About BMCA


BMCA began in 1985 from an initiative by Ellen Barlow and Sara Vogeler.  In subsequent years, it was developed into a professional organization through generous hours of volunteerism and financial contributions from practitioners and supporters.  BMCA is a creative community of individuals dedicated to exploring, sharing, and expanding the Body-Mind Centering work.  Our members live all over the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle and Far East, and Australia.


  • provides support and services to its members,
  • promotes professional development,
  • publishes a newsletter and journal,
  • provides fiscal agency for somatic research grants for members,
  • holds conferences, and
  • is the conduit for communication and dialogue about Body-Mind Centering.

BMCA is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt professional organization based in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.  Donations are welcome and deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Mission Statement:

BMCA is an international, not-for-profit membership organization
committed to the practice, education, and ongoing development
of Body-Mind Centering
with a strong belief in the profound effects
of its experiential and collaborative process

This includes:

  • maintaining high standards of professional competence and excellence;
  • supporting research and publication of materials relating to BMC;
  • providing resources, information and avenues of communication about BMC;
  • improving access to BMC; and
  • educating the public.