Weekly class "Babies! Open Group"

Amy Matthews and Sarah Barnaby

ONLINE through Babies Project, New York

Date and Time

1:30-2:30pm FRIDAYS


These online sessions are by-donation. You can donate our website or Venmo.


This one-hour Zoom session is an opportunity to gather with Amy and Sarah and with other caregivers. You can ask questions and share your curiosities and concerns, and we'll offer our suggestions and ideas. This group is intended for people who have already been to an in-person Babies! Open session, or have previously had in-person or online Developmental Movement sessions with Sarah and/or Amy.
We invite participants to make a donation to Babies Project.

Intructor's Bio


Amy Matthews, CMA, IDME, BMCSM 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 is certified as a BMC Teacher and Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) through the School for Body-Mind Centering. She is also registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA.

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.

Contact and Payment
  • We limit the number of participants per session, and pre-registration is required. Registration closes an hour before the session.
  • We allow a limited number of people who aren’t with a baby and are interested in our approach to participate as observers. Pre-registration is required and participants are asked to follow our guidelines for observersObservers will introduce themselves at the beginning of the session and then turn their video off.
  • We’ll send out a Zoom link hour before each session.
sarah [at] babiesproject [dot] org
spiralamy [at] embodiedasana [dot] com