Body Harmony


The Body Harmony Association is here to offer full support if you want to become a practitioner, and our goal is to help make the process as straightforward and rewarding for you as we can.

becoming a


You need membership at this level to be certified by the BHA as a Body Harmony Practitioner, and among the additional benefits over associate membership are:

The cost of practitioner membership is $110 AUD per year.

criteria for


Our aim as an organisation is to create environments of equality, connection, and personal growth and your learning journey will be approached in a way that asks: ‘How can we help you become the Body Harmony Practitioner you want to be?’ You’ll need the approval of three certified Body Harmony Association Teachers to become a certified practitioner, and those teachers need to be satisfied that you meet these criteria.

Commitment to ongoing learning

We put this first as it’s important to stress that certification as a practitioner marks the start of the Body Harmony journey rather than an ending.

You’ll need to show commitment to cultivating a ‘beginner’s mind’ and taking part in lifelong learning as this is a fundamental Body Harmony protocol, and once you are certified as a practitioner you’ll be required to regularly attend BHA training events.

This also ensures your skills as a practitioner are constantly enhanced and updated through interacting and sharing feedback with Body Harmony Teachers and with other practitioners.

You will need to demonstrate that you have completed 32 hours of Body Harmony class time every 24 months to maintain your practitioner certification.

Joining BHA classes

You’ll need to take responsibility for tracking the hours you have completed in classes taught by Body Harmony Association-certified Teachers — and be able to provide a summary — before being certified as a practitioner.

A total of 250 hours are required, and these can include

Demonstrating proficiency

You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can consistently and effectively use the Body Harmony techniques you have learned. Your teachers will assess you through hands-on experience and class observation as part of an assessment looking at all aspects of delivering a session. These include:

For your teachers, the guiding question here is: ‘Would I be comfortable referring someone to you for a professional, paid, session?’


To become a certified practitioner, you will need to show that you have an understanding of functional anatomy and how to apply it within the Body Harmony context. These include the areas you touch and how these support breathing, movement, and the body’s healthy functioning.

Basic counselling skills

Before you can be certified as a Body Harmony Practitioner, you’ll be asked to demonstrate basic counselling skills such as

Please note that Body Harmony Practitioner certification does not include a counselling qualification, and you will be expected to know when it’s appropriate to signpost clients towards professional counselling services.

Commitment to becoming a BHA member

Once you’re certified by the BHA as a certified Body Harmony Practitioner, you’ll be able to promote your practice on the association website. This by default makes you a representative of the BHA — which is run by its members — and you’ll be expected to maintain your practitioner membership status.