Ready to deepen your knowledge and skills in somatics and contemplative embodiment?

The Awakened Body

Certificate Program

Over 300 Students Trust MindBody Certificate Programs with Embodied Philosophy. Scroll down for Scholarship Options.

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  • Be a part of an international community of somatic practitioners.
  • Identify methods of transformation to help yourself and others.
  • Learn to speak the language of the body.
  • Develop archetypal, mythological, symbolic, and psychoanalytic techniques.

Orientation Monday, Feb. 6th | Class begins Feb. 7th

About The Awakened Body Certificate Program

This certificate program brings some of the world’s leading experts in the field of somatic psychology and embodiment to Embodied Philosophy’s online learning community. Masters of embodied healing practices and somatic psychotherapy will lead participants through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that will not only help promote your somatic skill development but promote your own personal transformation.

This program offers students exposure to a range of somatic approaches in working with emotions, feelings and actions by harnessing practices of gesture, posture, facial expression, voice and breath.

Why a body-based philosophy?

Only gaining recognition within the last few decades, somatics is helping to resolve the fragmentation among different forms of knowledge – between theory and practice, education and environment, aesthetics and healing, art creation and performance, experience and reflection, and so on. This allows for a dynamic interconnectedness between the personal and collective strata of our shared embodiment.


The philosophy and practices of somatics are some of today’s most popular healing methodologies in trauma treatment, chronic illness, pain management, and addiction recovery.

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These practices have spanned generations of practitioners and lineages, whose multidisciplinary influences include not only contemplative psychologies and philosophies, but psychoanalysis, dance, bodywork, gymnastics, massage and many more.


Our “Awakened Body” program is an innovative program that for the first time gives access to the teachings and philosophical foundations of somatic systems of theory and practice that have been often hidden behind trademarks and obfuscation. This highly curated program brings some of the leading experts directly to you at home.

The philosophical notion of “soma” integrates two dimensions of mind and body as the animate or “ensouled” body. One of the principal axioms of somatics is that human subjectivity and experience—psyche—is embodied. Indeed, human experience is mediated through the body, and the human self is constituted by bodily experience, or—in other words—the sense of self is emergent out of a—however indirectly, dimly, or clearly perceived—body-based consciousness. It is this irreducible notion of our embodiment that is central to the healing systems of somatic therapies that have spanned multiple generations of practitioners.

  • Identify the transformative capacities of depth psychologies and embodied healing traditions from ancient philosophies to contemporary somatic healing models.
  • Engage with contemplative mindbody techniques, holistic personal inquiry methods, embodied relational mindfulness skills, and somatic movement practices.
  • Learn internal and external processes for improved relational attunement and connection with self and others through relational, social, ecological, and spiritual psychologies.
  • Develop an intersectional lens for working within a liberation model of mental health promotion.
  • Deconstruct the psychophysiological, and contemporary psychoanalytic theories in multidisciplinary midbody healing practices.Guide yourself and others in mitigating internalized systems of oppression and colonization.
  • Become a part of an international community of integrative somatic practitioners.
  • Identify methods of personal transformation and liberation to help yourself and others connect to their somatosensory experience.
  • Guide yourself and others in mitigating internalized systems of oppression.
  • Learn to speak the language of the body, the unconscious, through explorations of the mythosymbolic, the preverbal, and the archetypal.
  • Learn to awaken the unconscious potential of your body through intensive study, contemplative writing, and community.

Participants in this certificate program will learn to:

Curriculum Includes

30 Hours of Video Trainings

2 Weekly live calls with Embodied Philosophy Faculty – every call at least two hours.

9 Weeks of Interactive Mentorship

You will be guided through the rich history of somatic research and theory that offers both a context and map to facilitate sessions from a holistic, integrative, and evidence-based perspective.

Get access to a library of PDF guides, reading lists, syllabi and other supplementary educational material to support your educational process.

Resources, Guides & Reading Materials

Live Q&As

Ask questions live with all of our certificate teachers. Leave no stone left unturned in developing your knowledge of somatic approaches.

Community Discussion Forum

Engage with faculty members and fellow students in our devoted community forum. Support and mentor your peers in this digital community of learners and practitioners.

Integration Sessions

Students & Faculty will meet once a month to further discuss the material, digest key concepts and ask questions.


