Praise for the Somatica Training

We are so honored to have received these glowing testimonials from the outstanding students who have attended Somatica Trainings and Workshops over our many years of teaching. We have been delighted to watch them grow in their personal lives and blossom into highly skilled and successful professionals.

Somatica has been invaluable in helping me build a thriving practice

Somatica has had a profound effect on my life, both personally and professionally. I have learned and integrated deeper levels of love, connection, and compassion with myself and others through this work. As a result, all of my relationships have benefited and transformed for the better. The training has also given me the tools to be the best and most impactful practitioner and teacher I can be and have been invaluable in helping me build a thriving practice.

Kai, Somatica Core Training, 2013
San Francisco, CA

The Somatica Institute’s program is one of the most amazing and powerful courses I have ever attended, so much so that I have repeated it a second time

The training and supervision have given me tools for supporting clients to explore their sexuality in a non-judgmental and compassionate way. In my personal life, Somatica has helped me gain tools for understanding and approving of myself around my own sexuality. This has, in turn, helped me become less judgmental of others’ way of living and expressing their sexuality and has expanded my relationships with friends and partners.

Tori, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Castro Valley, CA

I walk around the world with so much more confidence, I really feel like it should be required learning for everyone

Anytime anyone asks me about the Somatica Core Training, I tell them, whether or not you are going to be a sex and relationship coach, you should take the training. I didn't realize how much shame and confusion I had about my sexuality. Now, after taking Somatica, I feel so empowered in my sex life and relationships. I walk around the world with so much more confidence, I really feel like it should be required learning for everyone. The world would be such a better place if we were all having great sex and relationships.

Joui, 2013 Somatica Core Training
San Francisco, CA

Somatica has landed in my body, not just my intellect. It feels part of my flesh; something that is mine now and will always be available to me

Thank you for this incredible body of work that you have created. On the day when I was set up to offer my first full session to a total stranger, I was nervous. I felt unprepared. But when I got into the session I realized that I had been exceptionally prepared: I had everything I needed. I had a whole toolbox of things to teach and share and witness. And I found that I also had access to an embodied wisdom inside of me that knew just how and why to use them. In that moment I realized how exquisitely this training had been crafted, how much care and thought and mastery has been distilled down into this set of techniques I now have in my back pocket.

I noticed that a certain attitude had been passed down to me: an open, enthusiastic curiosity about the person in front of me, and an unguarded, playful, forgiving presence in myself. Holding such an attitude about anything is an amazing feat. But to hold it about the things so culturally clamped down upon like sex, desire, shame, emotions, old wounds, etc. is revolutionary!!! I say passed down, because, the teachings have landed in my body, not just my intellect. They feel part of my flesh; something that is mine now and will always be available to me. Teaching through embodiment really works! Not only the way you teach by leading us to physically and emotionally practice but the way you manage to make yourselves, your own living structures of experience so open to us, so visible, so palpable, so available. This is how you manage to convey the philosophy of Somatica, which is this vital substrate, the context, that allows us the wisdom to know how to choose and wield these wonderful tools that are in the toolbox. Lots of trainings give out tools. Very few give this level of embodied wisdom.

Loving you for all the hours, tears, sweat and heart that have gone into this work. I can feel it.

 

Amanda, Somatica Core Training, 2016
Seattle, WA

I absolutely love Somatica and all the people I’ve met along the way

Last year, I did the training as a means of personal growth with no ambitions to become a practitioner. I could say the same thing about this year, but that isn’t entirely accurate. As I grow and transition as a person, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the world of sex therapy, intimacy coaching, sex education, etc. is where I belong. My goal for the year is to gain a clearer idea of how I might fit into this world. I don’t know what my future will look like, but I know Somatica will have a strong presence in it. So, I’m back and ready to rock!

Ian, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

I've discovered I am a sexual being and gained the courage and confidence to express all of myself

Somatica has been hugely transformational for me both personally and professionally. Before becoming a practitioner, I was a client who experienced very low desire and believed I was not a sexual being. I feel sadness as I remember the false beliefs I thought were true. So not true! I've discovered I am a sexual being and gained the courage and confidence to express all of myself. I also learned to be vulnerable in my relationships. Because of my own personal transformation, I decided Somatica was the work that I wanted to do in the world and I love what I do! My ongoing training in the method continues to increase my skills as a practitioner and expand my understanding of myself as a sexual being.

