Become a masterful somatic coach

You’re here to make an impact, you’re here to sharpen the gifts you know you have within you to help change the world…

If you feel a lightness in your belly as you think about becoming a somatic coach - then lean in and explore if this is your path…

The Pause Somatic Coaching Certification

The Pause Somatic Coaching Certification is a 6 month journey to train you to become a masterful somatic coach who knows how to guide clients through body-based transformation that liberates them into deeper states of embodiment and freedom. This program is intentionally designed for you to become an expert at facilitating energetic transformation for your clients so that they can experience joy, fulfilment, alignment and much more!

Here are the 7 Pillars of The Somatic System:


This program will train you to facilitate lasting transformation using The Somatic System™ & Pause’s Signature Somatic Coaching Method.

The Somatic System™ is a revolutionary method that uses the intelligence of the body to create lasting change. It is a holistic, integrative approach that goes beyond just mindset work and gets to the root cause of what is holding people back from achieving their highest potential.

Upon graduation, students will:

Be able to support and guide clients through sustainable transformation as a Pause Certified Somatic Coach.

Be confident and masterful in using Pause’s Somatic System with clients.

Have learned tried and true holistic coaching skills that take client transformations beyond just mindset work.

Deeply understand the energetics behind healing and how to empower and guide clients in a safe way.

Understand the intelligence of the body and know how to use it to create lasting change.

Know how to keep themselves energetically aligned so they can hold space for client transformations.

And much, much more!

You’re a perfect fit for this certification if you resonate with the below statements…

This journey is about what you can do, but it’s more about who you will become….

This journey is not for you to just ‘learn the concepts’ and teach them to your clients. This is a spiritual awakening journey for you to become the most powerful version of you. This is about who you get to be in the world so you can shine your light and change the world. 

Because it’s as simple as this:

Your Vibration is Your Contribution.

So the question becomes…

What kind of contribution do you want to make in the world?

If you are ready to take your coaching practice to the next level and make a lasting impact in the world, then this certification is for you.

The High Level Components of The Program

Training Materials

You will receive weekly training content to support your evolution and embodiment as a coach. This includes video trainings, audio and visual embodiment practices and more. 

You will have lifetime access to all content shared within the program! 

1:1 Mentorship

You will be paired with a trauma-informed, experienced coach/mentor who embodies all of the Pause principles and values, throughout the entirety of the program. You will have opportunities to learn from other mentors as well. You will be seen, heard and held closely as you navigate through the program.

Live Training

The Pause Somatic Coaching Certification will be 100% online and led by Samantha Skelly and her team of expert coaches. You will get to experience weekly community calls,  small weekly group calls offered multiple times per week for your convenience, and longer immersion day trainings to ensure you have multiple spaces and opportunities to learn and practice your coaching skills.


As a Certification student, you will have exclusive access to a private membership site where you can interact daily with your peers and mentors. The purpose of this group is for you to have a safe space to share your experience during the program and seek support from other participants.

Personal Practice & Coach Embodiment

You will have weekly opportunities to learn, integrate and practice all of the coaching skills you are learning on your own and with partners as well. 

Coaching Mastery & Practicum

The Somatic System is the core of the program that covers the Pause signature coaching method. Samantha will teach you her signature methods for expertly facilitating transformation for clients, and you will have the opportunity to practice these skills internally with fellow coaches and externally with practicum clients.  You’ll receive personalized coaching feedback from expert coaches.


  • Weekly LABs taught by Sam and expert coaches
  • “Immersion Days” for an opportunity for deep embodiment and practice 
  • 1:1 Peer Calls
  • Weekly Small Group Calls
  • Practicum Coaching Sessions
  • Optional 1:1 somatic coaching sessions available to purchase for extra support throughout program

What’s Included?

+ Live calls with expert Somatic Coaches & with founder Samantha Skelly

+ Live integration calls with trained coaches & intimate community

+ Multiple Day-long Immersions for deep support, embodiment and coaching practice

+ Personalized Coaching Feedback

+ Integrative and Embodiment Practices

+ 1:1 Experience-based learning

+ An online portal with access to curriculum, videos, sample sessions, resources, integrative practices and much more support material to ensure a seamless program experience (including an in-depth coaching manual and program handbook)

+ Internal and External practicum to fine-tune your craft

A deeper dive Into the details

What is somatic coaching?

The word “somatic” is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means “living body.” It acknowledges the body as the source of wisdom and intelligence, one that we often ignore when focusing solely on mindset work to heal and transform. 

In somatic coaching, we involve the body in the process along with the mind and spirit to create a holistic and sustainable approach to the healing process.

What will I be able to do with this training?

Depending on your gifts, what gives you energy & the way you want your business to feel, there are many different ways you can work with clients. As you navigate your way through this program, this will become very clear to you-here are some potential options.

1-1 Somatic Coaching | Group Programs | In Person Retreats | Corporate Training | Masterminds & Workshops

What are the benefits of somatic coaching?

Somatic coaching can offer a number of benefits for you and your clients, including:
Greater self-awareness: Somatic coaching can help you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and needs. This can lead to greater clarity about who you are and what you want in life.

