Announcement About Our Future

October 2015

Hello everyone,

amy-leslie_DSC1409-1000x618We (Leslie and Amy) have an important announcement to make:

The current offering of courses and programs at The Breathing Project will end in Summer 2017 at which time we’ll be closing our space.

We have been working together (teaching, wrangling, writing and refining) at The Breathing Project since March 2003, when we opened our doors on 26th St in NYC. Each year we have each offered anatomy courses, weekend courses and summer immersions to movement teachers and explorers of all kinds, and our students have taken the inquiries and ideas they’ve gotten here and spread them all over the world! This is extraordinarily fulfilling.

Over the last year or so, as we’ve discussed our respective long-term plans, we’ve realized that we each have a deep sense of satisfaction with what we’ve created at The Breathing Project… and we’re ready to turn our time and attention to other projects. We are deeply honored by the integrity, curiosity and commitment of the teachers and students who have spent time with us and hope that if you have been part of our past, you will wish us luck in the future.

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to come study with us in person at The Breathing Project, this is the moment!

Each year of our anatomy courses will be offered one more time, and there’s a full year of Practices in Embodied Teaching weekends in 2016. This year’s round of anatomy courses begins next week, and there are still spaces left! We also invite you to participate in our membership community, which will be active through Summer 2017.

If you have specific questions about registration for courses this year, there are details below, or email

If you’d like to share any comments with us and The Breathing Project community about what The Breathing Project has meant to you, please feel free to add a comment below.

We wish you all our best and are excited to share our next chapters, whatever and wherever they may be!


Amy & Leslie

Read our FAQs here.


14 Responses

  1. Narelle Carter-Quinlan says:

    Ahhh, change. It never ceases. Well done, both of you. What you created and offered is stupendous. It meant the world to me Amy, to study with you when I came to NYC from across the pond. Truly, I thank you deeply. I hope to continue in whatever form that takes.
    Huge Love to you both,

  2. Laura Brown says:

    The Breathing Project is a unique place. There’s nowhere else that offers such a depth of instruction and wisdom and generosity. I remember the opening party! While I’m sad to hear you plan on closing The Breathing Project, I’m very happy to have been a part of the community (to still be part of the community!). I’m sure you both will go on to great things & I hope to be part of those, too.
    With much love & namastaes!

  3. Anna Sandgren says:

    Thank You for letting me spend so much time at The Breathing Project, it was like a second home to me and I just loved entering the space. So much gratitude for those years and I truly miss you and your classes, such a bless to have been part of what you created.
    Much love,

  4. Vibhusha says:

    Have so appreciated your integrity, hospitality, and insights over the years. Bravo! Brava!
    Best of good fortune to you in your future endeavors.

  5. Amy Weintraub says:

    Blessings on exploring the infinite potential this decision unleashes! Oh, how your students will miss you. ~ a warm and loving namaste, Amy

  6. Delene says:

    Leslie I have used your book on tow of my teacher training courses when I felt lost and stuck.m I have appreciated your articles and instruction ale it through media forms … I dreamt of having started this journey sooner and been able to do your courses … it would help being on the same continent 🙂 but to travel from SA is a bit of a stretch.

    Perhaps your next phase might see you traveling – By the way did you know SA is a beautiful country to explore ( hint hint wink wink)
    Thank you for valuable knowledge and dedication

  7. Jilly Stone says:

    Meeting you Leslie at the breathing Project has been extroadinary . Thanks to you Teaching , Rebecca I would never have met you period.

    You are famous , and I know you . This is thrilling!

    Hope to get in there soon. love, Jilly Stone

  8. Mie Miller says:

    Hi Leslie and Amy,

    I am grateful that I had an opportunity to study at the Breathing Project a few years ago. I truly enjoyed the experience. While I will certainly miss the space, I am also excited about what is to come. I look forward to future opportunities to receive your teachings, which have helped me deepen my practice and inspired me in many ways.

    Warm Regards,

  9. Allegra says:

    Thank you so much for all that you have done and continue to do. I am so grateful for the work I participated in and learned at Breathing Project. Amy, you are absolutely wonderful. The space you have created will be deeply missed.

  10. Clare Daniell says:

    In visiting New York a couple of years ago I was so amazed to find you both teaching, live, to small intimate groups, easily accessible and available every week. Such a unique space with so much in depth comprehension to offer it was truly an honour to study with you both. Thank you for all you have created, looking forward to new chapters.

  11. Melinda Atkins says:

    A memorable moment in time spent with Leslie at The Breathing Project in the Spring of 2010 helped shift my perspective. As we grow closer to 2017, the heart becomes heavier in knowing The Breathing Project soon will be gone…
    Amazingly awesome futures to you both- Rock on!

  12. Kim Stetz says:

    Thank you for all you have created and done for the yoga community. Though I was only able to participate in 2 weekends, I learned memorable techniques that I bring into my classes and will use in my teacher trainings. Pure genius and deep bows.

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