Moving For Life leads thousands
during Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Moving For Life exercising over 10,000 Making Strides Walkers!!!! What a Blessed Day!!!

Posted by Erdene Greene-Armstrong on Sunday, October 19, 2014
Check out Moving For Life warming up the crowd at American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk last year in October 2014. We will be expanding the tradition this fall.

Program Designer 

Dr. Martha 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. She developed Moving For Life DanceExercise for Cancer Survivors in 1999 after her mom passed from cancer. MFL is a scientifically based self-caring fitness workout especially designed for cancer patients, combining a gentle warm-up, easy yoga, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening. MFL has been operative in NYC's major hospitals, has a stellar medical advisory council, and has published research on its effectiveness.  Dr. Eddy's specialized expertise in cancer recovery and MFL's Dance to Recovery DVD have been featured on NPR, CNN, NBC Today, NY1 and CBS news. 


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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Affordable & Free Classes

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 Cancer Support). We also offer low-priced classes in local wellness and physical therapy centers.


Classes are offered 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. ​
"Moving For Life has been, without a doubt, a thoroughly vital and restorative practice for me. From the music and choreography to the mix of participants involved in the project – patients and instructors alike –  everything about this simply felt right and positive." 
-Rachel Bundang



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