Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE) in New York City near Penn Station directed by Martha Eddy, RSMT, Ed.D., CMA applies somatic movement, exercise, and dance to support health, wellness and learning for individuals and organizations. CKE offers private sessions, neuro-developmental evaluations, lectures, classes, educational consulting, multi-disciplinary tutoring, and professional training for both adults and children led by CKE educators and therapists trained in Martha Eddy’s model of Somatic Movement Therapy applying complementary principles from Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA).
Conscious Dancer magazine and the Moving Arts Network online
directory are about moving your body for health, happiness,
and greater awareness. We serve as the hub for movement
communities worldwide and speak to the interests of people
using movement to enhance their lives. Our goal is to bring the
moving arts lifestyle to the world.
The Foundation for Movement Intelligence (FMI) is a not-for-profit organization
formed in 2007 to promote the world’s best movement practices in the service of osteoporosis prevention and reversal. We sponsor Bones for Life® classes
throughout North America; issues of our newsletter Wave and Axis may be
downloaded from our website. 2010 marks our first international Osteo~Blast!
conference in Greenfield, New Hampshire.
FMI addresses global concern with loss of mobility, posture and bone strength
by providing practical strategies for optimal weight-bearing movement embodied in Ruthy Alon’s Bones for Life (BFL) training — a 90-process wellness program that offers self-care shortcuts to streamline posture and locomotion for efficient, economic, effortless and ergonomic movement, with an emphasis on balance, coordination and fall prevention. BFL fosters both biomechanical optimization and “Biological Optimism.”
We envision a world of quality aging where, through intelligent self-use,
people value, cultivate and maintain strong, resilient, reliable Bones — for Life!
Human Kinetics is widely recognized as the foremost publisher in the physical activity field. We publish texts on dance, biomechanics, and anatomy. For more information, visit our Web site at www.HumanKinetics.com or call 800-747-4457 to request a free catalog
Editors: Sarah Whatley, Natalie Garrett, Kirsty Alexander
This journal focuses on the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and the influence of this body of practice on the wider performing arts. Serving a broad international community, the journal invites contributions from a wide range of discipline areas.
Call for Papers: Contributions are invited for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices in varied formats. Scholarly research papers are equally encouraged with writings that consciously traverse the boundaries between text and performance, in the form of ‘visual essays’, reflective writing, interviews with leading practitioners, book reviews, and conference/symposium reports. Submissions from emerging writers/scholars are encouraged. Standard articles will be 4000-6000 words. Please click here for further information on the journal, and to submit an article.
The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices is published by Intellect, an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, publishing scholarly books and journals that exemplify our mission as publishers of original thinking. We aim to provide a vital space for widening critical debate in new and emerging subjects. Other titles published by Intellect include Journal of Applied Arts and Health and Choreographic Practices.
Kinesis (Gr: 'guided movement') offers a bridge between manual and movement therapy. Recognizing that a common theme links manual and movement approaches: we live in a kinesthetically starved culture. Both hands-on touch and self- and therapist-guided movement can be helpful in returning clients and students to full kinesthetic participation,
dissolving and resolving areas of sensori-motor amnesia.
Kinesis so values movement education that it is part of our mission to ensure that these approaches get their due as the health care revolution proceeds. Therefore we advocate that all movement therapists and educators learn their anatomy, biomechanics, and be able to 'talk your walk' when the opportunity comes to explain our value to other professionals.
For the movement-oriented therapist and educator, Kinesis offers weekend courses in
holistic functional anatomy (the 'Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians), in BodyReading (visual assessment in posture and motion), and Body Language, a 200-hr course specifically for movement instructors in palpatory anatomy (especially fascial anatomy), BodyReading visual assessment, and Touch-Cueing - using your hands with a wide vocabulary of touch to enhance your ability to assess and coach your clients and students.
Kinesis is directed by Tom Myers, author of /Anatomy Trains/ (Elsevier 2001, 2009), who studied directly with Buckminster Fuller, Ida Rolf, and Moshe Feldenkrais, among others, and who has 35 years of blending movement and manual therapy. Kinesis offers short courses worldwide,and professional training in Structural Integration ion North America
Kinesis welcomes movement therapists and educators of all types to its courses, which
are conducted in a dynamic, 'open-inquiry' atmosphere, where all approaches valued, and the moving truth of the body is honored even more.
Moving Body Resources offers creative programs including Continuum
Movement and supports many practices addressing the wellness and
self-healing potential for human development.
