Classes & Workshops

Coming up:

•Body-Mind Centering® workshops at Dharma Circle – last workshop Saturday 27 April, 2-5pm – embodied embryology

•BMC professional development for yoga & movement teachers at One Heart – last workshop Wednesday 24 April, 12-3pm

Please note these are my last Melbourne workshops for a few months.


BMC workshop series at Dharma Circle in West Footscray

Saturdays 2-5pm. $55/50 each.
Bookings at www.trybooking.com/ZNZK


One more left in the series:

DC Embryology Copy27 April – Being and becoming: introduction to embodied embryology
Early embryology tells a story of our first organization from a cluster of cells into a becoming-body, differentiating into a complex organism. This workshop will introduce some of the milestones of early embryological development, weaving this history into current bodily experience. The narrative of our embryological development can reveal patterns of structure, function and relationship at play in our current psychophysical experience. The embodied study of our becoming supports being as fluid, generative, and ripe with possibility.

Saturday 27 April 2-5pm, $55/50
Bookings available at www.trybooking.com/ZNZK

Open to anyone with an interest in somatics, body-mind inquiry, and movement-based practices. Dharma Circle Collective – 3/569 Barkly St, West Footscray. Please note the venue is upstairs and not wheelchair accessible. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Body-Mind Centering (BMCsm) is a highly experiential approach to inhabiting the lively and responsive territory of our body-minds. Based in embodied anatomy, physiology and embryology, BMC recognizes the interdependent, developmental and creative nature of being a human being in the world. For more about BMC please visit bodymindcentering.com


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Body-Mind Centering® Professional Development for Yoga Teachers: Aligning Contents and Container

One Heart Yoga & Meditation, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
Wednesdays 12-3pm
Single workshop $55/50/45 concession (3 fee options for 24 April – pay what works for you)
Bookings at www.trybooking.com/ZWSY

The three-part series has finished, but a new session has been added April 24th, focusing on the kidneys and adrenals, in relation to the iliopsoas and diaphragm muscles, pelvis and legs.

This three-workshop series will explore the interrelationships of the organs, endocrine glands and skeletal system in supporting movement and expression. Based in Body-Mind Centering® embodied anatomy, the workshops are designed for yoga & movement teachers (and keen movers) who want to deepen their somatic experience of dynamic movements and postures.

The organs are the landscape of our innermost vitality. When fully inhabited, the organs can bring a deep, easy support to movement and presence, while expanding one’s range of expression. The endocrine glands underlie our internal responsiveness and hormonal fluidity, and can take us beyond individual movement experience to archetypal forms. When brought into alignment with the skeletal system pathways, the organs and glands can support, express, extend, exalt, and ground our movement practices.

Workshop time will include instruction in BMC embodied anatomy and physiology, guided movement explorations, hands-on exchange, and opportunities for participants to generate applications to their own teaching practice. This may include practice teaching in small groups, in order to share ideas and foster creative practice in a supportive environment.

Single workshops $55/$50/$45 concession



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Body-Mind Centering (BMCsm) is a highly experiential approach to inhabiting the lively and responsive territory of our body-minds. Based in embodied anatomy, physiology and embryology, BMC recognizes the interdependent, developmental and creative nature of being a human being in the world. For more about BMC please visit bodymindcentering.com

Body-Mind Centering® and are registered service marks, and BMCsm is a service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.



Past Workshops & classes:

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Anatomy Garden: meet the psoas, kidneys and adrenals

Kyo Yoga Garden Studio
73 The Esplanade, Ocean Grove
April 13, 12-3pm $55/50 concession
trybooking.com/BBSZG

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop exploring the iliopsoas muscles, kidneys and adrenals through movement, touch and dynamic embodied anatomy. Explore the location, function, dynamic balance and tone of this deep, powerful muscle group – the psoas major and minor and the ilacus – and their intimate connections with the diaphragm, kidneys and adrenal glands. Embodying the kidneys and adrenals can have a balancing and toning effect on the psoas complex, leading to more ease through the pelvis and legs, and, for some, a greater sense of energy and vitality.
Suitable for movers, dancers, yogis, bodyworkers, movement teachers and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy through a somatic approach.There will be time and space for individual guided movement exploration, hands-on support in partners, writing or drawing, and reflections on how to integrate this material into your personal or professional life.
Saturday April 13, 12-3pm, with time for tea and a chat in the garden afterwards. $55/50 concession. Bookings at www.trybooking.com/BBSZG

DC Senses Copy6 April – Senses: perceiving inner and outer environments
How do we receive, perceive, and interpret sensory experience? How does this reception inform and affect who, what and where we are? This workshop introduces the perceptual-motor cycle as an ongoing process of sensing, interpreting and responding. We will explore the dialogue between the internal felt senses (proprioceptive and kinesthetic senses) and the senses of vision, hearing and touch through which we perceive the outer world.

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Body-Mind Centering® Professional Development for Yoga Teachers: Aligning Contents and Container

One Heart Yoga & Meditation, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
Wednesdays 12-3pm
Single workshop $55/50/45 concession (3 fee options for 24 April – pay what works for you)
Bookings at www.trybooking.com/ZWSY

This three-workshop series will explore the interrelationships of the organs, endocrine glands and skeletal system in supporting movement and expression. Based in Body-Mind Centering® embodied anatomy, the workshops are designed for yoga teachers who want to deepen their somatic experience of movements and postures.

