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Body-Mind Centering®

Body-Mind Centering®(BMC®) is an integrated approach to transformative experience through movement re-education and hands-on repatterning. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.

The study of Body-Mind Centering® is a creative process in which we learn to meet and recognize ourselves and others through the exploration of embodiment. Each person is both the student and the subject matter. Principles and techniques are taught in the context of self-discovery and openness. We learn to engage ourselves and others non-judgmentally starting at the place where we are and the place where others are. In this way we seek to find the ease that underlies transformation.

Body-Mind Centering® has an almost unlimited number of areas of application. It is currently being used by people in movement, dance, yoga, bodywork, physical and occupational therapy, psychotherapy, child development, education, voice, music, art, meditation, athletics and other body-mind disciplines.


Programs and Courses

Body-Mind Centering® programs and immersion series present detailed and specific approaches to the personal embodiment of our cells, our body systems and our developmental patterns and the ways in which all of these interact with our awareness, perception and consciousness. The principles and techniques learned in courses can be used for personal development and for professional enhancement.

The School for Body-Mind Centering®

For almost 40 years, the School has been dedicated to sharing this dynamic approach to embodiment studies with the world. There are graduates in twenty-six countries and on five continents. Programs and immersion series are now offered by licensed independent organizations in the United States, Europe and South America. Graduates of programs receive a certificate from the School for Body-Mind Centering®.

Please join us in this wonderful journey of exploration, discovery and sharing!