Become a



3 Trainings in One!

1.  Bodywork Coach Certification
2.  Holistic Coach Certification
3.  International Coach Federation Credential


Radiant Coaches Academy offers accredited hours from the International Coaching Federation in conjunction with a Bodywork Coach Certification and an overall Holistic Coach Certification + Credential.

The Certified Bodywork Coach course is a comprehensive and specialized training program designed for individuals who are already trained in bodywork, energy work or yoga who are  seeking to expand their scope of practice. 

This course fits a range of coaching models, including individual coaching, team coaching, and group coaching.

Students are encouraged to build on their own interests and skillsets and create a coaching practice that is right for them.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Online Training 

Three Coaching Qualifications in One!

This course combines the principles of bodywork therapy, somatic psychology, and coaching techniques to empower practitioners with a holistic approach to supporting clients in their well-being journey.

Throughout this course, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the human body's intricate connections between physical sensations, emotions, and mental well-being. They will learn how to effectively integrate body-centered interventions, mindful awareness, and movement practices to facilitate healing and personal growth in their clients.

Key components of the Certified Bodywork Coach course include:

**Somatic Awareness:** Participants will develop an understanding of somatic experiencing and how to work with the body's innate wisdom to release stored tension, trauma, and stress. Techniques for cultivating body awareness and regulation will be explored.

**Coaching Techniques:** The course will cover fundamental coaching skills, including active listening, effective communication, goal setting, and creating a supportive client-coach relationship.

**Body-Mind Integration:** Students will learn strategies to bridge the gap between the body and mind, helping clients connect with their physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts to foster holistic well-being.

**Hands-On Practice:** Practical training sessions will provide participants with hands-on experience in applying various bodywork techniques, such as massage, movement therapies, and touch-based interventions.

**Trauma-Informed Approaches:** The course will emphasize trauma-informed care, teaching participants how to create safe and healing spaces for clients who have experienced trauma.

**Ethics and Professionalism:** Participants will gain insight into the ethical considerations of working in a coaching and bodywork capacity, ensuring they uphold high standards of professionalism and client confidentiality.

**Business and Marketing Skills:** In addition to therapeutic techniques, participants will receive guidance on building a successful coaching practice, including client acquisition, marketing strategies, and business management.

Bodywork Coach Modules

Week 1: Introduction to Life Coaching and Bodywork

– Understanding the principles of life coaching and bodywork

– Establishing the connection between mind, body, and emotions

Week 2: Communication and Active Listening

– Developing effective communication skills for coaching sessions

– Practicing active listening and empathetic responses

– Understanding non-verbal cues during bodywork sessions

Week 3: Setting Goals and Creating Action Plans

– Learning goal-setting techniques for clients' personal and professional development

– Guiding clients through the process of creating action plans

– Exploring techniques to overcome obstacles and challenges

Week 4: Mindfulness and Meditation

– Incorporating mindfulness practices into life coaching and bodywork sessions

– Understanding the benefits of meditation for stress reduction and focus

– Guiding clients in mindfulness exercises during bodywork sessions

Week 5: Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment

– Understanding emotional intelligence and its impact on well-being

– Empowering clients to recognize and manage their emotions

– Applying emotional intelligence principles during bodywork sessions

Week 6: Bodywork Techniques and somatics practices 

-Introduction to somatics and body reading 

– Introduction to various bodywork techniques, such as massage, yoga, and stretching

More Modules

Week 7: Techniques, Practices 

– Deepening knowledge of bodywork techniques for specific needs (e.g., relaxation, pain relief)

– Developing personalized session plans for clients

Week 8: Ethics and Boundaries in Coaching and Bodywork

– Exploring ethical considerations in life coaching and bodywork practices

– Setting professional boundaries and maintaining a client-centered approach

– Understanding the importance of confidentiality and consent


Week 9: Self-Care for Coaches and Practitioners

– Recognizing the significance of self-care in maintaining optimal well-being

– Learning self-care techniques for managing stress and preventing burnout

– Incorporating self-care practices into daily life and professional routines

Week 10: Coaching Techniques for Transformation

– Understanding coaching techniques to facilitate positive change in clients' lives

– Identifying limiting beliefs and helping clients reframe their perspectives

– Integrating bodywork techniques to support transformation and growth

Week 11: Business Development for Holistic Coaches

– Navigating the business aspects of being a certified coach and bodywork practitioner

– Marketing strategies for attracting and retaining clients

– Setting up an online coaching practice and handling administrative tasks

Week 12: Bringing it all together and what’s next 

Earn Your




Upon successful completion of the Certified Bodywork Coach course, graduates will receive a certification that recognizes their expertise in integrating bodywork and coaching to support clients' physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

This program equips aspiring bodywork coaches with the tools and knowledge needed to make a positive impact on individuals' lives by fostering self-awareness, resilience, and overall wellness.

Combining education, practical exercises, and mentor guidance in a supportive student cohort combined with award-winning Radiant Coaches Academy trainers. Achieving a three-in-one qualification ensures top quality for your coaching practice.

Ideal for massage therapists, energy healers, yoga teachers, personal trainers and holistic wellness practitioners!

Every student leaves the training program equipped and supported to practice as a BODYWORK COACH and a HOLISTIC COACH providing a life-changing service to humankind.

Weekly Zoom Classes

Live sessions are Mondays and Thursdays at 10am EDT starting October 9, 2023. 

Regular Holistic Coaching zooms available multiple times daily!

Holistic Coach Training

• 175-hour online course hours
• Comprehensive syllabus
• Quest Self-Study Online Platform
• Videos and Worksheets
• Extensive Resource Center
• Get published in an anthology
• Ongoing supportive coaching feedback
• ICF Ethics Course Certificate
• 10+ hours of PCC mentoring
• Credential from the ICF

Meet Your Trainers

Dez Stephens, PCC


Dez is the Founder + CEO of Radiant Coaches Academy (a division of Radiant Health Institute) – a social enterprise and prominent international coach training school that certifies individuals to create vibrant, professional, private practices as holistic life coaches, wellness coaches and business coaches. She is a certified life coach, expert trainer and marketing strategist.

Dez has coached professionally since 2005, and in 2012, founded Radiant Coaches Academy and has trained and certified nearly 600 students in 20+ countries. In 2014, her training school earned the prestigious status of offering accredited hours through the International Coach Federation (ICF). In 2017, ICF of Tennessee honored her and her institute with the PRISM Award for the advancement of the coaching profession.

Author. Dez is the author of The Qualitarian and co-author of Your Radiant Life.


Rachel “Raya” Horcher

Raya has been in the Holistic Wellness field professionally since 2000.

She is an ICF-certified Holistic Life Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, RYT-300, SEP, a Massage Continuing Education Provider and is a Reiki Master. She holds many certifications and integrates various modalities, tools and resources into her work.

An eclectic mix of life experience and training combines to create a magical toolbox of techniques.

Having overcome a difficult childhood, and many challenges as an adult, including being a solo mom to a medically complex children she has a unique perspective to share with clients and students.

Passionate, compassionate and empathic, Raya’s goal is to create and hold safe space for people to dive in and explore what it is they want and or need to; To be a reflection of their beauty and their vulnerability and walk with them through it.


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Tuition Options

$7000 for all three trainings!

Bodywork Coach course by itself is only $2000 for Radiant coaches – and $3000 for the general public.

[Interest-free payments over 25 months]

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