Launching February 2024
Become a certified embodiment coach
Learn powerful embodiment tools to facilitate effectively in six months
LIVE online training
Tuesdays at 9am GMT, 6pm GMT or 6pm PST
across our courses
Want a more connected world?
Like me, do you want a planet with more people really in touch with themselves and each other?
Do you long to make a difference transforming lives? Do you want to use what you already know from embodied practice to help others?
Many of us love embodiment and know it’s incredibly powerful. How then to support other people, and make the world a kinder, more connected place?
Learning embodiment coaching is one answer.
Simply put, coaching with the body is effective. It creates real, lasting shifts, and brings deep and lasting change. It’s transformative. It works.
Learn to coach practically with the body
If you’re an embodiment enthusiast, this course will help you to support others. It’s also a great way to earn a living. Ethical, fun and deeply satisfying.
We can help you apply what you already know, and give you all the tools you need.
If you’re already a coach, you can add this to what you do.
Learning how to use the body safely will take your work to the next level. Talk alone isn’t enough for real change, and we can show you simple, powerful, non-athletic embodied tools. They will help you go deeper quicker, and make change stick.
And if you’re a group facilitator, the Certificate of Embodiment Coaching will give you the skills to facilitate 1-to-1 and with mainstream groups.
Certification of Embodiment Coaching
Learn the principles and tools to coach safely and confidently with the body
from the world's most experienced online embodiment trainers.
6-month LIVE course
Techniques from 10+ modalities
Diverse global community
The Certification of Embodiment Coaching (CEC) is a live, online course giving you the principles and tools needed to coach effectively with the body.
With the support of our experienced team, you’ll take a deep dive into your own embodiment, learning a host of techniques from a variety of different modalities to use in your own life.
You’ll then explore ways to teach these tools to your clients to bring about real, lasting change and support them in their growth.
The course is made up of live online webinars, peer-to-peer learning, video support, and home practices, with the opportunity to practise with real life clients and participants to solidify the learning.
The curriculum covers a range of practices and modalities exploring how they integrate with one another, giving you a broad spectrum of tools to use with your clients.
Looking to become an embodiment coach
and want to learn a clear, safe framework
An experienced coach or facilitator
who wants practical embodiment tools
A movement or meditation teacher
looking for tools to work with mainstream groups or 1-to-1 clients
Then CEC may be a great fit.
CEC is for anyone who wants more confidence, clarity and safety facilitating with the body.
What and how you'll learn
(to facilitate 1-to-1 and groups)
You get 37 hours accredited as ICF CCE’s
What you'll come away with:
A certification to show you are a confident, capable embodiment coach, AND:
Our 5 learning pillars
Practice & integration
You can’t read your way into embodiment, so the majority of the learning is practise-based both alone and with others.
We don’t like to beat around the bush. We deliver the exact learning you need to get the outcomes you want without any of the wishy washy nonsense around today.
We bring together many diverse points of view on embodiment and will never tell you there’s only one way of doing things. You can decide for yourself what you want to believe, use or not use.
Culture & trauma aware
We’re a culturally diverse team with 11 languages spoken between us. We aim to do everything from a trauma-informed culturally-aware point of view, with consent and care at the heart of everything we teach.
A sense of humour
While we take what we do very seriously, we like to have fun while we do it. Having a sense of humour is important if you’re going to do any of our courses.
Weekly peer calls for extra support from others on the same journey
The team will get to know you personally over the year, offering 1-to-1 support if needed in addition to the e-learning.
Track your progress
A purpose-built learning platform to log your progress
Start dates and times...
The course starts on 6 February 2024 and ends on 31 July 2024.
Live webinars are usually 60-minutes long and run on Tuesdays at 9am UK time, 6pm UK time and 2am UK time (that’s 1am, 10am and 6pm PST).
You must attend 80% of the webinars to graduate, but you can pick the time that suits you (there are also rest weeks).
A typical week on the course...
We estimate that it’ll take 5-6 hours per week to do this course (it varies week-to-week).
