In our introductory courses you learned foundational embodied practices in service of the powerful commitments you crafted toward your life and leadership.

Do you have the practices you need to be a compelling leader and remove barriers to your goals?

Deepen your authentic leadership presence and ability to take action towards your vision. 

Leadership presence is cultivated  by committing to practices that bring out your authentic self. Are you ready to create the life you truly want at work, in your community, and at home? 

In this course, you will become a more effective leader while continuing to build somatic skills to confidently embody the leader you want to be. 


Explore how you’ve been shaped by the world and transform the conditioned behaviors that stand in your way as a leader who wants to make a difference.

Build trusting and powerful relationships by coordinating successfully with others and using conflict as a generative force. 


Hear what other leaders have learned from working on their leadership and embodiment...

What We Promise
  • Discover the power of purposeful and embodied practice for your leadership
  • Learn to use the power of an embodied orientation in your leadership
  • Create declarations and grounded visions to guide your leadership
  • Increase your ability to build trust with yourself and others
  • Stand for your own dignity and the dignity of others
  • Hold the complexity of listening for others’ concerns, and be open to different points of view 
  • Shift your automatic reactions to responses aligned with your vision and values
  • Cultivate effective and meaningful relationships
  • Make more powerful requests, promises, and offers

“This is a course for thriving and the possibility for a full self. That’s precisely what I have been searching for.”

Noah Weinstein, Senior Creative Program Manager at AutoDesk 

Course Details


These courses qualify as a prerequisite for 

Leadership & Embodiment:


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

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

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Pay In Full

Register today
for $1,850

2-Pay Plan

2 monthly payments
of $925

What students are saying about Strozzi Somatics:

“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)


Standard Tuition is $1,950
Early sign up of $100.00 off for $1850 through October 10, 2022

Yes, any of these courses can qualify as a prerequisite for Leadership & Embodiment:

In person – Embodied Transformation (formerly Embodied Leadership) and SOEL

Online – Declaring a New Future, Embodied Leadership Core, Foundations

Leadership & Embodiment 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.

Yes. This is a great course to bring your team or colleagues to.

At this time, this course 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.

Have More Questions?… Speak with our Enrollment Director

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


Meet Your Teachers

We have the most rigorous standards for our teachers for a leadership training organization. We deliver on the promises of embodied leadership in action, assuring a level of mastery on behalf of our teachers.

Michael Kalikow

Michael Kalikow is an executive coach, leadership development facilitator, and mediator.  He supports leaders to navigate complex stakeholder environments, bring out the best in their teams, and grow their own capacity as leaders.  He has designed and delivered training programs and leadership team offsites for clients across the globe.  Representative program themes include:  building high-performing teams, negotiation, conflict resolution, change management, and somatic leadership.  As a consultant, his specialty is working with the leaders of key company initiatives and their teams to address the root causes behind conflict, lack of alignment, and accountability gaps impacting business performance. 

Michael has worked with leaders at a wide range of Fortune 500 companies across technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, health care, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, oil and gas, aerospace, and professional services.  Outside of the private sector, he has worked with an array of nonprofit organization as well as with US Department of Defense and military personnel including Army, Air Force, Navy, and special forces units including Air Force Special Tactics and Navy SEALs.

Michael spent more than a decade working as an Engagement Leader and Senior Consultant with spinoff consulting groups from the Harvard Negotiation Project.  He also worked at Business for Social Responsibility, which provides corporate social responsibility consulting services to Global 1000 companies. 

LeeAnn Mallorie

LeeAnn Mallorie, MAPP, MSC is an executive coach and the CEO of Leading in Motion. She coaches, speaks and trains on embodied leadership, positive psychology and the intersection of wellness & leadership. LeeAnn’s passion is helping mission-driven leaders walk their talk. Her clients range from C-level executives to high-potential, emerging leaders. LeeAnn believes that lasting change startsin a leader’s physical body, and has ripple effects in the communities and organizations they serve.

LeeAnn helps teams achieve their strategic goals by focusing on root cause of obstacles, identifying untapped internal strengths, and designing programs that create lasting change. She earned her Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Master Somatic Coach, certified by the Strozzi Institute. She is also an avid dancer, a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and a black belt level Nia Technique instructor. Organizations impacted by LeeAnn’s work include NASA, Capital One, M&T Bank, Shell Oil, Encore Capital Group, Mattel, CGR, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Navair. 

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.