Fri Jan 15 - Sun Jan 17th, 2020
Varied. $60 - $300 depending on how many of the six workshops being offered.
Dynamic Embodiment is a form of somatic education and movement therapy developed by Dr. Martha Eddy that synthesizes Body-Mind Centering principles with Laban/Bartenieff Studies. Join this Dynamic Embodiment Intensive on Working with Children that is open to the public on January 15-17, 2021, hosted by Dr. Martha Eddy and other special guests such as Anat Weisenfruend, trained in BMC and Rosana Barragan, DEP.
Martha Eddy, CMA, EdD is a licensed Teacher of BMC since 1984, an exercise physiologist, a dance educator and performer, and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) with a doctorate from Columbia University in Movement Science and Education. She began BMC studies in 1976 before there was a certification program, and graduated with the first class in 1982, gaining her Teacher Certification in 1984. She wrote the book Mindful Movement – the evolution of the somatic arts and conscious action over 15 years. It was released in 2016 and the paperback came out in 2017. She currently advises the Body Science and Motion at Marymount Manhattan College where she is the Geraldine Ferraro Fellow in Social Justice and Movement. Martha worked on the certification faculties for both the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies from 1984 to 1994 (alternating summer and year-long programs with each), and assisted directly with Irmgard Bartenieff from 1979-81. She moved to Amherst in 1988, together with Gale Turner, to help Bonnie launch and teach the yearlong 1988 – 1990 program. During this time Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen often referred children to Martha Eddy to work with as clients. As the founder and director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE) she consults in NYC public and private schools developing movement programs for recess, physical education, dance education, and movement recuperation with classroom teachers. She also specializes in Perceptual-Motor development – having created programming such as https://www.eyeopenersaremindopeners.com/. She has been Executive Director of Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and has served as president of both LIMS and ISMETA. Martha is also a co-founder of two non-profit organizations: Moving On Center in CA and of Moving For Life, Inc. She applies her BMC/DE to teaching Moving For Life Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery and her somatic dance system – BodyMind Dancing.