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Deep Body~ & Movement~

Embodiment Facilitator 


Bring  Deep–Body® and Movement– Based Facilitation to the Work and Communities You Love!

 September 2022–February 2023

This year's training is full 
If you'd like to join the waitlist and hear about possible cancelations, please send us an email:


The training will begin with a 7–day training intensive retreat 

in Southwest Portugal and continue as a deeply experiential training online 

This training begins right after our 5-day SOUL of the BODY retreat @ the same center.

We offer a discount if you are joining for both (total of 10 days).


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With Stefana Serafina, M.A.,
Founder of the Deep Body Institute 


&  Assisting Teachers 


Guest Presentations by leading embodiment teachers, authors, & visionaries

 Zhenevere Dao, Melissa Michaels, Bernadette Pleasant, Phillip Shepherd, Eli Buren

'Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.'
                                                                                                                                   ~Arundhati Roy

Who is the Training For?

You feel driven to  promote social and cultural change through the ways we embody ourselves and our values, our voices, our sensitivity and sensuality, our intuitive and creative capacities. 


You have a natural gift as a listener, facilitator, educator, and healer and are looking to strengthen these capacities by adding a rich, evocative, and skillful vocabulary of embodiment tools  and cultivating mastery of cutting edge movement~ and body-centric techniques, practices, and methods that will empower your work, purpose, and message. 

The body’s intuitive and creative expression, and its primary languages of sensing and movement, happen to be a territory of natural inclination, joy, and curiosity for you. You are a trained practitioner, and/or have participated in various embodiment and movement modalities, and are seeking to bring the body, its moving expression, and its native genius  into the work you do, or envision doing.

Our trainees come from multiple backgrounds, from licensed somatic therapists and coaches to nurses, teachers, doulas, artists, and entrepreneurs. 

Our Training is for You if:

  • You are a professional facilitator, a therapist, social worker, coach, or a practitioner of the healing arts, already working with people and organizations and seeking ways to bring embodiment methodologies that powerfully engage the creative and somatic intelligence of the moving body– this training is designed with you in mind.  

  • You don't have previous professional background in somatics & embodiment arts, but are passionate about bringing the transformative power of movement, embodied intelligence and body-centric leadership to your work. 

  • You desire to experience the profundity of the Deep Body Model in your personal life, and contribute to the growth and embodied empowerment of your communities, friends, and loved ones, even if you do not plan on a career in embodiment. 

  • You have completed the minimum prerequisites



The Four Pillars
of Our Training 

Our Unique Model for Working with the Deep Body 


The Training: Structure, Timeline, and Format

Skill Development 


& Learn and practice in real time unique and powerful tools and skills for facilitating embodied learning, self-discovery, expression, and collective growth, in working with both for groups and individuals. 

& Learn & put to practice a range of body, movement,  intuitive dance, and expressive dance approaches for working or being with others in a transformative way, most importantly in the areas of self-knowing and growth, sensitivity and creativity as higher forms of intelligence, reclaiming sensuality and sexuality, emotional and relational maturity and flow, fulfilling self expression, finding one’s unique voice in the world, working in the languages of  body, nature, and wild psyche, and discovering a sense of true belonging and connectedness to the web of all life.