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Schedule of Upcoming Related Programs

This Awakened Body Program is part of a larger certificate ecosystem at Embodied Philosophy.

Just Enroll in this Program or consider choosing your own adventure of contemplative study through some of our forthcoming programs – a new, live and interactive one every season.

WINTER: The Awakened Body

FEBRUARY - APRIL, 2023

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Currently Enrolling

Philosophies of the Body: Epistemology & the Mind/BodyProblem

Developmental Somatic Psychology

Between Psyche & Soul: Reimagining Intuition

Polyvagal Theory and the Awakened Body

The Awakened Body: Fractals of Spiritual Development

Closing Your Eyes to See: Experiential Praxis for Awakening the Body

Using Dreams to Awaken the Body

Queering the Body: Gender & Sexuality

Body to Body Intimacy

Embodied Unconscious: Soma Somatics

Contemporary Embodied Psychoanalysis

Beyond Trauma: Unbinding the Body

Embodied Movement Practices

Somatic Encounters with The Other

Just to be Alive: Somatics and Spirituality

SPRING: Buddhist Philosophy: Texts, Traditions & Practices

MAY - JULY, 2023

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Analytical Introspective Psychology

Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Scientific Teaching

Basic Science: Instantaneity, Interactionism, Selflessness

Intergenerational Transmission

Healing Practice: Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, Analytical Insight

Vasubandhu’s Twenty and Thirty Verses

Intersubjective Depth-Psychology

Role-Modeling Imagery & Six Yogas of Sublimation

Nagarjuna’s Jewel Rosary and Reason Sixty

Transforming Body-Speech-Mind and Liberating Self-World


WINTER: The Awakened Body

FEBRUARY - APRIL, 2023

View Details

Currently Enrolling

Philosophies of the Body: Epistemology & the Mind/BodyProblem

Developmental Somatic Psychology

Between Psyche & Soul: Reimagining Intuition Polyvagal Theory and the Awakened Body

The Awakened Body: Fractals of Spiritual Development

Closing Your Eyes to See: Experiential Praxis for Awakening the Body

Using Dreams to Awaken the Body

Queering the Body: Gender & Sexuality

Body to Body Intimacy

Embodied Unconscious: Soma Somatics

Contemporary Embodied Psychoanalysis

Beyond Trauma: Unbinding the Body

Embodied Movement Practices

Somatic Encounters with The Other

Just to be Alive: Somatics and Spirituality

SPRING: Buddhist Philosophy: Texts, Traditions & Practices

MAY - JULY, 2023

View Details

Analytical Introspective Psychology
Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Scientific Teaching
Basic Science: Instantaneity, Interactionism, Selflessness
Intergenerational Transmission
Healing Practice: Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, Analytical Insight
Vasubandhu’s Twenty and Thirty Verses
Intersubjective Depth-Psychology
Role-Modeling Imagery & Six Yogas of Sublimation
Nagarjuna’s Jewel Rosary and Reason Sixty
Transforming Body-Speech-Mind and Liberating Self-World

OCTOBER - DECEMBER, 2023

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FALL: Tantrik Philosophy: Non-Dualism & Deity Yoga

Intro to Tantrik Philosophies
History of Tantra
Microcosm & Macrocosm
Quantum Physics & Tantra
Modern Science/Neuroscience & Tantra
Tantrik Meditation Techniques
Pratjabhijna Hrdayam
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Tantra in Buddhism and Hinduism
The Subtle Body: Energy, Chakras & Kundalini
Tantrik Gods & Goddesses: Visualization Tools for Tantrik Practice
Exemplary Yogis & Yoginis
Tantra Today: Neo-Tantra vs. the Tantrik Renaissance

FALL: Tantrik Philosophy: Non-Dualism & Deity Yoga

OCTOBER - DECEMBER, 2023

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Intro to Tantrik Philosophies

History of Tantra

Microcosm & Macrocosm

Quantum Physics & Tantra

Modern Science/Neuroscience & Tantra

Tantrik Meditation Techniques

Pratjabhijna Hrdayam

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Tantra in Buddhism and Hinduism

The Subtle Body: Energy, Chakras & Kundalini

Tantrik Gods & Goddesses: Visualization Tools for Tantrik Practice

Exemplary Yogis & Yoginis

Tantra Today: Neo-Tantra vs. the Tantrik Renaissance

Meet The Faculty

Albert Wong

Core Faculty

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LeTonia A. Jones

Members Editor/Faculty

Christopher Walling

Director/Core Faculty

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Sherri Taylor

Guest Faculty

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Terry Marks-Tarlow

Core Faculty

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Roger Kuhn

Guest Faculty

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Jean-Paul Eberle

Guest Faculty

Three Additional On-Demand Courses for a Limited Time...

