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A Free Online Event
Thursday, March 17 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

with Maggie Williams & Dara Silverman

Discover Somatic Practices to unwind unconscious reactions & replace them with presence, discernment, and choice.

Answer the invitation of our time — to take action on behalf of others and the planet — and align your life with what matters most.

At this time of prolonged stress and uncertainty — from the pandemic to racial injustice to threats to human rights and the planet — this time of accelerated unrest continues…

And as you wonder how to respond, be more involved, connected, engaged, and present, are you feeling stuck? 

Or do you feel that the overwhelm of stressful current events have diminished your reserves to manage daily life?

You’re not alone. 

During these times (or any time of stress) we unconsciously default into old patterns, habits, and stories. This old conditioning undermines our ability to move forward and flourish — and keeps us from aligning our vision, values, and practices.

These habits and stories have grown out of everything from your childhood to long-ago ancestral patterns. They’re not necessarily even negative — they’re simply default reactions you’ve developed in response to your environment so you can get your needs met.

Now, in the face of today’s challenges, you’re (understandably) responding to events in a similar way. 

And just as you want so badly to move along on your path and experience growth, this reactivity is holding you back.

The good news is, you can unwind these deeply embedded habits and stories and create new ones. It all starts with getting clear on what matters most to you…

Then, through the power of somatics, you absolutely can align your vision of who you want to be with practices to actually live your values and vision, every day.

Join us for a powerful hour as Strozzi teachers Maggie Williams and Dara Silverman guide you to create your personal vision for what matters most.

They’ll introduce you to body-based somatic practices to help you answer the call of this unprecedented moment — one that’s inviting you to finally make a bold personal declaration about what you want your life to be.

During this free hour long event with Maggie
and Dara, you’ll discover:

  • How you can stop reacting to the day’s events and other bumps in the road — and cultivate a fully embodied, authentic presence as you get clear on what matters most to you


  • A holistic framework featuring the core components for embodied somatic transformation


  • Ways you can take new actions aligned with your values and vision, even under the pressures of these changing times

  • A powerful, experiential somatic practice


  • A live, interactive Q&A with Maggie and Dara

Maggie and Dara will also shed light on the powerful myth in Western culture that the self and body are separate. They’ll explain how this profound misunderstanding only leads us into a deeper separateness — from ourselves and those around us.

To reliably achieve lasting change, you must move the center of learning from the head into the body with daily body-based practices — so you can access your intellectual, emotional, physical, and social intelligence.

During this powerful event, you’ll hear about a rare chance to explore pragmatic, depthful, and lasting transformation with Strozzi Somatics in our first-ever live residential course on the East Coast. During this all-inclusive retreat at Briarcliff Manor outside New York City, you’ll learn to inspire others with a centered presence that embodies authenticity, integrity, and accountability. You’ll learn to transform reactivity into presence, discernment, and choice — in every part of your life.

Ready to discover somatic practices to unwind unconscious reactions — and replace them with presence, discernment, and choice.

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Here’s What Students & Teachers Are Saying
About Strozzi Somatics...

To relax into full learning mode as a student is a true delight.

As someone whose life passion is teaching and learning, I am grateful and appreciative beyond words to have Richard as a teacher of such extraordinary calibre…. To have a level of trust to be able to relax into full learning mode as a student is a true delight.

— Billy Strean, PhD

Strozzi Institute is the founding home for somatics.

— Amanda Blake, Master Somatic Coach & Author, Your Body is Your Brain

“…helped transform my relationship to yearning…”

[Richard led] a physical experience of my deep yearning — and that yearning itself is a source in the mystery. To feel this in my heart center, solar plexus and belly — each at different times — helped transform my relationship to yearning from one of vulnerability and shame to one of exultation.

— James Shaffer

“Depthful as well as extremely pragmatic. The resilience practices had an immediate impact – relief and joy – on my day-to-day experience of life.”

Karen G.

There’s never been a more important time to let go of old habits — and release what’s keeping you stuck.

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About Maggie Williams

Maggie Williams is a Lead Teacher and somatic coach with Strozzi Institute (SI). Her areas of focus include how social conditions shape us, how we cultivate more individual and collective resilience, and how somatics can support values-aligned parenting. 

Prior to working with SI, Maggie co-founded and co-directed The Advocacy Institute, an organization that trains social justice and movement building groups to lead more effective legislative campaigns.  Before co-founding the Advocacy Institute, Maggie worked in the New York State Senate and as an advocate on criminal legal issues. 

Maggie began with somatics at the Strozzi Institute in 2011 and became a certified somatic coach in 2012.  She has studied with generative somatics, worked with clients one-on-one, and led a process to integrate somatics into staff development at the Advocacy Institute. 

Most of Maggie’s time is spent exploring the wilds of Brooklyn with her greatest somatics teachers – two fully-embodied tiny humans. 

About Dara Silverman

Dara Silverman is a long-time organizer, writer and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial, gender and social justice for over 20 years. She is a Director at PowerLabs, a consultancy that helps social change organizations build people-powered campaigns that win real changes. Dara was the Founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people taking action for racial justice. Dara supports leaders to be in the movement for the long haul.

Dara has been coaching with individuals and groups for four years. She is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and was trained in coaching with Coaching for Transformation. Dara has been teaching yoga, self and community care for eight years. She lives in Beacon, NY where she is building resistance and community.

What is Strozzi Somatics?
Strozzi Institute is a network of dedicated teachers with advanced training in somatics theory and practice. We provide an evolving methodology that assesses culturally conditioned tendencies and uses the body and shaping — a term to describe how we physically hold and embody conditioning, even when it doesn’t align with our values — to support long-lasting transformation for individuals and the collective.

At Strozzi Institute, our goal is to empower individuals and the collective to recognize and move through conditioned tendencies and historical shaping that restrain growth and to identify and hold consciously chosen values front and center. We provide training and tools that utilize the body and somatic practices to support embodiment of life-giving visions and values to achieve transformation and true desires.

Over 50 years, we’ve fine-tuned a unique and powerful methodology that reliably produces sustained change. Strozzi Somatics teaches the “how” in actualizing the best leadership and coaching ideas, theories, and intentions — not just for individuals, but for coaches, teams, and companies around the world.

Strozzi Institute’s methodologies empower transformational change through the body.

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.

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