Somatica Institute Reviews

Over the years, Somatica Institute has been privileged to train many wonderful students on how to be a sex and relationship coach.

In turn, we are honored to have received below Somatica Method reviews from our student body.

Watching them grow in their personal lives, or blossom into highly skilled and successful professionals, has been the highlight and ultimate reward of our careers.

Joui, 2013 Somatica Training

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 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. 

The world would be such a better place if we were all having great sex and relationships.
Amanda, Somatica Training, 2016

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!!!

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.
Ian, Somatica Training, 2015

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.

Pamela Joy, Somatica Training Graduate, 2015

How is it possible that Somatica just keeps getting so much better, the more I learn and practice it? Just WOW!

I found that in the Core Training, I was able to really explore my own personal relationship to various aspects of my sexuality, which transformed my marriage and my life. This exploration was crucial to having a personal understanding of what it’s like to do this work.
In year 2, I was just starting to see clients, and found the Advanced Training gave me the ability to know what they needed to work on next and helped me feel authentically connected to them in the process. This made my work so much more efficient and effective. I was thrilled to be able to apply new insights immediately into my client sessions.
H.R, Somatica Training, 2012

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.
Keeley, Somatica Training, 2013

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.
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.

Elena, Somatica Training, 2014

Somatica has 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 Sex and Relationship Coach!

Celeste and Danielle have developed a one-of-a-kind method and are absolutely brilliant practitioners, teachers, and mentors!

Tomas, Somatica Training, 2015

I’ve taken four coaching programs during the past few years – and Somatica is by far the most potent and valuable.

There’s a new wave happening in the world of counseling and sex coaching – 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.

It’s changed the way I think about sex and relationships, and transformed my approach to coaching.

Sabrina, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2015

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.
River, Somatica Training, 2015

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.
Venus, Somatica Training, 2015

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.
Brian, Trained Somatica Practitioner

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.
I also got a lot of benefit from being a practice client for other students.

All in all, the retreat was an awesome experience – personally and professionally!

Pamela Joy, Somatica Training, 2015

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

Pamela Joy, Somatica Training, 2015

For those who are super serious about a full-time career as a coach, I highly recommend taking the Character training.

It not only radically improved my own personal relationships. It also allowed me to more fully deepen my understanding of various aspects of my clients experiences, and greatly improved my clinical expertise in working with both individuals and couples.
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