Master Integrative Somatic

Practitioner Certification Course

Master Integrative Somatic Practitioner Certification Course (MISP) – Live Training

This advanced training in somatic practices builds on the foundations of our Integrative Somatic Practitioner Certification Course. The MISP is a 100-hour training (75 hours of classes, 15 hours of assignments plus two required reading, exam (45 minutes) and 10 hours of practicum work with an IWA student from your cohort).

Live & Virtual Classes – A portion of the course will be virtual streaming classes online so that you may move at your own pace and another portion of the course (the most advanced hands-on tools and techniques) is taught on location retreat style in beautiful Costa Rica (September 27-October 3, 2024) with instructors Dr. Rachel Eva Dew and Dr. Lula Madrigal.

Are you ready to renew, rest and restore AND learn at the same time? Master advanced somatic practices with hands-on guidance, practice and support for a deep experiential learning environment. This is the only time this course will be taught in this style. It will only be offered as a fully online course in the future.

In-Person Costa Rica portion of the training: September 27-October 3, 2024 *The tuition covers the certification course only, retreat accommodations are separate and can be booked HERE

The in-person portion of the MISP certification course is a 5-day training in Costa Rica – with 2 half day travel on either side for arrival and departures. See additional details below.

MISP Foundations (Online Classes)

  • Advanced Educational MISP foundations
    • Latest research and developments in somatic healing
    • Somatic industry advancements and future markets
    • Learning from other lineages – SE, EMDR, IFS, CBT, Somatic Therapy
    • Applied Neuroscience
    • Applied Polyvagal Theory
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Next Level: Healing the Total Self
    • Alignment & Dis-alignment
    • Holistic Finances & Somatic Impact
    • The Role of the Unconscious Mind
    • Healing the Unconscious Mind
    • Behavior and Habit (trigger responses)
    • Rewiring Habits and Patterns
    • Creating Sustainable Positive New Habits and Patterns
    • Internal Family Systems in Somatic Practice
    • Somatic-Based Attachment Theory
    • Jungian Archetypal Psychology & Shadow Work
    • Holding Space
    • Creating Somatic Environments & Design/Décor
    • Advanced Coaching Skills
    • Inside-Out & Outside-In Model for Healing
    • Empathy Without Attachment
    • Vagal Nerve Theory
    • Advanced Parasympathetic Nervous System
    • Energy Medicine & Somatic Healing
    • Disconnecting Energy & Clearing Energy
    • Somatic Nutrition
    • Technology for Somatic Healing
    • End-Of-Life Care Foundations and Somatic Approaches

MISP Tools & Techniques – Part One (taught live in a hands-on retreat style environment in Costa Rica)

*The tuition covers the certification course only, retreat accommodations are separate and can be booked HERE

Friday, September 27th Arrival Day

  • Please arrive after 2pm at San Jose Airport – there will be two shuttle options we are providing for our guests. 

Saturday, September 28th Day One Schedule:

  • 8am – Morning grounding, medical herbal teas & introductions (setting intentions and making connections)
  • 8:30am – Class One: ‘I Am Here & Now’ Grounding Technique & Somatic movement and release work
  • 9:30am-10:30am – Breakfast & Light Walk
  • 10:45am – 11:45 – Class Two: Healing during Theta state – light hypnosis
  • 12pm – 1pm – Lunch & Light Walk
  • 1:15-3:15 – Rest & Reflection (Free time)
  • 3:30-5:30pm – Class Three: Emotional Clearing Method -intergenerational and regression quantum technique
  • 5:30-6:30pm – Rest & Reflection (Free time)
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Dinner & Light Walk
  • 7:45pm on – Rest & Reflection (Free time)

Sunday, September 29th Day Two:

