Body-Mind Centering®

If you want to know how the wind blows, look at the sand. 

                                                                                Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Our posture, movements and the way we interact are greatly influenced by our inner world.

What does it really mean to change our posture? What happens within us?

Body-Mind Centering® was developed in 1965 by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and is based on personal and community research. The school of Body-Mind Centering® was created in 1973.

Body-Mind Centering® is a somatic approach, like Feldenkreis and Alexander Technique, and is based on experience and exploration, an opening up to new movement patterns and perceptions both of the inner and outer environment.

This holistic approach is based on deep listening and on the embodiment of body tissues through movement, voice and touch. Knowledge, consciousness and awareness come from the cells and tissues themselves through a direct experience and this process is called embodiment.

We also explore the different stages of development: from the moment of conception in the uterine environment, to our relationship with earth, and the organization of movement in relation with gravity, from crawling to walking. Becoming aware of our movement habits and the support systems we use, inviting new ones, gives us more choice in our movement.

Somatic Movement Educator

Infant Development Movement Educator

Cynthia Holistic Well Being©