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    This is a resource page for Bonnie’s 2022 Winter Series.

    We will update it as Bonnie shares more resources with you. We will also continue to update it with important information from her office.


    2022 WINTER SERIES DATES

    January 27, 2022
    February 3, 2022
    February 10, 2022
    February 17, 2022
    February 24, 2022
    March 3, 2022
    March 10, 2022
    March 17, 2022

    All classes are held from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (California, USA).

    You can convert this to your local time by adding your city here.



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    ATTENDING LIVE CLASSES

    Bonnie’s 2022 Winter Series of classes are hosted through Zoom in a webinar format. We will send you a personal link to join the class about 24 hours and 2 hours before each class begins. Each class will have a different link.


    We simultaneously broadcast the class on YouTube Live. If you have any issues in Zoom, or do not like to use Zoom, you can attend the class on YouTube Live. We will include the YouTube Live link when we send you the Zoom link.

    Classes are held in a webinar format which means only Bonnie and her team's audio and webcams will be enabled. Although we (and other participants) won't be able to see or hear you, we love the communal engagement that happens through the chat.

    We recommend you wear comfortable clothing. Bonnie often sits on a ball while teaching. A ball is not necessary for class – you can participate anywhere, in any position, in stillness, in movement, in silence, with sound and vocalization.

    Pay attention to what your needs are. Modulate your energy, attention, and focus to what you are needing in each moment.

    The most important factor is your own comfort.



    CHAT GUIDELINES

    The Zoom and YouTube Live chats will be enabled for the 2022 Winter Series classes.

    The chat is a place for you to share your experience in class with Bonnie and other participants and we encourage you to communicate with Bonnie and each other through the chat. As we aren’t able to be with each other in person, it’s a wonderful way to connect with each other in class.


    The Zoom chat for each class will be made available to all participants of Bonnie's 2022 Winter Series. We will upload the chat for each class when the recording of that class is ready.

    Reading the full Zoom and YouTube Live chat — what you are experiencing during class, your questions, general comments, etc. — allows Bonnie to connect with participants and better prepare for the next class. It also brings her great joy!

    Advertising your classes, events, or services in the chat is not permitted. This is a space for sharing your experiences, thoughts, and questions about the material Bonnie is presenting.

    ZOOM CHAT POPUPS

    The chat is an important part of each class. It is a way for people to communicate with each other and with Bonnie. Participants can share their experiences, questions, thoughts, links to further research and resources. Body-Mind Centering® is based on community – the chat is a way we build community during the online classes.

    If you prefer not to see the Zoom chat message popup notifications, you can hide the them by popping out the chat window and dragging it to the bottom of your screen, as in the video below.

    In addition to hosting classes on Zoom, we simultaneously broadcast them on YouTube Live. Please choose which platform works best for you.

    If you are unable to hide the Zoom chat, we recommend going to the class on YouTube Live.


    Sending Messages in the Zoom chat:
    • If you would like to share something with the entire group, choose Everyone in the drop down menu in chat before you send your message.
    • If you would like to share something with just panelists (Bonnie and her team), choose Hosts and panelists in the drop down menu in chat before you send your message.



    ACCESSING CLASS RECORDINGS

    To access class recordings:
    1. Login to your account here
    2. Click on the blue button above your order history that says MY STREAMING VIDEOS
    3. Click on the link for Building Vitality, Strength, Flexibility, Flow, and Ease through Embodying Our Muscles: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach

    We estimate it will take 1 - 2 days after the class is held to have the video of the class ready. We will email you when each video is available for viewing.

    If you try to sign in to your account and get a message saying that no account exists with your email address, you need to activate your website account by setting a password here. Once the process is complete, you will receive an email saying that you have activated your account. You will then have immediate access to the class videos and documents.

    If you have any issues accessing your account, please let us know.

    All class recordings and documents in your account are available to you indefinitely. You can access them at any time, as many times as you would like, even after the Spring Series is over.


    ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAPTIONS

    English language captions will be added to the videos as soon as we receive them from the captioning company. To turn on the captions, click on the CC in the bottom right corner of the video player and choose English CC.



    DOCUMENTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

    Documents and illustrations Bonnie has shared or will share in class are added to your account on our website. We will add documents and illustrations to your account as Bonnie presents them. They can be found in the same place as the class video recordings.

    To access and download these documents and illustrations:

      1. Login to your account here
      2. Click on the blue button above your order history that says MY STREAMING VIDEOS
      3. Click on the link for Building Vitality, Strength, Flexibility, Flow, and Ease through Embodying Our Muscles: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
        The documents and illustrations will be there. This is where the class recordings will be, as well, when they are ready for viewing.

        You will have a video in your account titled 2022 Winter Series Colored Illustrations. This is a video of the colored illustrations shown in class so that you can see how Bonnie colored them.

        A reminder that the illustrations and all materials you receive from us are copyrighted material of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. No part of the documents or videos, either text or image, may be used for any purpose other than your own study of the material. You may not share them with others, post them on social media, websites/blogs, use them in your classes, or print and hand them out.

        Thank you for respecting Bonnie’s copyright.



