Weekly class "Developmental Fundamentals"

Amy Matthews

ONLINE through Babies Project, New York

Date and Time

Tuesdays, 12-1pm EDT

  • Classes are $20, or $15 for BP Sustaining Members. (10-class cards available for $180)
  • Pre-registration is required, at least an hour in advance.
  • Sliding scale prices are available: use promotion code SLIDE_50 for 50% off, SLIDE_25 for 25% off, SLIDE_10 for 10% off. (Please note: if you are able to pay the full price, you will help us offer these sessions to people who need the discount.)

This class weaves together principles of embodied anatomy, developmental movement, the Bartenieff Fundamentals and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to take you on a tour of your own body and breath.

The full class is spent lying on the floor, focusing deeply on connectivity within the body and your relationship with gravity and space. These relationships and connections are the building blocks for our activities of daily life, as well as for practices like yoga asana, martial arts, sports, etc.

No prior experience with yoga is necessary. This is an excellent class for anyone who would like to know their body better.


  • Have space to lie spread out on the floor.
  • Have whatever you want under your head (a blanket or folded towel) and knees (rolled up blanket or yoga mat) to be able to comfortably lie on your back.
  • Have blankets spread out for cushioning, if wanted.
  • Do NOT be on a yoga mat or other sticky surface, if possible.


  • These online sessions will NOT be recorded.
  • It is your choice whether you set up with video or not – we will have our video on and sometimes demonstrate things, sometimes talk. If you have it set up so we can see you, we might be able to give you specific feedback on what you are exploring.
  • The teacher will be available for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after class.
  • We’ll send out a Zoom link before each session to registered participants.
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).

Contact and Payment


spiralamy [at] embodiedasana [dot] com