The studio is closed for the time being as I figure out how to continue to bring you the best in Somatic Movement Therapy and Movement Classes. Online delivery of 7-10 minute sessions are coming soon, as is a short blog on what we are going through, in our individual and collective somatic awareness, and what this sequestered time may mean for the future of Somatic Movement Therapy and Education. We will be changing, that's for sure.
Meg Eginton presents at International Somatic Movement Summit, April 27-May 1st, FREE SERIES!
Dear Friends of Eginton Alignment and Movement for All --
I'm writing today to let you know about a free series of lectures and experiences that are available to you, April 27-May 1, on your own timing. I'm presenting and I’m honored to be among more than 40 of today’s highly sought-after somatic movement experts and teachers — and was invited as a direct result of Movement for All offering the Iowa Somatic Psychology and Somatic Movement Summit and by colleagues I've known for many years in New York and Europe! Stephen Porges on his polyvagal theory, and Mia Segal, one of Moshe Feldenkrais's first assistants, and Martha Eddy -- who co-founded the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and who is very involved in bringing Somatics to Social Justice contexts are just a few of the participants. I hope you will partake!
Soon, I will be offering you online short, 7-10 minute classes and experiences that hopefully will enhance your sequestered life. Subjects will include but not be limited to, Ballet, Somatic Awareness and Relaxation, Keeping Strong Muscles for Elders, Breathing for Calm, Sounding for Calm. These classes are short because I know that by now your life is even more busy! Home calls, Creativity calls, School calls, Family calls, and lastly, Work is harder at home. I know my days seem overpacked! 7-10 minutes seems doable and a good jump start to an intentional movement practice. Watch for the links and newsletters.
The realities of life in these times mean most of us will spend a LOT more time inside, stagnant, and only rarely putting our bodies in motion — if we’re not intentional. Movement is not just a nice thing to do; it’s imperative for health and wellbeing. How are you engaging with movement these days? Do you have a daily movement practice? More than rote exercise, somatic movement is a call to return to embodiment, the wisdom of your body’s capacity to self-regulate — a timely answer to our modern world’s shifting landscape. The many wonderful modalities within somatic movement help you draw on your body’s innate self-healing power and calm down the amygdala — or “reptilian brain” panic response.
Both subtle and profound, somatic movement modalities — such as Alexander Technique, Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering®, Eginton Alignment and others — gently foster an abiding sense of wellbeing and fortitude over time. These methods can assist you in moving from rigidity to fluidity… enabling you to make choices from your body’s wise, grounded intelligence, while at the same time preserving your body from the long-term effects of stress.
Especially now, as many of us are feeling more immobilized than ever — movement is our friend.
That’s why I'm honored to invite you to join the Somatic Movement Summit — an experiential online gathering of seasoned leaders in this growing and evolutionary field. In this one-of-a-kind summit, you’ll not only receive abundant knowledge from world-renowned somatic movement experts… you’ll also gain first-hand, in-the-moment experiences of these disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to slow down and embody the richness of what our brilliant speakers and practitioners have to offer.
Free Online Event
Somatic Movement Summit
April 27 – May 1, 2020
RSVP here for the Somatic Movement Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusions... this healing 5-day event, you’ll discover:
Ways to nourish your nervous system through centering and connective movement
How embodied movement can help dissipate stress, anxiety, fear, and trauma
Pathways to strengthen immunity, improve heart rate variability, and natural breathing
The connection between movement and personal power
How somatic education transcends old notions of the body as a machine, liberating movement as a holistic discipline
Embodied movement for social change
Somatic movement to reverse the effects of aging, and experience a sense of openness and spaciousness
Ways you can apply conscious motion on a daily basis to provide ease around challenging and stressful situations
Somatic strategies to address pain
Somatic methods including Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais Method, Rolfing, dance, Somatic Yoga, Body-Mind Centering®, Somatic Psychology, martial arts, and Continuum Movement
How somatic movement enhances resilience, wellbeing, and happiness
And much more...
We aren’t doomed to inertia or stagnation or disease… and life has a way of compelling us to stay in motion!
Join this unique gathering of exceptional teachers in the field of conscious motion, and start enjoying the rest of your divine, delicious movement journey today.
We look forward to having you with us.
P.S. Here’s a small taste of what the Summit distinguished speakers will be sharing with you…
Sondra Fraleigh will discuss “somatic focusing” as a way of paying attention to what’s going on within and outside of yourself… and as a primary vehicle of perception.
Tap into the technology of body awareness with Paul Linden — a technique which enables you to move beyond your perceived limits and become stronger and kinder.
Join Lavinia Plonka as she reveals how pain is the body’s response to disorganization — every tension, every injury, every trauma affects how you walk, stand, love, and move through life.
