Functional Anatomy Course for Movers & Movement Teachers

The Mindful Movement Functional Anatomy course is an overview of anatomical movement through a kinesiological lens. Put simply, that means looking beyond where bones, muscles, and joint tissues are and what they do, and instead focusing on the fundamentals of how and why those structures work together to produce movement. Students will gain an understanding of how joint shapes allow or limit anatomical actions and how muscles pull on bones to produce those actions. The basic functions of connective tissues and the organization of muscle groups into fascial chains will be introduced to promote an integrated approach to movement. This knowledge will facilitate a greater understanding of concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, and exertion & recuperation. It will also facilitate the students’ ability to make decisions about modifications in movement, how best to prevent injury based on individual needs, and when to seek professional care.
This course is open to anyone looking to cultivate a greater understanding of the body (movement teachers and dancers alike) and is a pre-requisite to our Pilates teacher training program.

Mindful Movement Centre 68 Scollard Street #1
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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm