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

Tuckeroonie vs Posterior Tilt by Lesley A. Powell

June 3 at 2:15 PM we are going to explore Tuckeroonie vs Posterior Tilt in my online Embodied Anatomy Pilates Mat class.   A lot of clients mistakenly initiate abdominal work of posterior tilt with their legs.  You can see the muscles over engaged at the femoral fold...

Reformer Series Exploring Spinal Engines w. Lesley Powell

A well-working engine requires all the parts moving well.  This includes the concept of “spinal engine”.  With my studies with my teachers: Jean Claude West, Feldenkrais, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Pilates, I have come to new ideas about working with the spine.  We...

Embodied Anatomy Reformer Series: Muscular Slings w. Lesley Powell

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.