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

Release into Strength w. Lesley Powell

In the beginning of Movements Afoot,  I had a wonderful Alexander teacher give a class, Release into Strength.  When the spine is stuck, we use other efforts around fixed places in our bodies.  In January 30 Embodied Anatomy Pilates mat, we are going to explore...

Grounding: Upcoming Classes w. Lesley Powell

Grounding:The Power of Feeling the Floor In our attention to getting our workout done fast and strong, we forget about the most fundamental part of movement. Whatever our position; floor, quadruped, sitting or standing, how your body uses the ground is essential....

Dynamic Stability is freeing. A Pilates Reformer series w. Lesley A. Powell

Dynamic Stability is freeing. Irmgard Bartenieff taught a lot about dynamic stability.  There is constant changes of coordination of the body to facilitate movement.  There are poor cues of locking the body down that I have heard in my life pursing dance, pilates,...