Be Mind Body

Lesley A. Powell brings together her unique career as a dancer, choreographer, world acclaimed Pilates instructor, movement educator and artist.

Movements Afoot was founded with the philosophy of teaching people the basic concepts of movement theory: proper movement initiation, integrating breath with movement and spinal integrity, by equipping people with the necessary tools for a lifetime of fitness and wellness.  Lesley incorporated the best education in the somatics field.

Lesley Powell has appeared in many articles about Mind Body Fitness including Elle, Newsday, the Village Voice, Shape Magazine, etc.

Art by Lesley A. Powell

Looking at the Thoracolumbar fascia June 1-6 in classes w. Lesley A. Powell

The thoracolumbar fascia connects numerous muscles in the lumbar, thoracic, and sacral regions. It is also an important area of connection between the upper and lower extremities.  It is part of our dynamic stabilization of our spines as well as movers. When the...

Knee me – a Relationship between the Foot and Hip. Workshop. w. Lesley A. Powell

Knee me – a Relationship between the Foot and Hip Online with Lesley A. Powell $80 June 18 & 25, 2020.  2:30 – 4:00  PM 3 NCPT CEC. Live only The knee is a vulnerable challenged joint. Healthy and well aligned knees help with efficient function. However, incorrect...

Having a Leg to Stand on: Improving leg function in standing w. Lesley A. Powell

Having a Leg to Stand on is about improving leg function especially in standing.  Floor exercises are wonderful building blocks to create better strength.  Open chain exercises such as side kicks can teach you about certain connections.  Closed chain such as standing...