In this workshop we will look at “observation” as an important skill that can be practiced, and that is fundamental to being able to work therapeutically with people. Drawing on ideas from Laban Movement Analysis and Body-Mind Centering, we’ll explore and practice naming our own perspectives, offering observations, and seeing what therapeutically might arise from the conversation.

Amy Matthews, BMC Teacher, IDME, CMA, RSMT/RSME has been teaching workshops and courses in the US and internationally since 1994. She is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and a movement therapist and yoga teacher.

Amy is the Program Director of Sonder Movement Project, which offers the Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator programs for the School of Body-Mind Centering, and is the co-founder and co-director, with Sarah Barnaby, of Babies Project in NYC – a space dedicated to developmental movement for babies, toddlers, adults and elders.

Amy taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley CA, and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years. She also co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the book Yoga Anatomy.

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