Somatic Bodywork Seminar Level Two
Increase the width, depth, and breadth of your skills

It’s essential to include the body to move a client through sustained change and transformation.  Working with and through the body creates the space for what wants to come to life in emotions, desires, commitment, longing, and life goals.  It also allows the client to be a stronger observer of how their conditioned tendency keeps them from a fulfilled life, and how the conditioned tendency is also a valuable informant into the emotional life and the healthy expression of needs.  In this course, you will learn how the soma holds our evolutionary thrust towards wholeness, complexity, interconnectedness, and love - and how to free these virtues from habituated contractions.    

In the morning sessions, we will experience different somatic shapes that are connected to our emotional, psychological, energetic, and spiritual lives.   We will explore how to work with these shapes with our clients.  This will be followed by a demonstration by one of the teachers and then a question and answer period.  In the afternoon, you will work with these distinctions with a fellow student as client and bodyworker. You will also receive feedback on your shape, openings and transformation, quality of touch, presence, and connection.  It is a great learning environment to be in together.
What We Promise
Develop authentic presence that evokes trust, safety, and ground
Practice methods of touch, breath, gesture, and conversation
Deepen your Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching skills and techniques
Understand Sites of Shaping and Somatic Anatomy
Master the Arc of Transformation as a process
Stay "centered" during various emotional states of others 
Expand your ability to be with people through their openings
Deepen listening, feeling, and compassion for the issues of your clients 
Keener observation and somatic assessment skills
Qualities and ethics of touch
Deepen your embodiment and ability to transform through the body 
Quality Teachers
We have the most rigorous standards for our teachers of any leadership training organization. We deliver on the promises of embodied leadership in action, assuring a level of mastery on behalf of our teachers.
​​​​​​​Below are possible teachers for this course.

Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Lisa Thomas-Adeyemo
Course Details

The course is offered on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California. The Strozzi Institute’s training site is a dojo, which means "place of training" in traditional Japanese arts.

Transportation, Lodging, and Food
Organic meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for continental breakfasts and lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included. Recommended lodging options

Somatic Bodywork Seminar Level One; and Embodied Leadership Level One or School of Embodied Leadership, both found in our Embodied Leadership Pathway.

The cost of the course is $1,450.

Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students. Scholarship details

For Teams and Companies
If you are interested in bringing our Somatic Bodywork Seminars to your team or company, please fill out the interest form on our Teams & Companies page.
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You can pay the full tuition $1,450 tuition now, or pay a non-refundable $500 deposit and then pay the outstanding tuition no later than 30 days before the course.

November 13-17, 2019
Petaluma, CA

Wednesday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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