10 month live online course with in-person options

Become an embodiment coach

Learn everything you need to coach confidently, creatively and safely with the body

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10-month LIVE certification

Tuesdays 9am or 7.15pm UK time


Curriculum + ICF CCEs

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If you love embodiment, why not learn to help others with it?

The Certification of Embodiment Coaching teaches people to work with the body professionally, both 1-1 and in groups.

It’s for people passionate about embodied work, to take their skills to others safely and effectively.

Given the state of the world right now, this is much needed.

With support from leaders in the field, peer-based learning and a hands-on structured approach to learning – this is a thorough, powerful course.

If you’d like to be an embodied facilitator, CEC will show you how.

If you already are one, it will make you an even better one.


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10 month LIVE course

Structured curriculum

Techniques from 10+ modalities

World class teachers

Thriving global community


Just discovering embodiment and hoping to deepen your own?

Interested in becoming a coach and looking for a solid framework?

An experienced coach or facilitator who wants to integrate the body into your work?

An embodiment enthusiast who wants to to take your practice into daily life

If you are, CEC is likely a good fit.

CEC is for anyone who wants to deepen their own journey home to the body and get more confidence, clarity and safety working with the body with others.

What you’ll learn


Professional Education

Professional Application

Coaching tools

This course offers 76 ICF CCE hours.

How you’ll learn

Weekly live call

With two times for different time zones.

Peer-to-peer learning

Weekly peer calls for extra support from others on the same journey

Personal practice

Deepen your own embodiment with a new personal practice.

Ongoing support

Dedicated course leaders and admins to help you stay on track. The team will get to know you personally over the year, and we often offer 1-1 support in addition to the e-learning.

Track your progress

A purpose-built learning platform to log your progress

Additional video content

Prerecorded video content to support your learning from live calls.

Reading enrichment

Cement your learning as you read the leading embodiment books.

Start date and times

The course starts on 15 February 2022

Live webinars are on Tuesdays at 9am or 7.15pm UK time (pick whichever each week, 80% need to be attended live), with a break in April and August.

A typical week on the course

We estimate that it takes 5-6 hours a week to do this course (varies slightly week to week)

Live webinar

1hr, Tuesdays 9am and 7.15pm

Peer practice group


Personal practice


Bonus webinars

Not every week

Coaching practice


(semester 2 & 3)

Additional reading




1st Semester - Foundations of Embodiment (FEC)

Week 0: Pre-Course Work
08.02.2022, 9am UK time – Course opens on the Learning Platform

Week 1: Opening Week* (note this session is 2h long)
15.02.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 2: Embodied Learning*
22.02.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time
Bonus – 23.02.2022, 4pm UK time – Neuroscience of Learning with Daniela Welzel

Week 3: Embodied Meditation*
01.03.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 4: Centring*
08.03.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time
Bonus – 10.03.2022, 6pm UK time – Trauma basics and self-awareness with Patricia Aguirre

Week 5: 4 Elements Model*
15.03.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 6: Embodied Yoga Principles*
22.03.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 7: Cycles and Change*
29.03.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time
Bonus – 30.03.2022, 4pm UK time – Conscious Dance with Adam Barley

Week 8: Embodied Relationships (Leader-Follower)*
05.04.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

12.04.2022, 9am/ 7.15pm UK time – Closing of Foundations of
Embodiment *(required for FEC graduates only)

Bonus – 26.04.2021, 7.15pm UK time – Q&A Picking a Practice with Mark Walsh

2nd Semester - Getting into Embodiment Coaching

Week 9: CEC Opening & Establishing the coaching relationship* (note this session is going to be 2h 15min)

03.05.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 10: Goal setting & centring tool*

10.05.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 11: Listening & questioning skills*

17.05.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 12: Designing practices with Clients*

24.05.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 13: Marketing on how to get Clients*

31.05.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 14: Teaching Awareness Pointing Technique*

07.06.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 15: Practicing Centring & Awareness Pointing Technique*

14.06.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 15.06.2022, 9am UK time – Trauma sensitive Mindfulness with David Treleaven

Week 16: Teaching 4 Elements Bodystorming in Coaching*

21.06.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 17: Practicing 4 Elements Bodystorming in Coaching*

