Body-Mind Centering®: Basic Neurocellular Patterns Workshop Days

Irene Cena

4bid gallery

Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date and Time

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28th July, 2019

Day 1: 11:00-16:30 (1h ca. break)
Day 2: 11:00-16:30 (1h ca. break)


Two days workshop: 125€ (by 20th July)


This weekend workshop offers an opportunity to explore the Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNPs) in what they reveal to us as individuals as well as a collective human experience.
The Somatic Movement approach of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and her students, will privide the ground for exploring questions of alignment movement efficiency, support, and perception of self and world. It is an experiential learning process through conscious movement and touch, in relationship with our selves, others, and the environment.
The BNPs are a sequence of levels of organisation through which as humans we learn to move our bodies and our environment voluntarily.

From an undirected, uncoordinated movement, as babies we develop an ability to intentionally interact with our surroundings and move our body through space.

Each pattern supports the development of the following one, and underlies it.

When we skip stages of this process we can get fixed in compensatory patterns which prevent us from experiencing support in certain areas of our body-mind, thus limiting our range of choices.

Through experiencing the missing links, tapping into the potential of the unexpressed patters, re-discovering the developmental process can lead to finding new relationships within our bodies, with the ground and space thus broadening our possibilities for support and expanding our movement orison.
In detail

Day 1:

Pre vertebrate Patterns

2h class

Vibration, cellular breathing

sponging, pulsation

Lunch break

Integration class 1 h (lab like)


2h class

Navel Radiation, Mouthing,

Analing, Prespinal

Day 2:

Vertebrate patterns:

Yield and Push/ Reach and Pull
Spinal, homologous



Class 2

Homolateral/ Contralateral


Intructor's Bio

Irene has been a student of Body-Mind Centering® since 2011, and graduated as practitioner in 2016 and took part in the Teacher Training 2018-19. Previously graduated as a Dancer from TrinityLaban, Lond in 2009, Her research has been oriented to finding a path of continued learning and beloging in the world. This has been supported by a variety of practices, including Japanese Martial arts, Buddhism and the Work of Byron Katie, which have fed her teaching of Somatic Movement. Dance and performance have been part of the journey in waves, while being one of the main catalyst for it, like a river that appears on the surface and at times runs unseen beneath the surface yet continues to nourish the ground.

Contact and Payment

To book email:

ireninacena11 [at] gmail [dot] com
4bidgallery [at] gmail [dot] com