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International Association for
Anthroposophic Body Therapies

About us

our foundation is the Anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and the world

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Intention and Purpose

The intention and purpose of the IAABT is to be an information platform. All the body and movement therapies which ‘bear anthroposophy within them’ are encouraged to get to know one another and enter into dialogue.
Especially for people in countries where Anthroposophic Medicine is not established yet this is a possibility to connect to like minded people and to Anthroposophic Medicine.
There are projects ongoing in various countries to integrate the Anthroposophical foundations into training as a subject. The IAABT promotes and supports these impulses and distributes information to members and interested parties.
IAABT certifies for Anthroposophic Body Therapists in cooperation with the Medical Section of the Spiritual School of Science, Dornach, Switzerland.

International Ethical Guidenlines Anthroposophic Body Therapies


Promotion and publication of Anthroposophy in therapeutical professions.
Support of projects based on Anthroposophic Body Therapies.
Promotion and development of body therapies on the base of an Anthroposophic base.



The International Association of Anthroposophical Body Therapies was established in Dornach on 17 September 2011. The idea of bringing together all body and movement therapies which incorporate the basic perspectives of anthroposophy in their work has existed for the last twelve years. This meant that the time to be ‘born’ had arrived. In April 2011, during the International Conference of Anthroposophic Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy, all those present approved the establishment of the Association. A group of people then went on to draw up the statutes. These statutes were adopted at the International Annual Conference of the Medical Section in September 2011 and the Association was brought into being with nineteen founding members.


The board members:

Elma Pressel

IKAM coordinator for Anthroposophic Body Therapies.
Massage according to Dr. med. Simeon Pressel, trainer and therapist, naturopath.
Fast networker with contacts all over the world.
Responsible for the website, accreditation procedures, etc., and with connections to all conceivable committees.



Gudrun Rehberg

Co-coordinator for Anthroposophic Body Therapies, Movement Therapist, Bothmer Therapy and Embodiment, Nurse.
Flexible and reliable in dealing with finances and all other tasks.
Regularly writes the newsletter and is involved in various conference projects.



Dieter Bigler

Movement Therapist and trainer in Spacial Dynamics®.
With us from the beginning and a true balancing Swiss soul with great vision, who prepares our board meetings well and conducts them prudently


Almut Karges

Eurythmy massage according to T. Baumgartner
With reliability and empathy she attends to all enquiries made to the IAABT and is responsible for the admission of members.



Helmut Mayer

Physician for physical medicine and rehabilitation,
Anthroposophic medicine; manual medicine, cranio-sacral therapy
Captivates with his enquiries and makes us think


Christina Spitta

Physician, therapist and trainer in Spacial Dynamics®.
Currently without responsibilities


Almuth Steyer

Masseuse and medical bath attendant, rhythmic massage.
Cheerful and alwys interested she is looking for her tasks as a new board member since September 2021