NEW! Live Online: Embodiment Teacher & Practitioner Training


Module 1: Feb 27 & 28, 2021
Module 2: March 6 & 7, 2021
Module 3: May 1 & 2, 2021
Module 4: May 8, 2021
With two time Streams to choose from:
Los Angeles | 2am to 8am
London | 10am to 4pm
Melbourne | 9pm to 3am for Modules 1 & 2 (*7pm to 1am for Modules 3 & 4)
Los Angeles | 1pm-7pm
London |  9pm to 3am
Melbourne | 8am to 2pm for Modules 1 & 2 (*6am to 12noon for Modules 3 & 4)


This is a live online video training – it will be hosted on Zoom.
*You will be sent the link to join via email after purchase.*





Please apply first by clicking the “Apply” button below, once your application has been reviewed you will get an email notifying you of next steps.


Introducing our brand new live online The Non-Linear Movement Method® Practitioner and Teacher Training!

NLMM® is a powerful somatic tool that has been developed by Michaela Boehm over the past 2 decades of instruction and practice and is now offered internationally.

The method is rooted in her early training in the Kashmiri Shakta tradition and fused with her extensive expertise in working with trauma, emotional closures, and physical contractions in her clients and students; as well as in implementing this technique in her own practice.

In recent years Steve James refined and clarified the method, added original material, and formatted it for educational delivery.

Our first live online training will offer new in-depth experiential engagement and enable you to teach a The Non-Linear Movement Method® class, either freestanding (like a yoga class) or as an adjunct to another modality.

While this program is designed as a teacher training, many participants have taken it as a means to deepen their own practice and understanding.

The course is designed to offer you an immersive experience in the comfort of your home. You will receive live instruction from Michaela and Steve, immersive class experiences in The Non-Linear Movement Method®, in-depth lectures, teaching scripts, and more.

The Embodiment training is taught as 4 live interactive online modules and offered in two streams to fit European, Australian and US time zones.

This training is by application only, please apply here.

What you will learn

  • A deep embodied understanding of The Non-Linear Movement Method® and how to guide others using this powerful approach.
  • Four distinct applications of the method and how to facilitate them effectively.
  • The underlying principles of embodiment and somatic release.
  • Tools and principles to create a safe container for exploration and practice.
  • Education and practical education for working with trauma.
  • How to facilitate vitality, sensory aliveness, pleasure in the body, and creativity through NLMM®.
  • Understanding of general teaching principles and how to facilitate each participant’s individual journey.
  • Practical exercises and techniques that will give you a turn-key class format for your own events.
  • How to successfully teach NLMM® as a freestanding class or adjunct to other modalities.

What you will receive

  • 4 live online training modules
  • Embodied practice of the method
  • Teaching scripts and turn-key classes to teach
  • Lectures, education and background on the method, embodiment theory, and business topics
  • Live engagement with Michaela & Steve and personalized Q&A’s
  • A new online platform with additional material, videos, practices, and interactive questionnaires.
  • Free access to all NLMM® classes for 2021
  • 50% discount on all live (online or in-person) events hosted by Michaela and Steve for a full year.
  • Ongoing support and an international network of peers via a private Facebook group, with feedback from Michaela and Steve.

When and Where

You can choose whichever stream best fits your timezone and schedule – we will send you the information and links for BOTH of the streams automatically once you register.

Live sessions will not be recorded, you must be able to attend the live sessions to participate.

You are welcome to join the classes and lectures of both streams for extra practice and review.

MODULE 1: Feb 27 & 28, 2021 (two training days, 6 hours each day)
MODULE 2: March 6 & 7, 2021 (two training days, 6 hours each day)
MODULE 3: May 1 & 2, 2021 (two training days, 6 hours each day)
MODULE 4: May 8, 2021 (1 training day, 6 hours)
With two time Streams to choose from:

Los Angeles | 2am to 8am
London | 10am to 4pm
Melbourne | 9pm to 3am for Modules 1 & 2 (*Melbourne, 7pm to 1am for Modules 3 & 4)

Los Angeles | 1pm-7pm
London |  9pm to 3am
Melbourne | 8am to 2pm for Modules 1 & 2 (*Melbourne, 6am to 12noon for Modules 3 & 4)

This method has many deep, powerful applications:

1. Smooths out the nervous system
The demands of modern life create stress and tension in the body and an overactive mind. The NLMM encourages an identifying and unwinding of the patterns of contraction and through gentle, non-force movements relieves the bodily tension and underlying mental loops. The result is a systematic, self-guided unburdening of the nervous system.

2. Processes and identifies emotions
As the body unwinds and the mind relaxes its pressured pace the emotions associated with these patterns become apparent and are being let go of. You can note recurring emotional loops for further processing and at the same time allow emotions to simply rise and release.

