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® program in Melbourne, Australia, beginning in October 2019 with the Somatic Movement Educator 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.

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 just under 3 years (Oct 2019-March 2022). Courses can be taken individually, or combined with courses at other SME program locations worldwide to complete certification.

The first four courses for the IDME (Infant Developmental Movement Educator) Program are also included in the SME program.

Click here for schedule and fees, and here for information on applying.

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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.

SME Program

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 Registered Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA (The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).

This 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

The first four courses of the Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) Program are also offered as part of the SME Program.

Applications and more information available here.
The course schedule, fees and course descriptions can be found here.


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