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

Muscular Slings: New Interconnectedness of the Body

Muscular slings is a concept to describe the interconnected network of muscles and fascia in the body.  These slings work together to produce movement and maintain stability. Muscular slings shifts our thinking about the body as parts, but to a new interconnectedness...

Balanced Body New Program: Advanced Movement Principles

Put on your calendars teachers! Balanced Body New Program: Advanced Movement Principles Understanding the Body in Motion Help you develop strong critical reasoning skills to work with healthy and injured clients safely and effectively. Deepen your understanding of the...

I Pledge Allegiance to my Breastbone

Details about my upcoming workshop on have been released! Visit for all the information  I’d love to hear what you think! # #FusionPilates Visit New Online Pilates Workshop!   Many of our clients come in complaining of neck pain which is...