Joy, Health, Body Awareness, & Community

Moving For Life (MFL) DanceExercise for Cancer Recovery engages everyone - newcomers to exercise and fitness experts in joyful movement that addresses the side-effects of treatment. It improves well-being and renews a sense of self and community.
For over a dozen years, MFL DanceExercise for Health® has welcomed anyone looking
to restore her or his vitality and return to a fully active life.
Join MFL to move safely with a smart, supportive, and diverse community.

Forbes Views Moving For Life as a Great Investment

Read what Mental Wealth expert Todd Essig has to say in Forbes Magazine (click here).
Invest in MFL with a donation, by purchasing a DVD, or with your energy.
Your expertise or charitable gifts go a long way to save lives! THANKS.

LISTEN TO MOVING FOR LIFE CO-FOUNDERS DR. ALISON ROSEN AND DR. MARTHA EDDY ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO - Here & Now Midday Show

To listen click here.

MOVING FOR LIFE FEATURED ON NBC WEEKEND TODAY

Moving For Life's ANNUAL ART PARTY - a fundraiser on Wed OCT 16 4:30 - 7:30pm
The ARTIST of MOVEMENT - SALE and Silent Auction WAS A GREAT SUCCESS
At Chelsea Studios 151 West 26th Street #502 -
The Private Collection of DanceArt, Paintings & Sculpture of WPA Artist
Agnes Karlin Mills
to benefit Moving For LIfe's Free Classes & Dance to Recovery from Breast Cancer DVD distribution to women without access across diverse areas of Greater NYC.

STAYED TUNED FOR THE NEXT AUCTION. WE HAVE MORE BEAUTIFUL ART!

Our New DVD "Dance To Recovery" is Available!

Place an order by clicking here

Safe

Articles and research show that exercise is not only safe, but beneficial for recover-- and even helps reduce the risk of recurrence. Learn More

Affordable and Free Offerings

Moving For Life classes offered by hospitals are on the most part free. Foundation grants and donors support our community classes with reputable agencies (Gilda's Club and SHARE CancerSupport). We also offer low-priced classes in local wellness and physical therapy centers.

Locations

Clases are offerd in most boroughs of New York City. There are also classes on Long Island, New Jersey, and California (in the Bay Area), new classes will be starting soon in Vancouver. Keep an eye open for classes starting up in Ohio as well as in Denmark, Norway, & Holland, and Tokyo! Contact us to develop programming in your area. Learn More.

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Expert Teachers

Many MFL teachers have 15+ years experience. They provide easy to follow, personalized instruction, and understand the cancer experience many are survivors themselves. Learn More

Medical Oversight

MFl is endorsed by surgeons, oncologists, psychologists, exercise/dance experts & consultants on our
Advisory Council.

Holistic Approach

Everyone is encouraged to build greater awareness of, respect for, and control of the body. Classes are specially designed to address the affects of cancer treatment - radiation, chemotherapy and/or surgery.
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Program Designer, Dr. Martha Eddy

Dr. Eddy designs internationally acclaimed exercise and dance programs for specialized health needs. She is a recognized
leader & published author in movement science, dance education, fitness, & somatic education - body-mind awareness. She integrates her expertise from Teachers College Columbia University as an exercise physiologist with her years of teaching with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, OT and Irmgard Bartenieff, PT. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) practicing Dynamic Embodiment, an approach to movement therapy that she created in 1991 and is affiliated with her work at SUNY-Empire State College. Her BA is in Dance Education from Hamsphire College, and her masters and doctorate is from Columbia University in Movement Science and Education. Among her programs are others for children: Eye Openers DVD focuses on Attention Issues, Peaceful Play Programming on Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention, and Relax to Focus on neuro-motor interventions for children with special needs. She is currently developing neuromotor assessment for schools, and applying her expertise to programming for children on the austism spectrum. She lectures internationally & has a private practice in NYC.

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Testimonials and Support


"Moving For Life provides a safe and joyous place to move your body. You leave the class relaxed and energized, and with the feeling that everything's going to be alright."

-Nancy Bruning, MPH, movement educator, author of "Coping With Chemotherapy" and 24 other books.