  • 8am – Morning grounding, medical herbal teas & introductions
  • 8:30am – Class Four: Aquatic therapeutics and release
  • 9:30am-10:30am – Breakfast & Light Walk
  • 10:45 Class Five: Advanced guided visualization & Embodiment & Guided
  • 12pm – 1pm – Lunch & Light Walk
  • 1:15-1:45 Class Six: Visualization
  • 15-minute break
  • 2pm-3pm – Class Seven: Abhyanga and Shirodhara
  • 3-4:30pm– Rest & Reflection (Free time)
  • 4:45- 5:15pm – Class Eight: Advanced breath work
    • Box Breathing Technique
    • Breath of Fire Breathing Technique
    • Uji Breath Technique
  • 15-minute break
  • 5:30-6:30pm – Class Nine: Energetic and Chakra rebalancing
  • 6:40-7:40pm – Dinner
  • 20-minute break
  • 8pm-9:30pm – Class Ten: Dance and movement therapy
  • 9:30 pm on – Rest & Reflection (Free time)

Monday, September 30th Day Three:

  • 8am – Morning grounding, medical herbal teas & introductions
  • 8:30am – Class Eleven: Aquatic therapeutics and release
  • 9:30am-10:30am – Breakfast & Light Walk
  • 10:45-6:30 – Rainforest Waterfall Hike and Class Twelve: Moving meditation and nature bathing (packed lunch will be served at 12pm)
  • 6:40-7:40pm – Dinner
  • 7:45-8:45pm – Class Twelve: Somatic yoga and meditation
  • Therapeutic somatic touch technique
  • Somatic Acupressure

Tuesday, October 1st Day Four:

  • Somatic Exercise & Workouts
  • Dance therapy and release work
  • Poly Vagal Nerve Techniques
  • Muscle testing and transformational kinesiology
  • Art healing

Wednesday, October 2nd Day 5

  • Advanced energy healing
    • Running energy
    • Clearing
    • Unblocking chakras and chi
    • Intuitive energy healing
  • Tools and techniques for Creating sustainable positive new habits and patterns
  • The Somatic Wellness Plan
  • Healing rituals
  • Creating Healing Rituals & Advanced Ritual Deck readings
  • Healing circles

Thursday, October 3rd Departure Day:

  • Departure will be 10am. There will be one shuttle time taking everyone to San Jose airport.

MISP Tools & Techniques – Part Two (Online Classes)

  • Body & Posture Re-Balancing
  • Somatic Healing & Therapy Animals
  • Somatic Yoga Sequencing
  • Somatic Classes – Advanced Sequencing
  • Lifestyle Re-Alignment – Blue Zones Longevity
  • Advanced Somatic Art Techniques
  • 8-Week Somatic Healing Program – Introduction
  • Advanced Somatic Practice Model
  • The Advanced Somatic Wellness Plan

MISP Business (Online Classes)

  • Advanced Somatic Practice Model (Expanded Care Sessions Over Time)
  • Public speaking events
  • Developing curriculum for workshops and retreats
  • Group Program 8-Week Somatic Healing Program & Business Development
  • Building Your Business (The Somatic Private Practice Business Plan)
    • Mission & vision statement
    • Identifying your market and target audience
    • Understanding client drivers and needs
  • Developing a Growth Strategy
  • Diversifying Your Income For Sustainability – Individual Sessions (Virtual/In-Person, Classes, Retreats, Workshops & 8-Week Somatic Healing Programs
  • Marketing templates

MISP Certification

  • Assignments
  • Exam
  • Practicum (5 IWA student sessions – all conducted with one student taking them through the Advanced Somatic Practice Model)
  • Practicum (4 friend or family individual sessions)
  • Practicum (1 group session/class) – this can be taught in-person or online virtually

*If You are a current ISP student, to participate in the MISP in Costa Rica you MUST complete the ‘Foundations’ section of the ISP certification course before September 26th. Upon returning from Costa Rica, you will resume and complete the ISP and then complete the remaining MISP online classes to earn your MISP certification.

*For questions please email the office HERE or to schedule a call with an instructor click HERE (please list ‘MISP Costa Rica’ in the notes when scheduling.

*The ISP is the foundational course that MISP builds upon. If you have not taken the ISP, you may enroll in a DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTION that waives the tuition of the ISP (a $1,200 savings). For the dual enrollment option click the button below:

New Students Click Here

*Current students and ISP graduates may enroll in the MISP by clicking the button below:

ISP Students/Graduates Click Here
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