Somatic Education

leaning in to listen

Somatic Movement Education

We can perceive our soma (from the Greek somatikos, meaning ‘living body’) thanks to our felt-senses – in particular through proprioception, kinaesthesia and graviception.

Somatic education and exploration deepen our aptitude for self-inquiry and inner listening.

To listen is to lean in softly with a willingness to be changed by what we hear

Mark Nepo

Body-Mind Centering Classes®

Conscious exploration of oneself and attuning of perceptions. Sequences of movements, breaths and sounds help us listen to what is moving within us.

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Body-Mind Centering®
Sundays 9h30-12h30
public adult

Classes draw upon two somatic exploration modalities:


Developed by Emilie Conrad – “Language, shaped by breath, sculpts our throats, signalling our connective tissue to orchestrate itself accordingly. Our breath, or lack of it, will determine bodily structure by the ways in which our diaphragm either liberates or cloisters emotional expression […] One of the miracles of the human voice is that it can modulate and nuance sound […] sound is one of the most efficient and immediate ways of changing density and thereby liberating movement.” Emilie Conrad in ‘Life on Land’

Excerpt from the dvd, “Somatic Approaches to Movement: Interviews with founders, teachers and choreographers”. With kind permission of Lila Greene, project director and Odile Rouquet, producer. This 2 hour DVD is available in North America at eeg-cowles Foundation and in Europe at Recherche en mouvement.

Emilie Conrad – Founder of Continuum

Body Mind Centering®

Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen – “An integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. An experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships.”

Body-Mind Centering® and BMC® are registered service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.


Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen – Founder of Body-Mind Centering®

To listen is to lean in softly with a willingness to be changed by what we hear

Mark Nepo

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