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Welcome!

If you are a practitioner or student of Body-Mind Centering, BMCA is your supporting professional organization.  Join us and receive the many professional and personal advantages of membership in an organized and growing community dedicated to Body-Mind Centering.

Click on the various membership levels to see a listing of the BENEFITS of membership that pertain to each level. You can apply online or mail in your application.

First-time professional members who have graduated within 6-months of joining will receive a 25% discount for the first year of membership and a 15% discount for the second year.

When BMCA receives your membership application and dues, you will receive a confirmation and receipt.

For more information about membership, contact Lisa, Director of Operations Asst.

For other inquiries, write or call:

The Body-Mind Centering Association, Inc.
PO Box 710
South Hadley, MA 01075 USA
E-mail: admin@bmcassociation.org

$175
168
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Professional Benefits

  • Use of the Marks and BMC logo in both educational and theraputic contexts. Please see Guidelines for correct usage.
  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Access to the member forum: Great online discussions about the work, the wider field of somatics and applications from related fields. Stay connected to the greater BMC circle through shared community dialogue.
  • Listing in the Professional locator on the BMCA website
  • Can list classes or workshops on the BMCA website and/or in the monthly class listing e-newsletter.
  • Significant discounts to all BMCA Conferences
  • Reduced rate on BMCA/ISMETA dual membership and liability insurance with ISMETA
  • Open to apply for Conference scholarships
  • Voting privileges
  • Access to the member resources pages

Professional Requirements

All Professional members must meet certain requirements, described below, on an ongoing basis to maintain Good Standing.  Please remember that while membership in BMCA is optional, if you do not join BMCA and fulfill these requirements, you will not be able to use the Marks in your promotional materials or in connection with the services you provide, nor will you be able to teach in authorized programs.

Professional members are required to:

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Associate benefits

  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Access to the member forum: Great online discussions about the work, the wider field of somatics and applications from related fields. Stay connected to the greater BMC circle through shared community dialogue.
  • Significant discounts to all BMCA Conferences
  • Open to apply for Conference scholarships
  • Access to the member resources pages

Associate requirements

If you have graduated from an approved program but choose not to become a Professional Member (which requires signing the Marks License Agreement), the Associate Member category provides all the usual benefits of BMCA membership, except that you cannot use the Marks to describe the work you do and you will not be listed on the website locator. You can still be a member of the BMCA community!

A frequent question: If I don’t use the Marks, what can I say about my training?

Here’s what you can say:
I graduated from a program approved by The School for Body-Mind Centering as a [Certified Practitioner – or whatever your graduation status is].

Or you can say:
"I attended an SBMC-approved program.

Or you can say:
"I studied Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Associate members are required to:

  • Be a graduate of a Licensed SBMC program
$50
48
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Student benefits

  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Access to the member forum: Great online discussions about the work, the wider field of somatics and applications from related fields. Stay connected to the greater BMC circle through shared community dialogue.
  • Significant discounts to all BMCA Conferences
  • Open to apply for Conference scholarships
  • Access to the member resources pages

Student requirements

Students in SBMC-approved or BMCA Allied programs, or studying in classes taught by Professional Members can join at the Student level. Student membership provides the opportunity to learn about BMC beyond the school level and to begin making professional connections.

Student members are required to:

  • Be a current student in an Licensed SBMC program or BMCA Allied program or in classes taught by a BMCA Professional member.
$85
82
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Allied benefits

  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Access to the member forum: Great online discussions about the work, the wider field of somatics and applications from related fields. Stay connected to the greater BMC circle through shared community dialogue.
  • Significant discounts to all BMCA Conferences
  • Open to apply for Conference scholarships
  • Access to the member resources pages

Allied requirements

A membership category for Graduates of ISMETA-approved, BMC-centered, 500-hour certification programs. Curriculum must have 250 hours of Body-Mind Centering taught by a Certified Teacher and BMCA Professional Member.

Allied Member Programs:

$50
48
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Friend benefits

  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Significant discounts to all BMCA Conferences
  • Open to apply for Conference scholarships
  • Access to the member resources pages

Friend requirements

A membership category for interested persons who wish to receive Currents, BMCA’s journal, and to make a contribution in support of BMCA and its work.  BMCA’s supporters, our Friends, represent people all over the world who have benefited from Body-Mind Centering.   They are recipients of this work, or a relative or friend of a recipient, or for other reasons someone who appreciates the beauty and value of this work!

$100
96
per year
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Institution or Library benefits

  • Free copy of Currents, the BMCA journal online. Print copy available for additional postage/handling fee.
  • Free quarterly member e-newsletter, ConCurrents
  • Access to the member resources pages

Institution or Library Membership

A membership category for university and college departments and programs, schools, libraries, and service organizations.