Embodiment University

The most comprehensive embodiment training

1-year online certification


All live trainings + tutorials

Join an in-person event


All our self-paced content

Advanced embodiment tools

University starts:


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Be excellent at work you love... and make a living from it

The world needs more embodiment, and becoming an embodied facilitator is a great way to be a part of making that happen.

If you love embodiment and want to help ensure there’s more self-regulation, kindness and presence in the world, this could be for you.

University is a comprehensive embodiment training that covers a wide variety of aspects. There’s small-group support from experienced tutors, committed peers and business encouragement so that you can make a career out of facilitating embodiment.

What's included in University...

All 5 of our live trainings / certifications (Meditation, Trauma, Spirituality, Toolkit & Marketing)

Twice-monthly live advanced embodiment tutorials with Mark & Karin

A place on an in-person event (including our 4- or 5-day intensives)

Monthly live coaching supervision (to answer coaching questions & improve your skills)

Monthly Money Maker Masterminds (to make a decent living as an embodied facilitator)

Access to all of our self-paced content (including The Embodiment Conference library) forever


Embodiment University

Online, in-depth embodied facilitator training

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As you’ve completed CEC, you’re now eligible to join Embodiment University and take it to the next level.

This is currently the most comprehensive embodied facilitation qualification out there, and is available to only 25 CEC graduates, so it’s a more personal targeted experience.

This certification is the culmination of everything an effective, dynamic, and safe embodied facilitator needs to know to kick-start (or seriously deepen) a career in the field.

A better kind of online course…

If you’ve ever felt like just another number in an online course, you’re not alone!

Studying online can easily leave you feeling anonymous, making it tough to find the motivation to perform at your best and complete the certification.

Not with Embodiment University!

We’ve specifically designed Embodiment University to ensure you feel seen, heard and supported right from the start.

The small group sizes, emphasis on live work and personal feedback ensure you’ll actually get to know your teachers and fellow students. You can rest assured your teachers are carefully monitoring your learning progress to make sure you stay motivated and on track.

*Please note: We are only accepting 25 people for the university in order to maintain this level of individual attention and care.

If you want to...

... then Embodiment University may be what you’ve been looking for.

Live trainings you can join

Only CEC graduates are eligible for Embodiment University.

Live trainings run each semester (there’s a break between semesters to give you a “winter”).

Semester 1 trainings...

Embodied Meditation

Learn specific tools and techniques to facilitate meditation confidently and safely. Take your practice off the cushion, into your life, then learn to guide clients to do the same.

Tues 7pm or Wed 9am UK time
Starts March 14/15, ends July 18/19

See 2022 course page for more information here

Trauma Coaching

Learn to work safely and responsibly with trauma in your coaching and facilitation. Get a certification to show you are trauma aware and competent when working with your clients/students.

Wednesday, 6pm UK time
Starts March 15, ends July 19

See 2022 course page for more information here

Embodied Spirituality

More info to come...

Starts May (date TBA)

Semester 2 trainings

Embodied Toolkit

Get the most versatile kit of embodiment coaching tools we know of. This 26-posture system empowers you to guide clients to instantly embody different states and traits and create lasting change.

Tuesday, 9am or 6pm UK time
Starts September 5, ends November 28

See 2022 course page for more information here

Embodied Marketing

Learn to market yourself ethically and authentically to make a good living bringing what you love to the people who need it. Create a marketing plan for your business to carry you forward into the next stage of growth.

Wednesday, 9am or 6pm UK time
Starts October 11, ends November 29

See 2022 course page for more information here

Note: you could do all five live courses in one year, but… we wouldn’t recommend it unless you’ve got a lot of time and capacity (not working full-time, no family to support, etc.). Do contact us if you’re thinking about this.

Plus get access to ALL our self-paced content

Embody Your Leadership

The most complete embodiment course we've ever put together. Find your own authentic leadership style and have a greater impact on your world by focusing on your unique strengths and working with your embodiment.

Embodiment Coaching

Learn from Mark Walsh as he coaches real clients, then breaks down exactly what he did and why. The more real life examples you have access to, the better prepared you’ll be for the wide range of clients you’ll encounter in your coaching career.

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Courage to Lead

For female facilitators and professionals to raise their confidence to the same level as their abilities. If you question your right to stand up and own what you actually know you do well, this'll help. Learn specific embodied tools to face fear and act anyway.

