Amy Matthews

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

Date and Time

JAN 1 – FEB 3, 2020



$25/class ($15/class for BP Members)


How do you relate to the space around you?
Can you yield to space in the same way you yield to gravity?
Does feeling harmonic relationships in space help you experience movement more clearly?

Rudolf Laban said, “Space is a hidden feature of movement, and movement is a visible aspect of Space.” He explored how the spaces around us shape our movement choices, and articulated through the principles of Space Harmony how important our relationship to space can be, as a vehicle and inspiration for movement.

Body-Mind Centering® adds even more possibility to the experience of space when we include embryology, developmental movement and experiential anatomy and kinesiology.

In this course we will explore what it means to have “a relationship to space”, and the movement scales from Laban Movement Analysis that explore movement in one, two and three-dimensions.

These movement scales challenge us to mobilize our center of gravity and to access a full range of choices in space. They reveal our habits and preferences, and help open up new choices in the dance between gravity and space.

There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will involve both movement practice and discussions of theory. You are encouraged to participate in the whole series, but can also take individual classes. Please register in advance.

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).

spiralamy [at] embodiedasana [dot] com