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

March Workshops with Lesley Powell NYC

Upcoming March Workshops 2020.  I am teaching two workshops this March.  Knee Me is a workshop using the Pilates Reformer on understanding how the knee works and enhancing function.  Sensing the Psoas is a unique class of using drawing to visualize the psoas and its...

Call to Arms

Call to Arms Let’s call to arms better information.  There is a lot of poor information about scapular stability.  I walk into many classes: dance, pilates, yoga, etc and hear the cue: Shoulders down, Press Your shoulders down! The problems of the shoulders might be...

Core is more than Abdominals.

Core is more than abdominals.  Anatomy dances of the core is about how there is a constant dance around joints of the torso for stability and mobility.  The dance starts around first around the harder structures; bones.  Our bones are our moving scaffolding for our...