The mission of Moving Body Resources is to build and support
environments for the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual
growth of people of all ages, races, and abilities. We achieve this by
teaching programs in creative expression, somatic movement education,
and meaning-making processes; by creating a space for colleagues in
these fields to teach and practice; and by consulting people on how to
find resources for these activities in areas all over the world.
Recherche en Mouvement (REM) is a non-profit organization created in 1986 to diffuse information about somatic approaches to movement. It is a place of research in movement for dancers, musicians, actors and circus artists, conceived as a resource center where one can ask questions, exchange experiences and share knowledge in the fields of movement. REM draws on the competence of professionals chosen for their different expertise both to offer and to encourage original exploration of the many facets of artistic gesture.
4th Annual SOMA Fest Somatic Movement Arts Festival, L.A.
Conscious embodiment in practice, performance & daily life
Sept 28 – Oct 3 2010
SOMA Fest offers experiences in diverse Somatic Movement practices to cultivate self-care and creative expression. In its 4th year, SOMA Fest features Workshops and Performances exploring the role of Somatics in health, dance and the performance of life. A communal opportunity to deepen sensory awareness, foster self-discovery, bring ease of movement, prevent injury, rejuvenate the system, find fluid strength, and develop athletic virtuosity and the art of performance! This year’s theme is subtlety, fluid power and refined articulation in our body-minds while moving and transforming. Somatic practitioners and individuals from all walks of life join with some of the world’s finest somatic dance artists in this kinesthetically charged event:
Continuum - Elaine Colandrea(NY)
Releasing(Skinner informed) – Polly Hudson(UK)
Feldenkrais – Gillian McGinty(LA)
Tai Chi/BMC/Continuum – Gabriel Orshan(LA)
Moving Theater – Camille Maurine(LA)
Contact Improvisation - Stephanie Nugent(SB)
Body-Mind Continuum – Teri Carter(LA)
Halprin Life-Art Process – Daphne Georghiou(LA)
Living Sound Body – Cass Phelps(LA)
Yoga/BMC/Continuum) – Deborah Raoult(LA)
LiquidBody Dance – Caryn Heilman(NYC)
Continuum & Gesture – Emilie Conrad(LA)
Somatic Performance Lab Intensive - Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement; Caryn Heilman, founder of LiquidBody Dance & formerly of Paul Taylor Dance Company; Teri Carter, founder of SOMA Fest and author of the forthcoming book ‘Body-Mind Mastery; Health and Performance with Somatic Movement’
Produced by Teri Carter/Intention Dance Theatre and Jones Welsh/Making Faces Productions, presented by Continuum Movement Studio and Highways Performance Space, supported in part by L.A. County Arts, and endorsed by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
Our inspiration is to create meeting places to gather and to celebrate existing practice in Somatic Movement in the UK and to discover and nurture emerging and developing practice.
The Gatherings provide an opportunity to:
Connect with well established as well as emerging practitioners in the field of Somatic Movement Education; share and generate ideas for development; share in professional and creative energy to support and nourish development as a practitioner; connect with local peers and networks for ongoing support and inspiration.
The format of each Gathering includes experiential sessions facilitated by experienced guest presenters; community practice sessions to network and co-create space for existing and developing projects in Somatic Movement practice; informal discussion opportunities in smaller groups; a large conference plenary with a panel of experienced guest practitioners; a poster display opportunity for delegates and a social event.
Co-Director of Spiral Movement Center
20 Leslie Street #206
Toronto, ON M4M-3L4
Spiral Praxis is a contemporary bodymind system that provides a vast comprehensive philosophy and methodology to explore and expand human potentiality. Created by somatic artists/philosophers Yuji Oka & Stephanie Gottlob, the system was developed through their original work in re-educating children with special needs as well as through their observations living in isolation in Nature. Unique to Spiral Praxis is a core of oscillatory spiral reflex patterns which can powerfully accelerate the process of assimilating conscious learning into the unconscious.
The ultimate goal of Spiral Praxis is to help us experience creative states of Flow and integrate them into our daily lives. It's simple re-educative methods can be used in virtually any field of human study. The Spiral Movement Center, based in Toronto, provides a a diverse palette of Spiral Praxis-influenced classes – including rehabilitation, meditation, yoga, massage & bodywork, emotional & cognitive processing, internal flow patterning, spiral dance, and more – all taught in small groups by Gottlob & Oka.
To learn more about this next-generation bodymind system, SMC’s unique scheduling format, and future certification programs, please visit our website at http://www.spiralpraxis.com.