Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is the developer of Body-Mind Centering® and the founder and Educational Director of the School. For over fifty years, she has been a movement artist, researcher, educator and therapist. An innovator and leader, her work has influenced the fields of bodywork, movement, dance, yoga, body psychotherapy, childhood education and many other body-mind disciplines.
She is the author of the books, Sensing, Feeling and Action and The Mechanics of Vocal Expression and currently has ten DVDs: The Organ System, The Nervous System, The Fluid System, The Endocrine System, The Ligamentous System, three on the Skeletal System (The Lower Limbs, The Upper Limbs, and The Axial Skeleton), Embodiment and Expression for Musicians and Singers, and Four Special Children. She is also featured in the following DVDs: Dance and Body-Mind Centering, and The Origins of Movement: The Embodiment of Early Embryological Development. She is currently working on a number of other books and DVDs.
Bonnie is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Registered Movement Therapist. She is also certified in Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Laban Movement Analysis, and Kestenberg Movement Profiling. She has practiced occupational therapy and taught in university hospitals, helped to establish a school for occupational and physical therapy for the Tokyo government, practiced bodywork and movement in psychiatric settings, taught in the masters program in Dance Therapy at Antioch New England College, taught dance at Hunter College and at the Erick Hawkins School of Dance in New York, and presented workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.