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Cultivate mastery in your somatic coaching
practice or leadership role.

Increase your ability to lead others to change through the embodiment of powerful and transformative somatic skills.

Our Master Somatic Coaching Certification program offers an ongoing path for Somatic Coaches who have completed our Somatic Coaching Certification.

Through this unique offering, coaches and practitioners are able to move from the fundamentals of somatic study to the embodiment of powerful and transformative somatic skills. 

Take the Next Step on Your Coaching Journey

Join Lead Strozzi Teachers to cultivate mastery in your somatic coaching or leadership practice. This program aims to develop depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity in your own practice — and within your work with your clients.

Accept the invitation into the next level of your own transformation and grow your somatic mastery with your clients.

Commit to a Path of Lifelong Learning While Gaining Valuable Coaching Skills

The Strozzi Institute is different.

We are unique…

… and we are changing the way the world creates change.

When you join our Master Somatic Coaching Certification, you will experience:

  • Our Somatic Methodology: We combine the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication, and mindfulness.

  • In-Person Learning Sessions: These sessions emphasize 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 to become embodied. Our Master Somatic Coaches work towards 10,000 hours of somatic training and practice.
  • Masterful Teaching Faculty: You will be learning from the best — we are the originators and leaders of Somatics methodology. Our teachers have decades of coaching and teaching experience. 
  • Advanced Training: Our program leads students to a whole new level of mastery through interactive practices, strong teachers, and an orientation toward lifelong learning. Coaches accrue the training hours necessary to apply for an ICF Master Coach Certification.

  • Ongoing Individual Support: In addition to group work and classes, you will participate in a series of one-on-one sessions with a Lead Strozzi Teacher to deepen your knowledge of somatic transformation. You will engage in somatic opening with practices, awareness, and conversations that lead to holistic transformation.

  • Online Resources: As a student of our Master Somatic Coaching Certification, you’ll have access to a large library of coaching resources designed to help you grow and develop your somatic practices, understand the neuroscience behind the work, deepen in areas of special interest, and develop your coaching business.

Is Our Master Somatic Coaching Certification for You?

We truly believe that in order to become a powerful coach, you need to be in the right practices over time. Students who have found success in this program include:​​​​​​

  • Coaches and consultants who see life as it is and as it could be, and are called to bridge the gap for their clients

  • Mission-driven business leaders and high performers seeking greater performance, profit, and impact

  • Social entrepreneurs looking to facilitate change by cultivating more active and vital communities 

  • Healers, educators, parents, and other caretakers who need to stay centered as they support others

  • Individuals interested in deepening their own personal transformation

Master Somatic Coaching Certification
Coming Soon!

Successful completion of our Embodied Transformation and Somatic Coaching Certification courses is a prerequisite. If you have not completed these courses, you can learn more about Embodied Transformation here or the Somatic Coaching Certification here.

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)


This course 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. Successful completion of both our foundational course, Embodied Transformation (formerly Embodied Leadership) and our Somatic Coaching Certification course or the completion of School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL) are required to take this next step.

Please know that the Strozzi Institute scholarship program is a tuition reduction program. The highest amount awarded is 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.  Scholarship details.

At this time, this program is only available in English.

The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for individuals who complete the Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach Certification Program with the optional ACTP:

  • Core Competencies: 119.5 hours
  • Resource Development: 21 hours

Our coaching programs are open to anyone wishing to work holistically with clients and develop their mastery of Somatic Coaching and embodied leadership. Some individuals are already certified coaches through one of our colleague institutions, but for many, this is their first foray into the world of coaching.

Strozzi Institute offers three levels of certification programs: Somatic Coaching Certification, Dual Somatic Coaching, and ICF ACTP accreditation, and Master Somatic Coach Certification.

We also offer several public courses and corporate programs in embodied leadership, somatic bodywork, and cultivating mastery outside of our coaching tracks.

The teachers at Strozzi Institute are the originators and leaders of the somatic methodology as it relates to leadership and coaching—meaning, you’ve come to the right place! You won’t easily find another learning environment in which the staff has as much experience, depth, and practiced knowledge. The average Strozzi Institute Faculty has 15 years of experience in our methodology and in developing coaches.

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