Dance - Somatics
Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD applies somatic awareness to dance. Martha Eddy directs the Center for Kinesthetic Education providing professional development and workshops for the NYC Department of Education in pre-K-12 "healthy dancing" as well as teaching classroom teachers to use movement and dance in the classroom and in school-wide events (www.WellnessCKE.net). She develops curricula nationwide integrating somatic awareness, dance and neuro-motor development. This work is infused with socio-emotional learning (www.InnerResilience.org), as well as peace education/ conflict resolution (www.EmbodyPeace.org), social somatics (www.MovingOnCenter.org) and includes a concern for ecological issues (www.GlobalWaterDances.org). Dr. Eddy created the somatic dance form BodyMind Dancing™ in 1986 and www.DynamicEmbodiment.org in 1990 combining knowledge from her studies with Irmgard Bartenieff (Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies) and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Body-Mind Centering®) She's taught worldwide and within dance departments at Princeton, Columbia, Hope, Hampshire, Montclair State University - NJ, NYU, SFSU, SUNY-Empire State College Graduate Center and now UNCG. She is on the faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In 1999 she developed Moving For Life DanceExercise for Health® with a focus first on Breast Cancer Recovery (www.movingforlife.org); it is now a go-to dance experience for people with diabetes, hypertension, cancer and motor disorders, or anyone who just wants to get moving safely and joyfully with media coverage by CNN, WNPR, NBC Today and more.