2023 REGISTRATION FOR THE SOMATIC EDUCATOR FOR WOMEN CERTIFICATION NOW CLOSED!
Somatic Institute for Women
Start your career as a
Somatic Educator For women
Next certification course starts : FEB 15 2023- JAN 15 2024
BECOME A TRAUMA- INFORMED SOMATIC EDUCATOR FOR WOMEN
Feeling safe, alive & free in our body as women is our birthright & we need more powerful female leaders to show the way.
This work, both personally & professionally is incredibly life giving, nurturing & healing. It is a home-coming, back to the core of who you are & how that translates as your embodied service towards a new world that places love, connection, empathy & liberation at the centre.
What we need now, more than ever, is more embodied, attuned, sensitive, present, emotionally intelligent, somatically embodied, trauma aware folks & more importantly, EMBODIED FEMALE LEADERS, who touch this disembodied & disconected world just with their sheer presence of being an empowered, sovereign & free women.
That is what we mean by an educator - you act as the embodiment for change. Though you will aquire the skills & tools that will prepare you to become a deeply attuned and grounded leader with the ability to host retreats, workshops and 1:1 sessions specialising in themes that centre female body intelligence, trauma awareness, shadow work, nervous system health, somatic dance therapy, the Feminine & more, It is not the skills, teachings or techniques that you share but who you are, that educates others into new possibilities & new ways of being.
This is what this year long journey is all about -Inhabiting your body, freedom & aliveness in order to remind other women of their own.
This training is not only an internationally accredited certification, teaching you how to apply the trauma-informed somatic skills to your current work (or start a whole new path as a somatic educator!) but most importantly it’s a PERSONAL JOURNEY, with the potential to redefine not only how you experience yourself but all aspects of your life.
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”-Camus
F E M I N I N E
S O M A T I C
E D U C A T I O N
One of the biggest challenges we face today is the phobia of deeply feeling and connecting to our full emotional, sensual, psychological & spiritual landscape, through the body.
We have been conditioned to forget how to communicate from and be grounded in our body's intelligence. We no longer trust our inner knowing.
Because of this, many of us often don't feel safe to just be ourselves. Rather, we are programmed to adapt ourselves, please others & live by unattainable standards based on what we do, how we look, how successful, youthful & sexy we are, to affirm our worth.
It is in our search to be accepted, belong & avoid feelings or experiences of abandonment, we end up self abandoning, losing touch with some of the most intimate & holy aspects of ourselves that provide us with our innate, felt experience of belonging - the experience of belonging to yourself, and to life itself.
We have been conditioned that living from and being grounded in authenticity, presence & embodiment, is not even an option for a fulfilling and enriching life. A life on our terms. A life of connection, pleasure & nourishment.
Somatic wisdom is one of the most powerful sources to integrating our pain, feeling our aliveness and actualising our potential.
It is a re-orientation towards feeling safe to feel & express all of you.
It is a journey inward, taking you face to face with the intensity of discomfort, the power of eros, and the mystery of the unknown; helping you come to these with open arms, deep exhales and full surrender.
It is a home-coming, back to the core of who you are & how that translates as an act of embodied service towards a new world that places love, connection & liberation at the centre.
Principles of Education
THE POWER OF SOMATICS
Having a deep knowing of this work will not only impact you personally, it will also impact your ability to change the world by educating others into how to re-connect to their own somatic world.
Somatics offers us a therapeutic, sensation-based approach to
self-exploration and transformation.
Different from top-down, masculine oriented modalities that encourage people to follow an outside-in formula for change and healing, somatic learning is centred in feminine intelligence, guiding you to form a unique and FELT relationship with yourself and your own wisdom by sensing your experience from the inside.
Somatic inquiry assists us in birthing otherwise unknown parts of ourselves and our experience into the known, by making the unconscious conscious.
This inquiry allows a softening into what is alive for us in the present moment,
gently empowering you to meet, explore, feel, breathe into, hold
and integrate exiled parts of yourself; the parts that we want to ignore, push away and not feel - from unprocessed shame, anger and unworthiness to the disowned pleasure, power & life force living inside of you.
We need to slow down, feel and listen to what is true, beyond what we are told is true from the outside.
Truth beyond self-abandonment in order to belong.
Truth beyond the constructs and programming we have received about how to be, what to do, how to look, how to feel, how to heal, how to love and how to be loved.
Truth beyond an idealised image of how we think we should work, relate, parent, make love, speak, dance, breathe and be as a woman.
We need to listen to what is happening under the surface, so that we can ask and discover:
How can I belong intimately to myself and this life, and thrive in loving service to the world as an embodied, sovereign woman?
