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
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.
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.)