Teacher Training

A rigorous pathway to become a teacher at the Strozzi Institute.

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The Next Generation of Embodied Teachers

The aim of the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training Program (SITT) is to develop depthful and embodied teachers of Strozzi Institute’s methodology who carry forth our living lineage. The SITT participants are prepared to teach Strozzi Institute’s Embodied Leadership programs, our certified Somatic Coaching Program and within our corporate partnerships.

Our teachers are the embodiment of Strozzi Institute and our work in the world – expressing our mission, our methodology, our brand and our best practices. We take our teacher development seriously, and love doing it!


We are seeking a next generation of embodied leaders to meet the growing demand for our corporate and organizational trainings, as well as public coaching and leadership courses. Through a rigorous program of study and a committed community of practice, this program allows us to develop embodied teachers who can bring the transformational power of SI into our public and corporate offerings.

We seek seasoned facilitators with experience and competence in one or more of the following domains:

• Organizational development & strategy
• Coaching (leadership, executive, organizational, business, etc.)
• Corporate leadership development
• Diversity and Inclusion training
• Facilitating transformative group space
• Ongoing transformative or embodiment practices

All qualified applicants, including people of color, women, LGBTQ identified individuals, differently-abled and those from all class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The path of embodied transformation is a methodology that someone develops into over time. As such, the SITT program is not a one-time three hundred hour teacher certification. Nor is it a training-of-trainers for consultants to bring somatics into their individual work or projects. Rather, we are building a team of committed teachers who can competently teach the Strozzi Institute’s somatic methodology to leaders, teams, organizations and coaches, and be a compelling representative of Strozzi Institute in years to come. We serve multiple constituencies, including: sustainable business, benefit corporations, and corporate partnerships; as well as the fields of coaching, leadership development and personal transformation. Strozzi Institute and our teachers, together, forward the field of somatics.

Program Details

Strozzi Institute Teacher Training is a multi-year path, and includes intensive development with Strozzi Institute senior teachers.

The program includes:

Three 4-day in-person SITT trainings (12 days total) per year at The Dojo in Petaluma. The training sessions include:

  • Monthly ZOOM webinars with the SITT community of practice to explore advanced levels of embodiment methodology.
  • Monthly team and buddy calls to share progress towards your teacher development goals and prepare teaching pieces.
  • Engagement in daily practices toward embodiment of the methodology, developing relevance for student audiences, alignment with the vision and mission, and your own growth and development.
  • Support and accountability structures to maintain daily transformative practices.
  • Being part of a diverse and dynamic community of teachers-in-training with expertise in multiple domains.
  • Access to an online library of audio and written materials to support teacher development.
  • Learn advanced practices and teaching distinctions with Senior Teachers Nathan Shara and David Treleaven with guest teaching by Staci K. Haines, Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Jennifer Ianniello.
  • The Teacher Training program is free for participants, with the exception that participants pay for their own travel, lodging & meal costs.

We recommend that Teacher Training candidates complete a minimum of two courses at the Strozzi Institute, including an Embodied Leadership Level One course and one of the additional courses listed below. This will assist you in experiencing the methodology, teachers and study body while deepening your own leadership embodiment.  Scholarships for courses are available – for more information, contact us at sitt@strozziinstitute.com.

  • Embodied Leadership Level Two
  • School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL)
  • Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Program (SISC)
  • Somatic Bodywork Level One
  • Somatics, Trauma and Resilience
  • Embodiment of SI Quality

    All SITT participants are engaged in intensive development to embody the SI teaching standards and quality of work.

    This ranges from knowing and being able to teach all of the methodology to a diversity of students; to embodying the practices and being able to demonstrate and model them; to honing your ability to read the embodied “shape” of a group and know how to move them through an arc of embodied change. We see that it takes 3-5 years to embody this methodology, and then it is an ongoing path of deepening and mastery.

  • Placement on Teaching Teams

    SITT Program trainees participate on teaching teams in SI public courses and corporate partnerships.

    Each year, SITT members are placed on teaching teams to learn, ”from the inside out.” In these roles, you learn SI’s programs, curriculum, student support, fulfilling promises of course, and the organization. The lead teacher mentors and supports each trainees's development and offers assessments for growth. When ready, trainees will get to “take it to the mat" and teach programs in the Assistant, Co-Lead or Lead teaching levels.

  • SI Vision + Mission

    SITT participants engage in SI’s vision and mission. It is why we exist.

    Strozzi Institute is an organization, a training and consulting offer, a path of transformation, and it is primarily a mission. SI’s mission is to produce leaders and organizations that embody pragmatic wisdom, skillful action, and grounded compassion; who can use conflict as a generative force.

    Our vision is a life-affirming future for all. We support transformative leaders and organizations that can meet the challenges of our time – delivering sustainability, interconnectedness, and social equity.

