Moving For Life and BodyMind Dancing 

with martha hart eddy

Workshops and Discussions with with Martha Hart Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D.

Tuesday, August 15
9-10:30am | Community Class - BodyMind Dancing
12-2pm | Book discussion of Mindful Movement 

Wednesday, August 16
9-10:30am | Community Class

Thursday, August 17
9-10:30am | Community Class
12:30-2:30pm | Dynamic Embodiment Workshop

The Yard's open-air studio

Attendance to full workshop dates suggested but not required. Limited space - advance registration recommended. 

Event Descriptions

BodyMind Dancing™ is a unique synthesis of some of the finest forms of somatic education: the language of human movement - Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals which teach movement efficiency and Body-Mind Centering® which helps to bring consciousness to all parts of the body. As a whole, BodyMind Dancing™ is an anatomically informed dance experience that integrates technical skill building exercises with improvisation. Each student has an experience that both invites introspection and awareness of self while meeting the best practices in fitness.

Dynamic Embodiment involves experiencing movement as an inroad to health and expression. In this workshop you will learn about Laban Movement Analysis and Body-Mind Centering and their role in Moving For Life DanceExercise for Health and BodyMind Dancing. 

Book Discussion
Mindful Movement tells the stories of dealing with pain, and how deepening the BodyMind Connection can help. This book discusses somatic awareness and movement, and involves understanding body cues that can aid in helping chronic and acute pain. 


Book Discussion

Community Class

Dynamic Embodiment Workshop
(scholarships available - contact )
Email to register

Classes can also be purchased by check or cash at the studio.
Regular class price DOES NOT apply to August 17th 12:30pm workshop.

These classes can be credited toward Teacher Certification in BodyMind Dancing and/or Moving For Life DanceExercise for Health


Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD (Founder and Director of Dynamic Embodiment SMTT, Co-founder and Director of Somatic Studies at Moving On Center),  is an performer, dance educator, exercise physiologist, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) who lives in NYC. She was certified in somatic movement work with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Irmgard Bartenieff, and was on the certification program faculty for both the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies from 1984-1994. She founded the Somatic Movement Therapy Program (SMTT) in 1992 and renamed it Dynamic Embodiment-SMTT in 2008. Eddy is particularly known for somatic-movement-based contributions in the fields of dance, dance science, conflict resolution, child development, and vision enhancement. She completed her doctorate in Movement Sciences and Education at Columbia University. Dr. Eddy has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Leadership Award by the National Dance Education Organization  and has given the address on the state of Early Childhood Dance Education at past conferences.

In her position as Founder and Director of the DE-SMTT program she coordinates Bay Area Moving On Center’s somatic curriculum and works closely with faculty and mentors around the world. She has been involved with dance and performance since she was eight years old. She also directs the Center for Kinesthetic Education ( where clients of all ages come for classes and private sessions, and professional teachers and therapists come for training. She is involved in research, arts-based educational program designs, and educational consulting nationally and internationally. Check out She has published numerous articles on these subjects. Her 2016 book Mindful  Movement  is out in paperback as of July.  She created BodyMind Dancing© in 1986 and Moving On Aerobics © (MOA) in 1999, now called Moving For Life. Graduates of Marthas programs can be found around the world.