Embodied Asana

Embodied AsanaAmy Matthews has been offering workshops and classes in yoga, anatomy and developmental movement through Embodied Asana since 2001. In Embodied Asana classes and workshops you are invited to discover the anatomical, kinesthetic and energetic relationships within the body, between the body and breath, and between self and others that is at the heart of a somatic practice.

Since 2008 Amy Matthews has offered BMC & Yoga Application programs in NYC and Portland Oregon through Embodied Asana. The new Body-Mind Centering® & Yoga Immersion Series: Foundations in Embodied Developmental Movement will begin in Portland Oregon in early 2017.

The next Body-Mind Centering® & Yoga Immersion Series: Foundations in Embodied Anatomy is being offered in Dallas, Texas by Lisa Clark through EmbodiYoga, and taught by Lisa Clark and Amy Matthews.

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Lisa Clark and Amy Matthews are the co-developers of the new Body Mind Centering® & Yoga Immersion Series: Foundations in Embodied Anatomy, and Foundations in Developmental Movement. Lisa and Amy have worked closely with Bonnie in the development of BMCsm & Yoga since the courses began in 2000, and are pleased to be coming together as a team.

Embodied Asana locations: EAST COAST: Programs take place in NYC at The Breathing Project.
WEST COAST: Programs take place in Portland, Oregon at Yoga Shala of Portland.

Amy Matthews has been teaching movement since 1994, co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the BMCsm & Yoga program in Berkeley, CA for five years, and was the Program Director for the Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga and Embodied Anatomy & Yoga BMCsm programs in NYC and Portland OR from 2009 - 2016. Amy was faculty at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years and currently is the Educational Director for Moving Within’s BMCsm Somatic Movement Education program in Oregon. She teaches embodied anatomy and movement workshops in the United States and internationally.

Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the book Yoga Anatomy, and is the Education Director of The Breathing Project in New York City. Amy also works privately, integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and PNF. Amy is a BMCsm Teacher and Practitioner, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a movement therapist and yoga teacher. She is E-500 RYT with Yoga Alliance, registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, and with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

Amy has studied with a range of inspiring teachers: dissection workshops with Gil Hedley, neuro-muscular reeducation with Irene Dowd, Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, full-contact karate with Michelle Gay, and yoga with Alison West, Mark Whitwell, Genny Kapular and Kevin Gardiner.