A practical course to help you and your loved ones
9am, 6pm or 2am GMT (1am, 10am or 6pm PST) Tuesdays
We'll give you a clear definition and models to understand it.
We'll help you understand how any current practices fit in with the wider world of Embodiment, and most importantly on the Foundations of Embodiment Course (FEC) you’ll get practical tools for your real life.
We’ll help you to answer:
“What’s real embodiment vs what’s just some nonsense Instagram hashtag?”
"How to find good teachers"
“What techniques really work?”
Embodiment can help with many areas of life, but FEC students over the years have said it's especially helpful for:
- Self acceptance and self care
- Stress management
- Managing overwhelm and exhaustion (critical for many now!)
- Conflict and reactivity
- Not feeling “at home” in the body generally (perhaps due to trauma)
FEC teaches principles which you can apply to any area of interest, whether you're a parent, manager, yoga teacher or whatever. You'll learn some very concrete practices, like centring, to take away and use for the rest of your life.
Imagine taking the most practical techniques from a variety of different practices; from yoga to martial arts, dance to coaching and trauma, and learning how to apply them in your everyday life.
Wouldn't it be great to learn from a breadth of techniques, and find the right ones for you.
Tools from experienced facilitators who know what works and what doesn’t, giving you an expansive toolkit to use in different situations.
Embodiment can help with many things including, stress, intimacy and parenting. It helps you feel more at home in your body and confident in your skin.
The Foundations of Embodiment Course (FEC) is a 9-week introduction to the world of embodiment.
Led by a diverse group of experienced facilitators, FEC helps you explore your body in safe hands, giving you powerful techniques for everyday life.
A combination of live webinars, peer-to-peer learning, video support, and home practices gives you the structure and support you need to stay on track as you learn.
The breadth of tools we explore help you develop and establish a sustainable personal practice to suit your lifestyle.
This course gives you solid foundations to build on either personally or professionally, and has been a staple in our flagship in-person event for over 9 years now.
The course starts on 7 February 2023 and runs for 9 weeks (ends 4 April 2023)
Live webinars are on Tuesdays at 9am UK time, 6pm UK time or 6pm PST (pick one to suit)
As opposed to self-led learning FEC gives a structure to best support your learning even when life is busy and chaotic
(varies slightly week to week)
1hr, Tuesdays 9am and 7.15pm
Week 0: Pre-Course Work
January 31 (course opens on the Learning Platform)
Week 1: Opening Week
February 7 (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: Closing of Foundations of
April 4 (NB: this mandatory session is 2-hrs)
A purpose-built learning platform to log your progress
Dedicated course leaders and admins to help you stay on track
Weekly peer calls for extra support from others on the same journey
“Embodiment is an essential component of healing and Embodiment Unlimited does valuable work bringing its importance to the public. I have enjoyed working with this innovative organisation.”
Renowned speaker and bestselling author
“Mark has a special ability to make embodiment work relevant and accessible.“
Co-founder of social presencing theater, Presencing Institute
“The embodied work that Mark and the team does is both creative and practical. As a facilitator, I get a lot from teaching alongside them and always enjoy the mix of humour and pragmatism.”
Author, Facilitator, Producer – One Giant Leap
“Mark Walsh brings embodiment to life with passion, irreverence and grit. It makes a body want to celebrate!“
CEO Institute for Zen Leadership
“Mark and his team provide a learning experience which draws on many forms of embodiment, then integrates it in a way that forms a more whole process for growth.“
Trauma Educator, Embodiment and Aikido Teacher
FEC and CEC integrate some of the most practical and powerful tools from a wide variety of approaches. The diverse range of presenters have explored and refined what really works over years of practise in their field, bringing you the most practical techniques from each.
You can’t read your way into embodiment. So, the majority of the learning is practise-based. Also, learning online allows you to properly digest from the comfort of your own home, in your own time.
Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of wishy-washy nonsense out there in the embodiment world. We cut the crap and can show you how to use embodiment with anyone you work with.
This certification is the combination of many diverse points of view on embodiment brought together. There is no guru, no “one way” of doing things, and you are not asked to believe anything.
We’re a culturally diverse team and understand trauma personally. Together, we speak 11 languages and have taught in over 50 countries. We also do everything from a trauma-informed point of view, with consent and care at the heart of everything we teach.
If you take yourself really (really) seriously, or you’re easily offended, then this isn’t the course for you. While we take what we do very seriously, we will be telling a lot of jokes and having a lot of fun while we do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaker & Author
Gabor Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.
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.
