Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT, RSDE, is an international speaker and author, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE), and applied physiologist, with a doctorate in Movement Science/Biobehavioral Studies from Columbia University.
She is an innovator dedicated to social justice and was named the First Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice and Movement at Marymount Manhattan College. She spent 10 years as part of the faculty at the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the certfication in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies influenced her to develop the first Somatic Movement Therapy Training, now rebranded as Dynamic Embodiment® SMTT, also affiliated with Moving On Center and Moving For Life - two nonprofit organizations that she co-founded.
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 through understanding sacred use of space, vibration and movement. She has served on numerous boards, including The Yard Choreographic Residency, National Dance Education Organization, Congress on Research in Dance, the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, the last two of which she has served as president.
Her work, especially with people going through cancer, and her healing dance classes, have been featured in the NY Times, National Public Radio, and almost every national news network.