Sign up now for Early Bird Discount to Anatomy Trains & Pilates Workshop 11/8 w. Doris Pasteleur Hall

To register: 212-414-1103

231 W. 18th St. NYC To register: 212-414-1103

Doris Pasteleur Hall will also be teaching a Master Pilates Equipment Class

Exploring the Psoas Equipment class.  November 8 2-3 PM 

Intermediate-Advanced $36. Class rates apply (no discounts for this class)

Doris Pasteleur Hall teaching Anatomy in Clay

Anatomy Trains & Pilates
Saturdays 3:15 -6:15 PM  $150 Early Bird discount pay by prior month by the 15th   15% off

Anatomy Trains provides a comprehensible way for movement educators to observe the body morephoto clearly. Throughout each workshop you be able to identify and trace one of the 6 fascial lines of Anatomy Trains. These tools will expand your postural assessment and provide more effective choices on how to help the student/client within the Pilates repertoire.

SUPERFICIAL BACK LINE               November 8
The Superficial Back Line protects and connects the entire posterior surface of the body.

Pilates Equipment class for Movers and Shakers w. Lesley Powell Fridays at 3/NYC

Tangos & TanglesPilates Equipment class for Movers and Shakers

To register: 212-414-1103

To register: 212-414-1103

Fridays 3:00 – 4:15 PM  Reservation is required.

Pilates is great for building of strength, coordination and flexibility for professional movers such as dancers and athletes.  This intermediate/ advanced class is about creating better foundations of balance, technique and it’s applications to standing such as dance and other activities.  End of class we will explore Pilates principles to standing, dance and other activities.

Pilates Lab: Anatomy Trains and Pilates with Doris Pasteleur Hall/NYC

To register: 212-414-1103

231 W. 18th St. NYC To register: 212-414-1103

with Doris Pasteleur HallDoris Pasteleur Hall teaching Anatomy in Clay

Saturdays 3:15 -6:15 PM  $150 Early Bird discount pay by prior month by the 15th   15% off

Anatomy Trains provides a comprehensible way for movement educators to observe the body morephoto clearly. Throughout each workshop you be able to identify and trace one of the 6 fascial lines of Anatomy Trains. These tools will expand your postural assessment and provide more effective choices on how to help the student/client within the Pilates repertoire.

SUPERFICIAL BACK LINE               November 8
The Superficial Back Line protects and connects the entire posterior surface of the body.

SUPERFICIAL FRONT LINE             January 24
The Superficial Front line protects and connects the entire anterior surface of the body.

LATERAL LINE                                   February 21
The Lateral Line frames both sides of the entire body from mid-foot to the ear.

SPIRAL LINE                                      March 21
The Spiral Line begins on each side of the skull and loops itself from back to front to the same hip as the skull. In the leg the line moves along the anterolateral thigh under the arch of the foot and back up.

ARM LINES                                        April 25
The Arm lines have four distinct myofascial directions.We will trace the muscle/fascial chain from the core to distal end of the arm lines

FUNCTIONAL LINES                                    May 9
The Functional Lines apply the arm ,torso and legs in the front and well as the back body. It is mostly used in contralateral movements of every day life and sports.

DEEP FRONT LINE                           June 27
The Deep Front Line means the core of the entire body. Between front/back and side to side of the body. We will trace the muscle/fascial chain that goes from the foot through the adductors, psoas, diaphragm, throat and side of the skull.

Doris Pasteleur Hall 
Doris has been a student and a teacher of movement, including dance, Pilates and Yoga, for over 30 years. Her complementary research into the somatic modalities of Laban, Body-Mind Centering, Anatomy in Clay and kinetic anatomy have fostered and augmented her interest in the body-mind embodiment. She attended the first Body language from Kinesis done in New York City with Tom Meyers, author of Anatomy Trains.
Doris currently works with Tara Collins, PT at Black Rock Physical Therapy in Bridgeport, CT as a very qualified movement/neuromuscular re-educator. She continues to teach Pilates independently specializing with injuries and pain. Doris strives to continuously hone her teaching abilities to help people get from where they are to where they want to be.
Doris had studied and taught at Carol Trier’s Pilates studio.  She also taught at White Cloud, New York, the first Gyrotonic studio from 1988-1993.  She has been teaching teachers since 1997 through the PhysicalMind and now internationally workshops to teachers about the body.

 

 

So You want To be a Pilates Teacher. Upcoming Balanced Body Schedule w. Lesley Powell

 

Lesley Powell

Lesley Powell

To Register for all Courses with Balanced Bodybalanced body

 

 

 

 

 MAT I

  • November 14-16. 2014
  • September 26-28 2015

MAT II

  • January 9-11, 2015
  • October 16-18 2015

REFORMER I

  • December 5-7 2014
  • November 6-8 2015

 REFORMER II

  • February 6-8, 2015
  • December 4-6. 2015

REFORMER III

  • March 6-8, 2015

APPARATUS I

  • April 17-19 2015

APPARATUS II

  • May 15-17, 2015

 

Two workshops at Chelsea Movements: Franklin Method: The 3-D Spine and Finding Balance in Scoliosis

To register: 212-414-1103

To register: 212-414-1103

Franklin Method: The 3-D Spine     Workshops for AllIMG_0028

September 27, 2014 2-3:30 PM        $45   Early bird discount by 9/15 $38.25
With Lesley Powell, Franklin Method Teacher, Certified Movement Analyst, Balanced Body Pilates Faculty

The spine is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments. This workshop will explain spinal evolution, design and function using imagery and simple movement. A new embodied understanding of the spine will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.

