Welcome to Moving On Center
Moving on Center (MOC) is a training program linking Somatics and the Performing Arts for Social Change. Using experiential and co-operative learning, MOC has a mission to develop community leaders and artists who engage the whole body-mind to promote holistic social change.
Bridging Somatics and Performing Arts for
Founded in 1994 by Carol Swann and Martha Eddy, Moving On Center (MOC) the School for Participatory Arts & Somatic Research has been a pioneer in the field of holistic and interdisciplinary education.
We Begin with the Body
An interdisciplinary curriculum that draws on dance, theater, voice, group process and a wide variety of somatic research to activate creativity and health in the individual and the community.
MOC’s training programs integrate multiple somatic systems with performing and healing arts toward social change. We offer a unique opportunity to integrate the desire for personal growth with the development of meaningful professional skills applicable to fields such as performing arts, education, health and social change.
We aim to provide tools for individuals, groups and entire communities to become aware of our own interconnectedness, to each other and the planet through somatic perception and to assess, interrupt, and transform harmful personal and social patterns.
Learn about multiple Somatic Practices
Moving On Center dynamic and rigorous movement based training modules are based on and integrate various somatic modalities such as Body Mind Centering (R), Laban Movement Analysis, Bartennieff Fundamentals (TM), Alexander Technique, Axis Syllabus, Authentic Movement, Voice Through The Body, Developmental Movement and others.
These methods give you specific skills to develop your body connectivity, re-pattern habitual alignment and movement patterns, increase your kinesthetic awareness through embodied anatomy and learn skills for greater communication within oneself and with others.
News & Events.
Hakomi workshop added to the Curriculum in 2018November 9, 2017
Back to East Bay. We are at Finnish Hall in 2018. New Faculty Members.November 8, 2017
Our year at Zaccho. MOC in 2017 at Zaccho Studio, San Francisco,May 30, 2017
Developmental SequenceJanuary 26, 2017
Meet Our New Faculty Members
Manuela Mischke-Reeds (Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy) and Sarah Day Hanson (Axis Syllabus)
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Back to East Bay in 2018
Returning to the East Bay in 2018, MOC (sponsored by InterKinected and hosted by Finnish Hall), features the Somatic Module in four extended weekends modules. This transformational training offers you a unique opportunity to integrate the desire for personal growth with the development of meaningful professional skills, applicable to fields such as performing arts, education and health. The new location: FINNISH HALL, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA. USA, 94702-1723