This is a resource page for Bonnie’s 2020 Summer 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.
SUMMER SERIES 1 DATES
June 18, 2020
June 25, 2020
July 2, 2020
July 9, 2020
SUMMER SERIES 2 DATES
July 16, 2020
July 23, 2020
July 30, 2020
August 6, 2020
SUMMER SERIES 3 DATES
August 13, 2020
August 20, 2020
August 27, 2020
September 3, 2020
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.
We have created a class index for all 12 classes Bonnie taught in her 2020 Summer Series. This index lists the material she covered in each class.
FREE SUMMER SERIES CLASS
Bonnie kicked off her Summer Series with a free class. If you missed it, or would like to review it, you can watch it here.
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ATTENDING LIVE CLASSES
Bonnie’s Summer Series of classes are hosted through Zoom. We will send you a personal Zoom link to join the class about 24 hours before each class begins.
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.
ZOOM CHAT GUIDELINES
The chat box in Zoom is a way for participants to share with Bonnie and each other in class and is enabled for the entire class. If you prefer not to see the chat message popup notifications, we suggest you join the class on YouTube Live.
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!
Guidelines: Please read these guidelines for using the Zoom chat carefully before class:
- If you would like to share something with the entire group, choose All panelists and attendees 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 All panelists in the drop down menu in chat before you send your message.
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.
ACCESSING CLASS RECORDINGS
To access class recordings, sign into your account here and then click on My Streaming Videos.
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 documents.
If you have any issues accessing your account, please let us know.
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
Depending on which Series you are registered for, documents and illustrations Bonnie has shared or will share in class have been added to your account on our website. We will add more 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:
- Login to your account here
- Click on MY STREAMING VIDEOS
- Click on the Summer Series link
Depending on which Summer Series you are registered for, you will have a video in your account titled Series 1 Colored Illustrations or Series 2 Colored Illustrations. These are videos of the illustrations as we showed them in class during each series 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 personal use. These documents are for use in your own study of the material. You may not share them with others, post them on social media, websites/blogs, or print and hand them out.
Thank you for respecting Bonnie’s copyright.
TERMS AND DESCRIPTIONS
Terms and Descriptions is a page where Bonnie lists principles and terms about tone and reflexes she has used in class. This may be helpful for you, especially if you are not familiar with this approach and/or English is not your mother tongue.
SOMATIZATIONS AND SHORT LESSONS
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.
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 establish pathways of tonal flow through our body.
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.
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!
Bonnie’s YouTube channel has over 100 free videos. People who subscribe to her channel can receive notifications when a new video is added.
EXPLORING THE EMBODIMENT OF CELLULAR CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT - FREE CLASS
You can watch the recording of the free class Bonnie offered to start her Summer Series here.
Bonnie’s blog is a place where she shares her approach, thoughts, and questions.
You can download a free copy of Bonnie’s article An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering® here.
Embodying Cellular Consciousness through Pathways of Tonal Flow
The image of father and son shown at the end of Class 1, along with the text Bonnie read.
BOOKS BONNIE HAS MENTIONED IN CLASSES
Natural History of the Senses: Diane Ackerman; Random House, New York, 1990
The Senses of Man: Joan Steen Wilentz, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1988
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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.
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BODY-MIND CENTERING® ASSOCIATION
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found our FAQ page.