This workshop is co-sponsored by Hakomi Institute of California. The class will offer a Nature immersion journey exploring the edges where inner and outer Nature come together. We will bring together mindfulness practices, the Hakomi Method and other somatic approaches and nature-based practices. We will explore how Nature can provide a deeper level of safety, connection, and “holding.” Through a group journey, we will discover what becomes possible when we open to our experience in Nature in these ways.

This workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public. It also serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training. It will provide an experiential overview and include skills and theory unique to Hakomi. Clinicians will leave with immediately applicable tools.

For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for the Hakomi Comprehensive Training.

About Hakomi

The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychology offers an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, unique and powerful somatic techniques, and a focus on present experience to access and transform deeply held, life-limiting core beliefs. For over 30 years Hakomi has pioneered and integrated the use of mindfulness in the human change process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Psychotherapists can successfully use Hakomi in a wide range of applications including individual, couples and family therapy and group work. The Hakomi Method also offers cutting-edge skills for coaches, health professionals and others who work to support human change and growth.

Read more about the Hakomi Method.

The Details

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017,  9:30-5:00

Where: Roy’s Redwood’s, Marin County Open Space District, San Geronimo, CA

Fee: Early Enrollment: $160 by March 19, 2017; $195 thereafter.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone seven days in advance of a 1-day workshop or fourteen days in advance of a 2 or 3-day workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

Continuing Education

MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs:  This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE provider: Hakomi Institute of California. Provider number: PCE 4355.

Nurses: This course meets the qualifications for 6 contact hours of continuing education for RNs. CE Provider Eva Giedt approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number: 14707.  Eva Giedt is a co-sponsor of this training.

Register Online

Please register early as space is limited. Registration deadline: April 22, 2016


For further details please call 415-839-6788 or email


ShaiShai Lavie, MA, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 35526) and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. For many years, Shai facilitated wilderness-based programs through Wilderness Reflections, including over a dozen wilderness Rights of Passage programs for youth. He has pioneered the integration of nature-based practices with Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, and other mindfulness-centered approaches. Shai serves as adjunct professor at Sofia University, and has written articles for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, and International Journal of Body Psychotherapy.