3. Awakens sexual energy and sensual sensation
As tension, contraction, and emotion are being released the body becomes sensitized and we are able to feel deeper. One of the marked results of this sensitization is an ability to feel increased pleasure and well being. Participants report an increased ability to connect through their body, both with themselves and others.

4. Releases trauma patterns into flow
One of the results of traumatic experience (fresh and old alike) is “freeze”, a state in which body, mind and emotions are stuck in a state of numbness. Often “freeze” is falsely perceived as a feeling of “calm/nothing”, which results in an inability to release the experience and ease the bodily patterns. The NLMM facilitates a continued movement, which gently opens the freeze pattern and allows for recognition and release of the underlying bodily and emotional patterns.

5. Unites mind and body in intimacy with physical sensation
Through continued engagement with the release of contraction and facilitation of emotional awareness the ingrained patterns become apparent and less pronounced. Over time physical sensation can be engaged with and the acceptance and tolerance of all sensation increases. Intimacy with whatever is present is possible.

6. Creates high bodily responsiveness
NLMM educates the body how to release and process contractions, stress and emotional tension.  The body becomes highly attuned to all sensations and can note, react or release fluidly and without having to attend to traumatic or suppressed backlog.

7. Opens access to bodily wisdom
By putting emphasis on movement and circumventing the analytical mind and loops of tense thinking the natural intelligence of our bodies is accessed. Through gentle guidance the mechanisms of “freeze” and refusal to feel are being loosened and bodily wisdom can create the necessary actions and releases.

Watch Michaela give a live introduction to NLMM®


Is this you?

  • Motivated by a drive and yearning to deepen your own practice as well as teach others.
  • Oriented towards embodiment and connection to your true bodily wisdom in all its forms.
  • Passionate about supporting the body and nervous system through stress and trauma.
  • Determined to not only truly understand these realms for yourself, but to guide others into deeper experiences.
  • Serious about creating a safe environment and tight container that is conducive to personal exploration and deep practice.
  • Looking for quality, in-depth instruction from established, successful teachers with decades of experience at the top of their industry.
  • Ready to learn practical exercises and techniques that will give you a turn-key class format for your own events


Join us for this first online training! Apply here.




NLMM is not a substitute for therapy or medical treatment. If you have a history of trauma, mental health issues or medical conditions, please consult your physician or mental health care practitioner to determine if somatic movement modalities are appropriate for you.

Apply here!



I loved the practical applications

I loved the practical applications and that my own work is required and encouraged. The opportunities for Q&A and teachers’ level of insight and personal experience worked for me. I loved the balance of ‘going with the flow’ and still adhering to a rather packed curriculum. I also loved that the structure for teaching a workshop is part of the TT, so that participants passing the course can basically jump right in. The experiences, prerequisites and recommendations for all logistical and marketing aspects of giving a workshop are also extremely valuable to have. For anyone interested in and committed to their own personal growth and expansion, I highly recommend any workshop or TT with Michaela and Steve.

Susanna, Germany

They offer essential and valuable life tools

They are professional and their knowledge and experience is like none other. I feel more alive after each of their events, more in my body, more ready for the world. The epiphanies I have had during their workshops have rippled into, brought more awareness to, and improved all areas of my life. To me they offer essential and valuable life tools, practices and wisdom in their events.

Zaira, Amsterdam

Deliciously simple yet profound practice

The Non-Linear Movement Method is such a deliciously simple yet profound practice & the opportunity to explore such deep embodiment in a space with other students is honestly priceless. Michaela & Steve share their teachings in such a non-dogmatic & empowered way – it’s refreshing, funny & I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

Jenna, Australia

About Michaela

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and relationships. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her training in psychology and extensive clinical counseling experience with her in-depth training in the yogic arts. A gifted speaker and counselor, her unique body of work centers on the intersection of intimacy and embodiment. Known for her work with high-performing individuals, her ongoing private clients include Oscar-winning actors, multiple Grammy-winning musicians, producers, and business pioneers. Michaela is the author of “The Wild Woman’s Way” and the founder of The Non-Linear Movement Method®, a powerful somatic release modality. Her work has recently been featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix Show “Sex, Love & goop” and Will Smith’s bestselling memoir ‘Will’. She lives on an organic farm in California where she rescues and rehabilitates animals.

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About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices and meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative, mystic, and relational realms.

In addition to private client work and public workshops, Steve is the host of the Guru Viking Podcast and has released a DVD series of his movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method, a fusion of joint-nourishing movement and body-based mindfulness.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behavior, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business.

In his private client practice he specializes in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and multi-billion dollar fund managers.

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