Body-Mind Centering® Workshops

exploring the dynamic relationship between mind & body
Body-Mind Centering Workshop - THE PELVI

 

The sensitive folds of mucous membrane ready to transport the egg into the fallopian tubes

LENNART NILSSON - "A Child is Born"

TEACHERS:

Rosalyn Maynard BMCA Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering®

Daisy Martinez founding teacher at SOEL & student of Body-Mind Centering® since 2007

Rosalyn and Daisy have been teaching and researching the human organs together as systems and centres of perception and self knowing since 2013, alongside their shared interests in the senses of perception, and human infant and evolutionary development.

 

They have a rich history of working together informed by the experiential anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®, Elsa Gindler's Human Work, western science, arts & philosophy, embryology and evolutionary history. 

 

Over time, they have explored this work in many contexts including natural horsemanship, small mixed farming, natural history & ecology, mythology, the arts & community workshop. They are both passionate about knowing, experiencing and learning about the world through felt sensation complimented by intuition and the intellect. 

 

Feelings and emotions, far from being superfluous to the study of organisms, are the very foundation of life… subjectivity and imagination are the prerequisite of biological existence 

Dr Andreas Webber

Winter 2021

THE PELVIS

Container & Contents

Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th March 2021

via remote video call: zoom 

The boney support of the lower abdominal organs is contained in the pelvis. Made up of four bones, arranged like a bony ring the pelvis is sculpted into a bowl-shaped cavity suspended and balanced between the spine and the hips containing the lower organs of digestion, the organs of reproduction and urination. 

 

Great mobility is needed here to support the greatest changes in volume of these three organs.

 

Through movement, mind and hands-on touch upon ourselves we will explore the anatomy and physiology of these pelvic organs, their relationship to each other and the body systems to which they belong, as well as the systems that support and anchor them in the pelvic bowl.

 

A holistic, creative approach to human anatomy considering our relationship to our organs and skeleton of the pelvis, their archetypal qualities and our personal stories & histories alongside traditional anatomy & physiology.

"Each organ is a separate unit but also interrelates with all other organs, functioning as a system through their rhythm,  energy , flow & movement?"

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Saturday 6th  - Sunday 7th March 2021

11 am - 5 pm daily

FEES: by donation via paypal or bank transfer
 
TEACHERS
Rosalyn Maynard & Daisy Martinez
ASSISTING
Delia Spatareanu
Teaching on zoom: 
Rosalyn has been working on zoom since 2017 with colleagues in the states. Daisy and Rosalyn began exploring teaching and learning together on zoom in April 2020. They are also currently teaching an introductory course to the second year experiential anatomy course via zoom.

The Pelvis - Irene Dowd

Coiling Seminal Canals of Teste           Fallopian Tube with Egg

LENNART NILSSON - "A Child is Born"

 I got a lot out of the workshop and it has provoked my increasing awareness of my internal environment. I feel so much more aware in a positive way which has lead me to be more consciously aware of the interconnectedness of us all - the essence of life which is in all living things. Just so simple yet so profound. A beautiful piece of work, literally.

Heather Griffith Retired OT

(Body-Mind Centering® Workshop: The Heart as an organ of perception FEB17)

Description of Body-Mind Centering®
Body Mind Centering® is an innovative approach to experiental anatomy and physiology, within the expanding field of somatics. BMC® offers a deep understanding of how the mind expresses itself through movement, touch, and perception. It fosters an embodied knowledge of the human body, with a special emphasis on the different body systems, the principles underlying the development of our movement patterns, and the study of embryology.
 
The method was founded 30 years ago by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, a pioneer in the arena of movement research, who has
never ceased to deepen its scope and expand its curriculum. The essence of the work lies in the subtle consciousness and inherent intelligence with which every cell, tissue, organ, and system is endowed with. 
This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.

Merging creatively the cognitive and experiential dimensions, BMC® opens a doorway that leads to an increasing awareness of the conscious body.

 

Body-Mind Centering® is a creative process in which we learn to meet and recognise ourselves and others through the exploration of embodiment: through feeling, sensing and action. 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.​

About BMCA Professional Members

BMCA Professional Members have completed a rigorous, hands-on training which ensures a safe and consistent experience of the work and are required to fulfil continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis. To locate a professional member of BMCA go to: bmcassociation.org

Further reading​ about BMC®

Body-mind Centering® by Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen click here to download

Somatics: the experience from within by Thomas Hanna click here to download

To learn more about Body-Mind Centering® go to: bodymindcentering.com

 

 Body-Mind Centering® and BMC® are registered service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.

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Body-Mind Centering® and BMC® are registered service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, used with permission.