Martha Eddy, RSMT, CMA

Q: What is your profession? Where do you work?

A: I am a movement therapist and educational consultant. I have various skills that I bring to each of these professions. I trained as an exercise physiologist at Columbia University and later gained a doctorate in writing curriculum about movement science and education. I have studied holistic health (nutrition, herbology, massage etc).

I have helped to start two related organizations that share an office on W 27th street. One is Moving On Center and the other is the Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE). Moving On trains adults to work in health, arts, and educational setting using movement and body awareness. CKE provides classes, arts day, and private sessions for children. We also consult with hospitals and schools on how to integrate more movement back into daily life.

Q: What do you do to stay healthy?

A: I teach my Moving On Aerobics class as well as some dance and yoga classes. Each morning I meditate and 'tune in' to my body and spirit. I do any stretching or gentle movement that my body is 'asking' for.

I also LOVE to swim whenever I get a chance and on any day that I don't swim or dance I make sure I WALK at a nice pace, whenever possible through a park.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Harlem?

A: Walk! I love walking in different neighborhoods as well as finding quiet places for reflection. I love the CCNY campus. I like to go to art events - from jazz at the Apollo to dance performances at various venues. I also love the Poetry Den in East Harlem.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Dancing! Any type - social, ethnic, modern, ballet and making up my own.

I also like to read fiction and inspiring history or non-fiction. I'm reading about Henrietta Lacks now. I hope to use the community ceramics studio at Teacher College at some point in my future. I also am very concerned about our environment and I like to sponsor Eco-Move events to build awareness of what we can all do to preserve and/or heal our homes and earth.