Therapeutic Art of Movement Institute
About us

TAOMI - Therapeutic Art of Movement Institute is established to provide education and professional development in the field of Dance Movement Therapy.

TAOMI welcomes Dance Movement Therapists and other allied professionals with the aim to develop an inspirational community for learning and growing, on-line and in person.

Our passion is the art (and the science) of movement. We are committed to the efficacy of experiential learning – embodied active engagement in the learning process.

Our tutors are leading practitioners and researchers in the fields of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT), Body Mind Centering (BMC), and Laban Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS).

OUR courses
TAOMI offers webinars, therapeutic groups, professional training, personal development groups and informal discussion forums.

Our students about us
I really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the zoom group with the professional community from around the world. Great knowledge and experience from specialists, beautiful activities and the opportunity to connect on a professional and personal level. Valuable literature. A wealth of experiencing and exploring, which will be revealed to me for a long time to come. I am waiting for the next meetings.

Joanna Bładzikowska

I am fully impressed by the highly professional level of organizers and trainers that shared their knowledge and experience, as well as the warm atmosphere, convenience and technical access and interaction with the such interesting colleagues from all around the world. I'm very grateful to the whole team for the opportunity to attend this course.

Nadezhda Karpovich

First time since 2020 I was attending webinar about such embodied theme. So mindblowing!! I am in 3 dimentions and I know that everybody in other side of the flat sreen also are breathing, feeling, sensing beings. All moving together at the same time in different parts of the world. They are speaking in DMT language which seems like my native language. And it is warm and cozy. And then I realized that if there was not covid, I probably couldnt't attend such event. This time gives many challenges but also some opportunities which I am thankful for.

TAOMI founders
Susan Scarth
Senior DMT practitioner, supervisor, trainer,
Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CMA)  
Susan runs a private practice in Scotland. She is an international trainer on EU DMT programmes, and collaborates with Estonia DMT Association & Whole Movement to run LBMS for Therapists programmes. Also West Europe Regional rep for IACASE, and Training Standards coordinator for EADMT

Julia Morozova
Senior DMT practitioner, supervisor, trainer.
Julia is currently working in private practice in the Netherlands, with both individuals and groups, and teaching on DMT programmes in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and other countries. She is on the Dutch DMT Association Board.

Mārtiņš Etkins 
Business Administration, DMT practitioner. 
Mārtiņš practice as DMT at National Rehabilitation Center “Vaivari“ (Latvia), he is a Board member of Latvian Association of DMT. He obtains a professional bachelor degree in financing, business experience since 2002

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