1-hr, at 3 timeslots
Personal and coaching practice
6pm UK time
Schedule & topics
1st Semester - Foundations of Embodiment (FEC)*
Week 0: Pre-Course Work
January 30 (course opens on the Learning Platform)
Week 1: Opening Week
February 6 (NB: this mandatory session is 2-hrs)
Week 2: Embodied Learning
Week 3: Embodied Meditation
Week 4: Centring
Week 5: 4 Elements Model
Week 6: Embodied Toolkit
Week 7: Cycles and Change
Week 8: Embodied Relationships (Leader-Follower)
Week 9: Rest week (no webinar for CEC students)
Closing of Foundations of
Embodiment (for FEC grads only)
For those only interested in the personal growth aspect of embodied work for now, FEC (this first third of CEC) will also be available as a standalone course.
2nd Semester - Getting into Embodiment Coaching
Week 10: CEC Opening & Ethics
April 10 (NB: this mandatory session is 2-hrs 15-mins)
Week 11: Establishing the relationship, goal setting & centring tool
Week 12: Listening & questioning skills
Week 13: Teaching Awareness Pointing Technique
Week 14: Practising Centring & Awareness Pointing Technique
Week 15: Teaching 4 Elements Bodystorming
Week 16: Teaching Embodied Toolkit
Week 17: Practising 4 Elements Bodystorming & Embodied Toolkit
Week 18: Rest week
3rd Semester - Advanced Embodiment Coaching
Week 19: Teaching Leader-Follower in Coaching
Week 20: Teaching Distinction Coaching
Week 21: Practising Leader-Follower & Distinction Coaching
Week 22: Cycles and Design + Designing Practices with Clients
Week 23: Group Coaching Applications
Week 24: Advanced – Embodiment Principles
Week 25: Trauma & Self-Care for Coaches
Week 26: Graduation
July 31 (NB: this mandatory session is 2-hrs)
During weekly live webinars, you have the option to get your questions answered in the following languages (timeslot dependent):
🇬🇧 – 🇩🇪 – 🇪🇦 – 🇰🇼 – 🇱🇺 – 🇫🇷 – 🇮🇹 – 🇮🇳 -🇳🇱 – 🇪🇦 – 🇷🇺 – 🇭🇷 – 🇺🇦.
Bonus webinars include sessions with guest teachers, extra Q&A’s and social hangouts.
A course you'll actually complete
CEO & Founder, Embodiment Unlimited
“It’s easy to buy a course online and then not actually do it, eh?!
That doesn’t happen with CEC.
CEC has live calls (with two time options), a clear structure that busy people can follow, peer group accountability (people LOVE these little groups), a discussion platform away from social media, an app for easy access, and great support from our (über-German) dedicated course manager Alina.
Every live call has “tech hosts” and two learning assistants to make sure you’ll have a great experience, too. We’ve been doing this stuff online for quite a while before it was cool, and regularly we’re told our sessions are both professional and enlivening.
In short, I regard CEC as the standard other online courses aspire to. It’s also not a learning journey to be taken lightly, as we only want students who will put the work in to make the most of it.”
Hear what past graduates say...
The team is extremely diverse and each brings their own perspectives and insights, bringing you the most practical techniques from a variety of different modalities and practices.
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.
Embodiment Coach & Somatic Educator
Christina is a co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching course, a passionate dancer and improviser who holds an MSc in Social Sciences.
She has an aikido black belt and is a master of integrated mixed modalities from many worlds. Her work has taken her all around the world, from London, Berlin and Switzerland, to South-East Asia and back.
Christina guides groups and individuals through embodied enquiry exercises presented in a playful package while targeting greater self-awareness and personal growth.
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.
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.
Coach & mindfulness facilitator
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.
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.
Master Somatic Leadership Coach
Dr. Amanda Blake is the author of the award-winning book Your Body Is Your Brain, and creator of the Body = Brain course on the neurobiology of experiential leadership learning. In addition to teaching about the art and science of embodiment, she works with progressive leaders worldwide to help them become their best self, enjoy life more, and make a bigger contribution. Once an internationally competitive athlete, Mandy is skilled at cultivating high performance in herself and others. She is a Master Somatic Leadership Coach, holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, and is both a Fetzer Scholar and a Research Fellow at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. She’s also a longtime yoga enthusiast, mountaineer, musician, and celebrator of life.
Faculty & team
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.
Course assistant, customer support
With the following bonus pre-recorded videos...
Embodiment & Love
Emory M. Moore, Jr.
