Sharpen your somatic coaching skills and practices so you can confidently move your clients through the arc of transformation — and deepen into your own embodied presence along the way.

As a coach, you already possess the somatic practices, distinctions, and presence to offer your clients paradigm-shifting revelations…

Where will your journey take you next?

Are you ready to deepen your own transformation — and refine your advanced somatic skills to guide your clients toward transformation that lasts?

Our Somatic Coaching Intensive is for advanced students who have completed the Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification and are feeling called to partner with their clients in even deeper, more potent ways.

Our senior teaching team crafted this intensive based on the requests and curiosities of our certified coaching graduates. 

Deepen into your own embodied presence and increase your competency and skill in moving your clients through the arc of transformation.

 

The Strozzi Institute Methodology

As this live, in-person course unfolds, you’ll cultivate the confidence and skills to move your clients through the arc of transformation by:
  • Exploring how your Conditioned Tendency shows up in your coaching
  • Cultivating your ability to coach from your center
  • Learn new skills for helping your client navigate somatic opening
  • Improving your somatic perception
  • Assessing when and how to move your client into somatic bodywork
  • Moving your clients from talking into somatic practices
  • And more…
This advanced course is part of the “Advanced Somatic Coach Certification Pathway
 
 

Join a national leader in the field of Somatics, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, as he invites you to deepen into working holistically with clients.

This course is ideal for certified somatic coaches with a minimum of 6 months – 1 year coaching OR are seasoned coaches who are ready for the next level of their coach skill development.

 
During this 4 day in-person event, you’ll:
  • Expand your coaching with advanced standing practices

  • Practice embodying new coaching moves

  • Observe live coaching sessions with Richard Strozzi-Heckler followed by questions & answers

  • Participate in small group case consultations supervised by master coaches

We’re intentionally keeping this course limited to 28 coaches to foster an intimate environment ideal for authentic connection and embodied learning. You’ll receive individual guidance from our founder and senior teacher Richard Strozzi-Heckler.

Prerequisite is the completion of Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification Program and 6 months + minimum of coaching experience. Certification is not a requirement.

 

Four Days of Live, In-Person Wisdom Teachings, Trainings & Practices

You’ll receive your training at the Strozzi Institute dojo, located on a
13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California
November 3 – 6, 2022

These intimate, immersive training sessions are held:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, and
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday

Register Now – $200 Off through October 16

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for $2050

2-Pay Plan

2 monthly payments
of $1025

FAQs

Standard Tuition: $2,250
Early Discount: $200 through October 16, 2022

Yes. Successful completion of Strozzi Institute’s  Somatic Coaching Certification Program and 6 months + minimum of coaching experience.

Please note, certification as a Somatic Coach is not required. ICF certification is not required for this program.

Hours can be submitted directly to ICF for resource development hours. Currently we are not offering any core competency hours through ICF for this program.  We do not offer general continued education units through any other CEC organization.

Our coaching programs are open to those wishing to work holistically with clients and develop their mastery of Somatic Coaching and embodied leadership.

This course is ideal for certified somatic coaches with a minimum of 6 months – 1  year coaching or are seasoned coaches who are ready for the next level of their coach skill development. 

Certification as a Somatic Coach is not required and ICF certification is not required for this program.

The Advanced Somatic Coaching Certification (ASC) is an 18-month, self-paced certification pathway for experienced and certified coaches looking for their next level in their professional somatic coach training. The Somatic Coaching Intensive is one of the three advanced courses included in the Advanced Somatic Coaching Certification pathway. For more information on that program, click here or schedule a call with our Enrollment Director.

No, the Somatic Coaching Intensive is a stand alone and advanced course and can be taken by anyone that has completed the Strozzi Institute’s Somatic Coaching Certification Program.



Somatic Coaching Intensive is offered at the Strozzi Institute dojo (which means “place of training” in traditional Japanese arts) located on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California.

Organic meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included. See our recommended lodging options for our Petaluma location here.

At this time, the Somatic Coaching Certification Program is only available in English.

The Strozzi Institute scholarship program is a tuition reduction program with the highest amount awarded being a 40- 50% discount.

