Become a Certified Teacher of BodyMind Dancing

Dr. Martha Eddy


Date and Time

start May 20 and/or July 1, 2021


$1800 tuition includes 20 hours of BMD classes, BMD Pedagogy intensives, course materials, personal feedback, video library, online access to classes and most back-up videos, and the final assessment. Please note the tuition does not include all BMD classes or Somatic Theory Courses. Deposit: $400. Discounts available for previous certification. Payments: one-time payment, quarterly and monthly payment options are available. We will work with you to develop a payment plan that works best, and work exchange options are available.


BodyMind Dancing™(BMD) Teacher Certification authorizes you to combine Martha Eddy's BMD phrases and teaching strategies with your own creativity and dance ability. The training teaches you to integrate skilled touch and movement principles from Dynamic Embodiment (a unique synthesis of Body-Mind Centering® and Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals) as well as compassionate community building into BodyMind Dancing classes for diverse audiences - including community dance for people of different ages or trained dancers engaging in different genres.

Sequence of Study: Completion of the program can take 6 months to 2 years depending on prior experience and other commitments. Everyone gains knowledge of Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, NeuroMotor Development, and Embodied Physiology either before or simultaneously with BMD dance study. 

Matriculation: We have rolling applications for the 2021-2022 year. Introduction sessions and BMD Pedagogy opportunities will be offered for new students on May 20 and/or July 1, 2021. Accepted students are encouraged to attend the mid/late August week-long DE Intensive. Scholarships and work exchange opportunities are available. Please email for more information.

2021 Press About BodyMind Dancing: Martha Eddy and BodyMind Dancing were recently featured in the New York Times and Dance Magazine!

“Martha is a genius, and I learn something profound from her every time I am with her. Her BMD system teaches how to engage all the fluid, tissue, organ, skeletal, and energetic structural systems which support full-bodied dancing. I leave her class feeling fuller, more present, and confident in my movement expression. I love how she shifts between exploratory sensory experiences and formal exercises that create shapes in space. These transitions help teach how to combine both inner and outer experience into a cohesive expression. These are incredible skills for all dancers to learn in support of their long term health and performance.”

Tanya Calamoneri, CTBMD, PhD
Artistic Director, Company SoGoNo
Project Manager, DanceMotion USA, BAM
"I've had considerable experience of varied approaches to conscious movement practices over the past ten years. Because I'm an older adult, I approach new practices with some caution because of my injury and repair history. When I came to my first BodyMind Dancing class I was concerned that my vulnerable right shoulder might give me trouble if I threw myself into the experience. However, I found the BodyMind Dancing sequence of gradually loosening up and extending movement encourages self-nurturing and gentle experimentation with one's limits under Martha Eddy's skillful facilitation. Working with classmates was invigorating and fun. At the end of class my troublesome knees felt secure and my vulnerable right shoulder free and
less bothersome. I was ready for more!"

Philip M. Brown, Ph.D.
Fellow, Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers University
Immediate Past-President, NJ Alliance for Social, Emotional
     and Character Development
Senior Consultant, National School Climate Center

On BodyMind Dancing for Moving Out Grief and Loss: "I was struck by how uncharged to the bad, negative, and horrible the BodyMind Dancing class was. So many people I hear talk about trauma seem in love with the pain or the tragedy; Martha seems interested in the self discovery, witnessing, and in the present process. Floating on her embodied voice allows us exist, explore, and slip through ourselves, to another space of un-traumatized being in our bodies."

Sylvia Maes
Movement Therapist & Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner (35 years)
Healing Hands-Movement Therapy


Intructor's Bio

Martha Eddy, DEP, CMA, RSMT, EdD, and Licensed TBMC, is an international advocate of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy and speaker on Health, Wellness, and the BodyMind connection. She is the Founder and Director of the Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training program, Co-Founder and Director of Programming and Research at Moving for Life, and Co-Founder and Director of Somatic Studies at Moving on Center. Dr. Eddy has served on the certification program faculty for both the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and is the former President of ISMETA. Currently the Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice and Movement at Marymount Manhattan College, she has also served on the faculties at Empire State College-SUNY, Columbia, Princeton and New York Universities. The author of Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, Dr. Eddy has a new book coming out this year titled Dynamic Embodiment of the Sun Salutation.

Contact and Payment
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