SI offers several ongoing learning opportunities for deepening in somatic coaching, embodied leadership and cultivation of the self. These programs are largely focused on mastery, deepening both individual and team leadership and coaching skills. These courses and practices further an embodied sensibility and cultivate our human capacity for vision, empathy and using conflict as a generative force, and grow our ability to hold contradictions and stay in life-affirming action.
These programs are designed for advanced students of Strozzi Institute’s methodology: for those seeking to deepen their learning; advance their leadership and coaching skills; and participate in a committed learning community.
We invite you to explore the following courses, either as an extended learning series or á la carte enrichment opportunity.
Somatic Bodywork Seminar
Experience the presence, intelligence and changing power of the body
June 5– 9, 2017 | Petaluma, CA
This 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. If you are new to Strozzi Somatics, please contact the office to explore course options.
**Pre-requisite: Leadership in Action One.
Movement + Stillness
A silent meditation retreat
June 12-18, 2017 | Petaluma, CA
Cost: $650 + donation for teachingRegister
“In meditation, go deep in the heart.” Tao Te Ching
Taught by Strozzi Institute founder, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, this is a 6-day retreat offered at the Dojo in Petaluma, CA. This silent retreat combines sitting and walking meditation with somatic practice. New and seasoned meditation practitioners are welcome. Teacher compensation is in the open-hearted tradition of “Dana,” meaning participants have the opportunity to make a donation to the teacher at the retreat’s end; the teacher receives no other compensation.
Every year is a new theme
April 24-28, 2017 | Petaluma, CA
The Harmony of Conflict
Three historical responses to conflict are to accelerate it to violence in an effort to dominate or win; to avoid the conflict and let it fester into unsettled conundrums; or making a sincere, but often, futile attempt to “resolve” conflict. In this seminar we will engage in the practices, reflections, conversations, and meditations that build an embodied way of taking new actions in the presence of conflict.
Starting with the claim that harmony lies at the center of conflict, and not something apart from it, we will develop a view that re-interprets conflict, whether perceived or actual, as an integral part of transforming self, teams, and society. We will examine conflict at the intrapersonal level (our inner conflicts), interpersonal conflicts, group or team conflicts, and social conflicts.
Attendees are invited to bring their conflicts in their lives, work, and organizations.
*Pre-requisite: This course is for advanced students who have been studying SI Somatics for over two years.
What happens if I need to cancel?
When appropriate, SI will refund tuition for individual 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 a cancellation/refund must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I transfer between courses?
SI allows transferring to a different course, or the same course with a different start date, up until 15 days prior to the course start. Transfers must be made within one year of the transfer date. All transfers are subject to a $250 administrative fee.
Requests for transfers must be submitted in writing via email to email@example.com.
Can I get continuing education credit for this?
The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units through SI:
- Leadership in Action One: 23 hours Resource Development
- Leadership in Action Two:75 hours in Resource Development
- SI Somatic Coaching Program: 48 hours Core Competencies, 12 hours Resource Development
- Somatic Bodywork Seminar: 8 hours Resource Development
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.