Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists

We were delighted to host Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists Workshop on 2nd / 3rd of March 2013 in our Pilates studio in Dublin City Centre.

It was a unique opportunity to partake in the first Dublin based workshop in many years based on Tom Myer’s amazing Anatomy Trains

What? Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists

Who? This event is suitable for movement therapists across all backgrounds – Pilates, Yoga, dance, martial artists, personal trainers – everyone can benefit.

When? Saturday 2nd March & Sunday 3rd March 2013

Times? 9am – 5pm both days

Where? Live & Breathe Pilates, First Floor, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 8, Ireland

Cost? is €275 for the two days.  We accept, cash, cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.  Please make cheques payable to Steph Grey. If you would prefer bank transfer contact us for details.

This workshop has not been run in Dublin recently so it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of highly regarded, international training, without the expense of overseas travel.

Movement, Stability, Coordination – get your anatomy in motion!

Whatever your movement modality – yoga, Pilates, personal training, rehabilitative exercise or dance therapy – Anatomy Trains offers skills that movement therapists can use to see their clients more clearly and work more effectively. Traditional anatomy is so static, but humans are constantly in dynamic movement – Anatomy Trains gives you that transmission from muscle to muscle through the fascial fabric.  Thomas Myers” Anatomy Trains® weekend intensives are holistic, fun and very useful.  The Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical “cause and affect” actions of muscles to the integrative relational connections of real-life functional movement.  Completely transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess your clients’ postural and movement patterns.

Workshop Format

The workshop is split into roughly equal time on

▪ Lecture/presentation of the concepts and the lines,
▪ BodyReading™ and postural / movement analysis, and
▪ Stretching, “awakening”, and touch-cueing techniques from our (and your) movement education library.

This course will help you

▪ BodyRead your client’s postural and movement patterns with greater accuracy and integration
▪ Gain access to effective treatment strategies for resolving postural distortions, which may occur some distance from the obvious site of pain or limitation
▪ Enable you to make distinct changes in your clients’ movement pattern

Course Objectives

▪ Understand basic properties and connected nature of fascia, and tensegrity applied to fascia and human movement.
▪ Succinct and relevant introduction to geometry/character of the connective tissue, and the topology of fascial planes
▪ Be able to identify and trace the 6 major and 6 supplemental fascial meridians along which movement, tension, and postural distortion travel
▪ Be able to BodyRead™ postural patterns based on analysis of Anatomy Trains lines
▪ Apply knowledge to construct alternative movement strategies to help unwind and resolve the patterns observed

Learning Environment

Illustrated lecture Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour.  Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Please Note

Anatomy Trains workshops are frequently modified for particular audiences, such as yoga or Pilates, and these variations would emphasize the movement implications of these continuities over manual technique or other approaches.  Please be certain that you are enrolled in the proper format of Anatomy Trains to fit your needs.

Studio Location

There is on street parking outside the studio, and access to plenty of public transport nearby including Dublin Bikes, buses, Luas (tram) and we’re very close to St Stephen’s Green in the south city centre.  See our location page for more information.  If you need assistance with lodgings etc let us know and we can send on some information.

Anatomy Trains

Developed by author and bodyworker Thomas Myers in the 1990’s, Anatomy Trains has been welcomed and put to use by diverse health professionals – physical therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, athletes and coaches, Pilates and yoga teachers, chiropractors and osteopaths – anyone interested in effecting lasting changes in body structure and movement through updating their idea of how the body regulates its biomechanics.

Our teacher on this course is Mike Doxey 

The movement of the human body is something that Mike has been passionate about since childhood.  Mike comes to this form of bodywork with extensive experience as fitness professional and Body Controlled Pilates teacher.  He has been in private practice since 1990.  Through his background in professional football, cycling, triathlon, yoga and Pilates, Mike has developed his natural intuitive awareness & understanding of the workings and movement of the human body. Fascinated by the integration of movement and manual therapy, Mike studied with Tom Myers, and having completed his KMI training, has expanded his one to one practice.  With his work as a Pilates teacher, he has found that incorporating structural integration, and particularly the KMI approach, has completely changed how he looks at the body, making the two arts very powerful in enabling the individual to make optimum use of their body.  Michael’s practice is based in London and Brighton.

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Fees are non-transferable and non-refundable 30 days prior to course commencement.