Babies Project | 15 W. 26th St., 10th floor New York, NY 10010
These group sessions are structured as open exploring time, where certified Infant Developmental Movement Educators (IDMEs) explore with caregivers how to support the toddlers in their process, and how to apply principles such as “baby ball,” balancing extension with flexion, the value of “small falls”, and prioritizing the process of learning rather than achieving a particular position in this older age group.
Toddlers is intended for little ones who are taking at least a few steps independently, and their caregivers.
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).
Sarah teaches developmental movement to babies of all ages in NYC. She also teaches yoga asana and anatomy in group classes and private sessions. She is the co-founder and co-director of Babies Project with Amy Matthews.
Sarah is also certified in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (EDMY) and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga (EAY), Body-Mind Centering® programs that teach developmental movement principles and an embodied approach to anatomy in relation to yoga practice.
Adele Loux-Turner has taught yoga and movement since she moved to New York to pursue a dance career in 2001. Although she is glad to work with anybody, she’s found her calling teaching pregnant and post-partum women. She has supported women through their births since 2008. As a labor doula, Adele works both individually and through the Carriage House Birth collective in Brooklyn. Adele recently took a hiatus from doula work to pursue her newest career as a mother. Her son Gerrard has accompanied Adele to her infant classes since he turned six weeks old.
Adele is certified as both an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and Somatic Movement Educator through the School for Body-Mind Centering®, through which she has worked with many inspiring teachers: including extensive study with Amy Matthews and Roxlyn Moret. She is registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA. A yoga instructor certified through Integral Yoga Institute, Adele holds additional credentials in baby-and-me yoga and yoga for labor. She is grateful to Beth Donnelly Caban, Jyothi Larson and Lara Kohn Thompson for sharing their knowledge of all things birth and babies. Adele is certified as a prenatal yoga instructor through New York Yoga and as a children’s yoga instructor through Karma Kids. She has a BFA in dance performance from Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she met her long-time ballet teacher Janet Panetta, who has continued to be an influence on Adele’s approach to movement and teaching.