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. As students work through their Pilates training, this knowledge will facilitate a greater understanding of concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, and exertion and recuperation. It will also facilitate the student's ability to make decisions about modifications in training, how best to prevent injury based on client's individual needs, as well as when to refer on to professional care.
This course is open to anyone looking to cultivate a greater understanding of the body and registration is a pre-requisite to the Pilates teacher training program. If you are attending the Mindful Movement Pilates mat or reformer training, this course must be attended in conjunction with the training and to receive certification.
* Teacher trainee applicants with prior training in functional anatomy may be exempt from this course. Please contact Liz at email@example.com studio for more information.