Basic Neurocellular Patterns intensive Days

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28th July, 2019.
4bid Gallery, Overtoom 301, 1054HW Amsterdam

This weekend workshop offers an opportunity to explore the Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNPs) in what they reveal to us as individuals as well as a collective human experience.
The Somatic Movement approach of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and her students, will privide the ground for exploring questions of alignment movement efficiency, support, and perception of self and world. It is an experiential learning process through conscious movement and touch, in relationship with our selves, others, and the environment.

The BNPs are a sequence of levels of organisation through which as humans we learn to move our bodies and our environment voluntarily.

From an undirected, uncoordinated movement, as babies we develop an ability to intentionally interact with our surroundings and move our body through space.

Each pattern supports the development of the following one, and underlies it.

When we skip stages of this process we can get fixed in compensatory patterns which prevent us from experiencing support in certain areas of our body-mind, thus limiting our range of choices.

Through experiencing the missing links, tapping into the potential of the unexpressed patters, re-discovering the developmental process can lead to finding new relationships within our bodies, with the ground and space thus broadening our possibilities for support and expanding our movement orison.

irene cena BMC

Facilitated by Irene Cena Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®

Body-Mind Centering and BMC® are Service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with Permission.




The WORKSHOP is open to all who want to get closer to the body to improve their experience.

> Day 1: 11:00-16:30 (1h ca. break)
> Day 2: 11:00-16:30 (1h ca. break)

PRICE 2 days* concessions available
> early bird 100€ (by 30th June)
> full 125€ (by 20th July)

*send an email to
You will get an answer within a couple days.


In detail

Day 1:

Pre vertebrate Patterns

2h class

Vibration, cellular breathing

sponging, pulsation

Lunch break

Integration class 1 h (lab like)


2h class

Navel Radiation, Mouthing,

Analing, Prespinal


Day 2:

Vertebrate patterns:

Yield and Push/ Reach and Pull
Spinal, homologous



Class 2

Homolateral/ Contralateral



Basic Neurocellular Patterns

’Support precedes movement’

– Bonnie Bainbridge Choen



Life Drawing


Every Tuesday 19-21h

Always check our link for correct time schedule on
or visit our facebook page

One or more models, male and female, alternate poses of different duration.
You will find A3 boards, working tables, and standard white paper from A4 to A2 sizes and pencils.
10 € per session – (concessions available)
4bid gallery – Overtoom 301 – Amsterdam – NL

You are free to bring paint or any other medium you wish to work in.

Feel Welcome!


Cyanotype printmaking, linocut, drypoint, etching, monotype, bookbinding workshops

check the link below and join us:

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If you would like to rent the space for a workshop and share your skill with others, send a proposal to, we’re happy to hear from you and support collaborations!



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