Join the Somatic Movement Summit 2023-Explore new & established somatic movement methods for healing trauma

Join the 2023 Somatic Movement Summit: Drop into your body to ease trauma, release tension & balance emotions.  Features expert-guided practice sessions. Explore new & established somatic movement methods for healing trauma. Join us to move with more freedom in your body. Practical healing exercises for shifting out of fight-or-flight responses.

Introducing the Somatic Movement Summit 2023: Ignite Your Healing Journey

Free Somatic Movement Summit features expert-guided somatic movement practice sessions

Discover the transformative power of somatic therapies at the Somatic Movement Summit 2023. This immersive event offers a unique opportunity to unlock your body’s healing potential and strengthen your connection to its innate intelligence. Join us at this highly anticipated summit dedicated to somatic movement and therapies.

At the Somatic Movement Summit, you will explore a rich tapestry of body-based self-healing traditions that empower you to tune in to your body’s subtle guidance and inspiration. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to conscious movement, this summit is designed to expand your awareness and inspire your healing journey.

Immerse yourself in the amalgamation of deeply felt, self-aware movements intertwined with meditation, psychology, and bodywork that defines the field of somatic movement. By accessing your body’s own wisdom, you can experience physical well-being, longevity, and ease throughout your life.

Taking place from June 5th to 9th, the Somatic Movement Summit 2023 is a free online event you won’t want to miss. Join us alongside over 35 renowned somatic movement experts and teachers, including Dr. Martha Eddy, Simon Borg-Olivier, Betsy Polatin, Brian Siddhartha Ingle, Gayatri Maya Andersson-Schriefer, Mimi El-Ashiry, Paul Pui Wo Lee, Yalini Dream, Banafsheh Sayyad, Paul Linden, PhD, Sundernath Shandor Remete, Emory M. Moore Jr., Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Dr. Marc Cohen, and more.

Throughout the summit, these exceptional instructors will guide you through simple somatic practices aimed at releasing stagnant energy, fostering vitality, and inducing a state of relaxed alertness. Additionally, take advantage of professional track sessions and expert panels offering cutting-edge insights to enhance your teaching practice and advance your mastery.

RSVP now for the Somatic Movement Summit, a life-enriching event presented by The Shift Network. Unveil the healing powers of embodied motion and tap into your somatic intelligence. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the leading somatic therapies summit of 2023.

Free Online Event
Somatic Movement Summit
June 5-9

Discover effective somatic practices for vitality, fluidity & healing during the somatic therapies summit

Join us at the Somatic Movement Summit, where you will:

  • Find the sweet spot of your daily conscious movement practice Cultivate parasympathetic dominance in your nervous system, supporting strength and flexibility.
  • Unlock seven secret keys to harness your “movement superpower” and overcome pain.
  • Experience the transformative potential of liquid movements, primordial sounding, and conscious breathing, awakening your heart’s spiritual imaginal capacity.
  • Harness your nervous system’s capacity for ongoing learning, ensuring your salvation.
  • Witness the interconnected response of your physical, mental, and emotional centers to intentional movement, deepening your self-experience.
  • Learn techniques to self-regulate physical tension and reduce stress by addressing somatic reflexes.
  • Discover the five Indigenous technologies embedded within us for physiological and mental well-being.
  • Gain insights into emotional effector patterns (EEP) and their role in enhancing emotional clarity and flexibility through specific breath-and-muscle movements.
  • And much more!

Your body holds the keys to deep emotional healing, resilience, and balance. Join us at the Somatic Movement Summit 2023 and awaken your somatic intelligence. RSVP now for this extraordinary somatic therapies summit: [insert RSVP link].

RSVP here for the Somatic Movement Summit — at no charge.

During this groundbreaking somatic therapies discoveries 5-day event you’ll…

  • Explore new & established somatic movement methods for healing traumaExplore fluid movements to release tension and pain, and begin resetting your body
  • Encounter “movement mantras” to clear overwhelming feelingsthoughts, and obligations
  • Experience soothing somatic movement practices that help unwind trauma and balance the nervous system
  • Learn scientifically proven ways to activate neuroplasticity and positive brain change
  • Explore a wide range of new and established somatic movement methods, including Hanna SomaticsTM, Feldenkrais®, Body-Mind Centering®, Biodynamic Osteopathy, Continuum Montage, DancemeditationTM, Dynamic EmbodimentTM, Alexander TechniqueTM, and more
  • Ignite your somatic intelligence to move from surviving to thriving
  • Nourish your nervous system through centering and connective movement
  • Cultivate inner peace through somatic self-regulation 
  • Understand how trauma is stored in the body, and discover effective and groundbreaking tools to resolve and integrate it 
  • Discover how embodied movement can help dissipate stress, anxiety, fear, and trauma
  • Explore pathways to strengthen immunity, improve heart rate variability, and facilitate natural breathing 
  • Discover how somatic movement reactivates your energy, resilience, and freedom of movement for all ages and stages of life 
  • And much more…

RSVP here for the Somatic Movement Summit — at no charge.

Your body holds the keys to deep emotional healing, resilience, and balance. This life-enriching summit will help you awaken your somatic intelligence and discover new ways to release all that feels stuck inside you.

