-founder of Strozzi Institute and founder of Equine Guided Education (SkyHorseEGE™). She specializes in developing leaders and coaches in emotional, somatic and spiritual intelligence with an emphasis on the natural world as a place for learning and healing. With innovative vision, Ariana blends biology, instinct, Somatics and leadership in the natural environment creating a truly unique, transformative and sustainable process. She is a master at getting to the ‘heart of the issue’ through her keen skills of somatic observation, non-linear listening and linguistic distinctions. She incorporates nature, land and equine guided activities to bring forward the intuitive, spiritual underpinnings that are often more important than the words of rational thought. In addition to her own programs at her 532 acre ranch, she collaborates with other coaches and leadership experts to create new ways of expanding consciousness and respectful/balanced relations. She is a mother, rancher, artist and ongoing entrepreneur. She offers spirit retreats for individuals, groups and custom programs for her corporate clients, including UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Development, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Institute of Women’s Leadership, Facebook, Meridian University, Kaiser, and many more.

  • Beata C. Lewis

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    Beata C. Lewis

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork available

    Email: beata@bridginglives.com

    Phone: 415.332.8338

    Website: bridginglives.com

    Beata C. Lewis, JD, MSC (Sausalito, CA),Executive Coach & Change Consultant – provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals. Clients – innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts – value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations and strategic change processes. Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise. A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering. Eager to experiment at emerging frontiers, Beata co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation. Her unique women’s leadership programs leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science. Beata taught for the Management Communication Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2005-2009) and as faculty with the GreenMBA Program of Dominican University of California (2008-2015). She also draws on extensive international experience and her passion for the creative: e.g. painting, music, dance, and healing arts.

  • Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

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    Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

    Location: DC

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: beatricewhansen@gmail.com

    Phone: 713.857.1506

    Website: www.OpenTheFlow.com

    Beatrice “Bebe” W. Hansen (Washington, DC) integrates her extensive family business experience with her psychotherapy background to coach individuals, teams and organizations in building leadership skills and capacities. Her business name, Open the Flow, speaks to the heart of the work she most enjoys: discovering together how to facilitate shifts in perspective while opening the flow of energy and aliveness. Through the coaching process, you feel empowered to move toward the future you envision. Bebe’s coaching approach is very practical and is grounded in measurable change through the body, mind and heart – your whole being. She holds certifications from the Strozzi Institute, Presence-Based Coaching and the Enneagram Institute. Bebe teaches as faculty with Doug Silsbee in the Presence-Based Coaching curriculum, and delivers leadership development training in the Washington, DC metro area. She has a BA in Business and an MS in Social Work, and is a member of ICF with PCC designation. Bebe has a personal practice of yoga and meditation, and has been in the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2001. She enjoys creating tasty meals to share with family and friends, and occasionally can be found sailing the Potomac.

  • Beverley McMaster

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    Beverley McMaster

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Leadership, Executive

    Beverley McMaster’s (London, UK) coaching expertise is in the domain of leadership, working with both corporate and self-funded clients helping them to discover and learn how to:

    • Embody and exhibit powerful leadership presence
    • Influence and engage with others more effectively
    • Maintain healthy relationships even in conflict
    • Remain resilient in times of adversity and setback

    Committed to working in such a way that acknowledges self-development as extending way beyond our cognitive understanding and awareness, Beverley ensures that clients are able to embody what they learn. By paying greater attention to what is usually below the conscious radar (emotions, moods, sensation, biology, language), and integrating new practices, clients learn how to respond more purposefully, both professionally and personally. Prior to coaching, Beverley worked in senior HR roles with household names such as Dixon’s Carphone, Nestle Purina, Tesco and Revlon. Additionally, she has worked in professional services and engineering. She has navigated matrix, European and American settings and adjusted to living and working abroad.