with Senior Teacher – Staci K. Haines
Namiko Uno and Erika Lyla

March 2024

Sharpen your somatic coaching skills and practices so you can confidently move your clients through transformation – and heal trauma along the way.

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

Where could the power of your coaching go 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. 


The Strozzi Institute Methodology

By taking this live, in-person course you’ll:
  • Understand the impacts of personal and systemic trauma through the somatics methodology
  • Be able to perceive and work with survival shaping, and know its deep intelligence
  • Explore the complexity and contradictions of trauma — love and hate, powerlessness and deep resilience, pain and wisdom, and more
  • Discover inherent resilience, and distinguish it from embodied survival reactions
  • Know the embodied skills and emotional range needed to work effectively with healing trauma
  • Engage in your own healing, embodied practice, and somatic deepening
  • And more…
This advanced course is part of the “Advanced Somatic Coach Certification Pathway

Join a national leader in the field of Somatics, Staci K. Haines, as she 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:
  • Advanced pieces of the methodology focusing on individual and collective trauma
  • Somatic practices particularly in service of trauma healing
  • Somatic processes distinguishing emotional processing and catharsis
  • Observe Live Coaching Session with Staci followed by questions and answers
  • Collective practices relevant to healing collective trauma

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 senior teacher Staci K. Haines.

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

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 $2250

2-Pay Plan

2 monthly payments
of $1125


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 Teachers

Staci K. Haines – Senior Teacher

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.


Erika Lyla

is a Somatic Coach and Bodyworker with a practice in Oakland, CA (unceded Ohlone territory), and also teaches with generative somatics and Strozzi Institute. Erika works with people to reveal their power, potential, and purpose. She guides with love and laughter towards life grounded in authenticity and shaped by dream. She has been training groups and individuals in social and emotional development as well as creating and launching social emotional programs for over 15 years. Erika holds a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and specializes in working with people facing psychiatric crises, survivors of sexual violence, and individuals healing from complex trauma. She has also worked with school age children as an after school teacher and program director. She continues to offer healing for individuals and communities as we collectively move towards liberation. In her free time, Erika loves family time, camping, snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, and delicious food.


Namiko Uno

(she/they) is a a politicized somatic coach and somatic bodyworker. They are passionate about healing trauma through the body, building more equitable and just futures, and living a joyful life in service to Spirit. Namiko identifies as a bi-racial, cis gender, queer woman of color, with white-passing and currently able-bodied privileges living on unceded Ohlone land (Oakland, California). Namiko’s personal and professional lineages hold many contradictions, she seeks to hold these complexities with skill and compassion.

Namiko is a certified somatic coach through Strozzi Institute and the International Coaching Federation. She is on the teaching team at Strozzi Institute, and holds a MA in Global Development & Gender Studies, a BS in Communication, Ethnic Studies, and Psychology, and is a 300-hr RYT in hatha, restorative yoga, yin yoga, and yoga nidra traditions. Prior to walking an intentional path of somatics, Namiko worked at the intersection of the arts & social justice organizing, produced international leadership conferences, and led coaching initiatives at mental health startups.

In addition to coaching and teaching somatics, you can find Namiko practicing qigong, studying reiki, communing with the trees, swimming in a body of water, dancing with loved ones, organizing a community healing event, befriending a random dog, and doing absolutely nothing. Her offerings are available at www.namikouno.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.