Improved relationships: Somatic coaching can help you develop healthier relationships with yourself and others. When you have a better understanding of your needs, you can communicate them more effectively to others. This can lead to more fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

Increased productivity: Somatic coaching can help you become more productive by helping you focus on your goals and taking action steps that align with your values. This can lead to greater success in both your personal and professional life.

Improved mental and physical health: Somatic coaching can help improve your mental and physical health by helping you reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase your overall sense of well-being.

Identity transformation: Somatic coaching can help you embody the qualities of a more empowered identity of your choice. As you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and needs, you can start to make choices that align with your values and soul. This can lead to a profound transformation in your life. You can begin to feel more abundance, at ease, and liberated.

When does the program start & end?

The next class will start February 2023 & you will compete the journey August 2023

What is the time investment?

Depending on the state of the program, between revising the modules, completing the integrative homework, attending the LIVE labs & completing peer support, you will need about 10 hours on average per week. At the beginning of the program this time commitment will be less than 10, and once we move towards practicum this commitment will be around 10 hours. 

 I like that I am fit, but I still have questions. What should I do next? 

Book your discovery call with the Pause Team. The intention of the call is to support you in getting the clarity you need to decide if this program makes sense for you. At the end of the call you’ll know if this is a perfect fit.

This program fills up every year, if this if your year to join, apply now.

Meet Your Support Team


Founder & Head Facilitator

Samantha is a 7-figure entrepreneur, sought after international speaker, best-selling author, and wellness coaching expert. She founded both Hungry for Happiness, a movement that helps people experience true transformation and happiness through emotional and energetic coaching techniques, and PAUSE Breathwork, which has a mission to unite humanity by helping people breathe, feel, and thrive.

Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss and self-help industries by examining the individual and underlying causes of food, body, and self-love issues. She has shared her mission on an international platform, with appearances on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, CBC, and BBC, and she’s also been featured in various publications, such as Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Elephant Journal.

Samantha continues to transform the lives of tens of thousands of people through her programs, worldwide international retreats, motivational speaking engagements, breathwork events, the popular Hungry for Happiness podcast, and her best-selling Hay House book, Hungry For Happiness.


Experience Lead

Meet Marci!  She’s the Experience Lead for Pause Delivery.  

Energy is EVERYTHING and Marc continues to take energetics to the next level.  Being a student is her passion and teaching is her drive.

Marc is a Trauma Informed Breathwork Coach, Integrative Somatic Trauma Practicioner, International Akashic Record Reader, Angelic Reiki Master Teacher/Student and Human Design Coach.

She’s studied under the Embody Lab, Pause, Ashley Wood (A Line Within), Christine Core and Jakclyn Shaw (For the Wild Femme).

Doing personal development work for the past 15-20 years. Her mission is truly about guiding humans back into the divinity of who they are by bridging the gap between the spiritual vibration and the dense 3D reality.  She supports her mission by merging body based modalities with energetics.



Laurie Anne is a trauma healing practitioner, Transforming Touch® Therapist, educator, and student of Somatic Experiencing®. Her mission is to support humans in reconnecting with the body’s primary language, the language of sensation and emotion, so they can expand their nervous system capacity, cultivate a felt sense of safety, and experience more joy and presence. She trusts that given the right space, time, support, and permission, our bodies can complete the responses that might have been thwarted. After studying birth psychology, childbirth education, and interpersonal neurobiology, she now specializes in working somatically with pre- and perinatal trauma to support the healing of our earliest imprints. Healing early trauma allows us to move through the world feeling safe, protected, seen, heard, and loved. Her approach is trauma-informed, strength-based, and attachment-based. 

Ashley Perl

Coaching Mentor

Bobbi DiClaudio

Coaching Mentor

Michaela McClure

Coaching Mentor

Meet Samantha

Samantha Skelly is the founder of Pause Breathwork & the creator of the Pause Somatic Healing Certification. Her heart is committed to transforming humanity through the power of breathwork, embodiment, healing & awakening. 

Samantha is a leading authority on healing addiction, anxiety & mental health issues using the power of breathwork & somatic healing. Samantha is committed to extracting the greatness within leaders so together we can all change the world.

Hear from our students…

Wondering if you’re a Perfect Fit for this Program?

If you resonate with one of the below

You’re already serving clients in a powerful way, but you know – there is something deeper.

You want to experience the profound transformations when we incorporate the body into the sessions – you crave to feel that depth with clients

You’ve taken the Pause Breathwork Facilitator Program & now desire to become a somatic coach.

You want to offer breathwork, as well as coaching to your clients & truly offer the complete journey for your clients. 

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The Pause Somatic System

The Pause Somatic Session

The Pause Energetic Maps

Somatic Parts Work

Somatic Inner Child Work

Energetic Alchemy & Alignment

Healing with sound, breath and movement

Pain Integration

Elements of the energetic centres

Nervous system regulation

Tracking & attunement

And much more!

You’ve likely done a lot of personal development work to get to where you are, and while you’ve already supported clients in their personal transformations,  you know you’re meant to make an even bigger impact.

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