28.06.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 18: Teaching Embodied Yoga Principles in Coaching*

05.07.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 06.07.2022, 5pm UK time – Working with Trauma with TRE with David Berceli

Week 19: Practicing Embodied Yoga Principles in Coaching*

12.07.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 20: Group coaching applications 1*

19.07.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – Facilitation Q&A (time & date tbc)

Week 21: Group coaching applications 2*

26.07.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – Mediation / Trauma Q&A (date & time tbc)

3rd Semester - Advanced Embodiment Coaching

Week 22: Teaching Leader-Follower in Coaching*

06.09.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 07.09.2022, 3pm UK time – Coaching with the body with Aboodi Shabi

Week 23: Practicing Leader-Follower in Coaching*

13.09.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 24: Teaching Distinction Coaching*

20.09.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 25: Practicing Distinction Coaching*

27.09.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 26: Cycles and Design*

04.10.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 27: Wiring with mainstream groups*

11.10.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 13.10.2022, 6pm UK time – Embodiment, Leadership and Resonance with Ginny

Whitelaw (notice this session is 1,5h long)

Week 28: Advanced – Embodiment Principles*

18.10.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Week 29: Cultural Adaptations*

25.10.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 26.10.2022, 5pm UK time – Diversity in Coaching with Cheryl Whitelaw

Week 30: Q&As*

01.11.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Bonus – 02.11.2022, 3pm UK time – Coaching Demonstration with Curtis Watkins

Week 31: Trauma and Self-Care for Coaches*

08.11.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Exam Week

Week 32: Rest Week (no sessions)


Week 33: Graduation* (note this session is 2h long)

22.11.2022, 9am / 7.15pm UK time

Course leaders

Mark Walsh

CEO & Founder, Embodiment Unlimited & The Embodiment Conference

“Mr Embodiment” is the author of Embodiment, Working with the Body in Training and Coaching, and Embodied Meditation. He hosts The Embodiment Podcast (1 million+ downloads), and led The Embodiment Conference (1000 teachers, 500,000 delegates). Seeing a theme yet?

He founded the Embodied Facilitator Course in the UK and Russia, and has trained over 2000 embodiment coaches in over 40 other countries (some of which will even let him back in).

He gained an honours in psychology (despite been an alcoholic at the time), and has taught widely in the corporate world where he pretended to be a grown up for years, including with blue-chip companies (e.g. Unilever, Shell, Axa, L’Oreal) whom he charged wayyyy too much as they made him wear a suit.

He has also upset… sorry, taught… many yogis, NGOs, police officers and several militaries.

He has worked in war zones, and entertained over 50,000 children. He has headlined International Coach Federation events, taught at Moscow State University, lived with the circus in Ethiopia, taught celebrities and kissed a princess.

Mark is an aikido black belt, and also has 25 years of experience of other martial arts, with yoga, bodywork, improv comedy, conscious dance and meditation.

Embodiment is his obsession, life’s work, and frankly at this point he couldn’t get a job doing anything else. He dances like your dad at a wedding, overshares about his gorgeous Ukrainian wife, and offends pirates with his swearing.

He is now tired of writing in the third person.

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Christina Dohr

Embodiment Facilitator & intimacy specialist

Christina is an assistant trainer on the Embodied Facilitator Course, has an Aikido black belt and is a master of integrated mixed modalities from many worlds.
Christina guides groups and individuals through embodied enquiry exercises presented in a playful package while targeting greater self-awareness and personal growth.

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Faculty & guest trainers

Alina Rӧder

Course manager

Alina is an ICF coach focusing on intuition and embodiment in her work with clients. She has an MA in Cognitive Semiotics and is never far from her yoga-mat or surfboard, while following her passion of exploring what makes people happy. Alina also spoke on the importance of the body for meaning making at the Embodiment Conference 2020.

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Karin van Maanen

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies, and has been teaching compassion-based mindfulness full-time since 2008. She delivers yoga teacher training courses, is a certified Embodied Yoga Principles teacher trainer, and is an Assistant Trainer on The Embodied Facilitator Course. She also has a background in community arts and works as a storyteller, often combining a range of embodied and creative approaches to support the personal and professional development of the people she works with.

