Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix

Myra Avedon has been researching, developing and teaching so- matic and transpersonal therapies that enhance human potential for over 35 years. She works with presence and relational principles in supporting greater ease and cultivating openness to new possibili- ties.

    – Master’s degree in psychology with a focus in humanistic & somatic therapy

    – Bachelor’s degree in fine arts

    – Certified in massage therapy and Osteopathy 

    – Somatic movement educator and therapist, 

    – Certified practitioner and teacher for Body-Mind Centering®

She has additional specialized training and experience in working with acute and chronic emotional and physical conditions. She led the School for Body-Mind Centering® (SBMC/BMC) for 10 years, first in her position as the pro- grams director, and later as co-educational director with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of BMC). She was the Administrative Dean, and on Faculty at the University for Humanistic Studies, and served on Faculty at Body Mind College, the Stillpoint School of Massage, the School for Integrative Accupressure, and the Institute for Psycho-Stuc- tural Balancing. She is originally from California and is now based in Prien am Chiem- see, Germany. She can be contacted through e-mail at

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Erik Bendix has been exploring movement development and diversity since infancy, and continues to relish the process of opening new movement possibilities, especially in a context where learning is shared.

Erik is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a certified Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®. He studied BMC with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the 1990s and at SOMA in France in 2012. He trained in Alexander Technique with

Frank Ottiwell, with Joan and Alex Murray, and with Walter Carrington. Erik assisted Vivien Mackie in her work with musicians, spent five years as anatomy instructor at Vivien and Neil Schapera’s Alexander Technique of Cincinnati training course, and represented the Alexander Technique at the 2012-13 Embodied Mind conferences at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Castello di Gargonza in Italy. He is among few teachers trained in both Dart Procedures and Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNPs), both focused on movement development in infants. He created the Learning Curve workshops exploring spinal curvature and scoliosis, and he founded the Ease On Skis alpine ski teaching method, which he has filmed, written a book on and taught at many workshops. Erik is a published poet and translator, and teaches world folk dance traditions worldwide. He lives with his wife in Asheville, North Carolina.

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