The Somatic Movement Summit experts will guide you through a variety of experiences over 5 days:

    • Betsy Polatin will explore how to release defensive, shutdown states by activating movement and breath.
    • Brian Siddhartha Ingle will explain how self-healing takes place once the obstacles to health are removed, and how embodied fluid movement is the missing link in the self-healing equation.
    • Gayatri Maya Andersson-Schriefer will teach you how to revitalize and energize your soma — body and mind.  
    • Mimi El-Ashiry will encourage you to discover the freedom that comes from moving without judgment or concern for appearances.  
    • Paul Pui Wo Lee will share how the active-experience somatic practice known as the Feldenkrais Method® can help you find hidden individual possibilities within
    • Yalini Dream will describe the internal shifts needed to integrate a somatics approach into dancing.
    • Banafsheh Sayyad will reveal how dance can give you the capacity to not only withstand emotional difficulties and challenges with grace, but also to process them. 
    • Paul Linden, PhD, will ponder whether finding strength without anger could be the beginning of true spirituality and world peace. 
    • Sundernath (Shandor Remete) will discuss tools required to cultivate the self, and how discovering and exploring your gifts plays a pivotal role in the unfolding of your true destiny.
    • Emory M. Moore Jr. will share his observation that excellence — as well as economic success — is at the heart of somatic movement.
    • Dr. Arielle Schwartz will explain how vagal toning can help reduce trauma-induced autonomic nervous system imbalances that can otherwise lead to anxiety, depression, or chronic illness. 
    • Dr. Marc Cohen will show you practical ways to enhance health, support detoxification pathways, and minimize toxic exposures through dietary manipulations, breathing practices, hot and cold exposure, and flow states.
    • And much more!

    RSVP here for the Somatic Movement Summit — at no charge.

Co-Host of the Somatic Movement Summit 2023

Dr. Martha Eddy Author & Founding Director of Dynamic Embodiment® Somatic Movement Therapy TrainingDr. Martha Eddy, MSMT/E, CMA, is a renowned international speaker, author, and expert in the field of somatic movement. With a doctorate in Movement Science/Biobehavioral Studies from Columbia University, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work as a Master Somatic Movement Therapist (MSMT) and Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE).

Dr. Eddy is dedicated to promoting social justice and has been recognized as the First Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice and Movement at Marymount Manhattan College. Over the years, she has served as part of the certification faculty at the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Drawing inspiration from these disciplines, she developed The Somatic Movement Therapy Training, which later became known as Dynamic Embodiment® SMTT. She has been affiliated with Moving On Center, a platform that bridges somatics with social change, and Moving For Life DanceExercise for Health®, both of which she co-founded alongside Carol Swann.

Dr. Eddy’s extensive research and expertise have been widely published in research papers, arts publications, educational literature, and news articles. She is the author of “Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action” and co-authored “A Dynamic Embodiment® Approach to the Sun Salutation” with Shakti Andrea Smith, a book that explores the sacred use of space, vibration, and movement to balance the hormonal system. Dr. Eddy has also held leadership roles in various organizations, including the National Dance Education Organization, the Congress on Research in Dance, the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, where she served as president.

With a passion for dance, Dr. Eddy has been training individuals in her somatic approach for over 15 years through Certified Teachers of BodyMind Dancing worldwide. Her work extends beyond dance studios and reaches hospitals, community centers, libraries, businesses (both corporate and small), and universities, making a positive impact on individuals’ well-being. The healing nature of BodyMind Dancing, as well as her dance films and free Moving For Life wellness programs for cancer patients, have gained recognition in major media outlets, including the NY Times, National Public Radio, and national television networks. Through her teachings, Dr. Martha Eddy inspires individuals to release pain, tensions, grief, and stress, guiding them towards pleasure, joy, relief, ease, creativity, and beauty.

Co-Host of the Somatic Movement Summit 2023

Simon Borg-Olivier Physiotherapist, Research Scientist & Co-Director of YogaSynergySimon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc (Physiotherapy) APAM C-IAYT is co-director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. Simon has been regularly invited to teach at special workshops and conferences interstate and overseas since 1990. Among the people he studied with are an Olympic athlete, a Tibetan Lama, Iyengar, and his main teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete). Simon credits Zhander as being the most important person in his pursuit, passion and understanding of hatha yoga. Together with yoga teacher Bianca Machliss, Simon and Bianca have developed the unique YogaSynergy system over the last 20 years.

In recent years, Simon has continued his training with Master Zhen Hua Yang. In addition to performing with several dance and yogic dance productions, Simon has also regularly taught yoga to dance companies and lectured at universities. Simon has co-authored many books and scientific articles and has radio and television appearances. He is featured in the film Yoga and Me (2009). Since 1995 Simon has been teaching courses in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga internationally.

In 2007 Simon was approached by Professor Marc Cohen of RMIT University (Melbourne) to create a course. Simon is now the main lecturer and course co-ordinator of a course called ‘Body, Breath and Movement’ which he developed and wrote with Bianca Machliss. Simon undertakes regular private yoga and health consultations and travels interstate or overseas to teach at special workshops and conferences between 20 to 30 weekends every year.