        STUDY GROUPS

        These study groups are a wonderful opportunity to deepen your understanding around the material Bonnie presents, ask more personal questions, and to interact and connect with other participants in a more intimate way.

        If you are interested in connecting with people facilitating study groups around the material Bonnie presents in her 2022 Winter Series classes, there are two ways to do that through:

        LICENSED ORGANIZATIONS
        Licensed Organizations are organizations authorized to offer School for Body-Mind Centering® training programs.

        The following Licensed Organizations are offering study groups focused on Bonnie's 2022 Winter Series:

        Babyfit
        Location: Online, hosted from Bratislava, Slovakia
        Language: Slovak
        Contact: Anka and Angelika <a href="mailto:babyfit@babyfit.sk">babyfit@babyfit.sk

        Corporalmente
        Location: Online, hosted from Brasilia, Brazil
        Language: Portuguese, with some Spanish and English translation if needed
        Contact: Diego and Tarina <a href="mailto:info@bmcnobrasil.com.br">info@bmcnobrasil.com.br

        Embody-Move
        Location: Online and in-person, hosted from Manchester, United Kingdom
        Language: English
        Contact: Katy Dymoke <a href="mailto:katy@embody-move.co.uk">katy@embody-move.co.uk</a>

        Esprit en Mouvement
        Study Group for Bonnie's 2022 Winter Series offered by Esprit en Mouvement
        Location: Online, hosted from Montreal, Canada
        Language: French and English with live translation
        Contact: Mariko Tanabe <a href="mailto:info@espritenmouvement.com">info@espritenmouvement.com</a>

        Moving Within
        Location: Online, hosted from Lorane, Oregon, USA
        Language: English
        Contact: Mary Lou Seereiter <a href="mailto:movingwithin@gmail.com">movingwithin@gmail.com</a>

        Somaatikum
        Information about Somaatikum's study group
        Location: Online, hosted from Saue, Estonia and Munich, Germany
        Language: English
        Contact: Mari Mägi and Steffanie Hahnzog <a href="mailto:somaatikum@gmail.com">somaatikum@gmail.com</a>

        Somatic Education Australasia
        Information about Somatic Education Australasia's study group
        Location: Online, hosted from Melbourne, Australia and Oslo, Norway
        Language: English
        Contact: Olive Bieringa <a href="mailto:admin@seasomaticeducation.com">admin@seasomaticeducation.com</a>



        BODY-MIND CENTERING® ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
        Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA) Professional Members have met certain educational and professional requirements, including graduating from a School for Body-Mind Centering® program.

        The following study groups focused on Bonnie's Spring Series are offered by BMCA Professional Members:

        Embodying the Muscles thru Dance: A movement focused study group for Bonnie's 2022 Winters Series with Jolyn Hope Arisman
        Location: Online, hosted from Santa Cruz, California, USA
        Language: English

        Study Group "Talk+Explore": Bonnie's Winter Series with Amélie Gaulier
        Location: Online, hosted from New York City, USA
        Language: English

        Living Anatomy—Explorations in Body-Mind Centering® with Sara K. Vogeler
        Location: Online and in-person, hosted from New York City, USA
        Language: English

        Body-Mind Centering® Study Group to coordinate with Bonnie's Winter Series: Exploring the muscles with strength, ease and flow with Sylvia Maes
        Location: Online, hosted from Massachusetts, USA
        Language: English

        PLEASE NOTE: We are not running these study groups. They are being offered by individuals and organizations outside of Bonnie’s office. Please contact the person or organization hosting the study group directly with any questions. Bonnie’s office is unable to offer any additional information about study groups.

         



        FREE SUPPLEMENTARY VIDEOS TO DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

        Postural Tone in Relation to Gravity and Space
        This teaching and somatization are based on the condensing and expanding of our cellular matrix due to the position of our body in relation to the earth. This innate cellular condensing and expanding establishes pathways of tonal flow through our body.

        Proprioceptors of the Ligaments
        A short video about what proprioceptors are, the role of proprioceptors in the ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, and fascia from the perspective of traditional literature and from the perspective of Body-Mind Centering®.

        Exploring the Embodiment of Cellular Consciousness through Movement: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach - Free Class
        This is a 90-minute free class Bonnie offered to start her 2020 Summer Series. In this class, Bonnie shares about cellular consciousness, postural tone, muscle tone, and mechanical movement vs cellular movement, as well as explorations on condensing and expanding, and the dance of the egg and sperm (embryology).

        Free the Vital Energy and Illuminating Presence of Your Spine: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
        This is the first class of Bonnie’s 2020 Fall Series. We have made it free for everyone. In this class, Bonnie shares about bones of the pelvis, sacrum and pubic disc, pubic disc as the keystone between the legs, sacrum as part of the spine rather than part of the pelvis, transferring weight through the pubic disc vs through the sacrum, embryological development of the spine and peripheral limbs, energizing the lateral line through sidelying, and activating your core.

        Releasing Patterns of Stress and Uncovering Patterns of Ease
        This is the first class of Bonnie’s 2021 Winter Series. We have made it free for everyone. In this class, Bonnie shares about building postural tone, Baby Ball Reflex and Birthing Reflex, postural tone, parasympathetic and sympathetic responses, unified diaphragm, and swinging the coccyx and xiphoid process.

