BF Fundamentals Workshop

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January 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Dates: 4 Sundays + 1

  • Sunday January 8th @ 2-5:00pm EST
  • Sunday January 15th @ 2-5:00pm EST
  • Sunday January 22nd @ 2-5:00pm EST
  • Sunday January 29th @ 2-5:00pm EST


  • Sunday February 5th @ 2-5pm EST – Application Workshop: Applying Bartenieff Fundamentals to Back Care

The Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) are a set of principles and movement sequences that can be used to observe and analyze the body in motion as well as to repattern habitual movement that does not serve us. Immerse yourself in an extraordinary, integrative movement experience that goes beyond technique, extends to all types of movement and maps new kinesthetic possibilities. All of our introductory workshops support somatic dance pedagogy and are useful in all areas of life. 

The full course plus one more 3 hour segment with Martha Eddy meets the Prerequisites for Moving For Life, BodyMind Dancing and Dynamic Embodiment studies.

Cost: $350 

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Ana Leon Bella has worked in movement for over 20 years as a dancer, fitness expert, and dance educator. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator (RSMT/E) with ISMETA, a Laban Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), and a Dance Educator. Ana teaches Dance History and Dance Criticism at Wagner College, and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Ana holds a Master’s degree in Dance Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. She is also a Dance Artist for the Phyllis Rose Dance Company. She became a Certified MFL Instructor in July 2015, and currently teaches all over the city and in the MFL Teacher Training Program. Ana speaks Spanish, Italian, and is knowledgeable in Mandarin Chinese.  

Martha Eddy, DEP, CMA, RSMT, EdD, and Licensed TBMC, is an international advocate of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy and speaker on Health, Wellness, and the BodyMind connection for over 30 years. The author of Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, Dr. Eddy has a new book coming out this year titled Dynamic Embodiment of the Sun Salutation. She is a lecturer on embodied cognition, eco-somatics, the interaction of neuro-motor and socio-emotional development, and the role of the body and movement in peace education and violence prevention.