SOMA was founded in 2006 as a non-profit association. It is dedicated to research and diffusion of Somatic Education approaches especially BMC. It is registered as an adult education provider through the French Ministry of Labour (DIRECCTE). SOMA offers professional trainings in BMC. The SOMA team consists of Thomas Greil, the educational director of SOMA. He works since many years with babies, families and children with special needs. He is working at MAIA with autistic children and training the staff. Emeline Seyer, administrative director of SOMA and practitioner of BMC and IDME, works with families with social challenges. Carla Bottiglieri, dancer and BMC practitioner, researcher and currently doing her PhD, works with patients with chronic viral illnesses like HIV. And Claire Doyon is the mother of a child diagnosed with RETT syndrome and founder of the IME experimental school MAIA.