Babies Project | 15 W. 26th Street, 10th floor New York, NY 10010
Apr 8-May 20, 2019
$175 for a 5-class series, $150 for BP Members
PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) is an approach to movement education that incorporates very specific three-dimensional movement patterns to reveal our most familiar movement patterns – and the movements we don’t usually do. In these classes we will explore the details of the patterns, and see what happens when we engage with them as a movement practice. We will observe them in each other, and learn to use resistance to facilitate less familiar choices for ourselves and others. These patterns can be adapted for all levels of movement skill and ability, and no previous experience with PNF is needed to register for the Spine-Head & Tail, Upper Limbs, and Lower Limbs sessions. (The Limbs & Spine and Hands-On Facilitation sessions are open to students who have attended at least one previous session, or have previous experience with the PNF Patterns.)
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).