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BodyMind Dancing - Including All of Me

Martha Eddy


11:30 - 12:45



BodyMind Dancing Including All of Me

BodyMind Dancing is a somatic dance form that began in the 1980s, evolving from Martha Eddy's explorations of Body-Mind Centering and Bartenieff Fundamentals since she was 19 years old and now by other teachers of BMD. It is an opportunity to dance AND learn your body's anatomy, increase joy, be responsive to physical or emotional pain, gain wisdom from one's body's messages, while also having fun. The New York Times news describes class as a great way to undo the stressors of the 2020 - 2021 pandemic.

RSMT/E, CMA, DEP, teacher of BMC since 1984, is a performer, researcher, first Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice, world-wide lecturer & author. Her BodyMind Dancing classes and performance work have been featured in the NYTimes twice in 2021. She published her book Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action in 2016/17, which speaks to history of the somatic field. A new book is Dynamic Embodiment of the Sun Salutation is full of Body-Mind Centering neuroendocrinology and more.. Her work centers in eco-somatics – a term she coined (, social somatics (, & peace education/violence prevention. She is best known for applying somatic movement, dance and neuro-motor exercise to educational and recreational programs for children and adults with diverse learning and physical challenges ( This includes people of all ages exploring health in relationship to cancer. Dynamic Embodiment theories and practices help bring back connection and a person to heal and thereby overcome the side-effects to treatment of life-threatening diseases and trauma (

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