Embody Move is the license holder
Body-Mind Centering® and BMC® are registered
service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
The integration of BMC somatic movement education in Touchdown Dance projects
Do I have to start with the first course?
It is possible to start with any course at any point in the cycle.
Can I take one course and not the whole program?
All the body systems and developmental movement courses in years 1 and 2 may be taken as individual courses. They can also be taken in any order in the cycle.
The School for Body-Mind Centering was founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1976 in New York City USA. In the past ten years there has been an expansion in program delivery and training programs are now licensed in Europe, Canada, Eastern Europe and South America.
Body-Mind Centering (BMC), integrates two key aspects in its approach to human development; movement re-education and hands-on touch and re-patterning methods. The approach is an experiential study of the body systems including embodied anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology within the context of human development.
There are many underlying principles to cover as we explore each body system and the application of this understanding to embodied movement practice. Experiential anatomy involves a wide range of dynamic approaches and physical activities as well as more quiet meditative practices.
The underlying premise is that we learn from our personal process and that this becomes an informed and insightful starting point for our work with others. The journey we take leads to greater awareness and deeper understanding of ourselves as human beings. It helps us to understand how the mind is expressed through the body, and the body through the mind.
Meet Our Teachers
All our courses are taught by certified teachers in Body-Mind Centering. We may have other BMC teachers to those below delivering the courses,
as we are a growing profession and many of us have specialisms. We welcome BMC graduates as class room assistants (SME/Practitioner) and teaching assistants who undertaking the teacher training.
Katy has been teaching BMC in the UK since 1997 and on other European programs. She integrated BMC into her practice as a Dance…
‘I was drawn to Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) with the desire to learn more about developmental movement due to my personal experiences with my own children.
Janet is an established dancer, choreographer, and certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and IDME. She also has a diploma in Pilates and Reiki.
Satu first came across Body-Mind Centering® while studying contemporary dance and improvisation in the UK and Netherlands in early 1990’s.
Based near Grenoble in France, Anne has been teaching dance and improvisation for 25 years, in professional, amateur, and educational settings including children…
Karin Fisher Potisk
Karin was born in Austria and studied at the Mozarteum Academy, where she gained a Teaching Diploma in Clarinet. She subsequently graduated from the London…
Aki was born in Tokyo, Japan, moved to UK in 1987, has background in music and physical theatre in her youth, then practiced and taught yoga for over a couple of decades, during which she discovered somatic movement practices, including Body-Mind Centering®.
Marina supports Embody-Move with administrative duties. She is a Dance & Visual Artist (MSc), a certified Chinese Acupressure Massage Therapist (TCM London)
Mark Rietema has been moving, dancing and exploring the body through martial arts, contact improvisation and other dance forms before he found and focused on Body-Mind Centering™.
Irene Cena is a teacher trainee, she graduated as practitioner in 2016 and took part in the Teacher Training 2018-19. She studied as a dancer in Italy and in the UK completing a BA in dance at TrinityLaban in London.