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)
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
Body-Mind Centering® Workshops
exploring the dynamic relationship
between mind & body
The Brain in Our Gut
A two day workshop exploring the organ system of digestion: the brain in our gut.
Through the experiential anatomy of Body-Mind Centering® we will explore our relationship with our gut brain; the neural net flowing through the length of our digestive tract & our dynamic reciprocal relationship with our gut microbiota.
Through movement, mind and hands-on-touch we will consider the digestive system from our personal perspective complimented by the study of traditional anatomy & physiology.
How to feel supported by our deepest emotions:
our gut instincts & our gut feelings?
By sensing & feeling the structure, support, & the organisation within our organs, we will explore the process of embodiment from Body-Mind Centering® & a re-acquaintance with the sensory organs of digestion, self & internal well being.
Like breathing, digestion is an exchange with the environment; our inner-outer dialogue with our self, with our land, with the earth; taking in that which nourishes us, receiving and transforming it and letting go of that which we no longer need.
"As the micobial component is so closely connected through a shared biological communication system to all the other microbiomes in the soil, the air, the oceans, and the microbes living in symbiosis with almost all other living creatures, we are closely and inextricably tied into the earth's web of life...profound implications for our understanding of our role on earth."
Dr Emeran Mayer: The Mind-Gut Connection.
Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th January 2020
10 am - 5 pm daily
FEES: £110 waged / £90 low waged / £60 unwaged
2012 GutFlora 1198 by Vesna Jovanovic
Gut bacteria 2019
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.