Join us to explore diverse movement practices that cultivate body-mind
integration, creativity, presence & community. SOMAfest enlivens artists,
audiences and participants from all walks of life to
move beyond expected
experiences of both physical
self-discovery and expression.
The Somatic Movement Arts Festival presents a profound opportunity to engage in the
inquiry of embodiment.  
We provide people from around the world to grow the
capacity to take their health and creativity into their own hands, to deepen into the
greatest version of who they truly can be.
Body Intelligence
Synergist Exchange
Mindful Movement
Creative Innovation
  • You practice or work in the fields of
    somatics, dance, fitness, yoga, athletics,
    movement, performance, theater, music,
    education, massage, child development,
    health-care, psychotherapy, leadership, or
  • You are from any walk-of-life and would like
    to learn simple self-care processes that
    enhance the physical, personal,
    professional and creative aspects of your life
  • You desire effortless connection with the
    world around you, as well as more creativity,
    ease and pleasure in your life
  • You'd like to become a more embodied
    individual who can inspire, lead, and
    transform the world around you
Engage - Express - Empower your self in this LIFE CHANGING event, you will be glad you did.
With more creativity, ease and pleasure in your life, SOMAfest will help you to become a more embodied individual who
can inspire, lead, and transform the world around you. The festival is geared toward individuals who have an interest in
exploring the body-mind connection for creativity, health and life performance in a process oriented and experiential way.  
Explore the body as
an evolving, living
process intimately
connected to all life...
Our Workshops support you in cultivating a dynamic and responsive connection to your
body's intelligence. Learn how your body-mind has the innate capacity to transform,
heal and flourish.  

Stay Tuned for our lineup of Artists in 2017
Ten years, featuring over 100 Artist Educators and Performers, including some of the
world's most prominent movement innovators, such as
Emilie Conrad, Anna Halprin,
Simone Forti,
and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen!   
Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method
Moving Theater of Love
LiquidBody Dance, Performance Lab, Continuum Creative Edges
Continuum & Body-Mind Centering
Water Tai Qi & Continuum
Continuum & the Body's Meridians
Body Wisdom Breath-Words-Sensation
Dancing the Mythic Feminine
Authentic Movement, Embodied Improvisation-Sourcing from Within
Moving Sound & Storytelling, Embodied Performance Lab
Tamalpa Life-Art-Process
Mindful Movement Yoga
Tamalpa Life-Art-Process
Embodied Performance Lab
Continuum Contact Improv, Performance Lab, Dance of Somatics
Allison Linamen ~ Los Angeles
Ashley Johnson ~ Canada
Camille Maurine ~ Los Angeles
Caryn Heilman ~ New York
Debra Raoult ~ Los Angeles
Donnalea Goelz ~ Florida
Emma Destrube ~ Los Angeles
Evone Lespier ~ Los Angeles
Georgianne Cowan ~ Los Angeles
Jane Blount ~ San Diego
John Johnson ~ Portland, OR
Julie Coren ~ Los Angeles
Nicole Schafenacker ~ Canada
Nomi Isak ~ Los Angeles
Russel Mulock ~ Los Angeles
Teri Carter ~ Los Angeles
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SOMAfest is an opportunity to cultivate freedom to be your
"essential self," interconnecting with our world.  
IMAGE BY Jamie McHugh
Facilitated by:
Caryn Heilman
John William Johnson
Russel Mulock
Teri Carter

Grow your Body IQ and Presence
Quotient, bring seeds of ideas for
somatic performance, develop
embodied confidence, and
collaborate in a bio-creative
environment, culminating in
Sunday's matinee performance
Limited Space ~ Sign up Early
We celebrate Emilie Conrad, 1934 - 2014, Founder of CONTINUUM and visionary in the field of Somatic
Movement and Dance.  A pivotal figure in co-creating SOMAfest in collaboration with Director Teri Carter
"Movement is what we are, not something we do"
Following 9 successful years, SOMAfest     celebrates our Eleventh Year
in Los Angeles, Sept 18 - Sept 24 at the Continuum Studio and Highways Performance.
11    Annual   Somatic Movement Arts Festival
A  week  of  classes, workshops and performances  fostering
conscious embodiment in practice, performance and daily life
Sept 18-24, 2017
Los Angeles
continuum movement - body-mind centering - feldenkrais - liquidbody dance
authentic movement - mitzvah technique - tai qi - contact improv and more
Banner photo credit: Camille Maurine by JBalnicke
Somatic Summit
SOMAfest Los Angeles
September 18-24, 2017
Continuum Studio 1629 18th Street #7   &   Highways Performance 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica CA 90404
PARKING AVAILABLE 18th & 19th Street free parking, Meters on Olympic Blvd
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SOMAfest is Founded and Directed by Teri Carter of Embody Life and Intention Dance Theatre in collaboration with Not Man Apart Physical Theatre
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