Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in partnership with Inspirees Institute

Location: Beijing, Shanghai & Changsha, China; Zoom online format

Coordinators & Faculty: Catherine (Cat) Maguire & Karen Studd 

Language: English with Mandarin Translation

Upcoming Modules:

  • Module 2B, February 14 – 22, 2024, Shanghai China (in-person)
  • Module 3B, February 24 – March 2, 2024, Changsha China (in-person)
Program Costs:

  • Module I: $3,410
  • Module II: $3,610
  • Module III: $3610
  • *Module IV: $4,460*

*Module IV Tuition includes Final Project Advising Fee.

**Please note that all prices exclude VAT. Local VAT may apply in different countries and regions.


How to Apply: Email for details and more information.

For more information about this program, contact Yan Katee Shen, CMA at

Program Website

The LBMS (Laban-Bartenieff Movement System) certification program of Inspirees Institute has been held since 2016 in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. This is the first LIMS Certification Program in China and Asia. We welcome the applications from the world to join this exciting international program, an invaluable opportunity to study LMA/BF and gain unique cultural experiences in China. There are 6 graduates who have earned their CMA from this program so far.

Length: 3-4 years (part time)

Total training hours: 520 hours

Application requirement: bachelor degree in psychology, art, education, management and other related field

Age requirement: above 24 years

Working experience: at least 2 years

Program contents: 4 modules

Credential: Certified Movement Analyst (CMA)

 Inspirees Institute is an international training and research institute specializing in creative arts education and therapy.  Based in the Netherlands and China, Inspirees Institute has been an innovator with global visions and has developed a range of high-quality certification programs (Dance movement therapy, LBMS, Creative movement-Garcia-Plevin Method®, Authentic Movement, Dance for Parkinson’s – DfPD®, PBSP Body Psychotherapy Training Program) in China since 2006, which has been joined students from China as well as abroad. Our dance movement therapy training program is in full compliance with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) alternate route training guidelines. The acclaimed Laban webinar series was developed and launched in collaboration with LIMS in 2017. All of our training programs are supported by our knowledge Center, which consists of books, journals, database and webinars etc. More details about us (education) and (CAET open access journal).