Welcome to Somatic Education Australasia (SEA), dedicated to the flourishing of somatic education, somatic arts practice and body-mind research in the Australasian region.

We are pleased to offer the first licensed Body-Mind Centering® (BMCsm) program in Melbourne, Australia, beginning with the SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATOR certification program.

SEA is:

Olive Bieringa, Program Director
Otto Ramstad, Educational Director
Kim Sargent-Wishart, Administrative Director

Along with a brilliant guest FACULTY from international BMC programs.

BMC Somatic Movement Educator training is for you if you
•are inspired by the process of embodiment
•want to develop ways to move in consciousness and presence
•have an interest in embodied anatomy and developmental movement
•want to teach movement and hands-on in any setting
•are an artist, therapist, educator or researcher and want to include Body-Mind Centering® in your work

Courses for the 500+ hour Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator program will begin October 2019 at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

Courses may be taken individually, or, upon successful completion of the entire 500+ hour course, students may become a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA (The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).

Module 1:
Senses and Perception 1, 11-14 October 2019 (4 days)*
Skeletal System, 17-27 October 2019 (9 days, with days off 20/10 & 24/10)

Module 2:
Organ System, 14-21 February 2020 (7 days)
Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNP) 24 Feb – 2 March 2020 (7 days)*

Module 3:
Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR), 2-8 September 2020 (6 days)*
Ontogenetic Development, 11-15 September 2020 (5 days)*

Module 4:
Fluid System, 6-12 February 2021 (6 days)
Nervous System, 15-22 February 2021 (7 days)

Module 5:
Endocrine System, 3-7 September 2021 (5 days)
Ligamentous and Fascial System, 10-17 September 2021 (7 days)

Module 6:
Muscular System, 13-23 February 2022 (9 days)
SME Competency, 26 February 2022 (1 day)
Professional Issues 1, 27-28 February 2022 (2 days)

*These four starred courses are also part of the Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) Program.

SME courses will run in two modules per year, for approximately 2 weeks each module. The entire 500+ hour SME program can be completed in approximately 2 1/2 years (Oct 2019-March 2022). 

Click here to download the SEA SME information booklet

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For more information on international Body-Mind Centering® programs please visit the Body-Mind Centering website.

Body-Mind Centering® and are registered service marks, and BMCsm is a service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

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