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Patricia Aguirre

Therapist & Family constellations specialist

Patricia has integrated trauma related approaches to her practice of family and systemic constellations. She is trained in trauma sensitive methods which she combines with attachment-based tools, emotional work, and somatics. She has studied under Bert Hellinger, Gabor Maté, Betsy Polatin and Albert Wong. She has a certificate in neuropsychology (spring 2022) and a training in Trauma and Resilience through a Center for Applied Neuroscience Studies program (UNESCO recognized). She holds a Transpersonal Couples Therapy diploma as well as a training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and individuals. She specializes mostly in developmental trauma. Her 20+ years of spiritual practice, yoga and buddhism contribute to a deeper and wider understanding of trauma and its treatment.

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Aboodi Shabi

Leadership Coach

Aboodi has been working in the world of professional and personal development almost all his working life, beginning his career in the voluntary sector in the 1980s. In the late 1990s, he started a coaching and training business, working with executives and teams all over the world. For several years, he was also a senior trainer of Newfield Network’s ontological coaching programme, leading executive coaching and leadership programmes in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He currently sits on the faculty at Henley Business School, where he is Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change.

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Curtis Watkins

Master Somatic Coach

Curtis is Master Somatic Coach at The Strozzi Institute. Over the last 30 years, he has worked with 500+ companies. In his coaching, he works with the physical, emotional, energetic as well as the mental bodies of his clients, so they are able to produce profound changes in a shorter period of time than one would accomplish by only addressing the mental body.

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Daniela Wetzel

Martial arts specialist

Daniela organised the Embodiment Conference in 2018 and has been involved in a number of online conferences, summits and online courses in the organisational team. She was the conference manager for TEC2020 and course manager of the Embodied Facilitator Course. Daniela has a university diploma in administration and police leadership science, and has worked for the German Police Forces for over ten years. She also served in her function in a bilateral training mission in Afghanistan, teaching Afghan police officers in methods and didactics, psychology and code of conduct. She holds a black belt in aikido, is a certified MBCT trainer and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She regularly teaches workshops and courses on embodied self-defense, mindfulness and offers individual coaching.

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Adam Barley

Founder of ZeroOne & Dance Teacher

With nearly 40 years experience in meditation and embodiment practices, Adam focussed deeply upon the 5Rhythms from 1991-2019, training with Gabrielle Roth to teach her work and building a world-wide reputation for powerfully transformative workshops. Having understood the profound symbolism of Euler’s Identity —arguably the keystone of mathematics— his work is now coming of age, integrating its meaning into an understanding of human nature and thereby bridging the worlds of science and spirituality with personal and collective evolution.

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David Treleaven

Trauma Educator

David Treleaven PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma and mindfulness. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing (W. W. Norton, 2018), He’s offered workshops on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Omega Institute in New York. Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University.

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Kathleen Booker

Transformational Breathwork Coach

Kathleen Booker is an effervescent native New Yorker passionate about Conscious Connected Breathwork therapy. As a certified and insured breathwork coach, she has worked with many masters in the field. For over 10+ years, Kathleen has used her breath coaching and intuitive skills to support individuals in clearly identifying areas in need of growth, healing and focused goal creation. Helping people across the globe make real, positive changes in their lives.

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David Berceli

Trauma expert

David Berceli, Ph.D. is an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is the creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), a technique designed to help release the deep tension created in the body. He is also the founder and CEO of Trauma Recovery Services. Having spent two decades abroad providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations. He has lived and worked extensively in Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon. He is fluent in English and Arabic. David is unique in that he holds a solid academic and experiential grounding in psychotherapy and therapeutic body-work.

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Ginny Whitelaw (US)

Zen master & Founder of the Institute for Zen Leadership

Ginny Jiko Whitelaw is the Founder and President of the Institute for Zen Leadership and a Zen Master in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA, and nearly 25 years developing leaders at such companies as Novartis, Dell, Merck, T. Rowe Price, Sprint, Mercer, Ascension Health, and JNJ. A recognized expert in the development of the whole leader, she has authored four books, including The Zen Leader. She co-developed the FEBI®, which measures four patterns of personality that connect body, mind and behaviours, and trains practitioners worldwide in applying FEBI in their work. In her nearly 10 years at NASA, Dr. Whitelaw became the Deputy Manager for integrating the International Space Station, for which she received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. She holds a PhD in Biophysics, as well as a BS in Physics, a BA in Philosophy, and a fifth-degree black belt in aikido.

