ABOUT US

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 …

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Benicàssim, Spain

ISMETA Roundtable Conversation

June 8 -10, 2017 - May 24 -27, 2018

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Athens, Greece

ISMETA PRESENTATION

July 5 - 9, 2017

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Rhinebeck, New York

ISMETA PRESENTATION

July 23 – 28, 2017

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San Marcos, Texas

ISMETA ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION

July 27 - 30, 2017

WORLDWIDE SOMATIC MOVEMENT EVENTS

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Somatic Movement Institute –
Somatic Movement Course

Starts: Thu June 15, 2017
Ends: Thu June 18, 2017

Netherlands
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The Soul of Continuum
Summer Immersion 

Starts: Fri June 16, 2017
Ends: Fri June 22, 2017

Santa Cruz, California
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Movement As A Life/Art Process with
Anna Halprin & Rosario Sammartino

Starts: Jun 19, 2017
Ends: Jun 23, 2017

Kentfield, California
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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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CONTACT

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 1104
Troy, NY 12181

PHONE

518-362-8466