| ROLE OF
||Shintaido of America (SoA) is
a non-profit organization founded in 1976 to promote the
practice of Shintaido in the United States. Shintaido
of America's goals are to increase access to and insure
the quality of instruction, to support the development
of new groups, and to serve as a resource and forum for
the exchange of information. SoA produces educational
materials such as texts and videos, and publishes Body
Dialogue, a national magazine. It facilitates relations
between Shintaido groups in this country and overseas,
certifies instructors and teaching assistants, and regulates
instructor exchanges and activities.
BECOMING A MEMBER
You can now join or renew Shintaido of America membership online!
To join SoA by mail, print out our membership
form and mail it to SoA with your payment (see address on form).
"Shintaido has a profound effect on both the
body and spirituality of its followers. It can bring peace of mind,
soul, and body in a chaotic world that is constantly changing."
Professor Emeritus George Athan Billias
(SoA member, age 89)
Shintaido of America is a non-profit organization with
no outside sources of funding, and relies largely
on volunteer staff and membership contributions for
support. Members receive discounts on national and
regional workshops and retreats, a membership directory,
discounts on selected books and videos, and a subscription
to Body Dialogue, the national Shintaido magazine.
In addition, only members of SoA may attend special
advanced workshops, apply for scholarships, or take
certification examinations. SoA membership is the
best way for you to stay in touch with the Shintaido
FREE for new members: "Origins, A History of Shintaido"
is free with your membership if you have not joined
As a member, you support:
o membership projects such as the "Superkata"
o curriculum and technical development
o production of new publications and videos
o continuing education for instructors
o assistance to fledgling groups
o international instructor exchange programs
o administrative support
As a member, you benefit:
o subscription to Body Dialogue, the Shintaido magazine
o access to curriculum and technical information
o directory of Shintaido practitioners nationwide
o 10% discount on regional workshops / retreats
o discounts on selected publications and videos
o attend national events and advanced workshops
o apply for scholarships for national events
o take Shintaido certification examinations