Women have a complex and layered relationship to their bodies - layers of shaming and conditioning around our sexuality, menstruation, pregnancy, ageing, motherhood, gender roles, body image, workplace, power and so much more that has been deeply impacted patriarchy ( or the dominator paradigm)
This program was specifically designed to unpack how we as women have lost touch with our freedom & aliveness by often becoming a victim to this paradigm. This work & the power of shadow work, trauma awareness & somatics allows us to recognise how we have internalized patriarchy as women, continue to perpetuate it and how we can come back to living life in relationship to our authenticity & the Feminine principle, outside the opressed structures of patriarchy.
This immersion is a laboratory to dismantle the programming we as female bodied beings have received and an embodied investigation towards reclaiming and exalting the feminine, the shadow, and body intelligence as our greatest allies towards wholeness.
- Lead Facilitator -
Maanee is a Trauma-Informed Somatic Psychotherapist, Dance Therapist, Erotic Educator & Somatic Integrative Trauma therapist.
Maanee recognises the work in the realm of the shadow, trauma, somatics & womens empowerment as a form of embodied activism. She feels it is one of the most important areas to focus on, both individually & collectively if we desire long lasting and integrated change in a collapsing and disembodied world.
Maanee has curated this training from her 11 years of living, breathing and researching the themes in this training and offers her teachings with immense groundedness, authenticity and embodiment.
To date Maanee's work has touched over 20,000 women around the world She is the founder of the the Somatic Educator training and the Somatic Institute for Women. Maanee is deeply devoted to this training & supporting women just like you to spread this message to your own community.
- Guest Teachers -
You will have access to our guest teachers through both live sessions & pre-recorded sessions.
Dr. Saida Desilets
Body philosopher, author &
sexual sovereignty advocate
Poet & teacher on the deep
Trauma expert & emotional intelligence coach
Jasmine Alicia Carter
Menstrual cycle awareness coach & period artist
Kimberly Anne Johnson
Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Sexological bodyworker, birth doula, Author & single mother
Earth- & body-based women's mentor, menstrual and sexual wisdom guide
Wholistic sexuality teacher, medical professional, author of the award-winning Women's Anatomy of Arousal
Non-dual & hridaya yoga
Queer Indigenous Bedouin feminist, ecological and peace activist
Jane Hardwicke Collings
Former midwife, women's shamanic mysteries teacher, writer and menstrual educator
Somatic process worker & expert on shame, body image, diversity and social injustice
Activist & educator on love, sexuality and queering relationship, building community, and system change
Decolonization & gender diversity educator, artist & sexological bodyworker
Expert on Feminine Leadership & Feminine centred business
"I don't feel I have enough time or even words to say everything I've experienced throughout this training. I could say that it was one of the most precious gifts I've given to myself. It gave me things I've craving for so long. It gave me a sense of safety, a sense of belonging. It brought consistency to my personal practices.
I feel I embody respect, allowing, being, not having to do, desire,
joy, rawness, embrace, honesty.
The Somatic Educator Training for Women brought me back to myself, to my Self, to my true, genuine, deep self. And I couldn't thank the faculty enough and all women that held space for me."
- Maria, Brazil
WHAT WE WILL COVER
Somatic safety ( how to feel safe to feel)
Building resilience & capacity
The science of embodiment
Somatic shadow work
The masks we wear to seek validation & approval
Introduction to the nervous system
Nervous system regulation tool kit
The developmental stages of trauma
Women & the nervous system
Un-shaming: somatic therapeutic interventions
TRAUMA INFORMED & SOMATIC FACILITATION SKILLS
The person-centred approach & the therapeutic relationship
Somatic Facilitation - Identification, story & narrative
Somatic Facilitation - Sensation-based, present moment relating
Somatic Facilitation - Deepening questions, curiosity & allowing
SOMATIC FEMININE INTELLIGENCE
The Feminine vs patriarchal femininity
The menstrual cycle
Sensuality & the nervous system
Erotic intelligence, pleasure & the nervous system
Sexuality & the nervous system
Somatic dance therapy
Therapeutic erotic dance
SHADOW SIDE OF THE FEMININE
Internalized misogyny in women
Decolonization & the collective patriarchal embodiment of the feminine
The history of misogyny & female genitalia
Ageism, sexism & body shame
The Madonna/whore split
Slut shaming, threat, jealousy & competition between women
The witch wound
The social and political view on patriarchy & the oppression of sxuality
Introduction to sxual trauma
Erotic individuation & the 4 fold process
Female anatomy of arousal
Module 6 : ACCESSING YOUR GENIUS & FEMININE CENTRED BUSINESS
Creating your teachings
How to structure & create workshops
introduction to Feminine centred business
1-1 SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY & FEMININE CENTRED BUSINESS COACHING
Throughout the certification you will have the opportunity to book an additional package of private 1-1 sessions with Maanee Chrystal, lead facilitator of the training & founder of the Somatic Institute for Women.
