I am a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Anatomy & Yoga Teacher. I have had a private practice in Energy Work since 2005.
As an RSME, I help people return to intuitive, natural movement through body-mind approaches that build sensory and kinesthetic awareness.
My approach is from my graduate program in Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. In BMC, we teach experiential anatomy, guide somatic meditations and inform our bodies through touch. We explore our early developmental movement patterns. We sense into our body’s systems – skeletal, organs, nervous system, fluid system and so on – to embody these systems in movement.
How we express our body informs our mind. This changes how we relate to the world around us. Do we feel safe in our body? How can we nurture this? How do we find support from our environment?
I am also very interested in energetic fields and the natural environment, and how this all relates to our “living body” or Soma.
In a Body-Mind Centering class or private session we:
- Look at pictures of anatomy as well as props to help you understand your body.
- Practice “somatic meditations” (also called “embodied meditations”) to develop body awareness and inner sensing.
- Receive and give (in a class) gentle touch (with consent) to help deeply sense the subtleties of your body.
- Guide you into a movement exploration where you are aware of breath and movement from your body’s systems such as the skeletal, fluids, organs and nervous system.
- Guide you into a movement practice that helps you feel each step and bring you from lying, to sitting, to standing (early developmental movements)
- Provide a movement or yoga practice that is not externally focused (such as alignment-oriented), but rather internally directed through your awareness and experience of your body in movement. BMC focuses on sensing, feeling and functionality rather than on form.
- Offer ample time for free movement, exploration and sharing.
- In a private session, we can cater to your specific needs.
What are the potential benefits?
- Increased health and wellness
- Increased movement possibilities
- Increased body awareness
- Expanded creative expression
- Less restrictions in your body and ability for movement choices
- Movement of energy in your body-mind (both emotional and mental)
- Potential relief from pain (both mental and physical)
To find out about my rates and to book a session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Body-Mind Centering® and “BMC” are service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.
Photo by Rosie Dienhart at the 2014 BMCA Conference at Skidmore University in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA,; http://www.bmcassociation.org