The Body-Mind Centering® Association

The Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA) is an international non-profit organization committed to the practice, education and continued development of Body-Mind Centering® from deep belief in the profound effects of its experience and collaboration process.

Its mission includes


Maintain high standards of competence and professional excellence;


Support research and publication of materials related to BMC®.


Provide resources, information and communication channels on BMC®.


Facilitate pathways for participation and collaboration within the BMC® circle.


Improve access to BMC®.

What is BMCA?

BMCA is a creative community of people dedicated to exploring, sharing, and expanding the work of Body-Mind Centering®. Our members live worldwide, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, China, Japan and Australia.

BMCA started in 1985 on the initiative of Ellen Barlow and Sarah Vogeler. In the following years, it became a professional organization thanks to generous volunteer hours and financial contributions from professionals and supporters.

Video©: “Nurturing the circle” by Body-Mind Centering® Association

The Association:

  • Provides support and services to its members.
  • Promotes professional development and somatic conferences worldwide.
  • Publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter and magazine.
  • Provides tax representation for somatic research grants for members.
  • It is the channel for communication and dialogue about Body-Mind Centering®.

“We are a professional, tax-exempt, non-profit organization based in South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA. Donations are welcome and deductible to the extent permitted by law.”

Body-Mind Centering® professionals have completed rigorous training programs that ensure a safe and consistent work experience for both students and clients. Only professional BMCA members are authorized to use the name BMC®.

You can join BMCA and become a professional, associate, student, friend, ally or institutional graduate by completing this online application.

You can also volunteer and bring your passions and interests to BMCA: contact the Association or visit their website for more information. BMCA is run almost entirely by volunteers from around the world.

Participate in any level that works for you!