Body-Mind Centering® & Yoga

Body-Mind Centering® principles form the basis of a dynamic approach to the practice and teaching of yoga. The two BMC℠ and Yoga programs we offer are rooted in embodiment and provide a unique and fulfilling perspective on yoga.

Whether you have just a basic understanding of yoga or have many years of experience, whether you are a student or a teacher, the courses in these programs will enrich your own yoga practice and give you a new foundation for teaching others. Through the exploration of how the body systems and developmental movement patterns support and initiate movement, you will learn ways to:

  • Perceive the essence of each posture from a multi-body-system understanding.
  • Enliven awareness of the evolutionary patterns from which the asanas arise.
  • Experience greater depth, ease and flow of movement in forming traditional yoga asanas.
  • Improvise new postures based on underlying principles of the different body systems and developmental movement.
  • Change mind states as well as body states in transitioning between postures.
  • Discover the body-mind relationship inherent in the movement forms.
  • Develop a yoga practice based on personal needs and abilities.
  • Analyze and facilitate the movement of others using this subtle and dynamic perspective.

Register nowEmbodied Anatomy & Yoga
with Amy Matthews and Roxlyn Moret

February 2014 - March 2016

This program applies key principles of each of the body systems to the practice of yoga. Embodied Anatomy opens a door to the transformative aspects of yoga and takes asanas beyond a formulaic, external approach and into the subtleties of yoga practice.

Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga
with Amy Matthews and Roxlyn Moret

This course teaches key developmental movement principles in relation to the practice of yoga. The workshops in this program explore the movement patterns that emerge and integrate through the first year, and provide students with a personal experience of the unconscious movement patterns that form the foundation of asana.

More About Body-Mind Centering

  • The BMC℠ and Yoga programs at The Breathing Project are offered through Embodied Asana under license from the School for Body-Mind Centering.
  • Body-Mind Centering® and BMC℠ are service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.