published by Oxford University Press:

book coverFunctional 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)





Functional Awareness and Yoga: An Anatomical Guide to the Body in Reflective Practice
by Allegra Romita & Nancy Romita

  • Teaches readers to work smarter rather than harder by integrating whole body action
  • Offers way for readers to receive maximum benefit through thewhole day even after the mat
  • Features a practical somatic approach to movement training called Functional Awareness®

Functional Awareness and Yoga is by far the best resource for yoga teacher training. Finally there is a book that is clear and concise making anatomy and physiology accessible to all yogis through comprehensive and fluid teachings.”
— Ossi Raveh RYT, author, and founder of Brooklyn Yoga Project

“As a physician and medical educator for more than 25 years, and as a lifelong athlete, I have found answers through FA® to the questions that I didn’t even know how to ask.”
 Jeoff Brennick MD, Professor Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine

“The Romitas have years of experience as teachers; thus the clarity of this book…  With beautiful illustrations and photographs, reflective questions, suggestions for applications to everyday life, and with an emphasis on mindful practices, the book is lucid and accessible.”
Karen Kohn Bradley, Certified Movement Analyst, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland