Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT
Explore the inner workings of your nervous system as you move through a guided practice to help you alleviate stress and regulate your responses — so you can expand your creative capabilities and experience greater peace.
When you’re experiencing chronic stress, your body and nervous system can easily become dysregulated and out of balance...
It’s understandable as we continue to live in a traumatized world. We’re navigating a worldwide pandemic, climate disasters, racial injustice, and much more.
The resulting stress can show up as everything from anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, physical aches and pains, illness, and more.
Thankfully, you have the power to regulate your own nervous system, especially when exploring within a community of like-minded people.
According to Dr. Martha Eddy, exercise physiologist and founder of Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy, calming and restoring your nervous system provides a baseline — so you can reactivate it until your awareness mechanism, your nervous system is fully alive and receptive… resulting in a happier, more balanced you.
To calm your nervous system, you’ll first need to know how it works, take time to feel it, and get clear on how it impacts your everyday behavior. A powerful way to deeply understand and regulate your nervous system is through Martha’s Dynamic Embodiment somatic movement method...
Join us for a powerful workshop as Martha shares this celebrated modality, Dynamic Embodiment. As you’ll discover, Dynamic Embodiment integrates technical skill-building exercises with meditation, relaxation, healing postures, and your own personalized rituals.
Plus, you can explore the skill of improvisation, responding to your surroundings as you stay present in each moment, which helps your body respond to its surroundings — all that is going on in your life and in our interconnected world...
You’ll learn to become conscious of many parts of the body through movement and by synthesizing the language of human movement. As you pay close attention to the “Soma” (the living body), you’ll discover your own inner truths.
You’ll invite introspection and self-awareness while embracing best practices in conscious movement. Everyone experiencing the challenges of the “stress-to-trauma continuum” — Martha’s name for the different stress levels life brings — can find healing benefits in these intentional movements, while increasing your emotional range/ability to express your authentic emotions.
This free online event is an ideal opportunity for you to delve into Martha’s somatic movement practices. With a doctorate in Movement Sciences and Education from Columbia University, Martha is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) trained in massage therapy. She is known for her somatic-movement-based contributions in the fields of child development, conflict resolution, dance, dance science, neuroscience, trauma recovery, violence prevention, and vision enhancement.
You do not need any prior movement or dance experience to fully embrace Martha’s unique movement practice — so come as you are and join us for this invigorating new event.
Martha will guide you to explore how Dynamic Embodiment can equip you with new tools and rituals to navigate stressful times, provide healing movement rituals to return to, and help you build a comforting sense of structure into your life.
In this 50-minute free online event, you’ll discover:
- The inner workings of your nervous system — including what movements can calm or energize you
- How to read your own body language as it communicates whether you’re safe or in danger, or have feelings of safety or danger
- How you might use this knowledge of your nervous system to work with other people during times of conflict — both in your life and in the larger world
- The difference between setting up boundaries as a healthy response to stress and when it becomes “othering” people, contributing to your stress and causing you to miss out on essential connections with others, which is the true key to healing
- A powerful practice to help you regulate your nervous system whenever you need to, as you adapt movements for your own body — Martha will guide you to deepen the breath and use the cerebrospinal fluid rhythm to calm down and become aware of the present, of whatever you are feeling, and of the next steps you need to take
When you join us for this fascinating event, you’ll find out how you can continue working with Martha in her 7-week live video course, using Dynamic Embodiment to regulate your nervous system, find ways to work with conflict, stress, and trauma, and much more.
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Join this FREE video event with Dr. Martha Eddy and explore the inner workings of your nervous system as you move through a guided Dynamic Embodiment practice to refine your creative responses to any level of stress and experience greater peace.
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What People Are Saying About Dr. Martha Eddy...
“Martha is a genius, and I learn something profound from her every time I am with her.”
Martha is a genius, and I learn something profound from her every time I am with her. Her Dynamic Embodiment system teaches how to engage all the fluid, tissue, organ, skeletal, and energetic structural systems, and BodyMind Dancing applies it to 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 allow us to try on new ways of moving through space. These transitions help teach how to combine both inner and outer experience into honest expression. These are incredible skills for all people to learn in support of their long-ter health and personal expression.
