Moving Within

At Studio in the Woods

Moving Within currently offers BMC℠ Somatic Movement Education Program.

Educational and Administrative Director: Mary Lou Seereiter

Core Teachers: Amy Matthews and Mary Lou Seereiter

Teaching Faculty also includes: Mark Taylor, Wendy Hambidge and Rebecca Haseltine


The mission of Moving Within is to provide somatic education in a natural setting where the possibility for personal health, community health and global health is enhanced and interrelated. Listening deeply to others and ourselves includes our natural environment as well. The opportunity to absorb, attune and attain the breadth and depth of our body’s wisdom is supported by the container of the surrounding forest. The dream is to recognize Nature within oneself and to acknowledge oneself in Nature, and through this recognition embrace the potential for transformation.

The Site

The Moving Within environment, at Studio in the Woods, offers the experience of immersing oneself in the material, away from the distractions of city living such as commerce, industry, traffic, cell phones and the like. Moving Within promotes low impact living and the BMC℠ principles of finding ease, balance and rejuvenation through transformation. The site for Moving Within, Studio in the Woods, is in Lorane, Oregon in the Willamette Valley (25 miles southwest of Eugene, Oregon). Participants can commute from Eugene taking the 45-minute drive through country, farms and forest, or they can choose the residency option of tent camping with all meals included (all camping supplies provided Flights into Eugene airport are available. It is also possible to fly into Portland and take a bus to Eugene. Travel from Eugene to Studio in the Woods is provided.

Somatic Movement Education Program

Sensory and moving experiences weave through the study and inquiry, guiding participants into the transformative process of embodiment. The subject of this study is our selves, expressed as body systems and the progression of development movement. Through movement, partnering touch and being touched, sound, vibration, verbal dialogue, and somatic imagery, we find our unique way to live more fully in our individual anatomy and physiology. This inner journey leads to outer expression as we learn to access the potential of our articulate bodies. Movement skills, observation skills, hands-on techniques and somatic education principles are explored and expanded making this work appropriate for both personal and professional development. The SME material has immediate applications to movement based disciplines-such as dance, yoga, sports, martial arts-and to other therapeutic modalities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, bodywork and massage.

This 500+ hour program can be completed in three years. All course work including homework assignments must be completed to receive certification. All SME courses can be taken individually or in combination for personal growth or professional enrichment, except for Professional Issues 1 and Competency 1.


Wendy Hambidge is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. She teaches on Body-Mind Centering® certification programs in the US and Germany and is Board Chair and President of the Body-Mind Centering® Association. She has been playing in the world of BMC℠ since 1990. Wendy brings a deep heartfelt sensibility and her history as a dancer, choreographer and lifelong practice of Transcendental to her teaching.

Rebecca Haseltine is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, a developmental specialist and a Certified Somatic Therapist with over 20 years experience working with babies, children and adults. She teaches in BMC℠ training programs in Germany, California, and Oregon. Her practice, Body LearningTM includes hands-on bodywork and play-based movement therapy. Visit Rebecca’s website at:  Rebecca is also a visual artist:

Amy Matthews is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a movement therapist and yoga teacher. She is a Program Director for the BMC℠ & Yoga programs in the United States and has taught embodied anatomy and workshops for programs in the U.S. and internationally since 1994. Amy co-authored the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy and is the Education Director of The Breathing Project in New York City. Visit Amy’s website at:

Mary Lou Seereiter is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, a Registered Movement Therapist, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and  Authentic Movement Facilitator. She taught dance and Somatics at Lane Community College for 34 years, 25 of which she served as director of the Dance Program.  A visiting scholar at Ohio State University and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding contributions to her field from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Mary Lou continues to teach privately and in BMC℠ certification programs.

Mark Taylor is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, and he is president of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. He directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, providing Somatic Movement programs in Pittsburgh, Mexico, and Brazil. ( For the School of Body-Mind Centering®, he was U.S. program director and taught in programs in Germany, France, and Slovakia. His practice is influenced by his work as dancer and choreographer, inspired by being the parent of a son with developmental disabilities, and supported by thirty-eight years of meditation practice. He now enjoys studying Somatic Experiencing®.

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For information email or call her at +1 541-767-2697