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Faculty in Bratislava

Director of the Program: Walburga Glatz (Germany) 
Walburga Glatz is a Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, a Certified Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, a Somatic Movement Educa tor and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator. 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. Before becoming fully dedicated to BMC® studies and applications, she was a judge holding a PhD in Law. She has been teaching BMC® classes and workshops for years and in the last years added working with infants and children individually, in kindergardens and parent-child groups. In her work both with children and adults, the concrete freedom of non-judgemental exploration and the philosophy and poetry of the body have become her focus. She is the director of the BMC® and IDME Program in Bratislava.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Senses and Perception 1 (July 2008, September 2011), Basic Neurological Patterns (July 2008), Ontogenetic Development (September 2008, July 2012), Senses and Perception 1 (March, April 2009), IDME 1 (July – August 2009, September 2013), IDME 2 (September 2014), Skeletal System (September 2009), Organ System (January 2013)

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen 
For over thirty -five years, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen has been an innovator and leader in working with movement, touch, and the body-mind relationship. Her work has influenced the fields of bodywork, movement, yoga, dance, infant and child development, and many other body-mind disciplines.
Bonnie has an extensive background in movement, including various dance styles, dance therapy, bodywork, martial arts, voice, and yoga. She is an Occupational Therapist and was certified as a Neurodevelopmental Therapist by Dr. and Mrs. Bobath, as a Laban Movement Analyst and a Kestenberg Movement Profiler. Among her other teachers have been, Erick Hawkins, Marion Chace, Irmgard Bartinieff; Andre Bernard and Dr. John Upledger.
Bonnie, first began exploring movement with children with cerebral palsy in 1958. In the early 1970’s, she helped to establish a school for occupational and physical therapists in Tokyo, Japan. Her private practice is devoted primarily to working with infants with developmental difficulties. She has taught dance, yoga, anatomy, developmental movement and other subjects in the throughout the U.S., and in Canada, Europe and Asia.
Bonnie is the author of the book Sensing, Feeling and Action and the subject of the DVD, Body-Mind Centering® and Dance. In 1973, she founded The School for Body-Mind Centering® where students from over thirty countries have come to study.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: IDME 2 (June – July 2010, September 2014)

Thomas Greil is Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®. Started together with Myra Avedon, Jens Johannsen and Friederike Tröscher the Chiemsee Program 2003-2007. He is currently the educational director of the Association SOMA which is offering the BMC® Cert. Program in France and Brussels since 2006. Together with Jens Johannsen and Friederike Tröscher he has also founded Moveus GrB that now organizes training programs in Germany. He is offering private session, group classes and parent-baby groups. He works with babies, children and adults especially with neurological and muscular/skeletal challenges.

In Bratislava he taught following courses: Senses and Perception 1 (September 2011), Basic Neurological Patterns (September 2011), Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (June 2012), Ontogenetic Development ( July 2012), IDME 1 (September 2013), IDME 2 (June-July 2010, September 2014), Organ System (January 2013)

Amelia Ender is a senior teacher of Body-Mind Centering®. She has been a core faculty member of the School for Body-Mind Centering® since 1992, and has been program coordinator for both the teaching assistant program and the developmental section of the SME and Practitioner Training program.
Additionally, she is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and Nationally Certified by the Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has worked for over 25 years as a movement educator and dance/movement therapist in numerous schools and institutions including Antioch University, Springfield College, Stillpoint Center School for Massage, City College NYC, and Bronx State Psychiatric Facility. She maintains a private practice in dance/movement therapy and somatic therapies in Northampton, MA, USA.
She is integrating her commitment to and expertise in facilitating embodied living with embodied spiritual expression in her current position as Jewish Chaplain at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, USA. She is hoping to utilize her skills in the interests of promoting peace and interfaith dialogue and exchange.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Senses and Perception 1 (July 2008), Basic Neurological Patterns (July 2008)

Friederike Troescher is a practitioner and teacher for Body-Mind Centering® as well as an IDME. She was also trained as an Occupational therapist, dancer (new dance, contact improvisation) and rebirther. She teaches movement since 1992 and works with people individually since 1988. Friederike offers individual sessions, classes, workshops and a 1-year training program in BMC® and was part of the team setting up the BMC® Practitioner program at Chiemsee/Germany 2003-2007. Currently she is involved in preparing the next practitioners program in Germany, starting September 08. She works with babies and adults and teaches BMC® for dancers, actors, musicians and bodyworkers from other fields. She is interested in using BMC® to explore our potential and deepen our presence, no matter where in life we are. Mother of a little boy and girl she lives with her family in Cologne.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Senses and Perception 1 (July 2008), Basic Neurological Patterns (July 2008)

