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The Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA) promotes the somatic inquiry and dialogue started by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the 1970s. We are an international gathering and clearing house, virtually and in-person, to support the development of BMC® professionals and their dissemination of the work. By continually nurturing and stimulating discovery, we further the understanding and practice of Body-Mind Centering.
In preparation for her upcoming workshop on Embodying Our Organs from a Developmental Perspective, Bonnie will be studying visceral mobilization with Benjamin Katz, August 23 - 26, 2012. The specificity of this hands-on approach is a great complement for understanding the organs from an embodied movement perspective. Ben will also be taking Bonnie’s workshop.
In 1976, after spending many years exploring movement from the perspective of the skeletal and muscular systems, I realized that only a small portion of what I experienced and observed in movement could be explained in terms of those two systems. It was then that I decided to explore the effect that organs had upon movement.
Bonnie will be teaching three Body-Mind Centering® workshops on the East Coast in July. The first is in Deerfield, Massachusetts, July 14 - 15, 2012 on Embodying the Heart, a celebration of and exploration into the embodied anatomy and consciousness of your own heart and the sharing of our heart’s journeying with each other.
"Touch is the other side of movement. Movement is the other side of touch. They are the shadow of each other" - Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Last month, Bonnie and Len went to Taitung, Taiwan where Bonnie taught at the 2012 International Somatic Movement Education Symposium at the National Taitung University. The Somatic Department was started by Professor Mei-Chu Liu and her husband, Professor Dah-Feng Lin.