Dynamic Embodyment

Dynamic Embodiment™

What is Dynamic Embodiment™

Dynamic Embodiment™ is a form of somatic education and movement therapy developed by Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D. that integrates skilled touch, movement, & compassionate dialogue to help people of all ages and abilities to relieve their own stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the body and psyche.

What does Dynamic Embodiment™ facilitate?

~ Living your life with greater dynamic movement, expression, and health
~ Increasing body-mind awareness in arts, health, fitness, therapy, & education

In a Dynamic Embodiment™ Session You Will

~ Tune into subtle bodily cues
~ Improve posture, movement & behavior
~ Make healthy lifestyle choices
~ Heighten awareness & sensitivity to body language
~ Enhance communication
~ Take somatic awareness into schools, community centers, and clinics using Dynamic Embodiment™

Who are Dynamic Embodiment™ Practitioners?

~ Early childhood professionals pre and peri-natal specialists
~ Movement, art, and classroom educators
~ Health and wellness professionals
~ Movement specialists and therapists
~ Yoga teachers, Pilates & NIA instructors, fitness coaches
~ Psychotherapists – somatic psychologists
~ Researchers interested in nonverbal behavior, dance, physical education, kinesthetic intelligence

Dynamic Embodiment Practitioners

Dynamic Embodiment Practitioners (DEP’s) are people who choose to learn about the use of empathetic rapport, patience, responsiveness, and fortitude as primary tools in the educational experience. Each DEP is gently challenged and equally supported to find creative inroads to meet their own professional dreams, integrating the best of somatic movement education.

We work together to create new responses to the ever-changing conditions of people, places and things – finding meaning in all aspects of life on this earth in the 21st century!

Everyone practices “thinking on one’s feet” – improvising with body, mind, and spirit.


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How Dynamic Embodiment Works

Dynamic Embodiment empowers people to have keen self-awareness skills, and to apply insights to help others. DE helps everyone take observation of self into life’s pursuits.

With Dynamic Embodiment any sensitive person can learn to use Dr. Eddy’s integrative techniques to meet one’s own or a client or student’s needs at home and at work, as well as in our communities.

Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Development Cycle


Dynamic Embodiment teaches acute observation skills to identify: ~ Specific postural and movement patterns ~ Idiosyncratic use of the musculo-skeletal system ~ Subtle & related physiological activity ~ Non-verbal behavior ~ Internal cues of the body


Dynamic Embodiment attends to the whole person through use of: ~ Hands-on techniques and multi-sensory methods which support what is already positive in clients’ movement and lifestyle ~ Carefully selected touch from Body-Mind-Centering® and words in order to support clients’ awareness, actions, and emotional experience ~ The observation system of Laban Movement Analysis, which allows clients’ to feel witnessed Acknowledgement of movement intentionality from Bartenieff Fundamentals ~ Educating clients about the use proprioception—nature’s gift of bio-feedback—without being dependent on technology


Once trust is established, clients and practitioners work together to set goals: ~ Efficient physical action ~ Clear verbal and non-verbal communication ~ A wide range of movement expressions ~ Modeling freedom of choice ~ Guided explorations using breath and relaxation and bodily awareness ~ Improvisation and creativity Interventions come from Eddy’s integrative movement sequences (EddyWorks©), as well as her synthesis of LMA with BMC®

Learn about becoming certified Practitioner. Dynamic Embodiment Training and Body-Mind Dancing Certification