Dr. Peter A. Levine received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing® method. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents. Author Peter is the author of the best-selling book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma — which was published in 24 languages and sold over 250,000 copies. His other published work includes: *Healing Trauma: a Pioneering Program in Restoring the Wisdom of Our Bodies *In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness *Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound. *co-author of Trauma through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing *co-author of Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience *co-author of Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body’s Power to Overcome Physical Pain * Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory Books are available from various national booksellers
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.
Bio to follow…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bio to follow…
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.
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.
“Mark Walsh and team are doing great and important work in supporting the teachings of embodiment to become more accessible, available and widespread in the world.”
Russell Delman | The Embodied Life School | FEC Student
“Practical embodiment information with real life application. And the community is priceless.”
Manal | Dance teacher and coach | Saudi Arabia
“My coaching is more precise and effective now. My clients now achieve their goals in a shorter time and fewer sessions.“
Avi Peled | Coach and group facilitator | Israel
“Mark is a powerhouse of embodiment. The course explores wisdom from the many known masters in this field in a fun way.”
Malti Bhojwani | Coach & co-author of Self Awareness and transformation | Singapore
“Mark transmits lessons online in a consistent and clear way, so it’s not wasted time for busy people.“
Eva | Coach and yogi | Slovenia
“This content is about awakening for life via re-owning my body alongside great people from all over the globe.”
Yana Ray | Coach | Moscow
“Embodiment allows me to coach from wholeness. This leads to much better results, much quicker.”
Fiona Buckland | Coach | UK
“My participation helped me gain confidence in bringing this work to new audiences, and provided a very rich peer group.”
Charlie Birch | Professional dancer | USA
“I got an enhanced understanding of relationship dynamics – crucial for blending emotional intelligence with decisive, well-informed action.“
Anna Price | BBC editor and mindfulness teacher | UK
“I never had so many ‘aha moments’ during a course as in this one. As a coach, I use the practices every day which helps my clients gain a deeper awareness of their state of being, and more possibilities and choices.”
Trea Pluister-van Til | BodyMind Awareness Coach – The Coachtree | Netherlands | FEC graduate
“I can honestly say this course was a total game-changer for me personally and in my coaching practice. By far the most valuable training investment I’ve ever made.”
Steve Litchfield | Coach | UK | FEC graduate
“Embodiment Unlimited is THE place for YOU to learn, heal, rest, be seen & heard.”
Kathleen Booker | Transformational Breathwork teacher | USA
“I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone working in the body-mind field.”
Petra Kanschik | Holistic Coach | Denmark | FEC graduate
“FEC allowed me to bring embodiment instruments to practice in working with students and clients.“
Dina Aslamazishvili | Business School Professor @ Georgian American University | Georgia | FEC graduate
“As a cat I’m not really impressed with anything, but this course is great.”
Coachy McCat Face | London
Ever bought an online course and then not gotten around to doing it?
Yeah, me too. We've designed FEC to ensure this doesn't happen.
With a clear structure, a social discussion platform, peer accountability, and help from a dedicated course manager, you'll have little chance to waste your investment.
Most people who started FEC last year finished it (over 85%). But if you don’t complete it, you can come back next year FREE. Some people repeat it just for the extra practice and connection.You’re always welcome.
You might be wondering if now is the right time.
Well, the world desperately needs more embodied people. There are some brutal forces of disconnection out there, but dedicated people who take the time to practice can turn the tide.
You'll be well supported to get the most out of this course, it’s been well-designed for people with busy lives.
Maybe like me, after two years of global turmoil, you’re feeling a bit burnt-out, which is where FEC can be highly supportive – especially the peer connections you’ll make. I’m sure you’ll find it inspiring, too – it feels like a stand against much of the madness right now.
You may cry on FEC, but mostly you'll smile, be energised; and try not to laugh at my terrible jokes.
I hope to see you there.
Founder, Embodiment Unlimited
Embodiment Super Geek
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 at the end – we’ll give you double your money back.
Seriously. Print this off, keep it somewhere safe, and come back to us if you really feel this way. 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.
“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.
Last chance to join...
Foundations of Embodiment
The first ten people to use the code FEC2023SAVE get a discount of $400
Yes. We cover a broad range of modalities and techniques, and going back to basics is never a bad thing.
It’s likely that we’ll look at topics and fields you haven’t had a chance to explore yet and show you how they all fit together.
Yoga and conscious dance teachers in the past for example found FEC gave them a new perspective on what they already loved and new things to explore.
Others may simply want a structured course and peers to develop alongside.
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.
No. FEC requires a time commitment of 5 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 FEC is suitable for a busy diary.
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.
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.
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. 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.