EXPLORING THE EMBODIMENT OF CELLULAR CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
In this groundbreaking series of recorded series of 12 live classes, Bonnie shares insights and principles drawn from her 50 years of pioneering work in embodied anatomy, embodied developmental movement, embryological development, psychophysical integration, and more. The underlying theme of these explorations is cellular consciousness. Each class draws from specific anatomical, developmental, or other material and will be approached from the perspective of cellular experience and cellular knowing.
Each cell in our body has living intelligence. It is capable of knowing itself, initiating action, and communicating with all other cells. The individual cell and the community of cells (tissue, organ, body) exist as separate entities and as one whole at the same moment. Cellular consciousness is a state in which all cells have equal opportunity for expression, receptivity, and cooperation. Attuning ourselves to our cellular consciousness brings us to a place in which we can find the ground from which flows the intricate manifestations of our physical, psychological and spiritual being.
Embodiment emerges from our cells’ awareness of themselves. It is a direct experience. There are no intermediate steps or translations. There is no guide, no witness – just the fully known consciousness of the experienced moment initiated from the cells. Here, the brain is the last to know. The process of embodiment is a being process, not a doing process. It is an awareness process, not a thinking process. There is complete knowing and peaceful comprehension. Out of this embodiment process emerges feeling, sensing, thinking, witnessing, understanding, compassion. The source of this process is free; it is love.
PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS SERIES
In these classes, Bonnie works with internal movement and awareness as a foundation for external movement and exploring movement and consciousness from a deep and open cellular perspective. Participants should have some experience with movement practices, somatic approaches, or psychophysical disciplines. No previous experience with Body-Mind Centering® is necessary. Join Bonnie with a sense of curiosity and inquiry about movement, the body, and consciousness.
The specific principles explored in each class can be helpful, even life changing, in themselves, but the essence that Bonnie would like to transmit is that there is a way to learn, a way to access your body and mind, a way to relate to yourself and others that emerges from the deeply rooted knowing of your cells. This essence is not a one-time exposure to a piece of information. It is a practice in a way of perceiving through which you learn from your own cellular experience.
This series of recorded live online classes include access to the 12 class recordings, bonus video Bonnie recorded for one of the classes, and 27 downloadable illustrations Bonnie drew that were shown in class. The classes were taught and recorded between June 18 - September 3, 2020.