ABOUT US

The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) is a collaborative of individuals and organizations dedicated to evolving the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. We ensure that training programs uphold high standards of education and practice, and maintain a professional registry of qualified practitioners. We are committed to building the professional community of Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists worldwide and advocating for the profession in legal and governmental arenas. We work to educate the general public about our work and help our colleagues in Integrative Medicine, Human Services, Education and the Arts understand the benefits of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.

SOMATIC MOVEMENT IS...

Somatic Movement enhances human function and body-mind integration through mindful movement. Our profession encompasses distinct disciplines each with their own educational or therapeutic emphasis, principles, methods and techniques.

Our practices incorporate: postural and movement evaluation; experiential anatomy; and movement patterning that increases efficiency, while refining perceptual, kinesthetic and proprioceptive sensitivity. Somatic Movement Education and Therapy supports homeostasis, co-regulation and neuro-plasticity in our students and clients.

“Somatics” is the study of the self from the perspective of one’s lived experience, encompassing the dimensions of body, psyche, and spirit.

Thomas Hanna

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National dance conference educators organization

San Antonio, Texas, USA

National Dance Educators Organization Conference ISMETA Panel Discussion

November 12-14, 2017

Mindful movement Applications Benecassim Spain 2018

Benicassm, Spain

Body Wisdom Congress

May 24-26, 2018


Watermark Arts

July 1-6, 2018

    WORLDWIDE SOMATIC MOVEMENT EVENTS

    IBMT Somatic Psychology

    Starts: Fri Jan 19, 2018
    Ends: Sun Jan 21, 2018

    England
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    Tamalpa life process weekends

    Tamalpa Germany Introductory Workshop

    Starts: Fri Jan 19, 2018
    Ends: Fri Jan 19, 2018

    Germany
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    Tamalpa Insitute

    Tamalpa Experience: Dialogues Between Life & Art

    Starts: Sat Jan 20, 2018
    Ends: Sun Jan 21, 2018

    California, USA
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    P.O. Box 1104
    Troy, NY 12181

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    518-362-8466