Teaching Skills: Observation, Expectation and Interpretation

Amy Matthews

The Shala Yoga House @ Union Square

816 Broadway

NY 10003

Date and Time

September 14 and / or 15, 2019

1:30-4:30 pm


$45 for one/ $85 for both.

$130 for 15 credit (6 hours workshop, 9 hours homework) email info@theshala.com to sign up for credit

All sales are final. There are no refunds or credits. Please make sure you can attend before you make your payment.


Becoming skillful at observation requires a willingness to acknowledge our own habits, expectations and preferences. Once we have recognized our own habits of perception, we can begin to practice seeing from different perspectives – and explore meeting people where they are.

In this workshop, we will look at “observation” as an important skill that can be practiced, and that is fundamental to being able to work therapeutically with people. Drawing on ideas from Laban Movement Analysis and Body-Mind Centering®, we’ll explore and practice naming our own perspectives, offering observations, and seeing what therapeutically might arise from the conversation.” 

Intructor's Bio

Amy Matthews, BMC Teacher, IDME, CMA, RSMT/RSME has been teaching workshops and courses in the US and internationally since 1994. She is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and a movement therapist and yoga teacher.

Amy is the Program Director of Sonder Movement Project, which offers the Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator programs for the School of Body-Mind Centering, and is the co-founder and co-director, with Sarah Barnaby, of Babies Project in NYC - a space dedicated to developmental movement for babies, toddlers, adults and elders.

Amy taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley CA, and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years. She also co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the book Yoga Anatomy.

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