Study Group to accompany Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s 2023 spring series: Perception as a Key to Embodying and Repatterning the Nervous System

Toni Smith, MFA, BMCP, IDME

on zoom, on line

Date and Time

Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:15, Eastern Standard Time:

March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 9 & 16, 2023 (no study group on May 2)


FREE or by Donation, You Choose



This Study Group will provide a review of the material covered in previous sessions of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s 2023 spring series:  Perception as a Key to Embodying and Repatterning the Nervous System.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and be guided through somatic explorations pertaining to the material covered in Bonnie's course.

Intructor's Bio

Toni Smith, MFA, BMCP, IDME  has a B.A. in Dance and Religion from American University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Temple University. She is a choreographer and a current member of the New York State DanceForce.  She was the Artistic Director of Toni Smith and Dancers, toured with the Vanaver Caravan and worked with various other contemporary choreographers.  Toni Smith a member of the dance faculty at Skidmore College for two decades, and served as the Artistic Director of the National Museum of Dance.  She currently has a private practice in Body-Mind Centering® and is a Certified Infant Development Movement Educator working with adults and children and professionals in the field of disabilities and wellness.  Toni Smith has served as the Faculty Advisor for Summer Dance at Skidmore College for three decades. Toni teaches yoga for all ages and abilities.  Toni is a dance scholar and guest lecturer whose recent articles, “The Last Pirouette”, “The Story of D” “Seven Moments of Codification” “Psycho-physical Integration” & “The Immune System” were published in Currents, the Journal of the Body-Mind Centering® Association.  She is a frequent reviewer of African American Dance texts for The Multicultural Review.  Toni Smith is the Founder and a Member of Partners in Dance: a Consortium of Capital Region Dance Sponsors.

Contact and Payment

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Free or by Donation, You Choose:  mailed Check: Toni Smith, 11 Locust Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180

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