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 2019-2022.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic the Licensed Organizations of certified BMC trainings worldwide have cancelled all the immediate courses of SME, Practitioner and IDME trainings from April 2020. All Licensed Organizations are in communication with each other and will keep you posted on our cancellations and rescheduling as this situation unfolds. We are sorry for these changes, and any impact they may have on your training. Please contact the program you have planned to attend for your upcoming courses. We are standing by to help you figure out the best way to continue.

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

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 due to COVID-19. Please check back or contact us for updates.

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

Module 4:
Endocrine System, 3-7 September 2021 (5 days)
Ligamentous and Fascial System, 10-17 September 2021 (7 days)

Module 5:
Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR),  13-19 February 2022 (6 days)*
Ontogenetic Development,  22-26 February 2022 (5 days)*

Module 6: (dates TBC)
Muscular System, September 2022 (9 days)
SME Competency, September 2022 (1 day)
Professional Issues 1, September 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 3 years (Oct 2019-September 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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