This is a resource page for Bonnie’s Summer Series 1.
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
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 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.
The chat box in Zoom is a way for participants to share with Bonnie and each other. If you find the chat messages distracting, you may want to try watching the class on YouTube Live.
ACCESSING SERIES 1 CLASS RECORDINGS
To access Series 1 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.
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.
TERMS AND DESCRIPTIONS
Terms and Descriptions is a page where Bonnie lists principles and terns she has used in her Summer Series classes. This may be helpful for you, especially if you are not familiar with this approach and/or English is not your mother tongue. Over the summer, more terms and principles will be added to this list as they appear in class.
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.
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.
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.
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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 SCHOLARSHIP
The Pay From the Heart Scholarship offers people scholarship assistance for Bonnie's 2020 Summer Series based on what they are able to pay. It also provides the opportunity for people who are able to pay more to do so and help support this community outreach.
We are still accepting applications for the Pay From The Heart Scholarship. If you have signed up for only Series 1 and would like to join Bonnie for Series 2 and 3 but need some financial support to do so, please apply for the scholarship. We would like everyone who wants to study with Bonnie this summer to be able to do so. You can find the Pay From The Heart Scholarship application here.
If you would like to help support the registration of those who need the scholarship to attend Bonnie's Summer Series classes, you can do so on the Scholarship Support page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found on the Summer Series FAQ page here. 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.