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.

Intro to Embodied Anatomy: Feeling and Understanding Anatomy The Shoulder and Arms 3/29 new date-NYC w. Lesley Powell

elbowscap2Intro to Embodied Anatomy: Feeling and Understanding Anatomy  The Shoulder and Arms

With Lesley Powell. Faculty of Balanced Body, CMA and Level I Franklin Method Teacher

In these workshops, we are going to learn anatomy not only intellectually but through feeling. Understanding how the muscles works on your body and then learning how to identify the look and feel of the body is essential for teaching. Applications will be made to Pilates, Yoga and dance repertory.

$125  Click here to register
Saturdays 3-6:30 PM

Anatomy of the Muscles of the Arms  3/29/2014
Anatomy of the Muscles of the distal influencing the core- elbow & hands and shin & feet  TBA

Cueing through the Senses: 
How Tactile Cues can enhance your clients session w. Apollonia Holzer at Movements Afoot

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City  212-904-1399 www.movementsafoot.com

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City 212-904-1399 http://www.movementsafoot.com

Cueing through the Senses: 
How Tactile Cues can enhance your clients session

With Apollonia HolzerApollonia
March 8, 2014 2:30-5:30
$125 (Early Bird Discount Register by the 15th of the month prior to workshop date $100) Click here to register

Clients learn differently. Verbal Cues gives the client information on how to perform a movement. Since we are teaching movement, cueing clients through touch lets them experience the movement and support the body on many different levels: bone, muscle, tissue, fascia, and joints…

In this workshop we will improve our skills of touch to better absorb information on how the client is working. We also want our touch cues to give your clients a clear message.  With new awareness of how we communicate through the nonverbal, this will support a deeper level in your client’s movement.

The focus will also show you how to open the joints and release muscles of the ankle, leg, hip and shoulder. These releases will lead our clients to experience a new physicality.

Pilates Equipment Workshop for Dancers w. Joy Karley and Mary Burns PHD in NYC

postcardPilates Equipment Workshop for Dancers

with Joy Karley for young dancers

click here to register
Thursdays 12-1pm  1/23-1/27
6 week workshop $120 or Single Drop In $31

with Mary Burns PHD Pilates Equipment Class for Dancers

click here to register
Mondays 2/17-3/10 10-11 AM
4 weeks  $80
Single Drop In $31

Dancers for years have been using Pilates to help improve their dancing and balance strength and flexibility. Emphasis will be the primary focus to assist in strengthening and lengthening areas commonly injured in the dance community.

Core strengthening of the abdominals and opposing back muscles will be part of each class, as one’s body awareness and safety throughout! Strengthening legs and arms is equally important in coordination with the core. Proper alignment will also be taught to understand proper concepts of turnout, use of legs and core. 3 person minimum to run workshop.
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Pilates Equipment Class for Young Dancers

postcardI am excited to announce the beginning of a new series for dancers.  This one is for young dancers.

Pilates Equipment Class for Young Dancers

With Joy Karley Thursdays noon. 1/23-27

6 week workshop $120

Single class $31

Dancers for years have been using Pilates to help improve their dancing and balance strength and flexibility. Emphasis will be the primary focus to assist in strengthening and lengthening areas commonly injured in the dance community.

Core strengthening of the abdominals and opposing back muscles will be part of each class, as one’s body awareness and safety throughout! Strengthening legs and arms is equally important in coordination with the core. Proper alignment will also be taught to understand proper concepts of turnout, use of legs and core.

3 person minimum to run workshop.

Intro to Embodied Anatomy: Seeing, Feeling and Touch to Understand Core Anatomy at Movements Afoot

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City  212-904-1399 www.movementsafoot.com

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City 212-904-1399 http://www.movementsafoot.com

Intro to Embodied Anatomy: Feeling and Understanding Anatomy

With Lesley Powell. Faculty of Balanced Body, CMA and Level I Franklin Method TeacherIliopsoas

In these workshops, we are going to learn anatomy not only intellectually but through feeling. Understanding how the muscles works on your body and then learning how to identify the look and feel of the body is essential for teaching. Applications will be made to Pilates, Yoga and dance repertory.

$125 (Early Bird Discount Register by the 15th of the month prior to workshop date $100)
Saturdays 3-6:30 PM

  • Anatomy of the Muscles of the Core 12/7/2013
  • Anatomy of the Muscles of the Hip and Femur  1/4/2014
  • Anatomy of the Muscles of the Arms  2/8/2014
  • Anatomy of the Muscles of the distal influencing the core- elbow & hands and shin & feet 3/29/2014

Pilates Lab for Teachers: Muscular Imbalances of Upper Spine 12/7 at Movements Afoot

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City  212-904-1399 www.movementsafoot.com

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City 212-904-1399 http://www.movementsafoot.com

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With Lesley Powell
$60 (Early Bird Discount Register by the 15th of the month prior to workshop date $50)

Lesley Powell brings to this workshop her amazing knowledge of being a Pilates teacher, a certified Laban Movement Analyst and Franklin Method and advanced studies about the body. She will teach you the skill of observation, and how to use the Pilates/ other movement repertory to make positive changes in your client’s well-being.

Upper Spine  12/7/2013, 1-3 PM
Hip and knee 1/4/2014, 1-3 PM
Arms and shoulders 2/8/2014, 1-3 PM
Lower leg and foot   3/29/2014 1-3 PM

New Pilates Equipment Classes w. Joy Karley at Movements Afoot

joykarleyNew Pilates Equipment Classes w. Joy Karley at Movements Afoot

Join Joy  Tuesdays at 5 PM and Thursdays at Noon

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City  212-904-1399 www.movementsafoot.com

49 W. 27th St. Mezzanine B, New York City 212-904-1399 http://www.movementsafoot.com