The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association


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Learning opportunities ranging from introductory level to continuing education for professionals

"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

"We learn to ‘listen’ to our inner bodily knowing and ‘speak’ with our bodies from the truth of who we are."

Peggy Hackney 

"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself"

Moshe Feldenkrais 

"The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand: if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand."

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen 

"Breathe and be ready to change! Change is here to stay!"

Irmgard Bartenieff

Somatic Movement News & Events

Worldwide Events Calendar

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Somatic Café

A Place for Members to Share Wisdom

Monthly Newsletter

Somatic Movement News from ISMETA

Special Events

Presentations including Film Screenings, Book Talks, Open Houses & More

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ISMETA Affiliated Professional Organizations

Organizations that are actively serving the professional field of Somatic Movement Education or Therapy

What our members say

"As a Somatic Movement professional it is important for me to be part of the ISMETA community to network, gain knowledge and support."

"The ISMETA community is a place for me to share, contribute and grow."

"I love being a part of a community of Somatic Movement professionals committed to high, ethical standards of practice."

"I greatly admire ISMETA's dedication to bringing Somatic Movement to the world while helping the field move forward."

"ISMETA is recognized as an association that can bring relevance, trust and worthy credentials to those of us in Somatic Movement therapeutic work."

Blog articles

Proprioception on Ice: Perspectives from a Frozen Stage

ISMETA Member Jaya Kanal, RSME Proprioception on Ice: Perspectives from a Frozen Stage “Quiet yourself…Give...
Kelly Ferris Lester

Somatics: A Buzzword Defined

ISMETA Member Kelly Ferris, MFA, RSME Full article can be found in the Journal of...
ISMETA outreach


ISMETA current and past board members travelled to San Antonio, Texas to present a panel...
embodied social justice Rae johnson Phd


Embodied Activism Reflect. Engage. Resist. Transform. As current social conditions galvanize even more of us...

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