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

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS ~ COME MEET ISMETA …

Australia

September 15-16, 2018

Czechoslovakia

September 21-22, 2018

California

October 4-7, 2018

National dance conference educators organization

New York

October 28, 2018

WORLDWIDE SOMATIC MOVEMENT EVENTS

Spiral Praxis Children

Helping Special Needs Children

Starts: Mon Aug 13, 2018
Ends: Fri Aug 24, 2018

Ontario, Canada
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Webinar: Somatics, Trauma & PTSD

Starts: Sat Aug 18, 2018
Ends: Sat Aug 18, 2018

Online
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Bergin Learning Arts Workshop

Starts: Say Aug 18, 2018
Ends: Sun Aug 19, 2018

Oregon, USA
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Current Newsletters

ISMETA Members post their
latest offerings monthly

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EXPERIENCE SOMATIC MOVEMENT LIVE

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    BECOME A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL

    Be a part of the Professional Registry of qualified Somatic Movement Educators and Therapist

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    HAVE YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM APPROVED

    Join the industry leaders training the future Registered Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists

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    BECOME AN ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER

    Together we define and advocate for the Profession of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.

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    BECOME AN ASSOCIATE

    ISMETA is open to all individuals and organizations in the world of Somatic Movement.

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ADDRESS

P.O. Box 1104
Troy, NY 12181

PHONE

518-362-8466