Olive offers one-on-one bodyworks sessions to support your health, self-discovery and well-being. Sessions can include touch, movement and vocal exploration based on a clients needs.  Do you have stress, pain or discomfort in your mental, physical, social, behavioral, or spiritual self?  Sessions are a collaborative process that recognize the uniqueness of each client.  Through a session we  can expand our capacity to meet and be met,  to feel and be felt at a cellular level. 

Olive offers sessions in the following modalities:

  • Body-Mind Centering® is a study of the vital materiality of the body. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMC® is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships. It has an unlimited number of applications for dance, bodywork, art, music, athletics, child development, and other therapeutic applications.
  • Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on ideas in traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization.


Olive Bieringa has over 18 year of experience working with individual clients in San Francisco and Minneapolis. She is a Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® (3000+ hours) as well as being a certified DanceAbility teacher, working with performers of all abilities, and a Shiatsu practitioner  (500+ hours)having studied Zen Shiatsu, Barefoot Shiatsu Thai massage and Tui Na in San Francisco and Berkeley.  She holds a BFA in dance from  European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands and completed her MFA in Performance and New Media at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. She teaches Body-Mind Centering® and dance internationally and has curated and produced numerous events; contact improvisation festivals and class series, art and ecology festivals, dance film events and performances all over the world as the co-director of the BodyCartography Project. 

Sessions are 75 minutes  and 700-850 NOK/ $70-90US
Email olive@bodycartography.org or call +1 917 463 9300 to schedule.