The Embryology of Communication: Cells, Blood, and Fluid Movements

Amy Matthews

Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

Date and Time

A 2-day (or 3-day) workshop

Nov 23-24 (or -25), 2019

10:00 - 18:00


Two-day: €245.00

Three-day: €356.00


In the first few weeks of our embryological development in utero, there is an amazing amount of communication and coordination among our cells and fluids. This complex communication and growth starts to create our basic body plan and the beginnings of our body systems . . . before we have a nervous system.

In this workshop, we will explore the embryological origins of our body’s communication systems from a Body-Mind Centering® perspective, starting with cellular communication. We’ll look at blood and the circulatory system as one of our first body-wide systems for communication and movement, and then the beginnings of the nervous system.

No previous experience with embryology or anatomy is necessary.

This workshop can be taken either as a two-day or a three-day event. The third day will be for those who wish to go a little deeper with this work and cannot be taken on its own i.e. attending the first two days is a pre-requisite for attending the third day. Please select your ticket accordingly.

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).

info [at] living-yoga [dot] ie
spiralamy [at] babiesproject [dot] org