The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association

A collaborative of individuals and organizations dedicated to growing the profession of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy


Live Events and Resource Library

Learning opportunities ranging from introductory level to continuing education for professionals

Upcoming Professional Development Center Events

The Embodied Teen Teaching Somatic Movement Practices to Adolescents and Young Adults

Saturday, May 18th from 12 pm – 3 pm ET

The Breathable Body - A Somatic Movement Approach to Breathing Free Introductory Session

Monday, May 20 from 1 pm – 2 pm ET

The Breathable Body - A Somatic Movement Approach to Breathing

June 1, 15, and 29, from 10 am – 12 pm ET

"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

Produced by ISMETA and Members of the ISMETA Community

Somatic Café

A Place for Members to Share Knowledge and Wisdom

Monthly Newsletter

Somatic Movement News and Announcements 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."

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