Purpose Blackbelt

A complete guide to discovering or realigning your purpose. You'll remove any internal blocks standing between you and a purpose-filled, fruitful life. Get clear about what you want to do with your life, so you can get out of your way and live the life you dream about.

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The Embodiment Conference

Over 1000 hours of embodied education from the world's leading facilitators in coaching, therapy, meditation, yoga, dance, martial arts, leadership, breathwork and more...

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Everyday Embodiment

Learn the basic embodiment tools you need to do life better. You’ll get a comprehensive toolkit for navigating conflict, pain, anxiety, parenting and more. Expect exercises you can use in your world, not hours of advice and theory.

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Empowered Relationships

Get more from intimate relationships (whether you’re in one or not). You’ll explore your true wants, desires, boundaries and limiting patterns, and learn practical tools to help you connect more authentically with your partner.

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Trauma is Your Superpower

Transform the worst things that have happened to you into your greatest gifts. Get practical models and techniques to transform your trauma and help you take the next step in post-traumatic growth – from ‘good enough’ to ‘great’.

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Embodied Boundaries

From ‘too nice’ to an empowered life. Embodied Boundaries guides you through a carefully designed four-step process to set challenging boundaries in your life with kindness and stand strong when the world responds.

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21 Days to Better Sleep

Learn how the things you do (or don’t do) through the day can have an impact on your sleep. You'll be guided through embodied explorations and simple exercises to build into your routine in this self-paced programme.

Note: you get lifetime access to all of our self-paced courses, but none of them are essential to graduate from Embodiment University

AND a tonne of live support through...

Monthly coaching supervision with Mark & Christina

to build and maintain excellence in your coaching practice

Twice-monthly advanced tutorials with Mark & Karin

to connect with others on the same path and deepen your learning

Weekly group coaching with Mark on Embodiment Explorers

for casual fun and anarcharic learning with others in the community

Monthly Money Maker Masterminds with Mark

for working on your business challenges, niching issues, etc.

Along with a bonus 1-to-1 session with Mark to kickstart your university journey AND a bonus place on an in-person event

Core teachers

Mark Walsh

CEO & Founder, Embodiment Unlimited

“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 Certification 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 degree 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).

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

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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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 Certification.

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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Christina Dohr

Embodiment Coach

Christina is a trainer on the Embodied Facilitator Certification, a passionate dancer and improviser with a MSc in Social Sciences.

She holds 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.

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Patricia Aguirre


Patricia has integrated trauma related approaches to her practice of family and systemic constellations for many years.

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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Martin Aylward

Meditation Teacher

Martin has been practising meditation intensively for 30 years and has been teaching dharma and guiding people in their practice since 1999.

Aged 19, Martin left for India with a one-way ticket and no luggage. He spent most of the next four years in Asian monasteries, retreat centres and Ashrams where he developed a formal meditation practice based on Vipassana / Insight Meditation, while also exploring many different teachings and practice forms.

He spent several months with Ajahn Buddhadasa at Wat Suan Mokkh in Thailand and sat annual month-long retreats all through the 1990s at the Thai Monastery in Bodh Gaya with Christopher Titmuss. After ten years of practice, Christopher encouraged him to begin teaching. He has also studied and practised with various Buddhist teachers and traditions, including the Vajrayana practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

Martin spent two years living with Sukhanta Giri Babaji, a Hindu sadhu, at his hermitage near Dharamsala and has lived and practised with various other Indian sadhus and Himalayan hermits. He was also a student of the Diamond Approach of A.H. Almaas for 13 years.

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Daniela Welzel

Women's Coach

Daniela brings her unique blend of embodied experience to everything she does. She is authentic, honest and fearless in her work and honours whatever arises with grace, patience and presence. 

Daniela has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in police leadership science. She served in a bilateral training mission in Afghanistan, teaching Afghan police officers methods and didactics, psychology and code of conduct.

Daniela also holds a black belt in Aikido, and is a certified MBCT trainer. She regularly teaches workshops and courses on embodied self-defence and mindfulness, along with offering individual coaching.

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Alina Röder

University 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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Join us in-person

We appreciate that many people also long for face-to-face contact with teachers.

