SOMA, founded 2006, is an association offering professional certification programs in Body-Mind Centering® and the research and diffusion of Somatic Movement Education.
SOMA, as a training authorized organization, is directed by a board of codirectors: Janet Amato, Lulla Chourlin and Anne Garrigues, administrative directors. The administration is done by Julie Trouverie.
The first certification training in France started in 2006 and was initiated and directed by Vera Orlock. Since then, SOMA has run several Somatic Movement Education, Infant Developmental Movement Education, and Practitioner Programs.
Our students come from dance, performing arts, physical and occupational therapy, and somatics. In IDME we have educators and therapist already working with babies and children.