Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology: Muscles
with Amy Matthews

Three trimesters: Oct 2015-Jun 2016

Fridays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

In this course we will focus on the muscular system and how it creates, modulates and refines our movement choices.  We will travel through the body addressing structure and movement from an experiential perspective, using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF and various yoga practices to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.

Each trimester covers a different part of the body: The fall session focuses on the spine, the winter session focuses on the lower limb (foot to pelvis) and the spring session on the upper limb (hand to scapula). Class involves both discussion and movement.

The A&K Asana class that follows is based on the topic that is being taught in the Embodied A&K class, and is an opportunity to see how that material can be integrated into an asana practice.


  • Fall: Oct 8 – Dec 17, 2016: Spine
  • Winter: Jan 14 – Mar 24, 2016: Lower Limbs
  • Spring: Apr 7 – June 30, 2016: Upper Limbs

Fridays, 1:00-3:30pm

Also on Fridays with Amy:

A&K Asana
Fridays, 3:45-5:00pm
This class is an opportunity to spend time experiencing and integrating particular parts of the anatomy and kinesiology material that has been taught in the Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology class that afternoon, and is an opportunity to see how that material can be integrated into an asana practice.


There are no prerequisites for this course. Any level of ability is welcome, and no previous yoga experience is necessary. Each trimester can be taken separately, and the course can be started at the beginning of any trimester.


Full year course (three trimesters) $2,700
Single trimester (Fall, Winter, or Spring) $900
Single Class (Limited availability. Spaces released on a first-come, first-served basis 20 minutes before class.) $95
Single Class & A&K Asana Combo $110


Pay in full for a single trimester at least eight weeks in advance and receive $50 off.
Pay in full for an entire year at least eight weeks in advance and receive $300 off.
Work-study discounts are available for a full year of study. Email  for more information.


Registration for this course will open in Spring 2015.

Amy’s teaching has 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 Matthews has thoroughly studied many somatic approaches like Laban/Bartenieff, Body-Mind Centering, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and the spirals work of Irene Dowd, so her yoga is informed by a lot of skillful, excellent stuff. But the way her classes unfold is easy, like a treasure hunt through the body’s landscape, one simple step at a time. She is flexible enough to meet each teaching moment with surprising appropriateness. When I am around Amy, I always feel better, and I am always learning.

—Doug MacKenzie


Cancellation Policies

  • Up to 2 weeks before – REFUND. Deposit will be refunded, minus a $30 processing fee.
  • Up to 7 days before – CREDIT. Deposit minus a $30 processing fee may be transferred to another workshop or course at The Breathing Project.
  • Less than 7 days before – No refunds or credits.
  • Transfer between in-person and online courses is not allowed.

Payment Policies: Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga and Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology

  • A deposit is required to hold your space: $200/trimester.
  • To receive an early registration discount, full payment must be received eight weeks prior to first session.
  • Payment plans must be arranged before session start and direct debit is required. A $10 processing fee will be added to each payment.
  • Full payment must be received prior to first session, unless a payment plan has been arranged in advance. Late payments will incur a $25 fee. We do not accept in-person payments on the first day of class.
  • Enrollment is by full cost of session. There is no pro-rated enrollment for partial attendance.

Post-Program Attendance: Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga and Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology

  • Once you have paid for a full year of an anatomy course with either Leslie or Amy, you can return to classes in that course at no cost, and for an unlimited time - space allowing, and at the discretion of the teacher.

Work-Study: Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga and Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology

  • A work-study discount of $900 is available for Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga and Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology.
  • Awards are given for study beginning in the fall.
  • Work-study students must commit to a full year of study, complete two 90-minute training shifts prior to start of the course, and work one two-hour shift per week for the duration of study.
  • Work-study students are not eligible for other discounts.

Questions? Please email register@breathingproject.org.