The organs are the landscape of our innermost vitality. When fully inhabited, the organs can bring a deep, easy support to movement and presence, while expanding one’s range of expression. The endocrine glands underlie our internal responsiveness and hormonal fluidity, and can take us beyond individual movement experience to archetypal forms. When brought into alignment with the skeletal system pathways, the organs and glands can support, express, extend, exalt, and ground our movement practices.

Workshop time will include instruction in BMC embodied anatomy and physiology, guided movement explorations, hands-on exchange, and opportunities for participants to generate applications to their own teaching practice. This will include practice teaching in small groups, in order to share ideas and foster creative practice in a supportive environment.

Workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Each one will focus on a different body region and applications to yoga practice. These workshops are also open to teachers of other movement forms, such as dance and Pilates, and movement researchers wanting to explore embodied anatomy and teaching.

Single workshops $55/$50/$45 concession

My Post16 March – Contents & Container: heart, lungs and upper limbs
Explore embodied anatomy and presence of the heart and lungs in relation to the surrounding structures: diaphragm, ribs, thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. Experience how embodying these organs can foster easier strength and support, along with greater mobility and expression through the arms and upper body.

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BMC Teacher Christine Cole teaches a 2-day workshop in EmbryoFLOW, exploring how embryos develop in waves of movement, cellular migration and differentiation. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a Body-Mind Centering® approach to embryology with a highly experienced teacher. Read more here.

March 9 & 10, 2019
12:30 – 5:30pm
North Yoga, Brunswick
$250/200 concession if booked before 2 March
$300/250 concession after 2 March
Bookings at trybooking.com/BAMWN

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Engaging organs, glands & bones in movement: A BMC professional development workshop for yoga, Pilates & dance teachers

Kyo Yoga Garden Studio
73 The Esplanade, Ocean Grove
March 2nd, 2-5pm $55/50 concession
trybooking.com/BAIYO

This 3-hour workshop is for movement teachers who want to bring more somatic attention and embodied anatomy into their teaching. We will focus on engaging specific organs and glands, and explore how they support alignment, strength and expression through the skeleton.

The organs are the landscape of our innermost vitality. When fully inhabited, the organs can bring a deep, easy support to movement and presence, while expanding one’s range of expression. The endocrine glands underlie our internal responsiveness and hormonal fluidity, and can take us beyond individual movement experience to archetypal forms. When brought into alignment with the skeletal system pathways, the organs and glands can support, express, extend, exalt, and ground our movement practices.

Workshop time will include instruction in BMC embodied anatomy and physiology, guided movement explorations, hands-on exchange, and opportunities for participants to generate applications to their own teaching practice. This will include practice teaching in small groups, in order to share ideas and foster creative practice in a supportive environment.

Following the workshop there will be time for tea and conversation in the beautiful Kyo garden; a chance to get to know your fellow local movement explorers!


BMC fluids.jpg23 February – The fluids: rhythm, coherence & adaptability
The fluids are about transformation – multi-expressions of one flow. When uninhibited, the basic fluid medium changes its specific qualities as it transforms from one energy state to another. – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Explore the dynamic adaptability of the fluid system and its support of expression and responsiveness. Accessing the blood, lymph, cerebrospinal, synovial, cellular, transitional and interstitial fluids supports a range of movement and feeling states and opens up options for presence, change, clarity, playfulness and connection.

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2 February – Moving on the earth: yield, push, reach and pull
Yield is an active meeting and readiness to respond. In yielding we more fully meet earth, space and other beings, and this meeting gives us options: to remain, push, reach, or pull to new experience. Explore the developmental movement patterns through which we organize in relation to gravity, space and the surrounding environment: spinal, homologous, homolateral, and contralateral. This workshop will get you moving in ways that are integrative, creative and fun!

BMC prespinal19 January 2019 – Prespinal patterns: Foundations of movement
The prevertebral developmental patterns are models of full-body organization that underlie and support all subsequent movement development. Explore patterns of vibration, cellular breathing, sponging, pulsation, navel radiation (starfish), mouthing and pre-spinal as a developmental sequence, emerging from space into form. These patterns develop a sense of multidimensional presence, inner/outer relationship, radial symmetry, and the beginnings of front/back and top/bottom organization. Sold out.

My Post(1)15 December 2018 – Balancing the Nervous System
Come and experience the nervous system as a responsive, dynamic network of communication, awareness and learning, through guided movement exploration, experiential anatomy and hands-on support. Based in Body-Mind Centering®, this workshop will introduce embodied approaches to exploring the nervous system, including the head, heart and belly ‘brains’, sensory/motor flows, and autonomic rhythms of rest and alertness. This work helps support the release of excess tension by calibrating states of rest, readiness and action. Support your nervous system with mindful attention – it’s a great way to finish the year! Sold out.

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I’m excited to announce two workshops with one of my teachers, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the founder of Body-Mind Centering®. She’ll be teaching in Sydney and Melbourne in March 2017 – her first time teaching in Australia! – and I’m helping to organize the workshops. You can find all the details here.

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Water photography workshops through the F Project, August 6 and 14, 2016 – see flyer for details.

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