Amy Matthews

Babies Project | 15 W. 26th Street, 10th floor New York, NY 10010

Date and Time

MARCH 16-17, 2019



$360 full price, $340 early registration
BP Members: $320 full price, $300 early registration
Bundle Discount: $20 off if you sign up for Bones & Muscles (please email babies@babiesproject.org for promotion code)
To receive the early registration price, full payment must be received four weeks prior to the workshop.


Are you interested in a in-depth understanding of fundamental principles of movement?
Do you want to have more ways to research and explore the beautifully complex relationships in our human bodies?
Would you like to expand your understanding of anatomy and kinesiology?
Do you want to explore an approach to alignment that is about dynamic relationships (rather than rules about position and shape)?

Here is an opportunity to study embodied anatomy and kinesiology in-person with Amy Matthews in New York City, where she’s taught for 20 years.

In these two weekend workshops (see "Embodied Muscles", April 13-14) we will explore the structure and movement of our bones, joints and muscles from an experiential perspective: using Body-Mind Centering principles of touch, drawing, movement experiences and discussion, we’ll dive into your individual experience of your body’s movement choices.

If you are brand new to studying anatomy, these workshop can orient you to the basic ideas that you can use as a starting place. And if you already have a lot of experience, these workshops will offer a shift in perspective that might open new explorations.

Any level of movement ability is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.

Intructor's Bio

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).

Contact and Payment


babies [at] babiesproject [dot] org
spiralamy [at] babiesproject [dot] org