Advanced Practitioner Certificate

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Soma practitioners, are you ready to take your work to the next level?
Join us October 2023 to begin (or finish) your Advanced Certificate Training

Becoming Whole: Integrating the “Soma”
Exploring the essentials of body psychology, client relationships and self-integration.

Deepen your sessions and the way your clients (and you) connect and integrate.

October 6-9, 2023 (9am-6pm. Fri-Mon)
Soma Institute: Langley, WA.

How can we be more present while we work? How can, and does, our internal presence change the connection with our clients and the container for their transformations? What does Integration really mean and how can we support our clients (and selves) in finding it? Where does trauma and “emotional releases” fit in? Join us for four days of deep exploration, connection and awe.

Lead Teachers: Jesse Guerrero, Jennifer Lovejoy, Kelsi Giswold

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

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

(registration opens May 1st, 2023)

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. One Core Module is offered each year, and includes 4 ethics credits.

  • Becoming Whole: Integrating the “Soma” (October 7-10, 2023, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Creating connection, integrating split parts, and supporting wholeness.
  • Embodiment: Bodyreading and Movement Strategies (2024, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Advanced bodyreading and creative movement education for richer embodiment.
  • Advanced Artistry: Working Outside the Recipe (2025, 4-days, 32 CEU’s):
    Deepen your sessions by working off the recipe.

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. Most non-Core Module course offered by the Soma Institute or its faculty, counts as an elective.

Upcoming Electives:

  • Craniofacial Harmony: Balancing the Head, Jaw and Neck (Teachers: Kelsi Giswold, Jesse Guerrero)
    2024 (2-days). Langley, WA.
  • Uncaging the Ribs: the Tensegrity of Breath. (Teachers: Jesse Guerrero)
    2025 (2-days). Langley, WA.

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.