        Opening and Strengthening the Heart through the Consciousness of Embodiment
        This is the first class of Bonnie’s 2021 Spring Series. We have made it free for everyone. In this class, Bonnie shares about physiological flexion and extension, embracing reflex, heart as the center of vertical and horizontal axises, how the heart can be open even when closing, relationship of the heart and voice, and releasing tightness in your heart.

        Lengthening and Shortening Contractions of the Diaphragm for Ease of Movement and Breath
        The word 'contraction' means to shorten yet we have shortening and lengthening contractions. Our language inhibits our understanding of what contractions are and what is happening in the body. Bonnie explores this in relation to the thoracic diaphragm, movement, and breath.

        Embodiment of the Thoracic Diaphragm, Liver, and Gallbladder
        This short lesson is a guide for you to bring more clarity and freedom to your diaphragm and upper abdominal region through breathing, cellular consciousness, and movement.

        Finding the Crura of the Thoracic Diaphragm for Core Support
        There's so much buzz around core support, mostly speaking about building muscle strength. Bonnie shows us another way to find what many are looking for simply by engaging and embodying the crura of the thoracic diaphragm.⁠ ⁠This is a wonderful exploration for anyone looking to find support of their spine from head to tail.⁠

        Embodying the Crura of the Diaphragm from Head to Tail (Foramen Magnum to Coccyx)
        Bonnie’s experience of the crura of the thoracic diaphragm differs from what’s found in the literature. Her experience is that the crura goes up to the foramen magnum and down to the coccyx.

        Exploring Fat as a Fluid
        Fat energy is much stronger than muscle energy.⁠ What happens when you explore fat as a dynamic fluid rather than resist or repress it?⁠ ⁠ Finding the pathways to allow yourself to embody your body, rather than try to control it, can be an incredibly powerful exploration.⁠ ⁠Explore your fat with Bonnie in this video. It's joyful and fun!

        Exploring Fascia through the Fluids and Bands
        One of the things about fascia is its elasticity and linearity. When I say linear, it's still spirialic but it has a directionality. Embodying fascia through elastic bands is a wonderful way to feel its continuity and equal balance of tone in movement.

        Awakening Breathing in the Lobes of the Lungs
        Opening our awareness to our breathing in the cells and alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs engenders a quiet, meditative state of being. It is a state of receptivity to what is, rather than what we think or wish would be.

        An Introduction to Embryonic Breathing
        This video is an introduction to embryonic breathing. Bonnie shares her story and experience with embryonic breathing, the anatomy of embryonic breathing, and a somatization to guide you through your own exploration of embryonic breathing.

        The Dance of Creation – The Egg and The Sperm
        This is a consciousness story of the dance of creation between the egg and the sperm.



        The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson, or an anatomy book of your choice.

        BONNIE'S BOOKS
        Sensing, Feeling, and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

        Basic Neurocellular Patterns: Exploring Developmental Movement

        The Mechanics of Vocal Expression



        BONNIE'S BALL

        The size of the blue ball Bonnie sits on in class is 85 cm. She sometimes sits on a red ball, which is 75 cm. She is 5' 4" (162 cm) tall. She does not have a specific brand recommendation. A ball is not necessary for class, but can be fun!

         



        YOUTUBE

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        BLOG

        Bonnie’s blog is a place where she shares her approach, thoughts, and questions.

        ARTICLES

        You can download a free copy of Bonnie’s article An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering® here.

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        Subscribers to Bonnie’s newsletter are the first to know when registration opens for Bonnie's workshops and when she releases new books and videos. We also share information about Body-Mind Centering® training programs from around the world.


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        SCHOOL FOR BODY-MIND CENTERING®

        Founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the School for Body-Mind Centering® has been dedicated to sharing this dynamic approach to embodiment studies with the world since 1973.


        School for Body-Mind Centering® Programs and Immersion Series are now offered by Licensed Organizations in 16 countries. You can see the list of Licensed Organizations by location here.

        If you are interested in learning more about Programs or courses that a Licensed Organization is offering, please contact that organization directly.

        BODY-MIND CENTERING® ASSOCIATION

        The Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA) is an international community of somatic movement teachers, students, therapists, and artists committed to the practice, education, and on-going development of Body-Mind Centering®; a dynamic, investigative, and experiential training that engages the body-systems and our human developmental movement history.

        BMCA members have direct access to the annual Currents Journal and BMCA Conference discounts, as well as in-house forums, study groups, teaching, research, and artistic opportunities, in addition to world-wide marketing.

        You can also find professionals offering Body-Mind Centering® services on the BMCA website.



        PAY FROM THE HEART SCHOLARSHIPS AND PAYMENT PLANS

        We would like everyone to be able to attend Bonnie's 2022 Winter Series, regardless of financial situation.


        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

        Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found on the 2022 Winter Series FAQ page. Please take a few moments to read through this page. Many of the questions we get are answered here.

        You can also find additional information about the website on the general FAQ page here.