Foundations in Embodied Anatomy and Yoga: SYNTHESIS: Diaphragms, Breath & Sound

Amy Matthews & Lisa Clark

Dallas Yoga Center, 4525 Lemmon Ave, 3rd Floor, Dallas TX 75219

Date and Time

August 2 - 4, 2019 and October 11 - 13, 2019


$495 (30 days prior) / $540


When we look at the interconnectedness of sound, breath and body we find infinite ways to bring potency and vibration into all the body tissues. Our many diaphragms shape and modulate movement through the body, sounding brings vibration to every cell, and the breath animates and unifies. Together they create a bridge between our internal experience and the outer environment, and offer whole-body integration, resonance and relatedness.

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 movement therapist and yoga teacher. Amy leads the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga and the Embodied Anatomy and Yoga BMC? programs in the United States. She co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley, CA for five years and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years. She has taught embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in New York, Philadelphia, Berkeley, and Nebraska, and internationally in Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Israel, Slovakia and Japan. Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy, and together Amy and Leslie teach The Breathing Project's Advanced Studies courses. Amy also works privately as a movement therapist and yoga teacher, integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). Amy is certified as a yoga teacher by Yoga Union and Heart of Yoga, and as a Motherhand Shiatsu practitioner. She is registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and with Yoga Alliance as an E-500 RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Amy has studied with a range of inspiring teachers: dissection workshops with Gil Hedley, neuro-muscular reeducation with Irene Dowd, Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, full-contact karate with Michelle Gay, and yoga with Alison West, Mark Whitwell, Genny Kapular and Kevin Gardiner.

LISA CLARK, Founder and Director of EmbodiYoga, brings 37 years of study, personal practice, teaching and living yoga to her workshops and teacher trainings. A teachers teacher, she approaches asana mindfully, gently, and deeply - helping students to move beyond a formulaic approach to performing yoga to embody yoga in a fully creative, authentic, and life nurturing way. She has spent a lifetime merging enigmatic yogas with current up-to-date somatic experience and exploring how the body-mind expresses itself. Lisa, is a E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, a registered International Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, and a certified Teacher/Practitioner of Body Mind Centering. She is one of the leading innovators of the integration of Yoga and Body Mind Centering and has been actively engaged in the training, teaching and development of this form over 30 years. Lisa was Program Director of the European BMC Embodied Anatomy and Yoga Program in Berlin, Germany (2010-2013), and Program Coordinator and Developer with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for the BMC & Yoga Programs in Amherst, MA from 1999-2004. Lisa has led workshops and advanced training programs internationally at studios throughout the United States, Europe, China, and South America. Yoga has been Lisas passionate love for over 36 years, and she brings a rich lifetime perspective and broad professional understanding of the changing field of yoga. Her driving force is in discovering increased levels of consciousness through lived embodiment and the belief that we experience our lives through the felt sense of the body. Lisa Clark lives in Pittsburgh ,PA, and is the co-owner and Director of Yoga On The Square. She has a private Yoga Therapy practice, and offers specialized classes, workshops and professional trainings at Yoga On The Square, in Regent Square.

Contact and Payment

lisa [at] embodiyogalisaclark [dot] com