3-D Spine we get you to experience how the spine works especially in spiral movement. Part of the lack of effectiveness in overcoming back problems is that people do not understand how the spine moves. We look at the shape of each vertebra and the Sliding action of the facets in movement. We will apply this to the Pilates repertory and other modalities.

Franklin Method: The 3-D Spine and Finding Balance in the Scoliotic Spine         Muscular Imbalances
Teacher Workshop

September 27, 2014 2-6 PM           $120   Early bird discount by 9/15    $102
With Lesley Powell, Franklin Method Teacher, Certified Movement Analyst, Balanced Body Pilates Faculty

Part I 3-D Spine we get you to experience how the spine works especially in spiral movement. Part of the lack of effectiveness in overcoming back problems is that people do not understand how the spine moves. We look at the shape of each vertebra and the Sliding action of the facets in movement. We will apply this to the Pilates repertory and other modalities.

Part II With the understanding of how the spine moves in 3D, we can now apply these principles to muscular imbalances of the spine such as scoliosis. As movement teachers we often encounter clients with scoliosis. Just as individuals have unique spines, each scoliosis has its unique qualities. In this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the most common scoliotic curves and their musculoskeletal characteristics
  • Explore strategies to achieve balance and ease of motion in a unique scoliotic spine
  • Use Pilates repertory to facilitate change

21 Gun Salute- Movements Afoot is moving on.

21 Gun Salute-  Movements Afoot is moving on

watercolor anatomy by Lesley A. Powell

Watercolor anatomy by Lesley A. Powell


The best of 21 years of Movements Afoot is sharing with clients and teachers the passion about the body, how it moves and finding wellness. As of August 1, Movements Afoot will only be a website and the location at 27th st. is closing.

I am in negotiating with merging with another Pilates studio.  Once the agreement is signed, I will share the details with you.  Tentatively July 26th will be the last day of classes.

Celebrating my 60th birthday this year and 21 years of Movements Afoot, I am moving on to concentrate on teaching clients, teachers and developing educational projects through writing and educational videos.  I have had an exciting collaboration with FusionFitness online with educational videos for teachers.  I am very excited by this change.

Stay tune to our website.  Our website will be updated with our collaboration with a Pilates studio for classes and privates, Balanced Body Pilates Teacher program, new workshops for all and teachers and other educational materials to keep you in tune with the wonder of your body mind.

I have been blessed with having wonderful clients and teachers who have shared the passion about the body.  I look forward to sharing more with you with the new changes in my life.

Lesley Powell

P.S.  All series that have expirations dates from now to 7/26/2014, must be completed at Movements Afoot.  NO Extensions/Refunds

Bodhi Suspension Class
 – Where the Navy seals meet the Ballerina at Movements Afoot

Movements Afoot is excited to announce our upcoming classes of Bodhi Suspension Class as well as teacher certification weekend for Bodhi Suspension System training with Joy Karley!  Bodhi Suspension System takes your body to a new level of fitness and balance compared to TRX. 

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Movements Afoot is excited to announce our upcoming classes of Bodhi Suspension Class as well as teacher certification weekend for Bodhi Suspension System training with Joy Karley!  Bodhi Suspension System takes your body to a new level of fitness and balance compared to TRX.

What is Bodhi?  Come join us and learn the essential Bodhi exercises and how to create balanced class sequences using Balanced Body’s unique track system!  Taking the body out of alignment with gravity fires the core stability muscles and develops integrated, whole body strength and dynamic flexibility.

The bodhi rope suspension system and core strengthening method are an eclectic mixture of conventional strength training, Pilates and rehabilitative exercises, and stretches all supported and challenged by utilizing four adjustable ropes with multiple attachments.  These are designed to serve all strengthening, flexibility, and cross training needs for any activity or sport.  Appropriate for anyone with movement experience.

Khita Whyatt, the inventor of this system, developed Bohdi after a serious accident in a car.  Due to a brain injury and paralysis to her left side, she had to find a way to get her skeletal muscles to work.  Suspension rehabilitation got her from feeling like a wet noodle to being more fit than ever.  By moving the body away from the center of gravity, the core muscles are forced to contract. As the core muscles fire, they move closer and tighter to the bones, but at an angle that opens up and supports the joint. This allows for a greater range of motion so that the superficial muscles, those closest to the surface of the skin, can strengthen and become more flexible.

Testimonials:

  • “The bodhi ropes system is an incredible, high-quality fitness workout. Perfectly combining balance, strength, stability, flexibility, and whole-body integration, this innovative workout has enhanced so many areas of my life — sitting at a computer, walking, running, biking, yoga.  I cannot recommend these classes and this system highly enough!”  – Stacie
  • “The unexpected result of a reduction in my chronic back pain leads me to believe that the bodhi system also belongs in hospitals’ Physical Therapy/Rehab departments” – Ted

Bodhi Suspension Classes at Movements Afoot
Thursdays at 6 PM with Joy Karley starting May 8.

Special for May only.  Bodhi Class $20 a time offer.

Bodhi Suspension System Teacher certification with Joy Karley at Movements Afoot
Saturday, June 21st through Sunday, June 22nd from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.