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:  Sensing the Core Workshop w. Lesley Powell

Anatomy Dances:  Sensing the Core Here are some drawings that will be included in the pdf sent to participants.  You can choose to make copies of these drawings as we go over the amazing webbing of our muscles on our backs.  It is our own coloring book pages. Learning...

Anatomy Dances: The Multifidus 

The multifidus stabilizes the spine. It’s unique design brings extra strength. I see it as a flying moving buttress of the spine. Learning anatomy through drawing with Irene Dowd changed my understanding of the body.  Drawing is touch.  Do not worry about being an...

Anatomy Dances: Rotatores

Rotatores muscles are small muscles near the lateral portion of the. vertebral column from the transverse and spinous processes of thoracic.  The rotatores function are stabilizers, extensors and rotators of the spine. Learning anatomy through drawing with Irene Dowd...