An introduction to Basic Neurocellular Patterns

Olive Bieringa

Online. Details will be sent with registration.

Date and Time

Thursdays 9.10.30 CEST
April 30 - June 4 for 6 weeks. Registration required.


Fee 60 euros for whole series/15 euros drop in. To register or get more details email us at 


A 6 week introductory online series focused on the Basic Neurocellular Patterns.

The Basic Neurocellular Patterns are the words of our movement. They are the building blocks for the phrases and sentences of our activities. They also establish a base for our perceptual relationships (including body image and spatial orientation) and for our learning and communication.

Workshop contents will include:
-Exploration of the prevertebrate patterns: Vibration, Cellular, Sponging, Pulsation, Mouthing, and Prespinal.
-Exploration of the vertebrate patterns: spinal, homologous, homolateral, and contralateral.
-Distinguishing and integrating the actions of yield, push, reach and pull.
-Combinations of the vertebrate patterns that facilitate their integration.
-Facilitating developmental repatterning in yourself and others.

The BNP have extensive application in the areas of movement and psychophysical expression. Done in sequences, the BNP can also form the basis for a deep and ongoing personal movement practice.

These classes are for movers, dancers, performers, yoga practitioners, bodyworkers, occupational and physical therapists, somatic psychotherapists, infant/child educators, and those from other body-mind disciplines interested in unraveling the mystery of embryological development as it relates to cellular consciousness, movement, and mindfulness. No prior experience with Body-Mind Centering® is necessary.

Body-Mind Centering® is a registered service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Intructor's Bio

Olive Bieringa is a certified Teachers and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®. She is the program and education director of Somatic Education Australasia running Somatic Movement Educator Certification in Melbourne, Australia . She is a dancer and choreographers collaborating with Otto Ramstad as the BodyCartography Project. She is based in Oslo, Norway.

info [at] bodycartography [dot] org