All our BMC courses are taught by certified teachers in Body -Mind Centering®
who have completed the four year practitioner training and teacher training. We may have other BMC®
teachers to those below delivering the courses, as we are a growing profession and many of us have specialisms. We welcome BMC graduates as class room assistants
Jens Johannsen, is a dancer and movement-therapist from near Berlin, Germany. Jens has been exploring the connections and intricacies between the body and mind since 1978. He has been exploring them on individual, collective and international levels. His studies of theatre, voice, dance, ritual, meditation, Buddhist and humanistic psychology, led him to BMC in the early 80s. His teachers include Lama Chime Rinpoche, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Matt Mitler, Grotowsky Laboratory members, Bob Rease, Aja Addy, Timothy Buckley, Martha Moore, Suprapto Suryodharmo, Charles Gilliam. Jens is one of the first European BMC practitioners and teachers. He has been involved in the BMC-trainings since 1986, Practitioner-certification 1989, Teacher-certification 1993, director of trainings since 2003. He has helped several programs around the world to start. Since 2007 he has been co-directing the German licensed organization ‘moveus`, together with Friederike Tröscher. Jens has experience as performer since 1980. He also works in private practice with clients of all ages and with any kind of question.
In his work, he combines detailed anatomical understanding, a deeply embodied teaching-style and a spiritually open investigation. His teaching is appreciated for clarity and a way of exploring deep questions with a sense of humor.
Olive Bieringa is a dance maker, somatic movement therapist and cultural producer who grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, studied at the European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands and completed her MFA in Performance
and New Media from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. She is a certified
teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, certified DanceAbility teacher, working with
performers of all abilities, and a Shiatsu practitioner. She teaches, produces dance
work and curates events internationally. Her writings appear in numerous online publications and several books. Together with Otto Ramstad she creates work as the BodyCartography Project, engaging with the vital materiality of our bodies. Together they create dance in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes. The work is rooted in contemporary dance, somatic technique, education, socially engaged practice, and public art. They are deeply invested in the power of live performance to facilitate a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. Learn more at www.bodycartography.org
Mari Mägi is a Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, Creative Arts Therapist with specialization in Dance Movement Therapy ( Tallinn University, MSc, 2013) and Creative Arts Supervisor in training. Mari is fascinated by mind-body connection ; how inner experience, communication between people and outer space are meeting in movement, how this meeting influences our abilities to connect and transforms the perception of ourselves and the space. This interest has given her different opportunities as a dancer, performer, choreographer, director, movement awareness teacher and art therapist to experience movement from different perspectives. She has completed her studies as a Classical Ballet Dancer, Actor/Performer and Choreographer. Mari is one of the founder members of labyrinth theatre group g9, Labyrinth theatre is an interactive, site-specific and context-oriented theatre form, where the spectator becomes also a listener, sniffer, toucher, taster, and a thinking agent.
She teaches at Tallinn University Dance Movement Therapy beginners course and studies Supervision through Creative Arts methods.
Walburga Glatz is a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), a registered (by ISMETA) Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator™ and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator™ (IDME™). She has further trainings in Cranio-Sacral-Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage, in different techniques of New Dance, Action Theatre, Butoh, T’ai Chi, and Tango Argentino. Her first career before becoming fully dedicated to BMC® was in law and she is holding a PhD in Law. She lives in Berlin (Germany), teaches internationally, mainly in BMC® Certification Programs around the world, and is the director of two licensed BMC® and IDME Programs in Europe (Slovakia and Spain). In her work both with adults and children, the concrete freedom of non-judgemental exploration and the philosophy and poetry of the body have become her focus. For more information on Walburga see www.WalburgaGlatz.com.