FEAY Immersion Faculty

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Lisa Clark and Amy Matthews are the co-developers of the new Body Mind Centering & Yoga Immersion Series: Foundations in Embodied Anatomy, and Foundations in Developmental Movement.

Lisa and Amy will direct and co-teach the series. They both have worked closely with Bonnie in the development of BMC & Yoga since the courses began in 2000, and are pleased to be coming together as a team.  Julee Snyder will assist and has worked extensively with both Lisa Clark and Amy Matthews.

Lisa Clark - image 1Lisa Clark began her studies of BMC in 1983 and has become one of the leading innovators of the integration of Yoga and Body-Mind Centering, actively engaged in the training, teaching and development of this form for over 30 years. Lisa was the program coordinator and co-teacher with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of the first BMC & Yoga programs in Amherst, MA from 2000-2004. She continued as faculty and teaching assistant in the NYC program 2005-2007. Lisa then became the Educational Director of the first European BMC & Yoga Embodied Anatomy & Yoga program in Berlin, Germany 2009-2012. She has taught in the Somatic Movement Education programs in the United States and Brazil from 2007 to currently.

Lisa Clark is the Co-owner and Educational Director of Yoga On The Square in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2002 she founded EmbodiYoga, a 500-hr RYS with Yoga Alliance, which offers advanced workshops and trainings that integrate Yoga, BMC and Somatics, for the last 14 years. She is a ERYT-500 with Yoga Alliance, registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, a BMC teacher and practitioner, and has done the EAY, EDMY, IDME BMC trainings. Lisa teaches and leads workshops internationally at schools and studios throughout the United States, South America, Europe and China. She has a private BMC and movement therapy practice in Pittsburgh.

Visit Lisa’s website at www.embodiyogalisaclark.com

Amy adjusting ea asana copyAmy Matthews began the BMC & Yoga program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Lisa Clark in 2000. She has been teaching movement since 1994 and is a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a movement therapist and yoga teacher. Amy was the Program Director for the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga, and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga BMCSM programs in NYC and Portland OR from 2009 – 2016. She co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley, CA for five years. Amy is faculty of the Somatic Movement Education program in Oregon, and was faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years. She teaches embodied anatomy and movement workshops in the United States and internationally.

Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the book Yoga Anatomy, and is the Education Director of The Breathing Project in New York City, where both Amy and Leslie teach. Amy also works privately, integrating Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, Body-Mind Centering and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). She is E-500 RYT with Yoga Alliance, registered with ISMETA as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, and with IAYT ( International Association of Yoga Therapists), CMA, IDME, RSMT/RSME.

Visit Amy’s website at www.embodiedasana.com

Julee Snyder will serve as assistant for the program.  Julee has been studying yoga with Lisa Clark since 1995 and Body-Mind Centering since 1999.  She is the Director of Therapeutic Programming at Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC.  She is a BMC Practitioner, an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher, Pilates Teacher, Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist and Visceral Manipulation Therapist.  She routinely assists various BMC programs and co-teaches with Lisa in her EmbodiYoga Teacher Training.