Study her Questions.
Not the answers to those questions, but the questions themselves.
Amy believes that the magic is held in the questions. In the possibilities. In the way we approach ourselves and the world around us.
It's why her students love her - she creates a safe space in which to explore, then she asks questions that lead each person to their own sense of curiosity, discovery, and deep inner knowing.
You know that spark you can see in someone's eyes when they start speaking about something that really lights them up? That's how Amy gets when she speaks about Embodiment.
A fabulous way to get some insight into Amy, and to peek inside her work, is to check out this short video (2:56):
Classical biographies and credentials don't tell the entire story, of course. But when you take a moment to consider the rich tapestry of experiences that Amy has woven together, you'll start to recongize the various threads of where her teaching comes from.
And then you'll begin to understand why there is no one else quite like her to lead you on a journey of a richer experience of yourself.
Amy Matthews, CMA, IDME, BMC Teacher, RSMT/RSME has been teaching movement since 1994.
She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, and a yoga therapist and yoga teacher.
Amy is co-director of Babies Project in New York City with Sarah Barnaby.
Amy leads the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga and the Embodied Anatomy and Yoga BMC® programs in the United States. She co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley, CA for five years and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years. She has taught embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in New York, Philadelphia, Berkeley, and Nebraska, and internationally in Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Israel, Slovakia and Japan.
Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy. You can study with her personally online at EmbodiedAnatomy.net, or in the YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals Course, which she co-teaches with Leslie Kaminoff.
Amy also works privately as a movement therapist and yoga teacher, integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
Amy is certified as a yoga teacher by Yoga Union and Heart of Yoga, and as a Motherhand Shiatsu practitioner. She is registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and with Yoga Alliance as an E-500 RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).
Amy has studied with a range of inspiring teachers: dissection workshops with Gil Hedley, neuro-muscular reeducation with Irene Dowd, Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, full-contact karate with Michelle Gay, and yoga with Alison West, Mark Whitwell, Genny Kapular and Kevin Gardiner.