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. Since 1988 our not-for-profit organization has provided services including defining and upholding professional standards, advocating in legal and governmental arenas, connecting the worldwide somatic movement community, educating the general public and partnering with other professional organizations in complementary and integrative health care, human services, education, social justice and the arts. ISMETA maintains a professional registry of qualified practitioners and ensures that Somatic Movement Training Programs uphold high standards of education and practice. The organization is committed to furthering the recognition of the Somatic Movement profession. ISMETA offers events, networking platforms and professional development opportunities to our global membership.

Our Mission

Growing the Profession of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy

Our Vision

Transforming Ourselves and the World Through Conscious Movement

Our Values

Stewardship - We are committed to expanding the recognition of the profession worldwide by educating the general public and actively collaborating with other professional bodies.

Accessibility - We acknowledge access to opportunities and resources as essential to the establishment, evolution, and empowerment of a welcoming community of engaged participants.

Professional Integrity - We are committed to conducting ourselves in a professional, conscientious and respectful manner as we uphold the Pillars of the Profession: Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, Core Competencies, and Code of Ethics.

Embodied Action - We approach our actions towards ourselves, those we encounter, and the world around us in a somatically informed way: integrating body, mind, and emotions while being present with those we serve.

Operations Team

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Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

Executive Director


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Nirvan Ananda

Managing Director



Dana Davison

Communications Consultant


Danique Peynado

Danique Peynado

Membership & Operations Coordinator



Elisa Cotroneo

Outreach Consultant, Executive Director Emeritus


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