Further Studies

An advanced development in embodied leadership, somatic coaching and cultivation of the self.

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Series Overview

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.

Advanced Development

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.

Why Participate

  • SI’s Somatic Methodology

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

    Our methodology trains leaders to develop presence and move from leadership know-how to mastery of action + interaction + purpose. With these capabilities, leaders can more effectively fulfill on their commitments, work more skillfully with others, and embody new, generative ways of being. We train coaches to work holistically with clients to produce sustainable transformation aligned with their client’s vision.

  • 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. 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 – helps leaders learn the techniques and theories you’ll need to lead with purpose, focus, connection and clarity.

  • Masterful Teaching Faculty

    with decades of teaching and coaching experience.

    The teachers at SI are the originators and leaders of the Somatics methodology as it relates to leadership and coaching – meaning, you’ve come to the right place to be coached and develop your leadership potential! You won’t easily find another learning environment in which the staff has as much experience, depth and practiced knowledge. The average SI Faculty has 15 years of experience in our methodology and in leading leaders.

Suggested Courses

We invite you to explore the following courses, either as an extended learning series or á la carte enrichment opportunity.

Somatic Bodywork Seminar

5-day course

Experience the presence, intelligence and changing power of the body

June 25-29, 2018 | Petaluma, CA

Cost: $2,950


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

6-day course

A silent meditation retreat

July 9-15, 2018 | Petaluma, CA

Cost: $650 + donation for teaching


“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.

Cultivating Mastery

5-day course

Every year is a new theme.

April 16-20, 2018 | Petaluma, CA

Cost: $3,950


Theme forthcoming

*Pre-requisite: This course is for advanced students who have been studying SI Somatics for over two years.



  • Pre-Requisites

    All students wishing to enroll in the Path of Deepening or any of the individual courses in this series are highly encouraged to complete Leadership in Action One: Introduction to Somatic Transformation.

  •  Cost

    These courses can be purchased individually, as follows:

    Advanced Leadership | 2017
    Somatic Bodywork | $2,950
    Movement + Stillness Retreat | $650 + Dana
    Cultivating Mastery | $3,950
    Somatics + Resilience | $2,295

  • Deposit + Payment

    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, 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 courses@strozziinsitute.com.

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 courses@strozziinstitute.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.


SI Associates and Somatic Coach Directory

Find a skilled somatic coach near you.

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  • Alejandra Silberman

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

    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

    • Leadership 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: 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

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    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

    • 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

    Anna Coen

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership

    Email: anna.coen@acintegration.com

    Phone: +0044.7894466671

    Website: www.acintegration.com

    Anna Coen (London, UK) specialises in coaching and leadership development for high achieving professionals who want to broaden their horizons, deepen their relationships and develop their leadership capability. Anna is an SI Certified Somatic Coach and has a Certificate in Higher Education in Counseling from Cambridge University. A qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA, she has lived and breathed the financial and professional environment for more than 30 years. She helps clients to develop their self-awareness and provides them with tools, frameworks and exercises to achieve their aspirations. Her approach integrates somatic awareness and practice with a strategic and commercial perspective. Clients have said they find coaching sessions energizing, fun and direct, giving them the confidence to engage at a more strategic level and to manage challenging issues and relationships. They say they feel both challenged and supported at the same time.

  • 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.

  • Beata C. Lewis

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

    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

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

    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

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches

    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.