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 beginning in 2019.

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 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).

The below schedule reflects the postponing of our courses originally planned for September 2020 thru February 2022 due to COVID-19. The schedule remains subject to change pending travel restrictions. Specific dates for 2022-24 will be posted as soon as possible.

Hoping and wishing that you are well and can go forward with clear mind and open heart.

Olive Bieringa, Program & Educational Director
Otto Ramstad, Educational Director
Kim Sargent-Wishart, Administrative Director
Jens Johannsen and Friederike Tröscher, Program Supervisors

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, day off 17/2)
Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNP) 24 Feb – 2 March 2020 (7 days, day off 27/2)*

Module 3: September/October 2022 (dates TBC)
Fluid System,  (6 days)
Nervous System,  (7 days)

Module 4: February/March 2023 (dates TBC)
Ligamentous and Fascial System (7 days)
Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions & Equilibrium Responses (6 days)

Module 5: September/October 2023 (dates TBC)
Endocrine System, (5 days)
Ontogenetic Development (5 days)*

Module 6: February/March 2024 (dates TBC)
Muscular System, (9 days)
SME Competency, (1 day)
Professional Issues 1, (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 3 years. 

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


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