The Functional Awareness Center for Movement Inquiries

Functional Awareness® is a Romita-designed educational approach to embodied movement, reflection, inquiry, and research. 

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This Romita-designed method is a practical somatic approach in experiential anatomy to enhance our understanding of movement function, facilitate ease in body action and improve dynamic alignment.

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FA Yoga

FA yoga is a Romita-designed approach to deepen knowledge of the body, and provide tools in embodied anatomy for yoga students and teachers to discover ease in action both on and off the yoga mat. 


FA Alexander Technique Teacher Training (ATMTC)

A Romita-designed approach to the Alexander Technique incorporating experiential anatomy to enhance the understanding of movement function along with the verbal, hands on, & reflective practices required in Alexander Technique Teacher Training. This Center offers AmSAT certification in Alexander Technique as well as Post Certification workshops. Click here for more information >>


 Functional Awareness® Educator Training

This Center offers training in Functional Awareness® principles of movement function, efficiency of action, and sensorimotor cueing strategies for effective movement coaching.


 For more information on any of the Centers contact us as info@functionalawareness.org


Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers by Nancy Romita and Allegra RomitaGet the book!

Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers

by Nancy Romita and Allegra Romita

  • Innovative approach to anatomy and dance training, where anatomy meets artistry
  • Founded on over 30,000 hours of experience training dancers
  • Improves dance technique by enabling dancers to recruit effort efficiently

“I bought your book and have already used it in my introductory ballet class at Joy of Motion Dance Center.  It is clear, well-organized, and the illustrations clarify many of the things I tell my students.”
– Rima Faber (Chair, Dance Task Force of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards)

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