Locate a Practitioner

Our directory features certified movement analysts who observe, teach, coach, and are available for workshops, residencies, and private instruction. Each individual brings a wealth of knowledge that usually integrates various movement methods.

Whether you are looking for a one time experience, a week long choreographic event, or want to find a person who can help you on a consistent basis – you can find the perfect fit right here! Our directory is always growing, so if there isn’t someone currently in your locale, be sure to check back soon to find a movement analyst near you!

Are you a certified in LMA? Learn more about how to join our directory!

Effort Bank


Movement Has Meaning is proud to sponsor the LMA Effort Bank. This ongoing online community project provides resources for teaching and understanding Effort. With images, music suggestions, and a database of descriptive language, it’s a great resource for students and teachers alike.

Visit the Effort Bank today!


Not sure what LMA is? Want to know the difference between Shape Flow and Shape Flow Support?
Check out our glossary for a look into the language of LMA.

Teaching Tools

More and more people are wanting to learn about LMA. Having useful files, links, and teaching tools helps make the LMA system even more accessible to others. Check out our Teaching Tools for links to useful sites, handouts for classes and workshops, and ways to connect to the LMA community. When using any of the resources you find, please remember to give credit to the original author or creator of the work. These resources are fee to use, so share the love!



Want to certify in LMA? Interested in finding a university or college offering LMA classes? Desire a degree that integrates the work of LMA with your other interests? Visit our Programs page to see what opportunities are available.

If you have a program that you’d like featured on Movement Has Meaning, please contact us.



Our Workshops page features upcoming events to give you a taste of LMA along with other movement experiences – like dance, theater, or athletics – taught by LMA certified teachers.

Contact us if you’d like to promote a workshop on Movement Has Meaning.

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