Thursdays, 12-1pm EDT
As adults, how can we inhabit the open-ended possibilities of being where we are and moving from there — and living into what could be, which isn’t necessarily where we were?
This movement class explores developmental patterns in the context of our adult bodies. Moving through these patterns in our current bodies can help us understand our movement choices and offers a way in to adding more choices.
Informed by a Body-Mind Centering® approach to developmental movement, Rolling is an opportunity to consciously re-engage with the early learning process of finding our way to walking. Each class will start with rolling on the floor and sequence through several developmental movement patterns on the way to standing upright.
No previous experience with developmental movement or Body-Mind Centering is required.
For each class you might need:
– space to lie spread out on the floor, and if possible roll completely over to the other side
– please do NOT be on a yoga mat or other sticky surface, if possible. If you need cushioning you can use spread out blankets.
Amy Matthews, CMA, IDME, BMC Teacher, RSMT/RSME has been teaching movement since 1994. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, and a yoga therapist and yoga teacher.
Amy is the co-founder and co-director of Babies Project with Sarah Barnaby. Previously she was a director of The Breathing Project, and co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy (published by Human Kinetics).
Amy is a Program Director for the School for Body-Mind Centering, Educational Director of the SME Program for Moving Within in Oregon, and teaches on SME & IDME Programs in the US, Germany and Italy. She taught for four years with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen in Berkeley CA, and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years.
Amy has participated several times in Gil Hedley’s dissection workshops, and has studied kinesthetic anatomy with Irene Dowd and BMC with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. She has studied yoga with Alison West, Mark Whitwell, Genny Kapular and Kevin Gardiner, and full-contact karate with Sensei Michelle Gay.
Amy is certified as a yoga teacher and as a Motherhand Shiatsu practitioner, is registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator and has been registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-500 RYT. She teaches embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in the US and internationally, and works privately integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
Sarah teaches developmental movement to babies of all ages in NYC. She also teaches yoga asana and anatomy in group classes and private sessions. She is the co-founder and co-director of Babies Project with Amy Matthews.
Sarah is also certified in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (EDMY) and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga (EAY), Body-Mind Centering® programs that teach developmental movement principles and an embodied approach to anatomy in relation to yoga practice.