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SPECIAL EVENTS

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

BILINGUAL BOOK TALK (SPANISH AND ENGLISH)
INTELIGENCIA CORPORAL/BODY INTELLIGENCE
with author and ISMETA Board Member Bibiana Badenes
June 7th, 12-1pm ET

A book for everyone who has a body!

Inteligencia Corporal: descubre el poder del movimiento consciente.
El programa de inteligencia corporal que presenta Bibiana Badenes abarca una amplia variedad de prácticas que fomentan la consciencia somática y la alineación, con el objetivo de mejorar la calidad del movimiento tanto físico como emocional. Se trata de un sistema de desarrollo corporal activo, fácil y transformador, que se inspira en los fundamentos de la fisioterapia, el método Rolfing Movimiento, la anatomía experiencial, el coaching, el movimiento somático y la danza. Con 50 ilustraciones originales y 75 ejercicios somáticos para tu practica diaria.

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Body Intelligence: Discover the Power of Conscious Movement
The body intelligence program presented by Bibiana Badenes encompasses a wide variety of practices that promote somatic awareness and alignment, aiming to improve the quality of both physical and emotional movement. It is an active, easy, and transformative system of body development inspired by the principles of physiotherapy, the Rolf Movement method, experiential anatomy, coaching, somatic movement, and dance. The book includes 50 original illustrations and 75 specific somatic exercises for your daily practice.

In this Special Event book talk, Bibiana will read excerpts from her book and guide participants through embodied explorations. There will be time for questions as well.

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ISMETA OPEN HOUSES

Join us for live, interactive sessions to "tour" ISMETA's various resources for individual and organizational members. You will learn which membership track best serves your needs, and various ways in which you can participate in our professional community. These events are designed specifically for students and practitioners of Somatic Movement who are looking to become members of ISMETA. They are hosted by ISMETA’s Board of Directors and offered twice on the same day to cater to the many regions of practitioners globally.

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT DATES

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Spring Appalachia, photo Jamie McHugh

“Earth Matters: Ecosomatics in the Anthropocene”
Conversations to inspire embodied action in the face of planetary dysregulation

Episode #7 Coming Thursday, September 19th
Scroll down for videos of previous episodes!

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PAST SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT
Book Talk
Geographies of Us: Ecosomatic Essays and Practice Pages with Editors Sondra Fraleigh and Shannon Rose Riley
APRIL 22nd, 12pm ET
Geographies of Us is the first edited collection in the field of ecosomatics. With a combination of essays and practice pages that provide a variety of scholarly, creative and experience-based approaches, the book brings together established and emergent scholars and artists from diverse backgrounds and covers work rooted in a dozen countries. The essays engage crucial methodologies and critical/theoretical perspectives, including practice-based research in the arts, especially in performance and dance studies, critical theory, ecocriticism, Indigenous knowledges, material feminist critique, quantum field theory and new phenomenologies. Practice pages are shorter chapters providing readers a chance to engage creatively with the ideas presented across the collection. This book offers a multidisciplinary perspective that brings together work in performance as research, phenomenology and dance/movement; this is one of its significant contributions to the area of ecosomatics.

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE ISMETA ONLINE BOOKSTORE WITH A 25% DISCOUNT FOR ISMETA MEMBERS! (Log in, go to the Bookstore and scroll down to find the code. Limited time offer through June!)

SEE VIDEO OF THE BOOK TALK IN THE VIDEOS SECTION BELOW!

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photo ©Jamie McHugh
Earth Matters: Ecosomatics in the Anthropocene
Conversations to inspire embodied action in the face of planetary dysregulation
Sponsored by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
Hosted by Jamie McHugh, MSMT http://somaticexpression.com/

