Engaging Embodiment:

Somatic Applications for Global Health, Education and Social Justice

In-Person Conference Rescheduled to 

October 20nd – 24th, 2021

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Santa Barbara, California


Online Symposium Added

March 5th – 7th, 2021


Big news !  We have landed on a path forward for our ISMETA Conference: Engaging Embodiment: Somatic Applications for Global Health, Education and Social Justice previously scheduled for October 2020. We are thrilled to announce we are continuing our partnership with Pacifica Graduate Institute and look forward to gathering together with all of you October 20 – 24,  2021!  Please Save the Date! 

In addition, we will be hosting an Online Symposium dedicated to the conference themes March 5 – 7, 2021. The Symposium will feature select presenters who will inspire those new to somatic movement as well as established somatic educators and therapists. We are calling the conference community together to lay the groundwork, and spark creativity through in-depth embodied experiences, panel discussions and roundtable conversations. Together we will build momentum towards our live event at Pacifica Graduate Institute in October 2021.

Since we began the planning for our live conference over a year ago, the three areas of concentration have been significantly changed by world events. We see both the March Online and October in-person events as great opportunities for our professional community to come together and demonstrate the power Somatic Movement has to impact Global Health, Education and Social Justice.

Call for Proposal was open from November 15, 2019 through March 1, 2020.

We are ecstatic at the response we received to our Call for Proposals.  We received over 150 Fabulous proposals !!!  We are deeply grateful to all who submitted.  The breadth of knowledge and diversity represented is inspirational and will surely make this groundbreaking conference one not to miss.

Potential presenters have been notified of acceptance.


Those who committed to present at the originally planned October 2020 In-Person Conference will be given the opportunity to present at the rescheduled October 21-24, 2021 In-Person Conference.  Some will also be asked to present at the March 2021 Online Symposium.  A letter will be sent to committed presenters during the first week of September 2020 with further details.

Stay tuned for details about registering for the March 2021 Online Symposium.

Stay tuned for registration details for the March 2021 Online Symposium.

The 2021 In-Person Conference will take place at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus in Santa Barbara, California.

Learn more about this location including driving directions, parking, accommodations, accessibility and more at Pacifica’s General Infomation Page.