Body Mind Centering® (BMC), developed by somatic pioneer Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. The articulation of the body systems through the process of experiential anatomy and our early developmental patterning are the basic foundations of all of our movement, from the most simple to the most complex activities of the dancer and the athlete. A transformative process of movement re-education and hands on re-patterning, Body Mind Centering® also provides a sophisticated body based language for describing and analyzing movement and expression.

Training Program Requirements

  • Students studying Body Mind Centering® will follow the same criteria established for all students in the Somatic track

  • Assigned readings, individual lessons, projects and workshops will be designed by Erika Berland who is a Certified Practitioner of Body Mind Centering® and Naropa faculty member

  • All fees, schedules and regulations pertaining to BMC are completely independent of the dance division of the Department of Theatre and Dance and CU Boulder and are arranged directly with Erika Berland

  • Each student who completes the BMC intensive study will receive a statement of achievement from the dance program verifying the activities and number of hours completed

For More Information

Contact Erika Berland by calling 303-443-4115 or emailing You can also check out her website.