Developmental Fundamentals with Amy Matthews

Thursdays, 8:00am - 9:00am

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 people with injuries, and for anyone who would like to know their body better.

This is a small group class and pre-registration is required. Please contact Amy at to register.

Amy’s teaching┬áhas introduced me to the study of movement as a study of relationships that reveal themselves from the inside out. I study with Amy because her lessons are questions that lead endlessly to new discoveries. She shares her vast knowledge by provoking query and exploration in her students, transmitting kinesthetic information as that which one finds for and in themselves. Herein lies her enormous generosity as a teacher.

—Andrea Andersson, yoga teacher

Amy Matthew’s non-judgmental teaching approach includes questions and invitations to explore in a totally safe environment. Amy’s classes have changed my understanding and relationship to my body, to my movements, and to my life. One friend who I brought to the class has called her classes one of the Best Kept Secrets in New York City. And I agree.

—Judith Feldman