About: What Is Somatic Movement Education?

Somatic movement education (somatics) is a multi-layered approach to healing and personal transformation through movement re-education and hands-on repatterning. BodyMindMovement somatic awareness attends to the multiple layers of human experience--physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual--and helps to chart how change in one of level of experience will affect the others.


What Are the Benefits?

  • Easier movement and better alignment
  • Improved physical function and health
  • Reduction in musculoskeletal pain
  • Healing psychophysical wounds that are held in the body
  • Stimulation of creativity
  • Deepening connection to oneself, the environment, and others

Who Benefits?

  • Infants and children with developmental challenges and disabilities
  • Movement specialists in dance, yoga, martial arts, and athletics
  • Adults with chronic health conditions
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People seeking to deepen their spiritual journeys
  • Artists


Who Trains as Somatic Movement Educators?

  • Teachers and practitioners of dance, yoga, martial arts
  • People in the caring professions: PT, OT, massage therapists, and bodyworkers
  • Artists and educators
  • Psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, coaches