Dalia, Somatica Core Training, 2013
Berkeley, CA

The healing is profound and touches all parts of one's life

Celeste & Danielle have created a revolutionary approach to transformation. Because it dives deeply into the vulnerable and guarded realms of sexuality, the healing is profound and touches all parts of one's life. The process of being in a relationship with a practitioner while finding one's own individual humanity allows more self-love and acceptance. Leading an individual into embracing and loving the human they are, living in a world where desires can be embraced, mistakes become learning and life is a continual journey of curious exploration.

H.R, Somatica Core Training, 2012
Oakland, CA

When I am "working", I am not only serving the client, I am also serving my soul

Working in the Somatica method is more about a commitment to your soul. You do not leave yourself outside the room only to return to yourself at a later time. When I am "working", I am not only serving the client, I am also serving my soul. Because of the way Celeste and Danielle view the erotic expression of self, one could not connect with a client without first deeply respecting and loving oneself. To say their method is revolutionary is minimizing the gravity under which both client and practitioner can learn to relate in the world.

Keeley, Somatica Core Training, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Somatica changed my life personally and professionally

I came to the training after realizing that traditional therapy alone was not getting at what was deeply stuck in me. As the training progressed I knew I had made the right choice as the parts of me that felt calcified started to soften. I found my way back to myself and to a profound sense of aliveness, joy, freedom, and connection. The Somatica training was not only a personally transformative experience, it also prepared me for the most fulfilling work I have ever done. I have since started my own practice as a Somatica trained Sex and Relationship Coach. Celeste and Danielle have developed a one of a kind method and are absolutely brilliant practitioners, teachers, and mentors!

Elena, Somatica Core Training, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

Be forewarned, Somatica is not for those who want to coach from the sidelines

There’s a new wave happening in the world of counseling and sex therapy and Celeste and Danielle are on the cutting edge of that wave. Working and studying with them has been an exhilarating experience of surfing that wave.

The Somatica® Method is nothing less than a revolutionary new approach that’s turning the field of sex and relationship coaching upside down and right side up. I feel lucky to have studied with Celeste and Danielle, the master artisans of this new approach.

Be forewarned, Somatica® is not for those who want to coach from the sidelines. It’s for those who are ready to jump into the deep end of the pool and call forward the most vulnerable parts of both themselves and their clients to be transformed, healed and reborn----in partnership.
If you want a simple, clean, 6-step approach to sex coaching where you can sit safely on the sidelines and offer words of advice to your clients, I advise you to stay away from Somatica®. But if you’re ready to jump into the deep end and learn to facilitate a potent process that promises not just the transformation of your clients but also of you, then Somatica® might be the approach you’ve been waiting for.

I’ve taken four coaching programs during the past few years and Somatica is by far the most potent and valuable. It’s changed the way I think about sex and relationships and transformed my approach to coaching.

Tomas, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA

The Somatica Training gave me the tools and skills to work with my clients as well as deep insight and a pathway into my own and my client’s hearts

Celeste and Danielle are wonderful teachers and they’ve developed an amazing training that takes experiences that people struggle with and turns them into opportunities for healing, growth, and intimacy. And along the way, you’ll get support and care for your own healing and development.

Charlie, PhD, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Seattle, WA

I cannot recommend this training highly enough to anyone looking to start or augment their career in helping others live lives of wholehearted erotic intimacy.

Pam, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Los Altos, CA

Years of higher education and personal growth pale in comparison to the multi-dimensional learning offered by Celeste & Danielle

My experience of Somatica has been profoundly transformative and integrative of my approach to sexuality and human relationships. I recommend it for everyone who wants to live a more fulfilled life.

River, Somatica Core Training, 2015
Dallas, TX

I am creating satisfying changes in my personal relationships

The Somatica Method Training was transformational both personally and professionally. The lessons learned are easy to apply to real life, thus expanding my understanding and competence while also creating satisfying change in my personal relationships.

Sabrina, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

I learned so much especially with the permission not to do it perfectly

This training was so deep and I love the way you each bring such a unique flavor to the work. I felt really supported and appreciated and learned so much from the practice.

Venus, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2015
Berkeley, CA

The opportunity to practice what I was learning, and get feedback from the teachers and other students, was incredibly valuable

Somatica is a great modality for helping people with all sorts of sex and intimacy issues, and Celeste and Danielle are amazing practitioners and teachers. The opportunity to practice what I was learning, and get feedback from the teachers and other students, was incredibly valuable. I also got a lot of benefit from being a practice client for other students. All in all, the training was an awesome experience personally and professionally!

Brian, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2014
Berkeley, CA