24 Bonus Hours | 3 On-Demand Courses | Available On Demand Upon Enrollment

NeuroAffective Touch®is a polyvagal-informed psychobiological approach designed for body-mind integration. The modules draw upon the key elements of developmental theory, relational psychotherapy, somatic psychology, neuroscience, and bodywork to address emotional, relational, cognitive, and developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.

Trauma therapy from a somatic perspective invites us to reconnect with the oft-forgotten “felt sense” of the body. Instead of working strictly from a talk-therapy approach, somatic psychotherapy uses the wisdom of the body to help guide a client out and through. In this course, Dr. Albert Wong will share the underlying principles of trauma therapy from a somatic perspective, including tools we can use with our clients, ourselves, and those we love.


Integral Somatic Psychology

4-Module Course w/ Raja Selvam

Trauma Therapy: A Somatic Approach
4-Module Course w/ Albert Wong

Neuroaffective Touch

4-Module Course w/ Aline LaPierre


In this course, you will learn the science behind the practice of embodying emotions. You will learn how to implement a seven-step protocol to use when you run into a limited capacity for emotional suffering. You will look at the comprehensive model of the psyche from Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and see how the building of capacity to tolerate opposites in human experience through the practice of embodying emotions can improve our diverse spiritual practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Body-Based Philosophy?

Only gaining recognition within the last few decades, somatics is helping to resolve the fragmentation among different forms of knowledge – between theory and practice, education and environment, aesthetics and healing, art creation and performance, experience and reflection, and so on. This allows for a dynamic interconnectedness between the personal and collective strata of our shared embodiment.


The philosophy and practices of somatics are some of today’s most popular healing methodologies in trauma treatment, chronic illness, pain management, and addiction recovery. These practices have spanned generations of practitioners and lineages, whose multidisciplinary influences include not only contemplative psychologies and philosophies, but psychoanalysis, dance, bodywork, gymnastics, massage and many more.


The philosophical notion of “soma” integrates two dimensions of mind and body as the animate or “ensouled” body. One of the principal axioms of somatics is that human subjectivity and experience—psyche—is embodied. Indeed, human experience is mediated through the body, and the human self is constituted by bodily experience, or—in other words—the sense of self is emergent out of a—however indirectly, dimly, or clearly perceived—body-based consciousness. It is this irreducible notion of our embodiment that is central to the healing systems of somatic therapies that have spanned multiple generations of practitioners.


Our “Awakened Body” program is an innovative program that for the first time gives access to the teachings and philosophical foundations of somatic systems of theory and practice that have been often hidden behind trademarks and obfuscation. This highly curated program brings some of the leading experts directly to you at home.

How many hours a week can I expect?

Students can expect around 4 - 6 hours per week of work throughout the program. Each week will have 2 courses, with 2 hours per session. Courses will include suggested & required readings, which will be provided ahead of time. In addition, there will be 3 separate, 90-minute Integration Sessions that take place on a Saturday or Sunday over the 9-week duration of the program. Integration Sessions will be a time to reconsider the material presented in the general lectures through conversation with a faculty member and through small group discussions with fellow students. Optional written reflections and essays are suggested, but not required.

Are all courses live and is attendance mandatory?

All courses will be held live on Zoom. Attendance at the live class sessions is not mandatory and video replays will be posted within 24 hours of the live session. In addition to attending live or watching all course recordings, students must attend 1 out of 3 Integration Sessions live to be eligible to receive their certificate.

What is the course schedule?

Orientation will be held Monday, February 6th at 1 pm ET, and the first live course session begins the following day on Tuesday, February 7th at 7 pm ET. As a general rule, all live class sessions will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. However, there will be slight deviations from this schedule based on the availability of faculty. Integrations Sessions will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 1 - 2:30 pm, Sunday, March 5th from 7 - 8:30 pm, and on Saturday, March 18th from 1:30 - 3 pm. Our Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 8th, with a tentative starting time of 1:30 pm.

