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Centre for the Development of Movement, Health and the Arts in East Lothian

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Projects for Peace

  • The Planetary Dance
    • A community dance of planetary healing.
  • Ehama Institute
    • The Ehama Institute is dedicated to the mending of the sacred hoop of the people and to the calling forth of the unity and relationship among all peoples
  • The Shen Foundation
    • The Shen Foundation was established to encourage, co-ordinate and sustain the efforts of all people who share deep concern for the future of humanity and the better environmental management of the world.
  • Beyond 2012
    • We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future.
  • World Foundation for the Discipline of Peace
    • Realizing our oneness with the universe is at the heart of the vision of the Discipline of Peace. When we open our understanding to this truth, peace in the self can become a reality. This living of peace in the self is a vital step for all of us, for each of us.
  • Culture of Peace Initiative
    • The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a co-operative Peacebuilding Initiative to unite the strengths of existing organizations, projects and peoples in building a Culture of Peace for future generations.
  • Timeless Earth Wisdom
    • Reconnecting The People to the Earth, in pragmatic and profound ways

Professional Bodies

  • The Shiatsu Society
    • The society works to promote awareness and practice of Shiatsu in the UK and its standards have served as benchmarks for European practice in general.
  • Craniosacral Therapy Association
    • The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK provides a professional foundation for the practice of craniosacral therapy.
  • The Pilates Foundation
    • The Pilates Foundation is committed to establishing and maintaining certification, and continuing education standards at the very highest level.
    • International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association


  • The Tamalpa Institute
    • Tamalpa Institute, founded in 1978 by dance and expressive arts therapy pioneers Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, is a non-profit organization internationally recognized for its ground breaking training programs & workshops in a unique approach to movement based expressive arts education and therapy
  • Tamalpa UK
    • For further information on the UK Level 1 training programme, workshops & classes in the United Kingdom.
  • The Karuna Institute
    • The Karuna Institute, founded by Maura and Franklyn Sills in 1984, is an international residential Training and Retreat Centre.
  • Naropa University
    • Naropa University comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology and religious studies.
  • SEED
    • The School for Experiential Education concentrates on providing Postgraduate Training, teaching people how to make their Shiatsu more interactive, more process oriented and more accessible to clients.
  • School for Body-Mind Centering
    • Body-Mind Centering® (BMCsm) is an integrated approach to transformative experience through movement re-education and hands-on repatterning developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Cultural Preservation

  • Tairona Heritage Trust
    • A small British-based NGO which, since 1990, has been working on behalf of Gonavindua Tairona in order to represent their interests in the face of increasing Western pressures.
  • EarthAlive Communications
    • 'Our Mission is also to record sensitive, in-depth interviews, cultural teachings, traditional songs, stories, dances, languages and artistic expressions of indigenous cultural representatives who reach out to share their valuable messages and wisdom with the world.'


  • CAT - Centre For Alternative Technology
    • CAT is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life. Within this search the role of CAT is to explore and demonstrate a wide range of alternatives, communicating to other people the options for them to achieve positive change in their own lives.
  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust
    • Bumblebees are key factors in our wildlife. If they disappear many of our plants will not bear fruit. In the last 70 years two species have become nationally extinct, and others are seriously threatened.
  • Plantlife - Conservation of wild plants
    • Plantlife is an organisation that works to protect wild plants on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. Wild plants are essential to life – they clean our air and water, provide food and shelter for our insects, birds and animals and are critical in the fight against climate change.
  • Arava Institute
    • The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is a regional center for environmental leadership. By encouraging environmental cooperation between peoples, the Arava Institute is working towards peace and sustainable development on a regional and global scale.


  • Anna Halprin
    • Anna founded the groundbreaking San Francisco Dancer's Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria Halprin. She is an early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement and is the creator of The Planetary Dance.
  • Daria Halprin
    • Daria Halprin: dancer, poet, psychologist, teacher, and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts education and therapy. Co-founder of the Tamalpa Institute.
  • Jamie McHugh
    • Somatic Expression is an innovative approach to somatic education, expressive arts therapy and mind-body integration developed by Jamie McHugh over the past 30 years.
  • Bill Palmer
    • Bill founded SEED (School for Experiential Education) and pioneered the development of Movement Shiatsu and The Six Forms of Touch
  • Mabel Todd
    • Mabel Todd provided the foundation for the field of Ideokinesis
  • Eva Karczag
    • Dance Maker, dancer and educator.
  • Miranda Tufnell
    • Dancer, performance maker, Alexander teacher and Craniosacral therapist
  • Rosemary Butcher
    • For nearly three decades, Rosemary Butcher has been the UK's most consistently radical and innovative choreographer.
  • Suprapto Suryodarmo
    • Since 1970, Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto) has studied free movement, Vipassana, and Javanese Sumarah meditation techniques – placing these practices within the nature, temple, and human field.
    • UK touring schedule 2011 >>>
  • Ben Suharto
    • Ben Suharto (Java) addressed the processes for approaching the ultimate goal of Javanese dance - 'to worship with feeling' - in 'Transformation and Mystical Aspects of Javanese Dance'.
  • Windeagle
    • Evocative Leadership Mastery


  • Taira Restar
    • Taira leads classes, workshops, and coaching sessions for adults, children, families, and communities. Her unique approach integrates a variety of art modalities-- dance, performance, creative writing, and visual arts-- in service of living life more fully.
  • Helen Poyner
    • The Walk of Life is an innovative approach to non-stylised movement which works with movement as a physical and creative process. Starting from the structure of the body simple movement scores are offered as a springboard into motion. These awaken vitality and heighten awareness.
  • Elizabeth Osgood -Campbell
    • In our modern, technological societies, many people lack a sense of belonging or “being at home” in their bodies and their natural environments. Eco Movement Arts encourage us to dwell creatively, with awareness and appreciation, in our bodies, and on the earth.
  • Adriana Marchione
    • Through her practice 'Creative Source' Adriana offers Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic Movement Therapy, Recovery Services, Spiritual Support and Arts Coaching. San Francisco, California.
  • Sandra Reeve
    • The Move into Life® approach and workshop programme draws on the teaching of the respected Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto), ecological principles and Buddhist mindfulness practice.