Some Resources to get started...

The International Somatic Movement and Education Therapy Association - HQ for the Somatic World

The UK based Somatic Movement Associate Organisation of ISMETA

Website of the founder of Body Mind Centering Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Further info and resources from the Association of Thomas Hanna, who coined the term 'Somatics'

Performer, educator and pioneer who is still teaching in her mid '90's, and who I have had the privilege of attending some of her classes.

The organisation founded by Anna Halprin and her daughter Daria Halprin for a pioneering movement, dance and expressive arts therapy.

For Yoga teachers and Teacher Training Schools dedicated to the preservation of the spirit and diversity of yoga.​

A great yoga teacher who has inspired me​

Another great teacher who classes I have attended

Great for beginners and they have a gorgeous HQ in Kerala, South India where you can go on retreat. Where I first dropped into dawn meditation... 

NB This is my older website. My new website is, and for online courses in breathwork and conscious creative elemental dance with somatic intelligence please see: See

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