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Gabor Maté

Renowned Speaker & Bestselling Author

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Emory Moore

Movement Teacher

Emory M. Moore Jr. RSME/T, is an internationally renowned, multi-certified exercise and movement teacher. He has over 30 years of experience in a myriad of disciplines — ranging from Chinese and Japanese martial arts, Qi-Gong, Pilates, to Dance, Yoga, Strength/Conditioning and Capoeira. As a health and fitness pioneer and innovator, he created the EM LifeWork TM, a method for exercise and movement techniques focusing on holistic fitness and body harmony. Emory has also trained scores of teachers in the United States, and has been featured in the New York Times, Self, TimeOut, W Magazine, and FoxNews.com. And is highly sought-out by Olympic athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities.

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Peter Levine

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Tara Brach

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Sharon Salzberg

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Wendy Palmer

Founder of Leadership Embodiment

Wendy is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, holds a seventh degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 45 years. She has worked with executive teams and individuals at Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The Gap, NASA, Gates Foundation, Salesforce.com, McKinsey & Co, Oracle, Google, Unilever, The BBC, Accenture, Blackrock, Capital One, Intel, The George Washington University, Eileen Fisher and The Daimler Chrysler Group to name a few. She is also a recognised author.

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Dr Ela Manga

Doctor Mind-Body Facilitator

Dr Ela Magna is an integrative medical doctor, author, speaker, facilitator and a leading voice in the field of mind-body medicine and wellness in Southern Africa and abroad. She is passionate about supporting people who want to make a difference in the world and provides support through one-on-one consultations, group facilitation and as through public speaking.

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Bebe Hansen

Leadership Coach

Bebe has assumed the helm of Presence-Based Coaching, and as a senior faculty member teaches our ICF approved coach training with other PBC faculty members. Bebe designed the Mentor Coaching course and is a precise and compassionate leadership coach. She is an incredibly skillful trainer, and has worked with leaders in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. On a personal note, Bebe has a deep ongoing commitment to yoga and meditation practices, and has been a practitioner of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2001. She can occasionally be found sailing the Potomac.

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Miles Kessler

Aikido & Meditation Teacher

Miles is an American teacher of Aikido (6th Dan, Aikikai), meditation, and Integral Practice. He is the founder and director of the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv, as well as the non-profit organization Aikido – Without Borders – in Israel/Palestine. For close to 20 years, Miles has been producing innovative Aikido events such as; Aikido Practice & Inquiry, Integral Aikido Intensives, The Dead Sea Seminar, Meditation For Aikidoka, and the Aikido At The Leading Edge tele-summit – which have been attended by thousands of people.

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Ilan Stephani (Germany) – for CEC

Intimacy Teacher & Trauma Educator

Ilan Stephani is a somatic teacher, speaker and coach. She focuses on embodiment research, sexuality and collective trauma-healing, and has gained nationwide attention with her bestselling book – Skin and Games – What Sexwork Taught Me About Love. Ilan teaches in both German and English, hosting both online training and in-person retreats.

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Dylan Newcomb (US) – for CEC

Embodiment Coach & Founder of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence

Dylan Newcomb is the founder & lead trainer of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, a master embodiment-based coach for helping professionals & cultural creatives. Dylan trained at the Juilliard School in both dance performance and music composition and was a multi-award-winning choreographer-composer in the Netherlands for over a decade. Dylan went on to co-found a mind-body research lab in 2001, where he conducted cross-cultural research for several years. This research formed the basis for a comprehensive modality known as UZAZU Embodied Intelligence.