From Dr. Stephen Porges you’ll discover how Polyvagal theory can help you with the current challenges of COVID-19… and how to enhance vagal tone for a healthy, balanced nervous system.
Join Dr. Martha Eddy as she explores how the physiology of consciousness interfaces with the struggle for justice, and helps us recognize our interdependence on this planet.
Eleanor Criswell Hanna, long considered a foremother of the somatics field, illuminates how somatic movement can alleviate suffering and invigorate you for years to come.
As Bernadette Pleasant says, “Grief is love with nowhere to go.” Receive her tools for navigating grief and reawakening your innate capacity for JOY and aliveness through movement.
Jeong Myung Gim will provide the crucial distinction between traditional physical education — which is based on the mind-body split — and somatic education, which is based on their unity.
And much more…posted April 21, 2020
TALKS, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS
Free Events Winter 2019.
Limited to 15 participants. Advance registration required.
Saturday February 8, 9-10am
Gindler Sensory Awareness Meditation Free Orientation and Session offered by Meg Eginton.
Saturday February 15, 1-3pm
Alexander Technique Free Orientation and Session offered by Anita Mischuk
Wednesday, February 18, 1-2pm
Integrated Amrita Meditation Free Orientation and Session offered by Nisha Mittal:
Saturday, February 23, 9-10:45
How To Breathe: Free class in the anatomy of breath and how our muscles and nervous systems can be consicously recruited to help us in times of heightened stress, or with our therapy clients. Offered by Meg Eginton
Neighborhood Free Yoga taught by Tauni Doster, dates TBA and announced on Peninsula Neighborhood shout out
2020 Summit Roster to be announced in April
Iowa Summit on Somatic Psychology and
Somatic Movement Therapies
September 20-23, 2019
For psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counselors, and clergy who would like to learn more.
A summit on somatic therapies: psychological and movement therapies that strengthen clients' ability to create more resilience and mind-body health. This small group conference will be especially useful for your work with fragile populations, trauma, attachment disorders, and PTSD/CPTSD. Somatic Psychology and Somatic Movement Therapies are crucial evidence-based tools for psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counselors, and clergy people.
Please join 12 experts in the field of Somatic Psychology and Somatic Movement Therapies presenting lectures, experiential learning sessions on effective therapeutic movement modalities, and self-care tools you can use during your workday.
Enrollment limited to 15 participants.
Presenters and Content
Lectures The Origins of Somatic Psychotherapy
Meg Eginton, MFA, RSME-T, NACDM Forever Entwined: The History of Movement Therapy and Somatic/Body Psychology, and Polyvagal Theory and Contemporary Somatic Movement Therapies
Kristi Cooper, BS, MS, CHTSMP, CMBMF Resilience in the Face of ACEs
Barbara Brender, BFA, LMT, Hospice Prof. Therapeutic and Appropriate Touch in Hospice Care
Julia Buchkina, MD, MPH, ABIHM Supporting Bodymind Health with Functional Medicine
Julie Jack, MS, MA, E-RYT, C-IAYT (2020) Self-Regulation through Trauma Informed Yoga
Lori Enloe, PT, MA, CEEAA, CIT T’ai Chi for Mental Health
Betsy Zmuda-Swanson, MSW, SEP Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
Jennifer New, MA, Y500 Introduction to TRE®: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises
Beth R. Troutman, PhD, ABPP Incorporating Dance into Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Meg Eginton, MFA, RSME-T Authentic Movement, How Breathing Works, Sensory Awareness, Emotions and the Body
Self Care Learning
Anita Mischuk, ATMW Alexander Technique for Self-Care During Your Workday
Nisha Mittal Ed.D, cert. Spring Forest QiGong QiGong for Self-Care
Barbara Brender, LMT, Hospice Professional Self Care Skills for Care Professionals
Julie Jack. MS,MA, E-RYT, C-IAYT (2020) Restorative Yoga
Dates and Contact Hours
Friday September 20, 2-9pm
Saturday September 21, 9am-6pm
Sunday September 22, 9am-6pm
Monday September 23, 9am-12pm
$475.00. $450.00 early bird registration. $400.00 week-end only.
Catered lunch available, housing on your own.
For more information, contact, and to register
Director, Meg Eginton, 319-519-3848
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Somatic Movement Therapy
Meg Eginton, MFA, RSME-T
Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist
A practice in body-brain-mind alignment assisting people of all ages to remain active and moving more safely and comfortably. Meg uses hands-on touch and customized exercises and behavioral strategies to help her clients gain independence from pain, trauma and motor problems.
For testimonials, and more information on Eginton Alignment and Meg's Bio, see menu, upper right.
PROVIDERS, TEACHERS, & CREATORS
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1161 Foster Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Tel: (319) 519-3848