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Body-Informed Leadership: Foundations (Online)

October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Body-Informed Leadership: Foundations (Online)

Course Summary

This program is an 8-month introductory journey through the landscape of Body-Informed Leadership. We will engage deeply with the core theories and texts that inform this landscape, sharing questions and insights in our online forum, as well as small- and whole-group Zoom sessions. Madelanne provides a wealth of supplementary resources, as well as experiential activities and opportunities for reflective practice, to enable the group to fully integrate the course content and share their experiences both intellectually and in a very personal, embodied way.

Course themes include: the Nervous System and its relationship to trauma; cultivating a more conscious relationship to the Nervous System and building pathways to self- and co-regulation; re-working our relationships to Sensation, Self, and Power; dynamics of privilege and oppression and their origins in the body; reflections on personal lineage and intersectional experience; Body-Informed Leadership frameworks and practices to enable more just, joyful, and interconnected human cultures.

Course Participation Includes

  • 8 online group sessions of 3 hours each
  • 2 individual mentoring sessions with Madelanne of 1.5 hours each
  • Assigned readings and reflection/integration activities
  • Between-session discussion in a private online platform
  • A final project designed to support you to put Body-Informed Leadership into practice in your group cultures

This Course is for You If

  • You want to learn body-based tools to responsibly navigate trauma, privilege and oppression in yourself and your communities
  • You want to understand and explore ‘embodiment’ and its role in activism and collective liberation
  • You want to become a more collaborative leader, and to develop embodied skills to navigate diversity, uncertainty and emergence
  • You want to step into more authentic partnership with yourself, your fellow humans and the world

Course Dates & Times

As the group gathers, we will decide together the monthly date and time for our 3-hour online group sessions. The sooner you register, the more input you will have into dates and times. Broadly speaking, the course will begin early October 2021, and finish May 2022. 

Introductory Session: tbd

Module 1 Dates: tbd

Module 2 Dates: tbd

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Module 4 Dates: tbd


The course costs £875, which can be paid in one lump-sum or in 8 monthly instalments of £109.

A non-refundable deposit of £109 (which goes towards your course tuition) is required no later than September 15th, 2021 to secure your place. The remaining balance is due on November 1st, or in instalments paid on the 1st of each month, beginning in November and ending May 1st.

Payments may be sent to: 

Co-Operative Bank, Sort Code: 08-90-66, Acct: 04303570

IBAN: GB27 CPBK 0890 6604 3035 70, BIC: CPBK GB 22

Please notify me via email when your payment has been sent.

*If the cost of the programme is prohibitive, please contact me to discuss alternative arrangements. 

I also ask that you fill out a registration form (no later than October 1, 2021), which I will send you on request. To request a form, please email me at madelanne@icloud.com


This course welcomes people of all genders, identities, and ethnicities. All material will be held with an intersectional awareness and an active invitation for multiple perspectives to be expressed.


Because the course is experiential and embodied, and because it touches on potentially challenging subject matter, it could stir up uncomfortable emotions, sensations, and interactions. In the interests of holding the safest space I can for all participants, I may ask someone to end their participation in the course (with a refund for the remainder) if it seems the course is not appropriate for their particular needs, and/or if they repeatedly behave in ways that cause harm to the group.


October 1 @ 8:00 am
May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm