Advanced Practitioner Certificate

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Soma practitioners, are you ready to take your work to the next level?
Join us this July to begin (or finish) the Advanced Certificate Program

Module 1—Advanced Series Development:

Strategies to deepen your sessions and work creatively beyond the 11-Series.

Apply for Module 1 of the Advanced Certificate HERE

July 15-18, 2022—9am-6pm
Langley, Whidbey Island— Washington

Get ready for four days of inspiring brain and body learning, including answers to these questions:

What are the fundamentals of Advanced work?
Understanding what constitutes Advanced Soma work and what are fundamental elements of an Advanced Series is vital to the development of your Soma practice and success. We will discuss, practice and workshop the elements.

How do I create an Advanced Series?
You will learn how to strategize your approach and create an Advanced Series. This will include theory and applications to advance your clients evolution and integration.

What does Advanced Movement Education look like?
We will explore strategic Soma Movement Education concepts and how to apply them. Some will be new applications for movement you already know from the Series, as well as new movement ideas to deepen your work.

How do I adapt the Series?
We will discuss strategies for adapting the 11-Series or an Advanced Mini-Series to complex issues. You will learn how to create a treatment plan for clients that need thorough work, have complicated issues and injuries, and/or time sensitive performance goals.

How do I keep my work innovative and effective beyond the 11-Series.
You will learn strategies for transcending the Recipe: when, why and how.

You’ll also give and receive work with your Soma colleagues—you are sure to be feeling good after four days of Soma magic.

Lead Teachers: Jesse Guerrero & Denise Foster Scott

Cost: Early bird pricing: $1,100 (Save $150)   ~  After May 1st: $1,250

CEU’s: 32 hours (4 Ethics, Washington State and IASI approved)

Register today!

This course fulfills 1 of the 3 Core Modules required for the Advanced Certificate.

What is the Advanced Soma Certificate Program?
The Advanced Certificate training deepens your knowledge of Soma philosophy, theory and practice. The Advanced courses comprehensively explore the Soma paradigm, including exploring your own internal experience. New research and information will be presented to continue your professional and personal growth. The Advanced courses provide an environment for somatic discovery, in-depth dialogue, and expansive perspectives. We believe that an Advanced Soma Practitioner includes the development of mature interpersonal and self-reflective skills in addition to technical skills. All of our courses are also a great way to create connections, geek-out with your tribe, soak up some Island rejuvenation and receive some wonderful Soma bodywork.

How does the Certificate Program work?
The 128-hour Soma Advanced Training is offered as three core modules and two electives. Students must complete all three Core Modules (totaling 96 hours) and two Electives (totaling 32 hours). Coursework can be taken over the course of more than three years as needed. Upon completion practitioners may use the title of Certified Advanced Soma Practitioner (CASP).

In order to apply for the Advanced Soma Certificate Program the practitioner must be in practice for a minimum number of 2 years, and/or have instructor approval.

Core Modules: 96 hours of Core Modules course are required. There are three modules. One Core module will be offered each year, so it will take a minimum of 3 years to complete the Soma Advanced Certificate Program. The Three Core Modules develop key skills of the Advanced Soma Practitioner.

Upcoming Core Modules: One Core Module is offered each year, and includes ethics credits.

  • Core Module 1— Advanced Series Development (July 15-18, 2022, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Adapting the 11-Series and developing an Advanced Mini-Series for greater effectiveness.
  • Core Module 2—Advanced Bodyreading and Movement Strategies (2023, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Advanced bodyreading and creative movement education for richer embodiment.
  • Core Module 3—Advanced Client Connections (2024, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Creating connection, integrating trauma, and supporting wholeness.

Electives: 32 hours of Elective courses are required (typically two, two-day CE courses). They may be taken at any time, prior or after being accepted to the Core Advanced Training. Students will be required to provide documentation of completed elective hours.

Upcoming Electives: At least one elective will be offered each year. Most non-Core Module course offered by the Soma Institute or its faculty, counts as an elective.

  • Reclaiming the Pelvic Floor (Teacher: Denise Foster Scott)
    June 3rd-5th, 2022 (3 days). Astoria, OR. $650.  Register here.
  • Uncaging the Ribs: the Tensegrity of Breath. (Teacher: Jesse Guerrero)
    November 12th-13th, 2022 (2-days). Langley, WA. $450. Registration opens August 1st.

In-Process Advanced Practitioners: For practitioners who have done previous coursework toward an Advanced Certificate under the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration®, they are required to take all three of the Core modules to complete their Advanced Certificate. Previous CE through the Soma Institute will counts toward the Advanced Training electives. Students will be required to provide documentation of completed elective hours.

Practitioners who have previously completed the 100-hour Advanced Training: All practitioners are welcome to attend and receive CEU’s for the Advanced Training Core modules. Upon completion of one Core module they will be issued a new Advanced Certificate with the updated program hours. Students will be required to provide documentation of completed previous 100-hour Advanced Certificate.

The Soma Advanced Practitioner Certificate Program is for graduates and is not part of the basic Soma Structural Integration® Certificate training.