Schedule & Fees

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).

SME Melbourne Course Schedule & Fees:

Course Dates* Fees** Teachers
Senses & Perceptions 1 11-14 October 2019
(4 days)
$800 Jens, Olive, Otto
Skeletal System 17-27 October 2019
(9 days) Days off 20/10 & 24/10
$1800 Jens, Olive, Otto
Organ System 14-21 February 2020
(7 days) Day off 17/2*
$1400 Amy, Mary Lou, Olive
Basic Neurocellular Patterns 24 Feb-1 March 2020
(7 days) Day off 27/2*
$1400 Amy, Mary Lou, Olive
Reflexes, Righting Reactions & Equilibrium Responses 2-8 September 2020
(6 days) Day off 6/9*
$1200 Olive, Gloria, Sarah
Ontogenetic Development 11-15 September 2020
(5 days)
$1000 Olive, Gloria, Sarah
Fluid System 6-12 February 2021
(6 days) Day off 9/2*
$1200 Olive, Otto, Kim
Nervous System 15-22 February 2021
(7 days) Day off 19/2*
$1400 Olive, Otto, Kim
Endocrine System 3-7 September 2021
(5 days)
$1000 Friederike, Olive, Rebecca
Fascia & Ligamentous Systems 10-17 September 2021
(7 days) Day off 14/9*
$1400 Friederike, Olive, Rebecca
Muscular System 13-23 February 2022
(9 days) Days off 14/2 & 18/2*
$1800 Jens, Olive, Otto
Competency 26 February 2022
(1 day)
$200 Jens, Olive, Otto
Professional Issues 27-28 February 2022
(2 days)
$400 Jens, Olive, Otto

*Any course longer than 5 days will have a day off every 3 or 4 days. Exact days off beyond 2019 may vary slightly pending venue availability.
Classes run approximately 9am-6pm each day.

**Important notes on course fees:
Fees shown are not inclusive of GST.
New Zealand residents receive a 15% discount on all course fees.
Course payments received less than 3 months before start date will incur a $75 administrative fee per course.
Two 50% Community Service Scholarships are available for each course OR the entire program. Scholarship applications are available here.

Course descriptions:

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 – 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.)