Somatic Movement Education in Body-Mind Centering®
discovering what's already there inside you
a Body-Mind Centering® Lesson creates the impetus for change and self discovery
in a safe respectful environment in which to work deeply and intimately
approaches to the teaching and learning may include
simple guided movement activities
dialogue and verbal exchange informed by a somatics awareness
gentle hands-on touch upon ones self
gentle and precise hands-on touch given by the practitioner
rest and integration practices
breathing & movement awareness
What to expect from a one-to-one lesson in BMC®
A typical lesson will open and close with dialogue and discussion, and may include verbally directed movement activities or exercises, and/or hands-on touch with precise, clear, often gentle approaches to facilitating movement in our tissues, fluids and body structures.
Hands-on touch can be given on a table and/or floor mats. Lessons are fully clothed.
One to one lessons in Body-Mind Centering® focus on the needs of the individual and offer a respectful safe environment in which to work deeply and intimately.
Each lesson will last approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes (and 1.30 for an initial consultation) giving time for discussion at the beginning of a lesson and time for rest and transition at the end of the lesson.
People typically take lessons if they are suffering from or in recovery from:
long term injury and rehabilitation
long term tissue trauma and/or childhood illness or injury
repetitive strain injuries
stress & anxiety
Rosalyn has been developing her teaching and facilitation practice as a one to one guide in movement education for over twenty years and began to focus on teaching Body-Mind Centering® and somatics movement education in 2009. Rosalyn Maynard has regular supervision from registered Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.
“I found the one to one movement guidance really profound, and found it worked a lot deeper than I do in group workshops. My neck has been feeling better. I definitely feel less pressure around my head and eyes. I find this work relieves a lot of built up tension from everyday life that I can be unaware of."
Cassie Anne Osborne
teaching assistant and training in shiatsu massage therapy
The uniqueness of Body‑Mind Centering® lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated; the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning; the utilization of a body‑based language to describe movement and body‑mind relationships; and the almost unlimited number of areas of application of BMC®.
This is not a Therapy
A one to one session in Body-Mind Centering® is referred to as a lesson because this is not a therapy. Although therapeutic effects are often experienced and shared during a session, the approach is about recovering for our self our own inner sensory awareness of comfort and ease in what we might call our biology body.
Time is given to sensing how we move in simple activities such as lying & resting, standing and walking, breathing, touching and dialogue, and recovering our own sense of agency. This is supported by a focus on recovering our sense of the present moment through physical sensation leading to greater ease and comfort in our daily functioning.
Movement activities and exercises are informed by infant developmental movement patterns from Body-Mind Centering© and the somatics movement education of Elsa Ginder's Human Work or Gymnastik.
This approach to feeling and exploring our own sense of movement creates a bridge between more passive receptive experiences through hands-on touch and our sense of moving our self, supporting active movement repatterning and autonomy.
Acceptance and curiosity guide the inquiry.
For an initial conversation and to booked a consultation contact Rosalyn
Lessons are available in person at SOEL, in Devon or via remote video call: ZOOM
"I did not go expecting immediate results with regard to the complaint I was having but I was surprised as to the effect it had on my general wellbeing not only during the session but also after. Having someone place their hands on me with care and attention created a sense of ‘body calmness’ and positivity."
lecturer and dancer