How to Apply

Our current teacher training cohort is underway. If you are interested in applying for SI Teacher Training program, please fill out the interest form below, and we will notify you when we are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort.



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  • Alejandra Silberman

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Alejandra Silberman

    Location: Chile

    Domains: Leadership, Personal, Corporate/Business

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: alejandra@alejandrasilberman.com

    Phone: +56 9 93206185

    Website: www.alejandrasilberman.com

    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, certified Somatic Coach through Strozzi Institute, and PCC by the ICF. She is also a Strozzi Institute Teacher in training. She is fully bilingual and works and coaches in Spanish and English.




  • Amy BeberVanzo

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Amy BeberVanzo

    Location: CA

    Domains: Personal, Corporate/Business, Leadership, Executive

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: amy.bebervanzo@gmail.com

    Phone: 707.495.0352

    Website: overcrestcoaching.com

    Amy BeberVanzo (Petaluma/SF Bay Area, 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 her commitment to self­-awareness, accountability and compassion. Training in the Feldenkrais™ Method further informs her work.

    Whether coaching students on the cusp of change, business leaders & teams, 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. Her clients achieve clarity in setting priorities and direction.

    Mentor Coaching is available for Somatics and for ICF.

    Amy offers Somatic Bodywork, and strongly recommends it for maximum results.

    She works in person and remotely, and may travel frequently to your area.

  • Andrea Ingrisch

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    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

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches

    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

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    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.

  • Beverley McMaster

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches

    Beverley McMaster

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: beverley@leaderwise.co.uk

    Phone: +44.0.7793557130

    Website: www.leaderwise.co.uk

    Beverley McMaster (United Kingdom/UK) is a Certified Master Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute and her expertise lies in the domain of leadership, working predominantly with corporate clients. She has trained as an Ontological Coach with the Newfield Network and has an MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management.

    Beverley works with her clients to help them 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.

  • Billy Strean

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Billy Strean

    Location: Canada

    Domains: Executive, Personal, Leadership

    Other: Somatic Bodywork Available

    Email: billy@billystrean.com

    Phone: 707.320.1208 (USA) 780.905.6571 (Canada)

    Website: www.billystrean.com

    Billy Strean, Ph.D. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a Master Somatic Coach who offers executive, personal, performance, and leadership coaching and dynamic workshops and keynotes. As a former NCAA athlete and coach with a doctorate in sport and performance psychology from the University of Illinois, Billy draws on over 30 years of experience with world-class performers in helping clients to have fun while achieving extraordinary results. Dr. Strean is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and a Certified Professional Co-active Coach. In 2008, he received the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He recently published Alive With Joy. In 2011, Dr. Strean was one of 10 Canadians to receive the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. He teaches courses in leadership, communication, and teaching/learning at the University of Alberta.

  • Bob Gordon

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Bob Gordon

    Location: NY

    Domains: Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal, Leadership

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: bobgordon@strategichorizons.biz

    Phone: 718.858.6508

    Bob Gordon (Brooklyn, NY) coaches leaders and their teams who are interested in both the success of their organizations and the difference they can make in their communities and families. He has extensive experience coaching leaders in transition to new roles and responsibilities, as well as supporting them and their teams as they face rapidly changing challenges. The coaching process can also enable leaders to more effectively coach and develop others in their organizations.
    Bob’s clients span from New York, across the States, and internationally. Bob began coaching in 1995 and is a certified somatic coach, a certified Newfield coach, a graduate of the OSD organizational program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and has a Masters in Counseling. Bob has a diverse background, having worked in start-up technology companies and on Wall Street. He has also served on Boards in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Bob feels that the coaching space is sacred and is honored to be a coach.

  • Bobby Davis

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches
    • Somatic Bodyworkers

    Bobby Davis

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: bdbobbydavis@gmail.com

    Phone: +44 7523 851127

    Website: Skype: bdbobster

    Bobby Davis (Surrey, UK) is committed to supporting others in lifelong learning, creating awareness with her clients to allow for new stories, new pursuits and new ways of living to unfold. She is a gentle warrior, strong in her beliefs that we can all get unstuck, treat ourselves with love and live our own story rather than that of our history – these are principles she brings to her work in corporate environments, to leaders and to personal clients.

    Bobby is certified as a SI Somatic Coach, an Integral Coach and by the International Coaches Federation (PCC) as well as having a range of life experience from the workplace (British Army, Not for Profits, Human Resources, Organisational Development, Business Change), to the sports field (heptathlon and hockey), to home and hobbies (family, cooking, poetry, music and wine). When she works with you, she brings it all and together you create practices to unlock new possibilities for living a full, heartfelt life. She coaches in person, by Skype (bdbobster)/Zoom and in groups/teams as requested.

    Bobby splits her time between the UK and now Spain, where she is enjoying learning the language and the slower pace of life.