What will I get for completing this program?

You’ll receive a certificate of completion from Embodied Philosophy. After completing this program you may use the term, Practitioner of Somatics, or Practitioner of Somatic Modalities. This is not a licensure program. Please note the title of “therapist” is often governed by state and municipal laws, and this certificate does not constitute any legal authority to practice therapy where legally prohibited without licensure.

Can I receive continuing education credits?

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals


Embodied Philosophy does occasionally offer courses and programs eligible for CE credits for Health Professionals. However, this Awakened Body Certificate Program will, unfortunately, not be eligible for CE credits.

Will I receive guidance during the program?

Yes, students will receive feedback and the chance to interact with faculty during the weekly live video calls (2 per week). There will also be three Integration Sessions with program faculty, as well as a chance to communicate with fellow students and faculty in our private online community forum.

Who should participate in this program?

This program distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities such as Social Workers, Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors, Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers, Movement Therapists, Coaches, Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants, Nurses & Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Emergency Medical Personnel, Meditation Teachers, Educators, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists & Body Workers, Hypnotherapists, Kinesiologists, Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals, Clergy & Religious Leaders, Other Wellness Professionals.


The program assumes a good deal of in and out-of-class experience in serious sensory self-exploration, effective communication, expressive movement, tracking of personal and interpersonal process, and individual somatic practice. It also builds on the Human Development, Psychodynamics, Movement, and dialectical communication processes.

This training would be of quality whether you are a Yoga Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Meditator, Healer, Therapist, Psychologist, Wisdom Seeker, Contemplative Facilitator, Meditation Teacher, Educator, Massage Therapist or Body Worker, Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professional, Clergy & Religious Leader, Wellness Professional, or a Citizen of Planet Earth Interested in an Awakened World.


Those who lead 200 hour teaching programs may also be interested in this term as a supplement/support to their own teaching curriculum.

Will I be able to learn in depth or is it just a taste of each topic?

The classes are cumulative in information with cross-coordination between other courses to offer both a wide breadth of somatics and a depth of understanding.

Will I have direct (online) contact with faculty members?

Yes. You may attend the live sessions and communicate with faculty. Faculty will also be participating in the private online community forum where you can continue to communicate in between courses or if you weren’t able to attend the live session. In addition, faculty will be a part of the weekend Integration Sessions.

TUITION OPTIONS

/ One-time

$197

/ 3 Payments

Debited For 3 Months

$497

$297 for Wisdom School Members*

Single Payment

$591 Total

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  • 30 Hours of Curriculum
  • 3 Integration Sessions
  • BONUS 1: Neuroaffective Touch Course
  • BONUS 2: Trauma Therapy Course
  • BONUS 3: Integral Somatic Pscyhology
  • 30 Hours of Curriculum
  • 3 Integration Sessions
  • BONUS 1: Neuroaffective Touch Course
  • BONUS 2: Trauma Therapy Course
  • BONUS 3: Integral Somatic Pscyhology

$297 for Wisdom School Members*

*Wisdom School Members: Email hello@embodiedphilosophy.com to 

request your exclusive member coupon (Excludes Basic and Yoga Pass Plans).

Build a Transformative Knowledge of the Awakened Body that will Enrich Your Practice, Deepen Your Understanding, and Expand Your Contemplative Skills.

"This program has provided more than any of us could have imagined. We have learned from one another, shown our vulnerability, and provided a brave space for our evolution."

- Glykeria

"It was not just an experience, it changed my perspective about myself and life. My classmates became lifelong friends. The professors were authentic and brought an array of perspectives. They were accessible and deeply knowledgeable while also continuing to be relatable. The content was vast and I am changed forever."

- Brighde

What Students Are Saying...

"Our MindBody Certificate program was meant to nurture a felt sense for what’s possible. To better equip us to grow as transformation guides. Now that we’re ending this stage, I can see how our growth is communal. We heal in relationship and this relationship has indeed been a healing journey."

- Annie

- Annie

- Brighde


Embodied Philosophy offers a limited number of scholarships intended to support dedicated individuals that aim to be spiritually-informed citizens and agents of positive change, who otherwise would not be able to enroll in our offerings.


All scholarship applications must have submitted on or before Friday, January 20th, 2023 to be considered.


We have announced all awards and are no longer accepting scholarship applications for this program.


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