hi I am Anastasi

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Anastasi Siotas

I am a Feldenkrais Trainer® Candidate based in New York City. I am a Greek-Australian, I studied at the University of Melbourne in 1977, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with first-class Honors, and later a Master’s in Education and a Masters in Movement and Dance.

My professional work experience includes Commonwealth-funded research in Marine Cell Biology and as a Professional Modern Dancer, Choreographer, and Director, before undertaking training in the Feldenkrais Method® in 1993 at the University of Sydney.

I moved to New York City in 1997 to further my studies and to assist in the training of new Feldenkrais® Practitioners. While in NY I completed Master's Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and trained in Kinesthetic Anatomy with choreographer and anatomist Irene Dowd, with whom I continue to work.

In 2004 I began studying Movement Analysis at the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies Institute of NY, where I am now on faculty. I have been teaching Anatomy and Kinesiology for the past 11 years. I also became interested in the field of biotensegrity and Anatomy for the 21st Century, after meeting Dr. Stephen Levin in 2014. It has been another wonderful journey of discovery tying together many interests in biology, nature's geometric designs, and the physical properties of movement.

I maintain a private practice in movement education for individuals and groups in downtown Manhattan as well as online through my membership at SiotasMoves

My teaching is informed by the intersection of Structure and Function in movement and experiences gained as a Trainer Candidate in the Feldenkrais Method® and as a Senior Trainer of Ruthy Alon’s Movement Intelligence programs (based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais) – Bones for Life, Walk for Life, and Movement Solutions.

From 1998 until the present, I have had the joy of training many new Feldenkrais practitioners in New York, as well as in professional training programs in Boston, Baltimore, Vienna/Austria, Tokyo/Japan, Dalian/China, Kelowna/Canada, Amsterdam/Holland, and Melbourne/Australia.

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