Somatic Movement Education Program (SME)

This program explores the richness of the inter-relationships between body, mind, movement and touch, in the context of a dynamic approach based on the experiential study of all the body systems and human developmental movement processes.


Throughout the training you will learn the fundamental layering and interweaving of principles that establish the richness of embodiment practices. Learning will happen through the study of theoretical knowledge about the human body (anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, embryology and development), explorations of this material through movement and hands-on techniques, and sharing the experiences from the previous processes through verbal exchange. We use touch, movement, sound, voice and consciousness to access the body’s wisdom. 

The SME material has immediate applications to movement based disciplines such as: performing arts,  yoga, sports, martial arts and other therapeutic modalities such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, bodywork and massage, and any ther area in which the body and its conscious education have a central place.


The program consists of over 500 hours, leading students to qualify as Somatic Movement Educators, and is accredited by The School for Body-Mind Centering® and acknowledged by ISMETA. The SME program includes 12 courses: 4 developmental courses, 7 courses on the body systems, 1 course about professional issues and 1 course about competency. To register please go to the course registration page or contact us form.

Senses and Perception 1

Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNP)

Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR)

Ontogenetic Development

Skeletal System

Organ System

Ligamentous & Fascial System

Fluid System

Nervous System

Endocrine System

Muscular System

Professional Issues








The SME runs over three years, but each induvidual course can be taken individually in the different programs offered abroad.

For those who commit to the full program with Movimiento Atlas, there are finiancing facilities for the courses fees and tuitions.

The price of the courses does not include travel, room and board, books, homework fees or other expenses.

You can visit the links page to find a list of the European programs.

4 developmental courses

7 Courses on the body systems

2 Courses on the transition to the professional world

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