Our Staff

Our Collective Members

Dana Davison

Dana Davison, RSMT/E, is a Dynamic Embodiment faculty member and practitioner specializing in breathing practices. A classical ballet dancer turned publisher and translator, she returned to movement through an intensive study with Martha Eddy. She presented at the Body-Mind Centering Association conferences in Ghent, Belgium, Portland, OR (2015), Montreal, QB, Canada (2016) and San Marcos, TX (2017). She contributes to the BMCA journal, Currents and serves on the board of ISMETA. She teaches Moving for Life, BodyMind Dancing and Somatic Anatomy, as well as yoga workshops and private sessions in Brooklyn, NY.  She’s long loved the Lower East Side, with strong ties to the community there, and she is a humble recipient of the 2018 Acker Award in publishing for the avant-garde Goodie Magazine.


Kristin DeGroat

Kristin DeGroat is a conscious movement and meditation teacher, a Reiki Master and Bach Flower Remedy practitioner. She discovered this work as the result of a near death accident that left her severely injured, and now guides her students on the path of self realization and transformation.In addition to teaching Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga, The Nia Technique and Moving for Life, Kristin offers healing sessions in Bach Flower Remedies and Reiki. Based on her studies of Tibetan Buddhism and Reiki, she developed Relaxation+Meditation classes that she teaches throughout NYC


Dr. Martha Eddy

Martha Eddy is an exercise physiologist and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) with a doctorate from Columbia University in Movement Science and Education. She works in private practice in New York City. Martha has served on the certification program faculty for both the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies from 1984 to 1994. She founded the Somatic Movement Therapy Program (SMTT) in 1992 and renamed it Dynamic Embodiment-SMTT in 2008. Martha Eddy is also the founder and director  of the Center for Kinesthetic Education  (CKE) in New York, and a co-founder of  and the director of Somatic Studies at Moving On Center in Oakland.