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A Place for Collective Wisdom

Live online conversations to deepen understanding through sharing of knowledge and insight as Somatic Movement Practitioners.

Join us in our virtual gathering place to stay engaged, learn something new or simply connect with colleagues. We have been getting wonderful feedback from the Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists who have been joining us at the ISMETA Somatic Cafés. They see it as an informal place to come together to share collective wisdom and be inspired by new ideas from colleagues.

Our Cafés follow the format of beginning with a guided somatic experience designed to spark a lively conversation. Just as if we were together live, we will move into smaller groups to explore some guiding questions, before coming back once again into the full group.


Upcoming ISMETA Somatic Café

Applied Somatic Movement Therapy
Saturday, November 4th at 11am ET
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In what work environments do we practice as RSMTs, with what populations,

with what issues? This cafe provides an opportunity for members to share
best practices, challenges and questions.


Past ISMETA Somatic Cafés

Next Generation Gathering for Student Members
September 6, 2023 from 12–12:45pm ET


Meet the New Team
July 24th, 2023 at 12pm ET

Click here to read more About ISMETA.


Friday, June 16, 2023 • 1pm Eastern U.S. time
After 15 years of service on the Board of Directors and as Executive Director, Elisa Cotroneo retired on Monday, June 19, 2023.
If you did not make the café on June 16 and/or would like to communicate something to Elisa in writing, please write through this Google form. This will help assure that she does not miss your important words.


Learn about the NEW CREDENTIALS
April 17th at 11:30AM EDT


International Community Gathering
What's Happening in Your Part of the World?
March 13th, 2023 at 2:00-3:00 pm EDT


We hope to see you at the Café!

ISMETA Members

What topics are you most interested in discussing with your ISMETA colleagues?

We invite you to view recordings of our Somatic Arrivals from past Somatic Cafés and to suggest ideas for future Somatic Cafe topics below.

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