Beverly Stokes is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Body-Mind Centering® Teacher and Practitioner, Registered Somatic Movement Educator (ISMETA) and is Certified in Warren Lamb’s Movement Pattern Analysis. Beverly is the founder and director of the Center for Experiential Learning dedicated to developing body-mind movement programs and communication training and is certified by (HRDC) as an educational institution.
Certified as a teacher and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering, Beverly leads experiential workshops on the Body Systems and Developmental Movement. On Faculty, she originated the Body Movement program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. For twelve years, Beverly co-led adult workshops with Marion Woodman, Jungian Analyst and noted author on the interplay between perception, consciousness and movement. Beverly's extensive professional background includes the fields of movement, bodywork, breathing coordination, and communication.
Beverly is author of the book, AMAZING BABIES®: Essential Movement for Your Baby in the First Year. Professionally recognized for her longitudinal movement study of children, Beverly’s video AMAZING BABIES®: Moving in the First Year is used for training in University graduate and undergraduate programs; as well as in a variety of settings such as psychology and somatic education programs, early childhood initiatives, infant intervention and parenting programs. AMAZING TODDLERS™: Moving • Communicating • Learning – Age 1 is the second video in this series of training videos for professionals, educators, and parents.
Beverly was Body-Mind Centering® faculty on the first Ontario, Canadian LIMS® Certification in Movement Analysis Program, and is core faculty for Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada. Her passion is dancing Argentine Tango, and she can be seen with her husband Dr. Louis Stokes in the video Tango in a Cold City.
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