International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association

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Here you will find Information about the nature of this expansive field, a database of practitioners, a listing of approved ISMETA Training Programs– with a full description of each organization.

Moving On Center School for Participatory Arts and Somatic Research

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Studies in Participatory Arts and Somatic Research have a transformative and leadership building impact on each of the students who pass through our doors. Our graduates are the seed planters for cutting-edge work in somatics (body-mind wellness work) in education, health, and art-making. They lead embodied social change work throughout the world. Together we provide an essential perspective in this age of technology and consumerism that aims to lead to a more embodied, just and sustainable world.

Moving For Life, Joyful Movement for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Designed by exercise physiologist Martha Eddy, CMA, Ed.D., Moving on Aerobics is a program of dance exercise tailored for women living with breast cancer. Anyone dealing with the fatigue, weakness, weight gain, depression, lymphedema, joint or bone pain, and/or other associations with cancer treatment, or coping with similar physical challenges may benefit.

The Center for Kinesthetic Education

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Dynamic Embodiment is a form of somatic education and movement therapy developed by Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D. that integrates skilled touch, movement, & compassionate dialogue to help people of all ages and abilities to relieve their own stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the body and psyche.

The School for Body-Mind Centering

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An integrated approach to transformative experience through movement re-education and hands-on repatterining. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

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Research on how children learn in the classroom to observation of and commentary on political candidates, from a neurophysiology-based movement program for people with Parkinson’s to movement-based interventions with women in remote villages, from conflict resolution to motion-capture projects, CMAs are making a profound difference globally.

Alive and Well! Institute of Conscious Bodywork

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Our unique difference is Conscious BodyWork. This approach to massage therapy draws on the power of conscious attention and intention as a powerful tool to bring about change in the living tissue of the body. It focuses on the client’s main concern and works with the body’s organizational intelligence to restore balance, flexibility and health.

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

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Welcome to The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique – the most comprehensive source for information about the Alexander Technique worldwide. The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way… the way nature intended. An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely. The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.

The Hakomi Institute

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The Hakomi Method combines the Eastern traditions of mindfulness and non-violence with a unique, highly effective Western methodology. Hakomi was developed and is applied primarily as an experiential psychotherapy, but is also designed to be integrated by other practitioners in a wide variety of contexts.

Balanced Body Pilates, the world leader in Pilates equipment and information

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All of us at Balanced Body firmly believe that Pilates and mindful movement can positively change lives. Whether you are an enthusiast or a professional, we think we have what you need for a better, healthier way to live.

Perform Better! The experts in functional training and rehabilitation

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A knowledgeable staff, great products and service, an expert group of advisors. That’s what makes us Perform Better.Expert Staff! Speed, strength, agility, power, stability and conditioning are vital components to success in any athletic competition. With this in mind, Perform Better has carefully selected each product in this catalog for its ability to help improve sports performance. Whether you’re trying to make your athletes stronger, faster or more explosive, you can trust our expert staff to suggest the right products to meet your needs.

C.H.E.K. Institute, implementing the art and science of performance and well-being

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The C.H.E.K Institute provides cutting edge, clinically and scientifically-based educational programs, products and services for the fitness and health care professional, and the individual in pursuit of better living through optimal health. We accomplish this through DVD correspondence courses, seminars, advanced training programs, books and audio programs, complemented by assessment tools and functional exercise equipment. The Institute is the educational body created by Paul Chek that trains students in the methods and practices developed over his twenty-five years of clinical experience.

Metabolic Typing Diet, worldwide gateway to metabolic typing and resources

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Within just minutes, you can discover the right diet and the right supplement program for YOUR Metabolic Type®. Not what your friends say, not what some “expert” says, not what you read in a magazine, not what you hear in late night infomercials — rather, a diet that is precisely tailored and customized for YOUR metabolism. High protein, high fat, low carb? Vegetarian? Low fat, low protein, high complex carbs? Find out what is right for YOU today!

The Price-Pottenger Nutritional Foundation

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A non-profit education foundation committed to reversing the trend of declining health in our modern world. We teach both the public and health professionals the proven principles from nutrition pioneers Weston A. Price, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., and other leading health experts.

Contact Collaborations Inc.

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Contact Collaborations, Inc. has served the international dance and improvisation community since 1978. It includes: Contact Quarterly: dance and improvisation journal, a vehicle for moving ideas Contact Editions: produces, publishes, distributes, and promotes non-periodical new dance literature Videoda: archives, distributes, and produces videotapes of Contact Improvisation and other improvised dance and new dance forms. Performance & Workshop/Conference Project: organizes symposia devoted to the investigation, dissemination, and performance of contemporary movement work. CC, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization formed in 1978 in New York State and is also registered in Massachusetts.

The Weston A. Price Foundation

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The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

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