Upcoming Workshops

Balanced Body Movement Principles with Lesley Powell

Studio 26 250 W. 26th St.  #4
March 17 & April 7 2019 . 10 AM -7 PM
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The Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance.

The movement principles course includes five sections:

  • Whole Body Movement
  • Trunk Integration
  • Lower Body Training
  • Upper Body Training
  • Mobility and Restoration

The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.

Program includes:

  • General discussion and overview of anatomy including bones and joints in specific relationship to movement
  • Exercise instruction in foundational exercises which apply to any movement and fitness setting
  • A detailed, full color manual with 5 accompanying DVDs and streaming video to enhance your learning experience*
  • Cueing, coaching and teaching tips

Anatomy Dances

A journey about anatomy and movement by Lesley A. Powell
5 Day workshop in Okinawa Japan June 24-28, 2019


Anatomy Dances is about the shifting dances around the body to create and support movement.  Lesley A. Powell brings together her studies of anatomy, Bartenieff Fundamentalstm, Biotensegrity, dance, fitness training, Laban’s Space Harmony, Pilates, somatic practices and yoga.  Past learning of anatomy is to see the body in parts. Sometimes learning needs to start basic by learning names of bones and muscles. Eventually one has to come to see the body as a complex coordination of phrasing of muscles around our joints.

5 Day workshop in Okinawa Japan June 24-28, 2019

  • Opening – Anatomy Dances
  • Anatomy Dances and the Core
  • Anatomy Dances – Arm Dances to the Core
  • Anatomy Dances – Legs Dances to the Core
  • Anatomy Dances – The Dance of Gait
Balanced Body Pilates on Tour – Boston July 20-21

Call to Arms: Hand-Scapula Relationship to the Core
Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM

This workshop explores the connections of the hand to the scapula to the core. With waking up important dormant muscles of the hand and rotator cuff muscles, we can enhance a functional shoulder girdle. When the hand-scapula relationship is working correctly, the core immediately works deeper.

Biotensegrity and Pilates: A New Model of Movement
Sunday 9 AM – 12 PM

New discoveries in science are making us look at the body and movement in new ways. Fascial science and the concepts of biotensegrity are providing a new framework for understanding the foundation of support within our bodies. Graham Scharr and Rudolph Laban both were fascinated by numerous examples of geometric patterns and shapes in nature and their relationship to the body. Learn about these new models and how they can inform Pilates practice and teaching.
Appropriate for comprehensively trained instructors. 

“Reflections” – Watercolor by Lesley A. Powell