There are a number of options to join us around the world in 2023, including in Munich, Amsterdam, New York, London, Slovenia, Brussels, Lisbon and Bologna.

You can choose any one of these trainings to join us during 2023:


  • 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.

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There's also a lighter option

University also includes the opportunity to drop in on Embodiment Explorers, which will give you weekly group coaching.

But, if you’re not interested in a structured certification at this time, you may like it instead. If you wanna keep doing embodiment with nice people and be part of a fun, online community, then Embodiment Explorers may be for you…

It’s included in Embodiment University, but as a standalone involves a weekly call every Thursday at 5pm UK time to practise embodied tools and get some group coaching from Mark. Learn more here

This casual, anarchic, small group fun will run through until December 2023.

Why we're doing this...

“Between us, we’ve always loved the idea of offering an in-depth professional embodiment certification.

You know, the sort of thing we’d have LOVED to do 20-30 years ago when we were starting out in this space.

That’s what this is. We first offered it last year, when it was something that hadn’t been done before, and now we’ve ironed out the kinks ready for another intake.

This gives people the opportunity to access all the embodied facilitator training they need.

But… it’s just for the hardcore. It will be a step-up. We feel like university Deans, or maybe Dumbledore and McGonagall 🙂

It’s kinda a dream come true, really. Wanna join us?”

Karin van Maanen & Mark Walsh

Embodiment University "Deans"

Choose your package:

University starts:


Embodiment Explorers

Weekly fun & learning

LIVE | Online | 1 year

NOW - December 2023

Normally more than




More information and monthly instalments option available here>>>

Embodiment University


LIVE | Online | 1 year

NOW - December 2023

Normally more than


Only 11 monthly instalments of


If you missed it, you can also pay up-front here>>>

Embodiment University + coaching

Certification + twelve 1-to-1 sessions w/ Mark

LIVE | Online | 1 year

NOW - December 2023

Normally more than




We may consider instalments in special cases. Contact us here>>>

Contact us if you’re interested in any of these separately, or customising your University package.

Important note: You can also choose to study part-time or full-time (for those without jobs or families).

Please contact us to discuss which is best for you. Full-time will be a lot of work.

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Each of the live courses required for certification have live and pre-recorded elements. A certain percentage of the live elements must be attended live in order to certify.

The self-paced courses can be done in your own time, as they’re additional learning, and are not required to be completed in order to certify.

Each course has different start and end dates you can select which order you do them in to work best for you.

No, but since everyone joining will be a CEC graduate, you may be moving towards that.

You will need to graduate from one of the live courses each semester.

This depends a little on which courses you choose and whether you attend all the live group sessions, how many self-paced courses you do, etc. We suspect most will spend at least 3-5 hours per week, and some much more.

Each live course has an attendance requirement for you to graduate. You’ll need to make sure you meet that requirement in each case, but you will be able to miss a few sessions in emergencies.

You’ll be able to get a refund up until we schedule the live sessions at the beginning of December. If you’re not able to complete the course, you can appeal to complete the course in the following year, but we can’t guarantee that the same live course options will be available.

We don’t recommend this as the pressure from doing that many embodiment courses at the same time is overwhelming, given the nature of the work, the personal growth aspect and the time required for integration.

However, it may be possible in special cases for those who have the time and are willing to commit (e.g. you don’t have a full-time job or a family).

Firstly, instalment packages will only be available under special conditions (contact us). But you will be liable to continue paying the instalments for the package you’ve signed up for until it is fully paid, unless you cancel and requested a refund within the allocated time (see above).

No, you will have to complete your payment in full before we issue your certification.

You will need to purchase an additional year of Embodiment University access (we can’t guarantee the same live course options, however).

This is why we recommend being realistic about your ability to complete all the requirements for each course when you choose your timeframe to avoid having to pay more.

You may contact your course manager to discuss your circumstance and the possibility of continuing in the next cohort of students (which may not have the same live course options).

However, you will be liable to continue paying the instalments for the package you’ve signed up for until it is fully paid, unless you cancel and requested a refund within the allocated time (see above).

You get lifetime access to all the pre-recorded content, the self-paced courses and the TEC library. However, you only have access to the live elements (required to be able to certify) of the certification courses for the period you are enrolled in.

If you wish to complete any of these courses live again, you will need to sign up again in the future.

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