Professional Development: Somatic Practice

Log of selected professional development activities and complementary studies and practices


Professional Development

Professional Pathways in Somatic Movement:  Building Knowledge, Skills & Practices
The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
Conference, 5 hours
Apr 2022
Online

Somatic Movement Educator Program: Basic Neurocellular Patterns
Olive Bieringa, Amy Matthews, and Mary Lou Seereiter
School for Body-Mind Centering® / Somatic Education Australasia 
Course, 49 hours
Feb 2020–Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia

Somatic Movement Educator Program: Organ Systems
Olive Bieringa, Amy Matthews, and Mary Lou Seereiter
School for Body-Mind Centering® / Somatic Education Australasia 
Course, 49 hours
Feb 2020
Melbourne Australia

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner Training: Seminar 1 – Relational Touch 
Lolly Dadley-Moore
Body Intelligence
Course, 35 hours
Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia

Somatic Movement Educator Program: Skeletal System
Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, and Jens Johanssen
School for Body-Mind Centering® / Somatic Education Australasia 
Course, 63 hours
Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia

Somatic Movement Educator Program: Senses and Perception 1 
Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, and Jens Johanssen
School for Body-Mind Centering® / Somatic Education Australasia 
Course, 28 hours
Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia

Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds: Symposium on the Art of Embodiment
Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia, Body-Mind Centering® Association, and International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association
Symposium, 18 hours
Sep 2018
Melbourne, Australia

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner Training: Seminar 1 – Relational Touch
Simon Gosling
Body Intelligence
Course, 35 hours
Oct 2018
Melbourne, Australia

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body MedicineProfessional Training Retreat
Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
Retreat, 7 days
Nov 2009
Sydney, Australia


Complementary Studies and Practices

Embodying our Muscles Part 2 – Going Deeper with Advanced Principles (2022 Spring Series)
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
2022
Class series

Embodied Embryology
Olive Bieringa
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2022
Online

Embodying our Muscles Part 1 – Building Vitality, Strength, Flexibility, Flow, and Ease Through Embodying Our Muscles: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach (2022 Winter Series)

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
2022
Class series

Study Group for Participants of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s 2022 Winter Series
Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, and Kim Sargent-Wishart
Somatic Education Australiasia
Class series
2022
Online

Introduction to Dzogchen
B. Alan Wallace
Wisdom Academy
Recorded course
2021–Present
Online

Ongoing Studies in Embryology Through the Lens of Body-Mind Centering®
Olive Bieringa
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2021
Online

Opening and Strengthening Our Heart Through the Consciousness of Embodiment (2021 Spring Series)
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Class series
2021
Online

Ecosomatic Practices for Living and Dying on a Damaged Earth
Olive Bieringa
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2021
Online

Releasing Patterns of Stress and Uncovering Patterns of Ease: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach through Movement, Touch, and Cellular Consciousness (2021 Winter Series)
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Class series
2021
Online

Free the Vital Energy and Illuminating Presence of Your Spine: Explorations in Movement and Cellular Consciousness (2020 Fall Series)
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Class series
2020
Online

Embodied Geography Body-Mind Centering® Classes
Olive Bieringa
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2020
Online

The Four Immeasurables, Part 2: Empathic Joy and Impartiality
B. Alan Wallace
Wisdom Academy
Recorded course
2020–2021
Online

Movement Practice Classes
Soisci Porchetta
Praksis Canberra
Regular classes
2020–2021
Canberra, Australia

The Four Immeasurables, Part 1: Loving-Kindness and Compassion
B. Alan Wallace
Wisdom Academy
Recorded course
2020
Online

Exploring the Embodiment of Cellular Consciousness Through Movement: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Class series
2020
Online

Material for the Spine: A movement Study by Steve Paxton
Otto Ramstad
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2020
Online

Body-Mind Centering® classes
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad
Body Cartography Project
Class series
2020
Online

Dance and Being Art Project
Vangelis Legakis
Unity Space
Workshop
2019
Melbourne, Australia

Embodying Authenticity, Organicity, and Expression: Organs and Glands as a Foundation for Movement and Voice – A Body-Mind Centering® Approach to Dance
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Residential Workshop / Retreat
2019
Claremont, United States

Chi Kung
Sunny Forsyth
Regular classes
2019
Canberra, Australia

Two – Building trust and technique in Contact Improvisation
Debora di Centa and Amelie Langevin
Class series
2019
Canberra, Australia

Contact Beyond Contact
Vangelis Legakis
Unity Space
Workshop
2019
Sydney, Australia

Front Side Up and Up Side Down – Contact Improvisation
Joerg Hassmann
Workshop
2019
Sydney, Australia

7th International Interdisciplinary No Borders Project
Vangelis Legakis
Residential Workshop / Retreat
2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Contact Beyond Contact
Vangelis Legakis
Unity Space
Workshop
2018
Sydney, Australia

Dance and Being Art Project
Vangelis Legakis
Unity Space
Workshop
2018
Melbourne, Australia

Iyengar Yoga Retreat
Alan Goode
Yoga Mandir
Retreat
2018
Otford, Australia

Freestyle Wrestling
Nick Delatovic
Elements Fitness
Regular classes
2017–2019
Canberra, Australia

Embodying the Basic Neurocellular Patterns: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach to Developmental Movement
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Workshop
2017
Melbourne, Australia

Increase Vocal Capacity for Acting and Performance
James Scott
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Course
2017
Canberra, Australia

Use a Range of Acting Techniques in Performance
James Scott
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Course
2017
Canberra, Australia

Iyengar Yoga Retreat
Alan Goode
Yoga Mandir
Retreat
2017
Otford, Australia

Authentic Movement
Sandra Kay Lauffenburger
Class series
2016–2017
Canberra, Australia

Elemental Chi Kung
Danielle Rowarth
Workshop
2016
Canberra, Australia

Embodied Vocal Expression
Christopher Samuel Carroll
Private tuition series
2016
Canberra, Australia

Acting 101
Christopher Samuel Carroll
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Course
2016
Canberra, Australia

Expand Physical Vocabulary for Acting and Performance
Christopher Samuel Carroll
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Course
2016
Canberra, Australia

Elemental Chi Kung
Danielle Rowarth
Workshop
2016
Canberra, Australia

Iyenga Yoga Retreat
Polly Realf and Caroline Coggins
Hervey Bay School of Yoga
2015
Hervey Bay, Australia

Acting 101
Caroline O’Brien
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Course
2014
Canberra, Australia

Iyengar Yoga Classes
Alan Goode
Yoga Mandir
Regular classes
2013–2019
Canberra, Australia

Iyengar Yoga Classes
Polly Realf
Yoga Mandir
Regular classes
2011–2013
Canberra, Australia

Calm Abiding Meditation
Lama Choedak Rinpoche
Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra
Course
2009
Canberra, Australia

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Sue Hays
Canberra Mindfulness Centre
Course
2008
Canberra, Australia