Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology
with Amy Matthews
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology is made up of two one-year courses, each of which travels through the body addressing structure and movement from an experiential perspective, involving discussion and movement. Using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF and various yoga practices, we will discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications. In alternate years we focus on different systems:
- Year one: the bones, joints and ligaments that provide support, allow movement, and transmit weight and force through space.
- Year two: the muscular system and how it creates, modulates and refines our movement choices.
EA&K trimesters cover different parts of the body:
- The fall session focuses on the spine.
- The winter session focuses on the lower limb (foot to pelvis).
- The spring session focuses on the upper limb (hand to scapula).
There are no prerequisites for these courses. All ability levels are 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 to receive $50 off.
Pay in full for an entire year at least eight weeks in advance to receive $300 off.
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
I went to see Amy to learn more about my feet. I wanted to learn how to use my foot muscles better and how to walk better. She helped me with both of these concerns. She analyzes you as an individual. Amy feels it may be possible for some people to learn to wean themselves off orthotics. This is a novel idea in orthopedics and I think she is right. I know this is a novel idea because I have been a physical therapist for 20 years and never hear this idea being discussed. Her approach is refreshing and valuable.—Howard Nelson PT
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