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Ginny Whitelaw (US) – CEC

Zen master & Founder of the Institute for Zen Leadership

Ginny Jiko Whitelaw is the Founder and President of the Institute for Zen Leadership and a Zen Master in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA, and nearly 25 years developing leaders at such companies as Novartis, Dell, Merck, T. Rowe Price, Sprint, Mercer, Ascension Health, and JNJ. A recognized expert in the development of the whole leader, she has authored four books, including The Zen Leader. She co-developed the FEBI®, which measures four patterns of personality that connect body, mind and behaviours, and trains practitioners worldwide in applying FEBI in their work. In her nearly 10 years at NASA, Dr. Whitelaw became the Deputy Manager for integrating the International Space Station, for which she received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. She holds a PhD in Biophysics, as well as a BS in Physics, a BA in Philosophy, and a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido.

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Martin Aylward

Meditation Teacher & Co-founder of Mindfulness Training Institute

Martin has been practicing meditation intensively for 30 years and has been teaching dharma and guiding people in their practice since 1999. He has studied and practiced with various Buddhist teachers and traditions, including the Vajrayana practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Martin co-founded Moulin de Chaves in 2005, a residential retreat centre where he lives and teaches, and where their children grew up. He created Work Sex Money Dharma in 2011, running courses to support people in integrating transformational practices. Martin is co-founder, with Mark Coleman, of the Mindfulness Training Institute.

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Richard Strozzi Heckler

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CEC plus The Embodiment Library

Everything from the Certification of Embodiment Coaching


Unlimited access to the full library from The Embodiment Conference (TEC)

– Enhance your professional development
– Lifetime access to all keynote speeches
– Lifetime access to every channel (1000 presentations)

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Email support@embodimentunlimited.com and we’ll see how we can help.


Anyone can buy this course and attend what they want. However, if you want a certificate of graduation, you need to do the following:

  • Attend 80% of live calls
  • Attend opening and graduation calls (dates)
  • Complete all coursework

NOTE: If special life situations arise, we are flexible and will make exceptions in individual classes.

Yes, you can get 76 Core Competency hours and 62.5 Resource Development hours from the ICF for graduating from CEC.

No. CEC requires a time commitment of 5-6 hours a week minimum. If you aren’t prepared to commit this time each week, this isn’t the course for you.

That being said, the majority of the course is flexible and can be done in your own time. So CEC is suitable to work around a busy diary.

That being said, the majority of the course is flexible and can be done in your own time. So CEC is suitable to work around a busy diary.

Yes. This course is designed to give you practical tools that you can actually apply to mainstream/business environments.

Many of the facilitators have worked extensively at a high level in corporate environments around the world and with other sceptical groups.

Well, different styles suit different people. But if you’re sick of the guru-led, new-age stuff that’s out there – this course will be a breath of fresh air.

We’re one of the best when it comes to clarity and practicality too, and like to have fun while we learn. We’re happy to recommend alternative courses if this doesn’t sound like you.

Yes. This course gives you some great practical tools to coach with the body confidently and safely. We are world class in teaching this.

We also recommend complete beginners attend a standard coach training in addition if they are completely new to the career. In some countries this may also be necessary for insurance.

Hell no. The team who run the course have a sense of humour and like to have fun while they teach. If you’re easily offended, this isn’t the course for you.

Yes. Don’t worry if you miss a few live sessions here and there, you’ll be able to catch up in your own time.

However, there is a minimum number of live calls you must attend in order to graduate.

Core content is being offered twice to serve different time zones.

Yes. Although please be mindful that working with the body can be triggering.

This course is purely educational, so if you are in need of therapy, please seek help from qualified professionals.

This course not only contains live components in the form of webinars, but also incorporates peer group meetings in real time.

By tracking your process through our purpose-built learning platform and practice journals, we help you stay focused and ensure you see the course through.

Yes. Weekly handouts, homework and occasional assignments will be issued to help you properly digest the learning.

Yes. Travel allowing, there will be options for in-person additional training at a reduced rate for CEC students in the following cities:

  • London
  • Lisbon
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Berlin
  • New York
  • Tel Aviv
  • Cologne 
  • Munich
  • Bled (Slovenia)

Absolutely. CEC takes you from absolute beginner, through developing your own embodied practices to being able to help others as a coach by the time you graduate.

We have found that having a live element of the course increases accountability and completion rates (as can be seen from the 80% completion rate last year). If, for some reason, however, you do not manage to complete, you can do it again next year, for free.

Got a question we haven’t addressed here?

Just email support@embodimentunlimited.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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