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

Embodied Anatomy Reformer:  Core has Six Limbs w. Lesley Powell

In my studies with teachers of BodyMind Centering, there is a wonderful image of the body having six limbs.  There are your two legs, two arms, head and tail for the six limbs. Another great image is naval radiation of feeling your center energized to your six limbs. ...

May’s Theme Embodied Anatomy: Core has Six Limbs w. Lesley A. Powell

In my studies with teachers of BodyMind Centering, there is a wonderful image of the body having six limbs.  There are your two legs, two arms, head and tail for the six limbs. Another great image is naval radiation of feeling your center energized to your six limbs. ...

Hand It to Me w. Lesley Powell

We are all prone to overuse injuries. My Pilates teaching career started at a physical therapy practice in 1990.  Majority of our clients were journalists suffering with Repetitive Stress Injuries due to overuse injuries on computers.  The typewriter offered some...