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Amy Matthews

BA, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, in Theater and Philosophy. She has been teaching movement since 1994 and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA), Infant Development Movement Educator (IDME), a Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) Teacher and registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (RSMT/RSME) and with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and with Yoga Alliance as an E-500 RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).

Amy leads the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga and the Embodied Anatomy and Yoga BMC® programs in the United States. She co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley, CA for five years and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years. She has taught embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in New York, Philadelphia, Berkeley, and Nebraska, and internationally in Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Israel, Slovakia and Japan.

Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy, and together Amy and Leslie lead The Breathing Project's Advanced Studies Program. Amy also works privately as a movement therapist and yoga teacher, integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).

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.

Courses taught in Dance/Movement Therapy Program

2012-2013

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