Learn the skills and gain the confidence to hold powerful space through the practice of NUSHU Group.

NUSHU Group Facilitator Training

Physical Therapist in Strafford, Vermont


"This training is life-changing. If you are looking to establish community, healing, and a new perspective on humanity, this is for you!"

Every year we improve our training, and this year is no exception. We’re very proud to once again offer this signature program, described by many of our facilitators as “life-changing.” Check out our Stories Page for more!

One of the things that make NUSHU Group Facilitator Training so special is the intimate size and nature of our cohorts. We limit the number of available spots to ensure that you receive a high level of personal attention from Vanessa, your mentors, and the NUSHU team.

NUSHU Group Facilitator Training is BACK!

Because this training is only offered once a year, our waitlist is lengthy and growing. If this resonates with you, make sure to apply early. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

This training is for those who are serious about creating shifts in the world, and may not have yet found the modality or method to express their gifts. It is for those who know, deep down inside, that they have a lot to offer, but do not have the guidance or the framework that feels exactly right for them, or a way to create the impact that they desire. 

Listen to that voice.

Do you feel called to this?

Real Estate Business Owner in Brooklyn, New York

– Tommieka Texeira

“This training allows people to deeply experience internal growth in very subtle but paramount ways simply by showing up. There isn’t a person I know that would not greatly benefit from this experience.”

Business Manager in Baldwin Harbor, New York

– Tess Brunetti

“This training has given me a clearer path to find my own answers to life's little queries. It has had a profound effect on my personal healing journey."

Human Biography and Women of Wonder Co-Founder in Vancouver, Canada


"The training laid a trusting and warm foundation, which helped me tap back into my strength and open up in an honest way. Not only did I connect with others, I deeply connected with myself."

Join the Waitlist ⟶

What you’ll get

Find a soulful and powerful community of like-minded people


Create a permanent shift in how you offer your work to the world


Transition your current practice to group work


Learn a new and powerful modality to increase your impact and reach


Teacher, Yoga Studio Owner & Instructor in Winona, Minnesota


"This training is an opportunity to learn how to listen deeply to yourself and others. You'll be surrounded by like-minded people who show you how alike we all are beneath the surface. The organization was great, and I really loved the platform. I absolutely loved the group that I was in and gained friendships through this training."

You want to help others but haven’t found a way that feels completely true to who you are

You worry about the disconnection and loneliness you see in the world around you

You’re wary of gurus telling you what to do and think

You want a supportive community with whom to learn and grow

You have an inkling that you are a healer, but you haven't yet dared to say that aloud

You are currently a practitioner but want to expand into group work

You just have a feeling that something about this training aligns with who you are (trust that feeling!)

This is for You if...

Educator in Dundee, Michigan


“This training has helped me learn more about myself and connect with others who are on a journey of living authentically. I feel like I'm so much closer to living as me. This training is too good not to share.”

A comprehensive guidebook with all training materials

Weekly prompts for further reflection

Worksheets and facilitation templates
Trauma resources for further study

Interactive masterclasses with some of the wellness world’s most potent thought leaders

Digital course platform with prompts for ongoing reflection

Six months of complimentary membership in our Facilitators Circle

A comprehensive guidebook with all training materials
Weekly prompts for further reflection
Worksheets and facilitation templates 
Trauma resources for further study
Interactive masterclasses with some of the wellness world’s most potent thought leaders
Digital course platform with prompts for ongoing reflection
Six months of complimentary membership in Facilitators Circle

Additional Resources provided to facilitators:

Dedicated 1-1 time with your NUSHU Mentor before and after each facilitation

Templated worksheets to guide you pre- and post-facilitation

Two opportunities to facilitate NUSHU Group– this is where the theory comes together so you have a deep understanding of the work!

Weekly lived experience as a participant in NUSHU Group

Practical Experience

Bonus events offered through our facilitator membership community

Protecting Your Energy As A Facilitator Masterclass with Ally Bogard

Becoming A Trauma-Informed Facilitator Masterclass with Britt Frank

Weekly live teaching sessions with Vanessa

Teaching & Masterclasses

A look Inside the Training

Meditation Teacher in Brooklyn, New York

– Demetruis Napolitano

“Everyone needs a place where they can openly share what’s on their heart and mind, and where their innermost thoughts will be received with a listening ear free of any judgment. Because of NUSHU Group Facilitator Training, I’m now able to hold space for others and myself in a more compassionate way and am forever thankful for experiencing the power of this training.”

Creating structure to keep a space safe

Staying in the space of intention

Crafting powerful prompts

Holding deep self-compassion

Keeping your energy safe as a facilitator

Building strong trust within a container

Examining our relationship with money

Confronting imposter syndrome

Going beyond the conscious, linear mind

Letting go of perfectionism

Learning to be a compassionate witness

Some of the topics covered in this training include:

Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, California

– Shirley Monge

“This training should be essential to anyone who wants to become a leader or healer. It teaches you great leadership skills and a better understanding of others.”

“You will not only learn how to be a NUSHU Group Facilitator, but you will also learn a lot about yourself in the process. It is truly a co-healing space, and you will be much better for it afterwards.”

Mental Health Counselor in Queens, NY

– Joi Campbell

Physical Therapist & Movement Educator in New York, NY


“This has by far been the most well organized online course I have taken and everything is very user friendly and seamless. I approached the training with an open mind, open heart and a lot of curiosity, and was blown away by how much I learned on an extraordinarily deep level.”

Expand your existing modality or 1-1 work as a practitioner into group offerings

Create safe and dynamic spaces for facilitated group sharing in your workplace or community

Become a more effective leader and listener

Shift your personal and professional relationships

The training is a 16-week program where you will learn the theory and skills of group facilitation and gain practical, hands-on experience in the modality of NUSHU Group.

You’ll understand how to hold powerful space in a group setting while growing both personally and professionally in ways you might not expect.

The skills taught in Facilitator Training will help you…

What will I be qualified to do after training?

Learn more about certification on our FAQ Page

Your training fee includes six months of membership.

Following training, all participants are welcomed into Facilitators Circle, a special membership community for those who have completed the program.

Active membership in Facilitators Circle is one of our requirements to hold the title of a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator.

About Certification


6-Month Payment Plan:


*Best Value* Payment in Full:

The investment for our 16-week program is $2,899 USD if you pay in full. Payment plans are also available at $499 USD per month for six months.


“When you think of what can change the world, it’s things like this.”

Teacher, Yoga Studio Owner & Instructor in Winona, Minnesota


Tuesdays: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
Thursdays: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

*On the sixteenth and final week, we will only meet on Tuesday, May 30 for the cohort’s graduation.

All sessions are live and attendance is required

Session Dates

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30pm Eastern Time

16 weeks from February 14 - May 30

Training Overview

This course is a LIVE training that will begin on February 14, 2023, and will meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays for sixteen weeks, ending on Tuesday, May 30.

Our meeting times are 12-1:30 ET on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All sessions in NUSHU Group Facilitator Training are live and attendance is required.

Training Schedule

A Letter From Our Founder ⟶

Vanessa lives in relentless pursuit of the truth she holds inside and the loving expression of that truth in the world. She cherishes the relationships she has built with facilitators through the co-creation of the space of NUSHU Group, and believes that the practice of holding space in Group has the potential to heal the world.

About Vanessa Cornell: