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 Bringing 3d in your Physical Practice w. lap

Anatomy Dances Bringing 3d in your Physical Practice New roadmaps to understand the body: Laban’s Space Harmony, Biotensegrity and Bartenieff Fundamentalstm Biotensegrity, Laban’s Space Harmony- 3D and Bartenieff Fundamentalstm are new maps of how the body moves in...

Finding New maps for the Body and better Fitness With Lesley A. Powell

Finding New maps for the Body and better Fitness With Lesley A. Powell Laban’s Space Harmony are rich maps describing all the possible ways the body moves in space.  A ballet dancer uses different maps than a golfer.  Sometimes our personal maps are a little off and...

Embodied Anatomy and Pilates Online classes with Lesley Powell

Connections is coordinations.  Depending how the action of the body, there are different organizations needed for certain movements.  A dancer doing a pirouette uses their body differently than a salsa dancer.  The body is used differently in karate vs capoeira both...