Somatic Movement Educator Training 2018 - 2021

New Weekend Model: Austin/San Marcos

The new weekend BodyMindMovement Somatic Movement Educator training is designed for the needs of professionals who want to maintain their businesses or practices while training. Each module will consist of 40 hours of instruction over 2 weekends, one month apart (Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9 am – 6 pm). The 6 modules include the Body Systems track at Texas State University, which are listed below. People who complete the tracks of the three-year training are certified as Somatic Movement Educators and eligible to register with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.

The 500-hour program trains you to work with movement facilitation, touch, and sound to support transformation. The SME Program has immediate applications in movement- based disciplines—such as dance, yoga, sports, and martial arts—and in therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, bodywork, and massage. Each of the 6 courses focuses on a body system.

ISMETA-registered faculty will be led by Mark C. Taylor, director of the Center for BodyMindMovement.

Upcoming Training

Body Systems Track: The Organ System



The organs are the contents within the musculo-skeletal container, supporting postural tone and feelings, and giving volume to movement. Participants study and embody the internal structures that carry out the functions of internal regulation, breathing, nourishment and elimination. Organs are a critical habitat of our emotions and aspirations and hold cellular memories of our personal histories. Students learn to initiate movement from the organs and support their expression in others.


April 12, 13, 14, 2019 and
May 17, 18, 19, 2019


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Body Systems Track:
1. Skeletal System
2. Organ System
3. Endocrine System
4. Nervous System
5. Connective Tissue and Ligaments
6. The Muscular System




The Nervous System
April 17, 18, 19, 2020 and
May 15, 16, 17, 2020

Connective Tissue and Ligaments
October 23, 24, 25, 2020 and
November 14, 15, 16, 2020 

The Muscular System
April 16, 17, 18, 2021and
April 30, May 1, 2, 2021

The Skeletal System
October 19, 20, 21, 2018 and
November 9, 10, 11, 2018

The Organ System
April 12, 13, 14, 2019 and
May 17, 18, 19, 2019

The Endocrine System
October 25, 26, 27, 2019 and
November 15, 16, 17, 2019


Tuition Per Module (Each module = 2 weekends):

FULL: $840 purchase event

ADVANCE PAYMENT: $780 purchase event


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