No time for long,
head-spinning anatomy courses?

Try it in small doses with the new, virtual, Basic Anatomy Rapid-Review workshops for Pilates and movement professionals:

Basic Anatomy: 4 hours

NEW! March 19, 2021 from 12:30pm – 5pm
$120pp

CLICK HERE for MORE INFO/REGISTER

Review the major joints, joint actions, major muscle groups and anatomical terminology. In this rapid-review, you will:

  • Explore the pelvis and thigh muscles and how they work to create stability, mobility, strength and power in the lower body;
  • Review the major muscles of respiration, spinal muscle groups, the pelvic floor and the abdominals and how they support the core (“inner unit”)
  • Review the primary muscles of the shoulder – how they work in synergy to create movement of the upper limb, thorax, neck and head.
  • Review how this information relates to daily life so you have better understanding and can make it real for your students.

INCLUDED: Student Handbook PDF
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Trail Guide to the Body, 6th Edition
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Pilates Mat; Elastic Band; Towel

Pelvic Floor Anatomy: 2 hours

< DATES TBD >

Review the structure and function of the pelvic floor, and draw, cut or sculpt a model of it that you build by hand. (Materials not included. You will need pen/pencil, paper and a very small amount of easy home-made white modeling clay. Recipe included with registration. Explore movements that help you embody the information, remember where the muscles are and what they do as related to daily life so you can make it real for your students.

INCLUDED: Student Handbook PDF; Easy recipe for making home-made white modeling clay
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Trail Guide to the Body, 6th Edition
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Pilates Mat; Elastic Band; Towel; Pen/Pencil; Paper; Home-made Modeling Clay or PlayDough

Trunk/Torso Anatomy: 2 hours

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Review the muscles that make up the inner unit/core that stabilizes the trunk, the outer unit that supports and mobilizes the core and torso, and other synergists. Explore movements that help you embody the information, remember where the muscles are and what they do as related to daily life so you can make it real for your students.

INCLUDED: Student Handbook PDF
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Trail Guide to the Body, 6th Edition
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Pilates Mat; Elastic Band; Towel

Pelvis + Upper Leg: 2 hours

< DATES TBD >

Review the major muscles that attach the pelvis to the upper leg and how they work together synergistically to generate movement and create stability. Explore movements that help you embody the information, remember where the muscles are and what they do as related to daily life so you can make it real for your students.

INCLUDED: Student Handbook PDF
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Trail Guide to the Body, 6th Edition
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Pilates Mat; Elastic Band; Towel

Breathing Anatomy: 2 hours

< DATES TBD >

Review the basic anatomy of breathing, the commonly known muscles of breathing, and the lesser known muscles that act synergistically to create the right environment for an optimal breathing experience. Practice several breathing techniques, review when to use them, and why they are appropriate for various circumstances.

INCLUDED: Student Handbook PDF
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Trail Guide to the Body, 6th Edition
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Pilates Mat; Elastic Band; Towel


“Nancy was an amazing teacher – thorough yet concise, and managed to break down the material in a way that was easy to understand while also taking time to allow for discussion/questions.”

Anatomy Student, Kris

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