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

Anatomy Dances: Waking up the spirals in the spine.

Anatomy Dances: Waking up the spirals in the spine. In healthy movement, the spine should be sequencing in subtle shifts of rotation.  The invitation of small movements to promote movement in all the areas of the spine can change your breath, use of core and use of...

Bringing Somatics into Your Practice

Anatomy Dances: New Lens for Seeing the Body Somatics is the sensing of the body.  Awareness is the precursor to change.  There are habits in our movements loves that gets in our way of healthy movement. This fall Movements Afoot has a series: New Eyes of...

Anatomy Dances A journey about anatomy and movement

Anatomy Dances - A journey about anatomy and movement Anatomy Dances is about the shifting dances around the body to create and support movement.  I bring together my studies of art, anatomy, biotensegrity, dance, somatic practices, fitness, Pilates, yoga, Laban’s...