Level 1


Hakomi Comprehensive Training is taught in two levels. Each level consists of nine 3-day weekends that run from March to December with August off. In Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1, you'll learn the basic principles and practices of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology. Whether you're a mental health practitioner, coach, counselor or body worker, this training will help you build innovative counseling and interpersonal skills that will increase your effectiveness with clients. Adding Hakomi’s somatic, experiential tools to your work will help you to go deeper with clients and discover the unseen root causes of their challenges.

For Whom

This training is open to psychotherapists and psychotherapy interns who want to learn Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology in its entirety, as well as students of counseling and psychotherapy. It is also appropriate for coaches, clergy, body workers, health practitioners, educators, civic leaders and those interested in transitioning into the field of mental health.

What You Will Learn

In Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1, you'll learn through short talks, unique skill-based experiential exercises, supervised practice, demonstrations and assigned readings. You'll participate in regular supervised practice and receive supportive feedback by dedicated and knowledgeable teaching assistants. This feedback will provide opportunities to celebrate what's working, refine what needs attention, and to evolve personal edges that may be limiting your success. Our learning environment is relaxed and participatory with numerous opportunities to practice new skills with other group members, both in and out of class. 

In this hands-on, experiential training, you'll learn how to:

  • Energize and strengthen your work using Hakomi's inspiring principles of nonviolence, organicity, mind-body holism and unity
  • Use mindfulness to identify and transform hidden core beliefs driving self-defeating behavior
  • Gain greater self-awareness by mindfully studying your own limiting reactive patterns
  • Work from a compassionate, nonjudgmental state that helps clients feel safer and go deeper
  • Apply unique and innovative methods for melting client resistance and overcoming impasses in your work


May 15-17 (online)
June 19-21 (online)
July 17-19 (online)
Aug 21-23 (online)
Sept 11-13
Oct 9-11
Nov 13-15
Dec 11-13
Jan 29-31

Dates are subject to change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, training format is subject to change from live training to a mix of live and online instruction.


Friday 9:30-5:30   
Saturday 9:30-5:30
Sunday 9:30-4:00

If online sessions are offered for a given training module, live Zoom sessions will be offered:

Friday 2:00-4:30
Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30
Sunday 10:00-12:30


Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710


  • A one-day Hakomi workshop or class with Hakomi Institute of California faculty
  • A completed application including recent photo and resume or vitae
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.00

Preference will be given to applicants who have undergone at least a year of personal psychotherapy and who have a scope of practice in a helping profession to which they can apply their Hakomi skills. In some situations, the Institute may require additional information from an applicant, an interview with the teaching staff or the completion of specific additional learning. 


Regular Tuition: $4995; application must be received by February 28, 2020 (less $300 COVID-19 discount)

Early Registration Discount: $4495 if application is received by January 31, 2020 (less $300 COVID-19 discount)

Work-Study Discount: Additional tuition reduction in exchange for work-study duties is available on a limited basis to students who submit a Work-Study ApplicationWork-study applications must be received by January 31, 2020.

Repeat/CIIS DiscountGraduates of Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 or our Hakomi class at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) can take this course for $2495 (50% off regular tuition). Application required for CIIS students; no application needed for repeat students. To receive this discount, email contact@HakomiCA.org or call 415-839-6788.

Group Discount: A 15% discount off the full tuition of $4995 resulting in a tuition of $4245 (a savings of $750) is available to groups of four or more individuals applying to this training. To quality for this discount, all application fees must be paid and all completed applications must be submitted together in one email or envelope by January 17, 2020.

A 20% discount off the full tuition of $4995 resulting in a tuition of $3995 (a savings of $1000) is available to the group coordinator who forms the group, collects the necessary forms from each individual, sends the applications together to the Hakomi office by January 17, 2020 (electronic submission preferred), and ensures application fees are paid. No group applications will be accepted past this date. 

Those applying for the group discount aren't eligible for our early enrollment or work-study discounts.

Tuition balance is due by March 6 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Institute and the student prior to the training start date.

Payment plans are available. After paying a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training, you can make either 3 payments in March, June, and September or 9 payments starting in March and ending in November. (A $15 administrative fee is added to each transaction.) Students must complete all payments before the last training weekend begins. All students will be required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of the training.   

VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations accepted via email or phone. Participants who withdraw before the first day of training will receive a full tuition refund less the $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants who withdraw up to 9 days after the first day of the training will receive an 80% tuition refund. No refunds will be granted after that date or for any future non-attendance.  

To Apply for This Training

  1. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Click here to pay the $75 non-refundable application processing fee.
  3. Email your completed application form to contact@hakomica.org. (Electronic submission preferred.) Or mail to:

Hakomi Institute of California
5758 Geary Blvd. #740 

San Francisco, CA 94121

Final application deadline: February 28, 2020

Please note: This training tends to fill quickly; please consider applying by December 2019 as applicants applying later can sometimes end up waitlisted.

To Register for This Training

Upon acceptance to this training, you will receive a mailing including forms to sign. Within one week of receipt, please return these forms and click the button below to register and pay the required $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training.


Hakomi Comprehensive Training Application

Work-Study Application


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays and
9:30-11:15 Learning activities
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Learning activities
1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:45 Learning activities
3:45-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Learning activities

9:30-10:30   Learning activities
10:30-10:45   Break
10:45-12:00   Learning activities
12:00-1:00   Lunch
1:00-2:30   Learning activities
2:30-2:45   Break
2:45-4:00   Learning activities

Schedule subject to change. All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. As an approved continuing education provider, Hakomi Institute of California is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: Hakomi Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Hakomi Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 17 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (153 hours total) for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after each session of the course ends.

Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Further information on Meridian University’s programs can be found at http://www.meridianuniversity.edu/academics/concentrations2/somatic-psychology

For More Information

For registration questions or further information, including accommodation for special needs and the Hakomi Institute of California grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@HakomiCA.org

Future Dates: Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1

2021:  Mar 19-21, Apr 16-18, May 21-23, Jun 18-20, Jul 16-18, Sep 10-12, Oct 8-10, Nov 12-14, Dec 10-12

2022:  Mar 11-13, Apr 8-10, May 20-22, Jun 10-12, Jul 15-17, Sep 9-11, Oct 14-16, Nov 18-20, Dec 9-11

Dates subject to change.