— Tanya Calamoneri , artistic director of Company SoGoNo, project manager for DanceMotion USA, and BAM Professor of Dance Colgate University
“Dr. Martha Eddy is, hands down, one of today’s leading experts, helping all people connect more deeply to their body and therefore their lives.”
Dr. Martha Eddy brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the field of embodied movement and is hands down one of today’s leading experts. She has the unique background of studying and working alongside some of the earliest innovators in somatic education, now often referred to as embodied or conscious movement. Dr. Eddy is devoted to helping all people connect more deeply to their body and therefore their lives by making movement accessible and meaningful.
— Suzy Finnefrock, founder of the Everyday Embodiment Summit
“The generous information she imparts will serve you for life.”
I remember first taking Martha’s class at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in 1990-91 when I was studying to become a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA). Her presentation of body science as we moved was overwhelming. Dr. Martha Eddy has tremendous somatic insights. The generous information she imparts will serve you for life.
— Jaclynn Villamil , CMA, Certified Movement Analyst, company ballet instructor Doug Varone and Dancers, the Limón Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion.
“I continue to clarify, deepen, and grow while often inspired by your presence, material, beauty, and capacity.”
You are remarkable, clear, creative, and fabulous, I adore watching you! I am grateful and so honored that you invited me into this rich, ongoing exploration/process. I continue to clarify, deepen, and grow while often inspired by your presence, material, beauty, and capacity. You and your work have influenced me deeply, indirectly influencing many that I work with and know.
— Sherry Greenspan , RSMT-E Dynamic Embodiment™ practitioner, certified instructor of BodyMind Dancing, Moving for Life certified instructor, and BMC practitioner choreographer and dancer
“In a time when it seems we have little control, having agency over our bodies and our internal world, is a kind of power.”
Martha Eddy’s BodyMind Dancing, appropriate for any level or any body, is a delightful, curative way to spend a Monday night. It’s fitting that a key somatic principle, Eddy said, is the idea of slowing down. There are levels, but slowing down to feel isn’t a static act: It’s about shifting to a more internal place. The hope is that you emerge from a somatic class and bring some of that awareness into your everyday life. I know I have. In a time when it seems we have little control, having agency over our bodies and our internal world, is a kind of power. By engaging in a somatic experience, you come to realize that these practices are not just about creating flexible bodies, but flexible minds.
— Gia Kourlas, dance critic for The New York Times
About Dr. Martha Eddy
Dr. Martha Eddy is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RMST), dance educator, and applied physiologist. Her decade as faculty at the School for Body-Mind Centering® and in Laban Movement Studies influenced her to develop the first Somatic Movement Therapy Training, now rebranded as Dynamic Embodiment SMTT, affiliated with Moving On Center in the Bay Area (co-founded with Carol Swann) and several universities. As a professor at Marymount Manhattan College, she was awarded the title of Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice. In 1999, she developed Moving For Life, a holistic exercise program for cancer patients that is offered free throughout NYC and around the world.
Martha remains active as a performer and teacher of BodyMind Dancing (with online classes available), and has served on numerous boards, including The Yard, National Dance Education Organization (recipient of outstanding leadership in dance award), the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA-past president), and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS-past president). Martha was cited in The New York Times three times since 2019 for her work.
Martha also maintains a small private practice specializing with children and adults, and provides educational consulting and evaluation in public schools and dance programs worldwide. As director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education, she has implemented Peaceful Play Program for recess enhancement in New York City, and implements activities from her co-produced DVD, Eye Openers Are Mind Openers. She has been an advisor to BalletMet on developmental research implemented with Head Start, and helps develop curricula and guidelines for the NYC Department of Education.
Her articles and chapters have been published in research, arts, and educational literature. Martha is the author of Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action. The book she co-authored with Shakti Andrea Smith, A Dynamic Embodiment Approach to the Sun Salutation, guides readers in how to balance their hormonal system.