Socially Conscious Body – Introduction

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Carol Swann and Martha EddyCo-founders of Moving On Center

actions & education to end racism

Carol Swann and Martha EddyCo-founders of Moving On Center

the killing of Black, Brown & Trans Bodies

Carol Swann and Martha EddyCo-founders of Moving On Center

and to transform social & economic inequities

Carol Swann and Martha EddyCo-founders of Moving On Center

for a new world!

Carol Swann and Martha EddyCo-founders of Moving On Center


   Co-Founders Carol Swann & Martha Eddy of Moving On Center – the School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research (1994 – present) in California are collaborating to bring the Socially Conscious Body work online in a short introductory, three day workshop. We offered a two-day workshop in early June and found there were many others who wanted to join us.

Please JOIN US and feel free to pass this on to others who you think might be interested.

With Gratitude, Carol Swann & Martha Eddy

Program Contents:

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Location and Time

ONLINE with Zoom (please download Zoom prior to the day)
Fri, Sat & Sun July 24, 25, 26 Time: 12pm- 4:15pm eastern time
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Registration and Payment Details:

Weekend Fee: $300. (If you are experiencing financial hardship please write to
We can offer a sliding scale to 10 participants $175 – $250.
To register simply pay for the workshop and make sure your full name is included. Methods: PayPal or Zelle Payable to: PLEASE add the note: SCB


This virtual, 12-hour, weekend workshop explores the relationship between inner-embodied experiences and the social systems that impact human lives with an emphasis on personal, cultural, and social adjustments of the body and mind (including during quarantines).

The Socially Conscious Body (SCB) operates with the understanding that the individual person and his/her/their body or “soma” is not separate from experience in the social context that shapes it.

The exploration of the SCB is the relationship between inner embodied experiences and the social systems that impact human lives. Unlike conventional Somatics, it consciously activates awareness of our social bodies to transform internalized, relational, structural and cultural conditions that impede personal and institutional wellness.

Utilizing theory and exercises from Process Work (Arnold Mindell), Theater of the Oppressed (Augusta Boal), Facilitating Difficult Conversations and Embodied Conflict, we will move the SCB into self, other and group processes to bring wider human awareness and deeper connection.

We are proud to be joined by two other seasoned facilitators: Jeremiah Kyle Drake Director of Theater of the Oppressed at the Riverside Church and Cheryl Clark, Co-ordinator for the Certification Program for the Laban Movement Studies.

This time together will begin & end with creating a compassionate container for attending to human social bodies during these challenging times.

Cheryl Clark, CMA, BMC®, RSME/T, RYT 200, RPYS, has been involved in multiple layers of movement disciplines for over 20 years. Currently, she is on the faculties The New School and Wagner College. Additionally, she is the coordinator for the Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies – Modular formats and co-coordinator for the same program in Taiwan. She has been active in dance and theater performing and choreographing with various independent artists, both in and around New York, and abroad. The New York Times praised her work in the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey’s Production of Romeo and Juliet, calling her choreography “joyous.” She has taught at numerous colleges as faculty and guest and has lectured and taught abroad. This July, she will receive an MS in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute.

Jeremiah Kyle Drake is a visual and Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator or “Joker” who hails from Syracuse, New York. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Army and served honorably with the renowned 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg N.C. and upon disharge, used the G.I. Bill to enter Los Angeles City College where he studied Classical Singing. Using his talents as a vocal artist, he then worked as an actor with the Imagination Theatre and the Windy City Players of Chicago. Returning to New York, he then performed with the H.A.D.L.EY. Players of Harlem and since the year 2000, has been the Artistic Director of the Theatre of the Oppressed Uptown at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem. His motto is: “If you do not express your creativity, you will be sad. Have the Courage to be Happy.”

Martha Eddy, RSMT/E, CMA, DEP , EdD is an author, researcher, lecturer, performer and the Geraldine Ferraro Fellow of Social Justice and Movement at Marymount Manhattan College. Her book Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action includes sections on her own work in Embodied Conflict Resolution. She developed Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy in 1990. It provides inroads for resolving trauma and repatterning unhealthy physical, emotional and mental habits. Dynamic Embodiment affiliated with Moving On Center (which she co-founded with Carol Swann) is the based for BodyMind Dancing & Moving For Life.

Carol Swann (RSMT/RSME via ISMETA, & NSTAT) is a teacher, private practitioner, process & conflict facilitator, co-director/founder, performer and activist. She teaches Voice, Somatics, Contact and Performance Improvisation, Alexander Technique and Authentic Movement for 37 years in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Israel and Russia. She is Co-Founder with Martha Eddy and Director of Moving On Center School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Education which links somatics and the performing arts for social change (1994-current). She maintains a private practice in Hakomi, Process Work (Arnold Mindell), & Somatic Experiencing. She is a group process/conflict facilitator and weaves her extensive studies and practices in Social Somatics, Body-Mind Centering and Theater of the Oppressed into all of her work.

We welcome you to join us! Martha and Carol