Courses for the 500+ hour Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator program began October 2019 at the Abbotsford Convent. Module 2 (February 2020) took place at Siteworks in Brunswick. Location for Module 3 TBA.

Upon successful completion of the entire SME program plus homework, participants will receive certification as a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator and may become a Registered Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA (The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Courses may also be taken individually for professional development or personal interest.

SME Course Schedule & Fees:
Please note that the courses scheduled for September 2020 through February 2022 have been postponed due to COVID-19. The next courses are planned for later in 2022, pending travel restrictions. Thank you for your understanding during this unpredictable time. – Olive, Otto & Kim

Previous courses:

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)*

Next courses:

Module 3: September/October 2022
Fluid System (6 days)
fee $1320 incl. GST
Nervous System (7 days)
fee $1540 incl. GST

Module 4: February/March 2023 (dates TBC)
Ligamentous and Fascial System (7 days, one day off)
fee $1540 incl. GST
Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions & Equilibrium Responses (6 days, one day off)*
fee $1320 incl. GST
Payment for Module 4 is due by 1 November 2022.

Module 5: September/October 2023 (dates TBC)
Endocrine System, (5 days)
fee $1100 incl. GST
Ontogenetic Development (5 days)*
fee $1100 incl. GST
Payment for Module 5 is due by 1 June 2022.

Module 6: February/March 2024 (dates TBC)
Muscular System, (9 days)
fee $1980 incl. GST
SME Competency, (1 day)
fee $220 incl. GST
Professional Issues 1, (2 days)
fee $440 incl. GST
Payment for Module 6 is due by 1 November 2023.

*Any course longer than 5 days will have a day off every 3 or 4 days. Exact days off may vary slightly pending venue availability.
Classes run approximately 9am-6:15pm each day.

**Important notes on course fees:
Fees shown include 10% GST.
New Zealand residents receive a 15% discount.
Course payments received less than 3 months before start date will incur a $75 administrative fee per course ($150 per module).
Two 50% Community Service Scholarships are available for each course OR the entire program. Scholarship applications have now closed.

The entire SME program consists of 75 days with a total fee of $15,000 (plus 10% GST for a total of $16,500) if you complete all courses at SEA.

Homework requirements for those seeking certification include several guidance and private sessions with a certified BMC practitioner or teacher. Fees for these sessions are paid directly to the practitioner, and not included in the course fees.

Course descriptions:


The first four courses of the Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) Program – Senses and Perceptions 1, Ontogenetic Development, RRR and BNP – are offered as part of the SME program. These courses can also be taken individually for people who wish to complete the IDME program. (IDME 1 & 2 are not currently being offered at SEA but are available at several other program locations. We hope to be able to offer this in a few years’ time.)

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