Transforming Conflict through Embodiment

Programming category: 
April 19, 2013 - 5:00pm - April 21, 2013 - 5:00pm

Note the schedule change:
On Friday April 19th, registration is from 5-6:30pm, with dinner from 6-7pm. Participants can also arrive on Saturday morning.  Workshop runs from 10-5p on Saturday and Sunday.

The registration fee covers two nights: Friday /Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.  It is $30 more to stay for three nights.  You may make these arrangements before or during your stay. 

Skills for Self & Group Conflict using Somatic Techniques and Arnold Mindell’s Deep Democracy Approach, with Martha Eddy.

What if you had the skills to embrace conflict? Often conflict is seen as a problem, two entrenched sides dug into each of their positions. In contrast, Arnold Mindell defines conflict as a situation that is trying to balance itself. This weekend intensive will help participants harness the potency of conflict to deepen our awareness of our selves, our relationships, and our communities. 

Deep Democracy is about representing all the different peoples and stories and as many of the deeper states of mind (dreaming, verbal & non-verbal) as possible. It is about the equal importance of all parts, peoples, and levels of awareness which includes: Consensus, Reality, Dreamland, and Essence.
By bridging the arts, body scores (BMC, Laban/Bartenieff, Authentic Movement, Somatic Psychology - Hakomi & Process work, Education & Group Process) we practice taking on polarities and creating new forms of leadership and social actions.
We will work with body-based tools to not only learn the content and skills of some of these systems, but how they support and generate new solutions as we listen and reflect upon the body-mind wisdom, the sensitivity to expand the range of perception & expression, vitality & appreciation of differences, thereby enhancing the overall health of the community. 

Tuition, Room and Board All Inclusive:

Student/Retiree Rate: $250
Regular Rate: $300
Professional Rate: $350
Camping Rate: $10 off each night
Commuter Rate: $15 off each night

* To make our rates affordable Earthdance encourages workshop participants to participate in after-meal cleaning and an end-of-workshop dorm and Farmhouse clean as well.

Earthdance offers financial aid opportunities through work-study and scholarships. 

If you are interested in applying for the work-study program to pay off your registration fee at $10/hour, please apply online at

If you are interested in applying for scholarship opportunities, please visit

Earthdance Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation 3 weeks or more before the start of the workshop: Earthdance will refund deposit money in full.
Cancellation within 3 weeks of the workshop: Earthdance keeps full deposit.
(Under extenuating circumstances, 50% of the deposit can be refunded or moved towards payment for a future event)
Please note: You are not fully registered until we receive your deposit fee online or by check.

Workshop Sample Schedule:

5-7 p.m. Arrival and registration
6-8 p.m. Dinner
8-10 p.m. Open Dancing in the Studios

8-9 a.m. Breakfast
10-1 p.m. Orientation and Workshop Session #1
1-2 p.m. Lunch
3-6 p.m. Workshop Session #2
6-7 p.m. Dinner
8-10 p.m. TBD

8-9 a.m. Breakfast
10-1 p.m. Workshop Session #3
1-2 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00pm ED Store Open 
2:00-3:00pm All House Clean
3:00-5:00pm Final Workshop Session and Closing Circle
5:00pm Goodbyes and Departure
6:00-7:00pm Dinner (for those who are staying over)

Martha Eddy

Martha Eddy, Ed.D., CMA – Educational Consultant. Martha Eddy has taught nationally and internationally in both academic and arts institutions, specializing in wellness, perception, movement/dance, and dealing with trauma. She has established The Center for Kinesthetic Education ( and with programs for children and educators, and Moving On Center’s Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training (DE-SMTT). She currently consults in pre-K-12 education through CKE and teaches her somatic courses as part of SUNY/Empire State College Masters degree program.  She also teaches workshops with the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the Harkness Dance Center/92nd Street Y and continues to be a Co-Founder/director with Carol Swann of Moving On Center based in Oakland, CA, NY and Berlin-Cologne. Since the founding of MOC, she and Carol have been committed to developing and bringing "Social Somatics" into the educational and community realm. She serves as a Senior Project Advisor for Inner Resilience's Stress Reduction Days for teachers in the NYC. She began studies with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1976 and Irmgard Bartenieff in 1978. She taught on each of their certification programs for 10 years before creating DE-SMTT ( She performs periodically and co-choreographed Her work with violence prevention and conflict work with children in public schools is represented through Finally her current focus is on the role of movement in cancer recovery (

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