Although it is important to establish where we come from, it is equally important to acknowledge where we are now and where we are going in the future. The research presented here aims to gather a sense of current topics of interest in the somatic field, as well as expose areas in need of support and new knowledge. What is happening in the somatic community to launch the field forward from its well-embedded roots? What research has sprouted from somatic intention? While acknowledging Somatics as a scholarly field with a life flourishing in literary and theoretical contexts, we cannot lose sight of our own bodies as a unique research modality that is vital to this field. Check out these current research projects or send us a thorough summary of your somatic research at to feature on this page!

1. Somatic Foundations in Higher Education

Somatic Foundations in Higher Education is an ongoing project at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, that began in the summer of 2011, investigating the range of somatic approaches to relevant fields in higher education and committed to establishing a place for connections within the somatic community.

2. Teaching in the Studio

Teaching in the Studio is an independent study lead by Julia Moser-Hardy as her distinction project for a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She explored methods of teaching dance though a somatic lens and as a major portion of the project, led a workshop introducing participants to the basics of somatic philosophy.