Babies Project | 15 W. 26th St., 10th floor New York, NY 10010
Embodied Asana classes are based on sensing your body, breath and movement from many different perspectives. We will use asana as a form and container for exploring the embodiment of our tissues, the seeds of our embryological origins and the developmental patterns that supported learning to move in the first year of life.
Using principles of Body-Mind Centering®, Space Harmony, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation you will be invited to discover the anatomical, kinesthetic and energetic relationships within the body, and between the body and breath, that can support your experience of being present in your body, recognizing your patterns and cultivating curiosity about making new choices. Any level of movement ability is welcome, and no yoga experience is necessary.
Read testimonials from adults who have explored developmental movement with us.
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).