Intro to Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology: Bones & Joints

Amy Matthews


Date and Time

April 9-11, 2021

Friday 6-9 pm CST

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am-5 pm CST




In this workshop we'll explore the philosophical foundations of the study of anatomy and kinesiology, and the effects of these ideas on our experiences of ourselves.

We'll take these ideas into an exploration of our 'Skeletal System' including bones, joints, and connective tissues, and of the Body-Mind Centering® ideas of "pathways of weight" and "balanced joint space".

No previous experience with yoga or anatomy is required - just curiosity and a willingness to explore!

Zoom recordings will be made available to participants.

Intructor's Bio

Amy Matthews, CMA, IDME, BMCSM 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

TO REGISTER: Click here and on the page that opens click "workshops".

spiralamy [at] embodiedasana [dot] com