BMC: Developmental Movement Patterns

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The Body-Mind Centering approach is an inquiry into the nature of physical selves in relation to our world – a belief in the inherent intelligence of the body in motion. ‘The healing available to us by using developmental patterns, whether in infancy or as adults, is phenomenal. Through integrated, conscious movement, we make intelligent connections with our nervous systems. We can literally rewire our bodies so that we live a life of joy and ease of movement.’ Annie Brook.

In this workshop we will explore and embody the developmental movement patterns of Body Mind Centering. This includes the pre-vertebrate patterns:

Vibration Pattern
Cellular Breathing Pattern
Pulsation Pattern
Naval Radiation
Starfish Pattern
Mouthing Sea Slug Pattern
Pre-vertebrate Spine

And the vertebrate patterns:

Spinal movement patterns
Head to tail & Tail to head
Homologous Movement Patterns
Homolateral Movement Patterns
Contralateral Movement Patterns
Push Reach Hold Pull Patterns

Juliet’s relationship with Body Mind Centering began in 1984 in London when she attended a workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of the School for Body Mind Centering. The workshop was on the Developmental Movement Patterns. Juliet then studied Body Mind Centering in London with Patricia Bardi, founder member of the School for Body Mind Centering in the USA.

Juliet studied at the School for New Dance Development and took weekly dance technique classes with Trude Cone, BMC teacher and practitioner. Trude integrated Body Mind Centering into her teaching of technique classes at the school. In New Zealand, Juliet has studied Body Mind Centering with Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Donna Fahri and Alice Cummins.