Offline-Online Centering

Eva Maes


Date and Time

Thursdays 15h-15h40 CEST




´In BMC, "centering" is a process of balancing, not a place of arrival. This balancing is based on dialogue, and the dialogue is based on experience Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Sensing, Feeling, Action.

Since April 24, 2020, we are organizing a weekly meeting time for those who want to share about their ´offline-online centering´ learning process from a student, teacher, mover or practitioner perspective.
The meetings are open to anyone who has a sincere interest in exploring, articulating, questioning, learning from the physical roots of our ‘being’. After each session, a small report of the conversation is sent to those who attended.
Previous experience with Body-Mind Centering® and/or dance and movement is of course welcome, but not necessary to enjoy or contribute to this gathering.

As in tea circle: all are guests and also host. Welcome!

Zoom link and all other info for these Thursday meetings,15h till 15h40 (CEST!):

Following social-nearing guidelines, we can meet till we fill up the screen.

Body-Mind Centering® and BMC® are registered service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.

Intructor's Bio

After she obtained a Master in History at the University of Ghent, Eva Maes (B) studied dance at the International program at Cunningham Dance Studio (1999-2001, NY, USA). As a Full Merit Scholarship student she received classes from different dancers of several generations of the Merce Cunningham Company (Meg Harper, Louise Burns, Carol Teitelbaum, Foofwa d’Immobilité, Robert Swinston, e.a) as well as Merce Cunningham. During her training period in New York, she had a chance to study also with Janet Panetta (Classical Dance); Dianne Madden, Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Technique & Repertory), Barbarah Mahler (Klein Technique),K.J. Holmes,Vicky Shick,ea . In 2003 she met the work of Lisa Nelson’s, leading to more workshops and collaborations till today with her and within the group ‘Tuning Space- Brussels’ ( in la Manutention, Bordeaux, and in Nadine, Danscentrum Jette, Espace l’ Escaut, Cartago Delanda Est, A. Pass, Espace Mutin, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels). In the same period she started her studies at the School for Body-Mind Centering® (Chiemsee, GER and Northampton, USA), where she graduated in 2006 as a Body- Mind Centering® Practitioner. In 2004-2005 she studied Somatic Psychology with Linda Hartley. She holds a Bachelor Degree and Teacher Training Degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, School of Arts. She has been assisting Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in various workshops in NY, Brussels, Bratislava, Berlin, Amsterdam as well as in the licensed BMC programs Soma in Paris and Valcivières and Movimiento Atlas in Zaragoza. Since 2004 she presented solo´s on different occasions in Brussels, Antwerp and Sevilla (Duo  + Justine, Reminiscen(c)e, Mimicry Project, Manos Vacias,…). Other collaborations in dance: Chantal Yzermans/Radical Low (NY, 2004, Valencia, 2007), Anouk Llaurens (Brussels, 2007, 2008, 2013(‘Visions’), 2014-2015 (‘Spectrum of the Senses’) , Alba Lucera (Sevilla 2017). In 2015 she co-organised together with the Body-Mind Centering Association ´Tracing RefleCTions-RefleXions´, the 2015 BMCA European Conference in Ghent. Since 2016 she has studied tangos and bulerías (Beatriz Morales, José Antonio Galván, Pastora Galván, Manolo Marin, Antonio Canales, ea). She is a professional member of the ‘Body-Mind Centering Association’ and member of Ethics Committee of BMCA. She also teaches dance and movement classes for children, adolescents and adults. In May 2019 she concluded Body- Mind Centering Teacher Training in Vussem (DE)and Tuscania (IT). She lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

Contact and Payment

evamaes [at] hotmail [dot] com