Gloria Desideri is a Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator. She is also a Certified Kinetic AwarenessT Teacher and a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing® (dr. Peter Levine’s work on trauma healing). With a background as a dancer and choreographer, she has chosen the field of child development as one of her main interests. Since 1999, she has collaborated with the Italian Public Health Service of Viterbo (ASL-VT) creating and implementing special projects for children with severe disabilities. Since 2002, she has also collaborated with the City of Viterbo directing training and coaching programs for educators and caregivers of the DayCare Centers. In 2004 she founded the LEBEN Cultural Association for which she serves as President. Since 2006 she directs BMC® training programs (IDME and SME) based in Tuscania, Italy. She has a private practice in Tuscania and in Rome working with children and adults.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Ontogenetic Development (September 2008), Senses and Perception 1(March, April 2009)

Katy Dymoke. Certified teacher and practitioner in Body-Mind Centering® from Manchester, UK. Katy has been teaching BMC® in England since 1997 and integrated into her job as Movement Psychotherapist in the NHS as a touch based specialist. Katy is a professional dancer and director of Touchdown Dance creating dance theatre and film. She has collaborated with musicians, actors and dancers for 25 years. She has presented at conferences, been a guest lecturer and has published her writing on touch based working methodology and integrated dance. Katy is doing a PHD and establishing the Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator program in the UK. Katy has a 3rd degree black belt in Jujitsu.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (September 2008)

Mark Chandlee Taylor is the director of the Center for BodyMindMovement, which provides an ISMETA-accreditedcertification program in Somatic Movement Education. He was the U.S. Program Director and Program Coordinator for the School for Body-Mind Centering® and taught in the school’s programs in Northampton, Massachusetts and Chiemsee, Germany. He co-directs the Embodied Performing Arts Program (applications of Body-Mind Centering® for performing artists) with Katy Dymoke in London and teaches in Mexico City for the Centro de Investigacion Coreografica and the Instituto de Psicología Profunda en México. He was artistic director and choreographer for Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Mark Taylor & Friends in New York, and served as a member of the Princeton University dance faculty. Mark teaches movement and embodiment practices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, and maintains a private practice in Pittsburgh.

In Bratislava he taught following courses: Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (September 2008)

Lenore Grubinger is an Registered Movement Therapist, a senior teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and a teacher of Cranial-Sacral therapy. She has been practicing bodywork and movement education with infants, children, adults, families and professionals for over 30 years. A contributor to the development of the IDME program, she specializes in working with families with children with special needs.
She is a member of the Body-Mind Centering® Association, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and the International Somatic Movement Therapy & Education Association. Ms. Grubinger is the Director of the Amajoy Developmental Movement and Bodywork Center in Northampton, Massachusetts USA.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: IDME 1 (July – August 2009)

Jeanette Engler was trained in dance and movement, including modern and postmodern dance, releasing, improvisation, as well as tai chi chuan, aikido, qi gong. While she lived and danced in NYC, she studied BMC® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. She is certified as movement and dance teacher, BMC® practitioner and teacher, craniosacral therapist, SE practitioner and she currently studies osteopathy. She has received an award for her work as a choreographer from her nativ town Solothurn (CH). She lives in Zürich, teaching experiental anatomy, dance improvisation in a professional educational program and she maintains a private practice. She has been teaching BMC® since 1994, since 1998 in european certification programs, including Amsterdam (NL) Chiemsee (D), and Tuscania (I).

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Skeletal System (September 2009), Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (June 2012)

Lambrini Konstantinou, graduated as a Dancer, Choreographer and Dance Teacher from the State School ofDance , Athens. She studied Expressional Dance with Rosalia Chladek in Strasburg, and Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie B. Cohen in Amherst, Mass. She holds Diplomas in BMC®, Laban Movement Analysis (CMA; New York), Somatic Experiencing (Trauma Healing) and Craniosacral Biodynamics. Lambrini is a Heilpraktikerin (Natural Therapist) and she is now studying the Sience of Osteopathy. In her teaching she loves to share a Synthesis of embodied Anatomy with Movement Meditation and Improvisation, Spiritual Body Work and Healing.

In Bratislava she taught following courses: Skeletal System (September 2009)