Katya Bloom, PhD, BC-DMT, CMA
Katya Bloom is a movement artist, movement therapist, teacher and writer. She has taught movement in a variety of settings, in Europe, the USA and Asia, for over 40 years.
She is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), based in Santa Barbara, CA. and a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.
Katya is author of The Embodied Self: movement and psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2006),and co-author of Moves: a Sourcebook of Ideas for Body Awareness and Creative Movement (Routledge, 1998). She instigated and co-edited Embodied Lives: Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement (Triarchy Press, 2014).
She received her PhD from the University of East London and the Tavistock Clinic, and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies where she studied with Irmgard Bartenieff.
For twenty years (1989 to 2009) she taught Laban-based movement for actors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and she is the author of three stage plays.
Katya offers workshops in Depth Movement in Santa Barbara, CA, where she also has a private practice in Depth Movement Therapy.
She is a member of the THRIVE Infant Parent Program in Los Angeles. (Thrive), and is on the faculty of the Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER).
She was adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute from 2010-2013, having developed courses for the Somatic Depth Psychology program. She has presented in conferences, including at the Tavistock Clinic in London and the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.
She practiced Movement Psychotherapy in London for many years. She is experienced working with adults, as well as with children and infants with developmental challenges and their families.
"Katya Bloom is 'bilingual', fluent in the languages of body and mind."
American Psychological Association Newsletter
"She seems able to 'listen' to her patients' movements and words without one modality being valued above another."
American Journal of Dance Therapy