It is highly competitive, needs-based, and is focused on being the most effective. Therefore, it is prioritized to support traditionally marginalized communities with regard to race, sexual identity, and socioeconomics.

Scholarship applications can be submitted up until 8 weeks before the course date so please apply early. Applications are reviewed and awarded with the intention to make the biggest impact. Scholarship awards will be communicated via email 1 week after the close of the application process. Awards can not be used in conjunction with other discount offers or transferred to other coursework.

Click here to apply for a Scholarship.

Chat with Denise M. Maes, Director of Enrollment, to receive guidance about enrollment into Strozzi Institute’s courses.

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What students are saying about Strozzi Somatics:

“She presents things with extraordinary clarity…”

“Staci Haines is one of the best teachers I’ve ever encountered. She creates a safe and engaging space in which to explore and learn. And, Staci has a very grounded and warm presence, she presents things with extraordinary clarity, and she responds to inquiries and offers demos with the utmost respect and care. In addition, the content and somatic practices of the course complement each other beautifully and have the power to be transformational.”

— Misty Perez Truedson

 

“There’s no better place to learn & practice these skills than with the Strozzi Institute’s community of teachers and practitioners.”

“The instruction, coaching, and encouragement to be in a community of practice deepened my somatic awareness and continued to support my own embodied change, for the sake of liberation and love with power. I need – we need – this embodied competency to meet this moment. There’s no better place to learn & practice these skills than with the Strozzi Institute’s community of teachers and practitioners.”

— Caitlin Brune

“The masterful instructors were authentic…”

“This class was a godsend for me… The masterful instructors were authentic, making it safe for everyone to show up in whatever mood or place they were in. I learned several practices that are helping me live out my commitments in the world.”

— Rebecca Glenn

“It was dramatically different than anything I had experienced before.”

“We wanted a game changer for accelerating our high performing teams and our leadership team. I’ve worked with a lot of different leadership programs and the Strozzi Institute’s is the one that works. It was dramatically different than anything I had experienced before. It’s their ability to connect the mind, language, action, and the body into sustainable practices. And we were able to see actual true change in a very short amount of time. It deeply resonated with our teams in a meaningful and authentic way.”

 

— John Pershing, SVP HR Ascena Retail Group

 

“The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen.”

“I loved it! It was very profound and subtle at the same time. The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen. Humanity, values, care, love were always at the foreground. I feel humbled and grateful to have been part of this experience.”

— Tania Fichtner, Director at Tajo Consulting (Mexico City, Mexico)

Meet Your Teacher

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD – Founder

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD is founder of Strozzi Institute. He has spent over four decades researching, developing, and teaching leadership and effective team building to business leaders, executive managers, teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, the U.S. government, and military.

Richard is the author of eight books focused on embodied leadership and somatics, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center, and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion.

He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.

Richard is an advisor to Navy Seal Team One and Team Six. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones, formally the National Security Advisor.

Richard has a PhD in Psychology and is a seventh degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.

Staci K. Haines – Senior Teacher

Staci K. Haines is a national leader in the field of Somatics, specializing in intersecting personal and social change. Staci is the co-founder of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice organization bringing somatics to social and climate justice leaders and organizations. She specializes in Somatics and Trauma, and leads programs for healers, therapists, and social change leaders to transform the impact of individual and social trauma and violence. Her new book The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) is based on that work.

Staci is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and the Director of Methodology, having studied and worked with Strozzi Institute since 1995. She has worked extensively with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs.

Staci is the author of The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) and Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007). Healing Sex has been nationally recognized and translated into German, Japanese and Spanish. Lastly, Staci is the founder of generationFIVE, a community leadership organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations. 

For more information visit: www.generativesomatics.org, www.generationFIVE.org and strozziinstitute.com

About Strozzi Institute

Strozzi Institute
Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied leadership — a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today’s biggest challenges.

Over 50 Years of Experience
Our unique and powerful embodied leadership methodology positions us as the leading institution shaping executives, teams, and leaders toward mastery in their business. We have over 50 years of experience in delivering innovative programs to a diversity of organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500, large governmental agencies, small businesses, B-corps, NGOs, sustainable business visionaries, multinational companies, and budding entrepreneurs.