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Embodied Coach School

A 125-Hour 9-Month Somatic Coach Training
Starting January 23 & 24, 2021

I am absolutely thrilled to be offering a brand new Embodied Coach Training in 2021. It truly “embodies” everything I’ve learned and everything I stand for as a somatic practitioner. To be able to teach it to a group of committed colleagues is truly a dream come true.

Would you like to join me? Here are some of the details…

Who will benefit from this training?

This course is specially designed for coaches who want to empower their practice and help their clients with a more embodied approach. It’s also a great fit for those interested in coaching, such as therapists or other wellness practitioners, who want to add a dynamic new skill to their practice. You don’t necessarily have to be coaching professionally, but coaching should be a passion of yours.

“We move through space like we move through life.”

– Stuart Heller

Why this particular training?

Because you can’t find what I’ll be teaching anywhere else. I’ve spent the last fifteen years studying the principles of embodied coaching. I’ve learned from masters in coaching and embodiment teachers, but I had to go to many different sources to find what I needed. This culminated this last year when I became a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. I’ve combined everything I’ve learned so far (because I’ll never stop learning!) into this course.

I believe in somatic coaching. It cuts beneath superficial conversations to a space of deep learning and profound transformation. Most coaching trainings focus on exploring and transforming thoughts, beliefs and ideas. They help clients see another way of looking at or solving a problem. Or they show how one’s limiting beliefs are holding them back. This is only one phase of the transformation. Although powerful during the session, the transformation doesn’t last.

As human beings, most of us live in our conditioned habituated self, doing the same things we have always done, reacting in the same ways we always react. Our habitual self is deeply ingrained. With somatic coaching, we can become aware of our conditioned behaviors and responses, appreciate the intent to protect us over the years and create more options to make lasting changes.  

This is the power of an embodied approach to healing and transformation that I want to teach you.

“The human body is not an instrument to be used, but a realm of one’s being to be experienced, explored and thereby educated.”

– Thomas Hanna

How will this somatic training help you become a more effective coach?

This course is designed to grow your capacity to access your own embodied world and support your clients in doing the same. You will develop the skill to see more clearly how people unconsciously react to situations in their life and support them to bring these reactions into awareness so that they can make new choices and take more life-affirming action.

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to coach holistically — opening up new possibilities, in your personal and professional life.
  • Practice how to use the body as a powerful gateway into anybody’s world, helping them take their life to a new level of depth.
  • Hone your ability to be with clients in the moment, tuning in to a deeper level of experience and opening up the space for important new insights and profound transformation. 
  • Increase your physical, emotional and mental acuity — heightening the strength, creativity and resilience you already possess. 
  • Activate your vertical development — increasing your choice of action, fluidity and freedom.
  • Gain insight into your own embodied presence as you practice new techniques to support your own embodied experience and awareness.
  • Develop a wider range of options in using your physical presence to heighten your impact in the world.
  • Get and practice the tools for deep healing and transformation all within a supportive group of like-minded women.

“Become body language literate.”

– Mark Walsh

Where will you learn?

From the comfort of your own home or office. This highly interactive training will take place via Zoom and you will have access to all of your learning materials via an online platform.

When will we meet?

This course is broken into trimesters for a total of 12 modules. In order to make it easy for busy professionals to attend, the live, interactive training will occur on twelve pre-designated weekends over the course of the next nine months. 

The first training is scheduled for January 23 and 24 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm PST and the last is slated for November 13 and 14.


1/23/2021 7am-12pm
1/24/2021 7am-12pm

2/20/2021 7am-12pm
2/21/2021 7am-12pm

3/13/2021 7am-12pm
3/14/2021 7am-12pm

3/20/2021 7am-12pm
3/21/2021 7am-12pm


4/17/2021 7am-12pm
4/18/2021 7am-12pm

5/15/2021 7am-12pm
5/16/2021 7am-12pm

6/5/2021 7am-12pm
6/6/2021 7am-12pm

6/12/2021 7am-12pm
6/13/2021 7am-12pm


9/11/2021 7am-12pm
9/12/2021 7am-12pm

10/2/2021 7am-12pm
10/3/2021 7am-12pm

10/23/2021 7am-12pm
10/24/2021 7am-12pm

11/13/2021 7am-12pm
11/14/2021 7am-12pm

Extra Coaching Practice Sessions:

7/10/2021 9-11:30 am 
8/7/2021 9-11:30 am

Please know that if you do miss a training, you will receive access to videos and training materials that were covered.

How do you join?

Please contact me directly to let me know I should hold a spot for you. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding this training. You should know since this is a new program, I’m offering it to my community at a drastically reduced rate. I expect the cost to double next year. 

There are two payment options:

  • Pay only $1200 if you pay the full amount by December 31, 2020.
  • Or if you prefer to make payments, you can hold your spot with a $250 deposit made by January 15, 2021, and ten monthly $125 payments on the 15th (which comes to a total of $1500).

“Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story.”

– Gabrielle Roth

Let's get started with 30 free minutes

I invite you to learn more about me and my coaching and counseling services. Please contact me to schedule an “It starts with you!” 30-minute complimentary consultation with me, in-person, by phone or via video consultation, so we can explore our partnership.


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