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May Be Running Out

Kehinde Ishangi, MFA, has been a faculty member of  
SLI—Urban Bush Womens  Summer Leadership Institute
—since 2015 where she functions as 
movement coach and process facilitator

Urban Bush Women’s 2022 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) in New York City is an intensive 10-day convening where we will learn effective ways to deepen or begin our work as artists who want to connect our art to community organizing and progressive social change strategies.

The SLI is UBW’s annual 10-day intensive that serves as the foundation for all of UBW’s community engagement activities. SLI builds the global network of community arts practitioners, and what UBW Founder Jawole Zollar calls “front line social justice workers,” by connecting dance professionals and community-based artists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement. SLI began in 1997 and formalized as an annual UBW program in 2004.

Kehinde Ishangi, MFA, RSME, RSDE is a director on the board of ISMETA
—The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association where she is also a Registered Somatic Movement Educator
and a Registered Somatic Dance Educator 

excerted with permission from ISMETA website 01 August 22


Somatic Movement enhances human function and body-mind integration through mindful and restorative movement. Our profession encompasses distinct disciplines each with their own educational or therapeutic emphasis, principles, methods and techniques.


Our practices incorporate: postural and movement evaluation; experiential anatomy; guided movement patterning to increase efficiency; all while developing perceptual, kinesthetic and proprioceptive sensitivity. Somatic Movement Education and Therapy supports homeostasis, co-regulation and neuro-plasticity in our students and clients.



The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) is a collaborative of individuals and organizations dedicated to evolving the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. We ensure that training programs uphold high standards of education and practice, and maintain a professional registry of qualified practitioners. We are committed to building the professional community of Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists worldwide and advocating for the profession in legal and governmental arenas. We work to educate the general public about our work and help our colleagues in Integrative Healthcare, Human Services, Education and the Arts understand the benefits of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.

Join Professor Ishangi at the 2022 ISMETA conference :


Evolving, Developing, and Sustaining Somatic Practices
in Higher Education Dance Programs

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