You will have the opportunity to have 2 somatic psychotherapy sessions where you not only deepen your self-inquiry process in a more intimate setting but also receive a direct experience of the methodology of somatic coaching, enhancing your skills as a somatic educator.
In addition you will receive 2 sessions focused on looking at your business.
Maanee has created a successful, soulful business in a deeply attuned, non-burn out, feminine way and can support you to see how you can create the right structures & systems to offer your passion with ease.
Maanee is a Projector in Human Design and has 5 planets in Scorpio and 4 in Capricorn - she is a natural visionary that goes deep into the underworld to see what truly wants to come through you & your offerings and how to structure them into authentic offerings.
"The Somatic Educator for Women Training is an informative & embodied vessel for the emerging culture of strong powerful female warriors. It is a gateway for evolving woman to launch their true power, wisdom and potential out into the world and/or their inner world, whilst being held by the caring, professional and learned facilitators. I could not recommend this training more!
I did this course to gain more confidence. What I received was much, much more.
I am amazed at how much more free I am. More grounded and comfortable being me. I don't really care what others think about me now, because I feel safe and connected to who I am.
The Somatic processes, trauma & shadow side of the feminine teachings exceeded my expectations and provided me with so much depth and opening within myself and as a therapist. Forever grateful."
- Kerrilyn Iris, Australia
All prices in USD
Whether you choose to pay in full, or with our payment plan, your total price includes a $300 USD non-refundable deposit (if you opt for the payment plan this is included in your first instalment).
Early-Early Bird Investment
available until December 31st 2022
$5,250 with payment plan
1st instalment of $918.75
7x further monthly instalments of $618.75
$5,000 if paying in full
Early Bird Investment
available until January 18th 2023
$5,750 USD with payment plan
1st instalment of $981.25
7x further monthly instalments of $681.25
$5,550 USD if paying in full
from January 19th 2023
$6,250 USD with payment plan
1st instalment of $1,043.75
7x further monthly instalment of $743.75
$6,000 if paying in full
We believe in equal & accessible education and such we have a set of requirements for people who may be eligible for A special enrolment discount. Please proceed to the application to see if you meet the requirements for an adjusted enrolment fee.
Business coaching & somatic psychotherapy sessions with Maanee
4x 1-hour 1-2-1 sessions (2x on somatic psychotherapy & 2x on feminine-centred business)
If you are interested in working with Maanee, please add your interest in the application form and we will send you everything you need to know to book your sessions.
T h e b o d y i s t h e
n u r t u r e r o f a l l
o u r d e e p e s t
k n o w l e d g e
Our conditioned denial and repression of our embodied aliveness (especially in female bodies) through personal & collective conditioning & trauma, has taken us away from feeling safe, alive and free.
In turn, our fulfilment, safety and aliveness is perpetually dependant upon & outsourced from our relationships, work, productivity, doing, self-image, amount of money etc. rather than self-sourced from our inner connection with ourself.
Reclaiming our body wisdom is life-affirming; it inspires us to take responsibility for ourselves, our bodies and our fulfilment.
When we know how to slow down, turn our gaze inward, and tune in with what is happening for us inside our bodies, we are able to BE intimately with ourselves.
Growing your attunement to your somatic self offers you a place and practice that you can always return to,
no matter how you are, or what is happening around you.
You are able to open into a deep sense of intimacy, authenticity, and an embodied, long-lasting experience of feeling free and safe to be you.
"Somatics is the wave of the future, Because it is self-generated and self-regulating, it is available to everyone of all abilities."
Soma is the Greek word for body. The practice of somatics is an inquiry into knowing ourselves and the world around us, by listening to the body and its language. This knowing can gift us with the direct experience of wholeness, as we connect with and embrace all that we are.
We do this by connecting with the felt sense: bringing our presence and awareness to the sensations, feelings, emotions, and images contained and spoken by our wild, intricate and delicate nervous systems.
We practice dropping into the field of embodied intelligence, simply by listening and following the impulses, messages, movements and sounds that our bodies show us. In turn, we become intimate with the ways that our bodies breathe, dance and speak the truth.
By coming into close contact with your somatic world, and re-integrating its wisdom into the way that you relate to yourself, others and to life, you build capacity to live from your embodied aliveness: from who you are at your core.
"Through this training I realised how often I overrode the messages my body was communicating with me. I was over valuing my mind & the rational. Now I am in relationship to my soma, my body. This training is a remembering & a reclamation."
- Stella, USA
"We try to define what the feminine is, put it in a brandable box, make it powerful & sell it.
