Body-Mind Centering® Workshops
exploring the dynamic relationship between mind & body
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 there second experiential anatomy course via zoom.
The Organs & Our Solar Plexus
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th February 2022
11am - 5pm daily
via remote video call: zoom
In this two day workshop, we will explore our organs & related structures to the solar plexus; a complex web of nerves radiating out within our upper abdomen touching liver, kidneys, adrenals, diaphragm, spleen, pancreas & stomach.
We will take time to slow down and sense inwardly, to feel the nature of these organs & their surrounding structures; their inner rhythms, form, weight, & movement. We will consider their interrelationships with one another deepening our sensory awareness of their presence, expression, internal support & inner vitality.
A holistic, creative approach to human anatomy & physiology, through gentle movement inquiry, dance, discussion & dialogue, gentle sounding, directed breathing, quiet contemplation & hands-on touch upon our self.
FEES: by donation via bank transfer or paypal
TEACHING: Rosalyn Maynard with Daisy Martinez
REGISTRATION OPENS: 10th January 2022 for booking & inquiries
Rosalyn Maynard BMCA
Somatic Movement Educator &
Practitioner 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
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.