become a Certified Soma Life Coach
Next Cohort starts in Sept, 2024. Small cohort is practiced to ensure personalized and community learning experience. 

If you are already a certified coached or therapist, see Practitioner Certification section of website.

Soma Life Coach certification provides cutting edge training grounded in the field of somatic psychology. You will develop the confidence and skills necessary to guide your clients from resistance, fear and shame into confidence, embodiment and empowerment.
You provide the coaching and let our courses and classes provide your clients with videos, worksheets, and transformational, experiential education.

Steps to become certified:


Dr. Kutsko will teach you a somatic and mindfulness based coaching method to help clients work through emotional blocks, transform limiting beliefs and shift protective patterns into authentic self-expression. Meet weekly on zoom.


Begin offering others Soma Cycle™ coaching sessions and meet with Dr. Kutsko either in group or privately for supervision.



Learn to coach 6 specific areas of wellness in combination with a course. Participate in Soma Membership and learn how to "coach the course" through on-demand pre-recorded webinars.

Soma Cycle™ Training: First 3 months.
Meet Weekly.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Training Includes: 

• Practical steps to guide your client through the Soma Cycle™ (Sense. Open.Move.Awaken.) Cycle clients from suffering into Soma, an integrated mind-body state grounded in present moment awareness.
• Explore the inter-relationships and facilitate dialogue between mind, adaptations, and emotions. Transform reactive and addictive patterns into authentic choice. See all blocks through lens of parts interacting.
• Learn empathetic, attuned listening and motivational interviewing skills.
• Guide clients into present moment, compassionate self-leadership.
• Theories of attachment (relationship theory), neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and bioenergetics.
• Learn the distinction between embodied awareness (direct experience) and narrative communication. Guide clients into direct embodied experience.
• Move clients toward deeper connection with their felt sense and a more integrated sense of wholeness.
• How to use "bottom up" (somatic) interventions to support wellness
• Help clients access a deeper range of feeling states through various forms of movement, breathing, somatic opening and expression.
• Body-Centered Qi Gong, shaking, tapping, and breathwork.
“Very informative and enlightening on what it means to be a Somatic Coach. The training will make you self-reflect as you learn Somatic approaches to healing.
– Matt Anderson
Soma Cycle™ Practicum
Months 4-6
Begin practice sessions using the Soma Cycle™ coaching method under supervision. Meet bi-weekly with Dr. Kutsko either on group call twice per month (included in training fee) or privately for supervision. Supervision fee: $75 per 1/2 hour session if you can not make the group call.

Practice using e-learning platform so you are prepared to use with your own clients.

Complete the following self-study Courses and quizzes: Motivational Interviewing, Coaching Core Competencies (Ethics, When to Refer, and Coaching Agreement). 

Practice Coaching Clients with Supervision.

Soma Wellness Coaching 

Participate in Soma Membership Wellness calls and stay after to ask Coaching questions. One Wellness Course is covered monthly.

Self-Study: Read one chapter of Wellness Course (the same course your clients will read) and then the "Coach the Course" correlating material & webinar which explains how to coach your client through each chapter. The Coach the Course content teaches how to work with the material with your clients including coaching objectives, questions, logs to use and more.

Passing written quiz for each course in addition to quiz on Motivational Interviewing for Health and Fitness is required to earn your certificate.

Coaches have up to one year to complete all six modules. Based upon your time availability and learning style, begin studying on month one in combination with learning the Soma Cycle™, or wait and begin on month 7 after Soma Cycle work completed.

“Dr. Kutsko has developed a simple yet profound program that allows anyone to work through their most challenging life events, as well as just the day to day stresses of managing time, emotional eating, finances & relationships.  I highly recommend taking this training.”
– Erin Lindsay O'Meara

Register: $3500 total Fee

Deposit:  $500

(to secure spot)
$3000 Balance after deposit
Six Monthly Installments: $500

Certification Benefits:

• Obtain your official Soma Life Coaching certificate which can be displayed on your website and social media accounts.
• Start your own customizable website with the Soma Coaching logo and Soma graphics (additional fee based on your needs).
• Easily customizable marketing flyers and social media content..

Soma Online Courses
Dr. Kutsko has created six interactive online courses using the Coassemble E-Learning platform. These courses can be used in combination with your coaching sessions, groups, retreats and workshops. Dr. Kutsko has done the work of creating a holistic blend of wellness courses needed for personal transformation and is placing them in your hands.

As a Soma Life Coach, you will have the skills and tools to support your client using cutting edge somatic coaching skills in addition to transformational information in time management, fitness, finances, nutrition, emotional eating, habit transformation and emotional healing. Training includes coaching ethics, the coaching agreement, and business launch marketing options & resources.

Participate in the affiliate program and lead Soma Circles (by invitation). See affiliate link for more information.
"The course material created by Carolyn herself is extremely powerful material you won’t find anywhere else. It completely makes sense of complex concepts. She has developed powerful tools for each of life’s critical areas, such as time management, health and finance that, step by step, put your life together in a way that builds emotional health. After Going through the course,I could easily imagine how I would share this course with my clients and make real progress."
– Jody M.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I miss a Zoom call during training?
The zoom calls are essential to your training. However, life happens so One on one sessions with Dr. Kutsko can be scheduled as make up sessions. (fee involved). Also, you have one year to complete your training, so if you need to skip a month, you can take the same module six months later. All modules are offered twice a year.
When can I begin training?
Training is offered to a new cohort each September
Do I need prior counseling or coaching experience?
We welcome all levels of experience to join, whether you are an established counselor who would like to expand your skills or you have never coached before. The Soma Coaching Foundations module will cover all the basic principles you need to get started. Coaches will not work directly with trauma treatment, instead they are trained to follow the body in present moment time. Therapists will have opportunity to participate in advanced training modules working more specifically with treating trauma somatically. Check out the Therapist Track page for more information.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds are offered within 7 days after course begins with a $100 admin fee deducted. After this time, no refunds are offered.
Which eLearning platform will I be working with?
We developed our courses using Coassemble’s eLearning platform. You will learn how to successfully leverage this software during Zoom and webinar training.
How is this Affiliate Program?
 Dr. Kutsko invites you to participate in sending your clients to participate in Soma Circles using an affiliate link. If your client registers they will receive inspiration to engage in both Soma Cycle and wellness coaching sessions with you. If you lead any Circle sessions you will be compensated.


Individuals with a background or interest in health, wellness, recovery, bodywork, mindfulness, or somatics.
Therapists passionate about holistic wellness and interested in somatics.
Life or health coaches wanting to expand their services and become a part of a collaborative marketing team.