What this training gave me was this allowance of who I am as a women bodied person
to just - be. "
- Kiran, USA
DATES FEB 15 2023 - JAN 15 2024
6 modules of somatic and embodiment teachings that include live sessions & pre-recorded sessions.
More than 100 hours of live teaching session (recorded for re-stream)
All content downloadable for lifetime access
Pre-recorded practice videos
A package of embodiment practices & teachings that you can facilitate & incorporate into your work
A support coach team that have gone through the training before, available for trauma-informed guidance, questions & to help support the community
Digital training manual received at the end of the training
Online community forum for connection with the whole group, questions and communication with course facilitators
Certificate of graduation (if competencies are met)
Opportunity for membership & insurance with the International Institute of Complimentary Therapies (suject to personal registration with IICT with further costs involved)
After the close of the training you will have 4 weeks to submit 2 video practicums.
1 video of you facilitating a group session (minimum of 2 other women participating)
1 video of you facilitating a 1:1 session
Both of these practicum videos will need to include themes & practices of your choice from the training.
Provided both practicums demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply and by guided by the teaching from the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for the Somatic Educator course.
Monthly Integration Calls
Outside the live teaching sessions & your pod calls, once a month we will have an integration call for all participants who wish to join that will be an open space for digesting the material of the course.
The format of these sessions will be based around whatever wants to come through our group at each time and so may include extra teachings, Q&As or therapeutic sessions.
These calls will be a space of emergence, integration and deep listening outside of the live teaching calls.
Practices & Integration Quizzes
You will regularly be given guided practices that you will need to watch, practice and/or journal about (weekly or fortnightly).
Most practices will require you to submit a recording a video of yourself doing the exercise(s) (usually 5-15mins long). Some practices may also require you to submit journal entries, art work or video recordings of you guiding sessions with others.
The lens of being an educator in this work is teaching from your direct experience. Embodying the practices are at the core of this approach and so you will be required to take part in all practices if you wish to be certified at the end of the course.
After each module you will also receive an integration quiz to demonstrate that you can express in your own words the learning and impact you found in that module.
All submissions will have due dates to adhere to.
Close knit support through your Pod
Each course participant is assigned to a "pod" - a smaller group of participants in similar time zones.
You pod, lead by a dedicated support coach, will be your closest source of support and community throughout the training, with a monthly call to share the impact of the training and digets the material together.
Along with access to our main community forum, each pod also has their own private group for sharing and connecting.
"The Somatic Educator training has truly changed my life. My nervous system will be thanking me for the rest of my life. I was already in the field of sexuality and women's health and this training truly brought me the next level. I'm so grateful I followed my inner guidance and decided to join the training."
- Feather, Hawai'i Island, USA
Overall, the Somatic Educator for Women training offers more than 100 hours of content.
This is made up of our live classes, monthly group integration calls, monthly pod calls and self-study time
to go through the practices and assessment requirements.
Per month you will need to dedicate around 25 hours to the course.
All live sessions will be recorded and made available to re-watch after the session.
Live teaching sessions are held every other weekend, with a session on Saturday and a session on Sunday.
Both classes will last around 3 hours (including a short break).
Times of these sessions are TBC but will vary to ensure that as many of our global participant base has the chance to attend some sessions live.
Monthly group calls are held once per month on a weekday and last around 1.5 hours.
Times of these sessons are TBC and will vary.
Pod calls take place once per month and last about 1 hour.
These will be scheduled by each pod on days and at times that suit the members.
A breakdown of the live teaching weekend dates is available in our PDF Course Prospectus.
"This training is an accurate combination of intellectual, emotional, embodied & spiritual work that every women who desires aliveness & freedom within should have access to. Each faciliator was a true embodied example of their work. It was an honour to witness their wisdom and experience in action."
- Zo, Israel
"This training was a game changer for me and my womanhood, motherhood, personhood & relationships.
If you want to connect with yourself in a deep, meaningful, and loving way, please take this training. This course has helped me to connect deeply with myself and to my aliveness. It has been the most effective softening serum for me physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically.
I have a new intimacy with myself and also with my partner and child. It has changed my life by helping me navigate my inner world and outer world with more trust, discernment, grace, resilience, love and fun!"
- Anne, USA
I will use the tools of this training at many stages of my life, the lows & the highs & all those juicy, curvy, in betweens... with partners, with lovers, with myself, in work, at home, in love, loss, pain, purpose, & best of all, I can be relaxed, ready, slow, & aroused.
I loved the transparency the facilitators shared within their teachings & the depth of topics were profound. Everything that allows me to be guided back to my body, my flesh, my blood, is sacred. I appreciate that the most. And this training did that and more.
Thank you for this gift.
- Tiffany, USA