Applications for Coaches Masterclass
In an Unspoken Voice
Embodiment & Self-Development
Working with Clients' Trauma
Somatic Coaching demonstrations
Breath as a Resource
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness in Coaching
Meditation for Real Change
Dr Ela Manga
Neuroscience in Coaching
Richard Strozzi Heckler
The Depth of Somatics
Trauma Basics & Self-Awareness
Working with Trauma & Intimacy
Impersonal Meditation (it's not about you)
The developmental zone between challenge & support
Neuroscience for Coaches
Coaching & Diversity
Why I love this course... and a warning
“Training people to be better embodied facilitators is my life’s work.
I do many things: trauma education in Ukraine, corporate work, embarrassing middle-aged dad-wedding-style disco dancing… but the only thing I do really well is this. I wrote the book on it, did the conference, host the podcast… and I love it.
I want a saner, kinder, more embodied world. And those things go together. This is our mission.
We also have our own unique style of doing this work. We’re practical – so if you want to be super-ultra-mega crystal-shagging spiritual… maybe stay away. And if that didn’t make the point already, we have a good time and aren’t exactly politically correct.
If you’re easily offended, find a course in Portland or some s**t, as we’ll be having fun learning. Frankly, we’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but you won’t find a better embodiment coaching course, so if the bad jokes don’t put you off, I hope to see you on CEC.”
Double money-back guarantee
If you turn up to all the sessions, apply yourself to the learning and don’t feel like you’ve got any practical tools you can use with clients at the end – we’ll give you double your money back.
We’re confident in this programme, so we’re happy to put our money where our mouth is.
If you buy this course by mistake, or realise it’s not for you the next day –
we’ll give you a refund of your purchase.
Live, in-person options
Online courses are great as they spread out the learning nicely. But we do also appreciate that many people also long for face-to-face contact with teachers.
There are a number of options around the world in 2023, including in Munich, Amsterdam, Montréal, London, Slovenia, Brussels, Lisbon and Bologna.
If you enrol for CEC, we’ll email you a special rate on in-person events than you’d get when booking them individually.
- 26th London
- 4th Zurich
- 8th Berlin
- 11-12th Cologne
- 17-19th Amsterdam
- 15-16th: Montréal
- 5th London
- 13th Barcelona
- 19th Tallinn
- 24-28th Slovenia
- 14th Amsterdam
- 17th Brussels
- 5-6th Lisbon
- 20-23rd Austria
- 29-30th Munich
- 16-20th Croatia residential
- 22-25th UK residential
*NB: These are preliminary. Please do not book travel or accommodation for these events until we have confirmed they’ll take place.
Bonus: Top Embodiment Tips ebook
“Top Embodiment Tips – From teachers from around the world”, is a collection of some of the most impactful and inspiring words spoken by leaders in the field.
This book is a compilation of quotes from the hundreds of speakers that have graced our training company’s events over the years.
In these pages, you will find a treasure trove of wisdom, insight, and inspiration to help you on your journey of embodiment.
Whether you’re an experienced practitioner or just starting out on your embodiment journey, you will find something in these pages that resonates with you.
If you enrol for CEC now, you’ll get access to these bonuses worth $1347:
"Trauma for Facilitators" package
Which includes the “Introduction to Trauma” course with Mark Walsh & Patricia Aguirre, along with the “Giants of Trauma” pack, with the following trauma experts…
Bessel van der Kolk
Dr. Bayo Akomolafe
Dr Martha Eddy
Embodiment Coaching Demo's
Many coaches hesitate to work with embodiment. They worry it will bring up trauma, that their mainstream coaching clients will react badly, or they’re unsure how to apply theory to practice.
During this course, you’ll witness real coaching with real clients, explained one step at a time. Understand what works in practice, take away techniques you can apply immediately, and help your clients achieve meaningful and lasting change.
What embodiment leaders say...
Become a certified embodiment coach
CEC 2024 starts in February
You may like to get CEC 2024 at the ridiculously early-bird rate of $849 and get a bonus 1-to-1 session with Mark Walsh:
Or register your interest here to learn more once it's closer:
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CEC information calls on December 6
The Zoom link is the same for all three below sessions:
You may also prefer to add the sessions to your calendar:
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 a total of 37 hours (Core Competency hours and 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.
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. Please go back to the safe space that spawned 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.
Please know in addition to the course we ask you to read some books that may cause additional payments. Also get prepared to try out a few different practices with other providers that can carry small fees.
The live in-person workshops are also an add on to the CEC course – they are not required for successful completion, but a great addition.
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.
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 a minimum donation to cover admin costs.
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