A 5-part course starting in March 2023  •  Kiel, Germany

Structural, Functional, and Experiential Anatomy for Yoga & Pilates Teachers and Manual Therapists (and trainee teachers in the final year of training)

Gary Carter shows how a thorough knowledge of anatomy can help teachers to make intelligent choices about the way they teach their pupils. His workshops involve the use of props, illustrations, and hands-on work in class to help demonstrate the principles that underlie your movement practice. This course of experiential anatomy will run for ten weekends.

THE ANATOMY SERIES

In the new format for Europe, this 5-part course explores the anatomy of movement in relation to practice, movement analysis, 3-D work, and experiential anatomy. It will encourage teachers to ’see‘ their students more clearly, thus helping with rehabilitative issues. The course aims to help teachers take a flexible, intelligent approach to their specific field with individual students.

Part 1  •  3 days  •  March 3-5, 2023

INTELLIGENT DESIGN? • Development of Movement Patterns Development of Bone Ligaments, Joints, and Skeleton

SENSE OF SELF • Perception – Kinaesthetic sense • Muscle • How Bones and Fascia Communicate • The Fascial Web•  Gravity response

Part 2 • 3 days •  April 21-23, 2023 

THE FEET AND UP! • The Foot – Primary Support: The Legs – Lightness and Strength • The Pelvis & Pelvic Freedom

THE PELVIS AND UP! THE SPINAL ORGAN • The Pelvis and Pelvic freedom, Psoas and Piriformis and the ‚Pelvic Trampoline’•  The Deep Six and Pelvic Fluidity

Part 3  •  3 days  •  June 2-4, 2023

WHAT IS THE CORE? Breath and Movement • Spinal Structure and Function • The Spine as an Organ•  Anatomy of Breath • Understanding Breathing Practices and their application to the work

BALANCE OF WEIGHT • The Cranium and Neck – Cranio Sacral Rhythms • The Shoulder Girdle • The Arms & Back

Part 4  •  3 days  •  July 21-23, 2023

INWARDS & UPWARDS • Diaphragms of the body • The Cups and Domes in movement • Lymphatics and Health, Immune response and Electro-Chemical balance

SPRING LOADED AND LIGHT • Network • Spiral Dynamics • The Fluid Body • Tensegrity and the Muscle Matrix

Part 5  •  3 days  •  August 4-6, 2023

ANATOMY OF CONNECTION  • The Myofascial Meridians in movement, including the Anatomy Trains Theory

Straps Bands & Slings! Effective Body Reading • Tensegrity in Movement

With an optional trip to the Berlin BodyWorlds to see FR:EIA, the first ever fascial focused full body plastination.

Extra Supporting Online Sessions: dates to be confirmed

Times to be confirmed, but most days will be 10am to 4pm, with lunch and comfort breaks.

Venue: Yoga in Kiel • Walderdamm 1 • 24103 Kiel • Germany

Please note: this course is taught in English, and is in-person only. No online option available.

Booking form, info, price & early registration discounted price

For information and booking contact info@naturalbodies.co.uk