Mariko Tanabe

Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering ®
Infant Develpmental Movement Educator
Embodied Anatamy and Yoga Teacher
Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga Teacher
I.S.M.E.T.A Registered Somatic Movement Therapist #107378
I.S.M.E.T.A Registered Somatic Movement Educator #100192
Professional Member BMCA® #1195 / Yoga Alliance Teacher RYT#64433
Professional Member Regroupement Québecois de la Danse
Web: Tel: (514) 842-3116

Professional Activities

Master Classes and Body-Mind Centering Workshops ®
Concordia University – Dance Department
University of Alberta, Edmonton – Theatre Department
CEGEP – Saint Laurent – Montreal
Circuit Est Centre Chorégraphique – Montreal
Musik Akademy – Hengelo, Holland
Archdiocese of Quebec – Le Gesù, Villa St. Martin, Montreal – Laval University, Quebec, Longeuil, St.
Jerome Quebec
Columbia University Teachers College – PHD program, Villa St. Mary’s Villa, Sloatsberg, New York
Compagnie Par.B.L.eux – Montreal
Fabrication Danse – Montreal
Toronto Dance Theatre
Steptext dance project, Tanzwerk – Bremen, Germany
Somatic Movement Exploration Group – Toronto
Pfalzbau State Theater, Ludwigshafen,Germany
Spiritual Healing Family Constellation work with Ron Young – St. Lucie, QC, Asheville, North Carolina

Teaching at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
Director of BMC ™ Exploration Group at Université du Québec à Montréal – with undergraduate and
graduate students and faculty of the dance department – from Sept. 2013 to the present
Course in BMC ™ in the Graduate Somatic Education Program (DESS)
2011, 2013 and 2014
BMC ™ Laboratories for Undergraduate Dance Students
– from 2007 to present
Teaching in Licensed International BMC ™ Training Programs
Somatic Movement Educator Training Program: The Endocrine System
– SOMA, Paris, France November 2014
Somatic Movement Educator Training Program: The Fluids course
Practitioner Training Program: Sub cellular course
– Kinesthetic Learning Center, Durham, NC July 2015
Artistic Mentor with Body-Mind Centering ®
with various choreogrphers including award-winning choreographer Benoît Lachambre, and Jean
Sebastian Lourdais, Helge Letgonja, Emmanuelle Calvé and Nika Stein
Choreographic Research Projects with Body-Mind Centering ®
Canada Council for the Arts – Grants to Dance Professionals 2005, 2007, 2014
Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec – Grant for Research and Development 2007
These grants were awarded to support three choreographic research projects exploring Body-Mind
Centering with the choreographic process, technical ability and performance skills with professional
dancers and mentors Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and award-winning choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin
Presentations/Performances at North American and European BMCA Conferences
Performance of solo dance creations ‘For Her’’ and ‘Nuit Blanche’
Presentation of research : ‘Reproductive System as a Source for Creativity’, ‘Exploring My Somatic
Roots in Dance With Erick Hawkins,’
Browns Summit Conference Center – Greensboro, North Carolina
Skidmore Universtiy – Saratoga Springs, New York
Reed College – Portland, Oregon
Bijilokesite, Ghent, Belgium

Private Practice
Ongoing sessions with individuals of all backgrounds for improving health, stress management, injury prevention and well being.

Classes in Montreal
Regular classes and workshops
info : Facebook – Body-Mind Centering ® Classes in Montreal

BMC ™ Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) Activities
Private sessions with a child with special needs on a regular basis since 2008, and consultations with
babies and their caregivers
BMC ™ and Developmental Movement program for the faculty (11 teachers) of Infant/Parent swimming program

Continuing Education
Assisting at workshops with Founder of BMC ™ – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen – Vancouver, Seattle, Madrid,
Brussels, New York, Amherst, Berkeley – from 2007 – present
Visiting Teacher at IDME1 and IDME2 – Berkeley 2014-15
Attending BMCA Conference Presentations of Various Somatic Practices and Applications :
Browns Summit Center, Greensboro, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, Reed College, Portland,
Bijilokesite, Ghent, Brussels
Advanced Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for BMC ™ Teachers and Practitioners – New York

Info on BMC ™ :,
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