C.M.E.R. ADVISORY BOARD

Martha Eddy - C.M.A. Ed. D.


Martha Eddy, CMA, Ed. D. is an Exercise Physiologist, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, and internationally-known dance educator, as well as a scholar, author and lecturer. She co-founded and serves as director of Somatic Studies at Moving On Center: School of Participatory Arts and Research in Oakland, California which houses her Dynamic Embodiment Movement Therapy Training (SMTT). She founded and directs The Center for Kinesthetic Education, which is a therapeutic resource center in NYC for children as well for adults, schools and community centers. Its mission is to address with a wide range of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional learning needs through body awareness and conscious movement.


She is active as an educational consultant with hospitals as well. She has designed dance-exercise programs called Moving for Life Dance Exercise for: women with breast cancer (Moving On Aerobics©), for dancers across the generations (BodyMind Dancing©), for schools to address violence (Conflict Resolution and Community Building through Movement and Dance), for families with children on the autistic spectrum, for over-weight children at risk for diabetes, for schools (Peaceful Play Programming and Caring Community), and to reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly with the Columbia Presbyterian SAFE program. She is currently consulting with Parkinson's and Pulmonary specialists to develop programming to suit their patients needs.


Her programs have been featured on NY1 and CNN television, as well as in Mamm Magazine and Women and Cancer, and on wowOwow.com. She is a Senior Research Associate and Advisory Council member of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in Manhattan, NY.