Episode #6 - April 18, 2024: 10am PT/1pm ET/ 19:00 CET
In conversation with: Nature Educator Taira Restar https://www.emeraldheartkids.com/
and Ensoulment Coach and Dance Educator Cynthia Winton-Henry https://cynthiawinton-henry.com/
Episode #5
- March 21, 2024 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET/ 7 PM CET
In conversation with Stefanie Cohen, RSMT Somatic Practitioner & Interdisciplinary Artist https://www.somastories.net/ and LaUra Schmidt, Founding Director & Facilitator, Good Grief Network https://www.goodgriefnetwork.org/
Episode #4 -
January 18, 2024: 10am PT/1pm ET/19:00 CET
In conversation with Paula Josa-Jones, MSME/T Dance-maker and Equine Therapist https://www.paulajosajones.org/  and Victoria Moyer, Ecosomatic Researcher https://bodymettaspore.com/
Episode #3 - Solstice, December 21, 2023: 10am PT/1pm ET/ 19:00 CET
In conversation with: Dancer/BMC Teacher Olive Bieringa, RSME/T and Archeologist/Artist Michael Jasmin
Episode #2 - Thursday, November 30 - 10am PT/1pm ET/19:00 CET
In conversation with ecosomatic pioneer Nala Walla, followed by a half hour open conversation with online participants.
Episode #1 - Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 9th – 9am PT, 12pm ET, 6pm CET
First conversation with guests Martha Eddy, MSME/T and Satu Palokangas, MSME/T

It goes without saying: Earth Matters! Without a viable planet, there is no living soma. This fundamental truth in the face of radical Earth disruptions is the ground for our conversations. Curated and moderated by Jamie McHugh, these hour-long biweekly roundtables are designed to connect the ISMETA community with artists, activists, scientists, agriculturalists, philosophers, and many others dedicated to the preservation of life on Earth. Besides lively and engaging conversations that stimulate actionable strategies, we hope these roundtables can provide networking opportunities, resource sharing and emergent cross-disciplinary collaborations. We all hold a piece of the puzzle and can each contribute in our own unique, creative way to the mycelial network. These online conversations, an outgrowth of the ISMETA Ecosomatics Forum, will also be posted on YouTube to reach a wider audience.

SEE EARTH MATTERS VIDEOS BELOW!

VIDEOS FROM OUR SPECIAL EVENTS

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EMBODIED ACTIVISM WITH RAE JOHNSON
Friday, May 26th at 12pm
Eastern U.S. time
Hosted by the Equity, Justice and Accessibility Committee
OPEN TO ALL
How do ordinary people with busy lives leverage our actions in support of liberation, justice, and authentic connection? How can activists and social change-makers avoid burning out? How does the body factor into what our social movements might miss? Instead of thinking about social justice as a process that starts with changing people's minds, embodied activism asks us to understand our bodies—how we feel in them and relate to others through them—as crucial sites of social transformation. Drawing on the somatic arts, trauma-informed psychology, and anti-oppressive movements, embodied activism helps us explore and transform the political realities of our everyday lives in a new way: by harnessing the felt experience of our bodies as the sites of our activism. In this community conversation, author Rae Johnson will discuss how we can listen to our body language, question body image norms, and reconnect to our sensual capacities in service of social change. Join Rae in a discussion about their latest book and learn perspectives for transforming an unjust world, one body at a time.
SEE VIDEO OF THIS EVENT BELOW
RAE JOHNSON, PhD, RSW, RSMT, BCC is a social worker, somatic movement therapist, and scholar/activist working at the intersections of embodiment and social justice. Rae's approach to embodied activism has been shaped by decades of frontline work with street youth, women in addiction recovery, psychiatric survivors, and members of the queer community. Since completing their doctoral studies, Rae has held academic positions in several somatic psychology graduate programs, including at Naropa University and Pacifica Graduate Institute. They currently teach somatic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and co-direct an online certificate program in embodied social justice.
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NOT MY ENEMY
A Film Screening and Artist Conversation

This Special Encore Event is a recording of select excerpts from the February 26, 2023 Live Interactive Film Screening featured Board Member Kehinde Ishangi's documentary film, Not My Enemy featuring the process and the power of using somatic methodology in processing and overcoming trauma. This Special Event was hosted by the ISMETA Somatic Arts and Education Committee.

This acclaimed film had its first United States premiere at the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival in December, and it will be shown at the Screen Dance Miami Festival and the Denton Black Film Festival this month. Directed by Ishangi and filmed by Tiffany Rhynard, the feature-length film is based on her original choreographic work “Not My Enemy” and uses embodied narrative to understand and resolve issues around the absence of her biological father and how it impacted her life. The exploration leads her to the Vietnam War and its aftermath and the effect it had on her father, her family, and her community. With the assistance of four brave Vietnam Vets and other members of her community, she uses dance as a tool for somatic healing.