Advanced Studies: Anatomy Courses
Somatic Synthesis Weekend Workshops
with Amy Matthews
These weekend workshops are opportunities to explore advanced concepts in anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and embryology. In these workshops we pay particular attention to the development of embodied teaching skills, and explore the question of what it is to transmit information with skill. Students are challenged to use the information that is explored in the weekends in developing principles of skillful teaching and to then put those principles into practice.
Within each workshop there are lectures on particular topics, asana practice and analysis, opportunities for structured explorations, teaching practice and feedback. These workshops can be taken individually, and in any order (though the final three weekends require attendance at previous workshops). These workshops are open to people who are interested in expanding their understanding of anatomy, kinesiology and physiology, and who want to develop their teaching skills in the context of embodiment. Pre-requisites are previous training in anatomy and kinesiology and at least one year's teaching experience. Class size is limited to 15 students.
One Weekend Per Month
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
DATES and TOPICS:
2013: Systems & Fundamentals
01/12 - 01/13 Embodied Mind: NeuroEndocrine System #1 full description
03/09 - 03/10 Building Blocks: The Bartenieff Fundamentals full description
04/06 - 04/07 Inner Landscape: NeuroEndocrine System #2 full description
05/11 - 05/12 Exploring the Container: Bones & Ligaments full description
06/15 - 06/16 Starting from the Contents: Digestive System full description
07/13 - 07/14 Starting from the Contents: Lungs & Heart full description
09/28 - 09/29 Starting from the Contents: Kidney & Bladder full description
10/19 - 10/20 Shifting Consciousness: Embodied Breathing full description
11/09 - 11/10 Embodied Space: Spatial Pulls, Planes & Space Harmony full description
12/07 - 12/08 Creating Relationship: Connective Tissue
2014: Layers & Patterns
02/01 - 02/02 The Spine as a Limb #1: Head & Neck
03/01 - 03/02 The Spine as a Limb #2: Sacrum & Tail
03/29 - 03/30 Grounding: Feet are Fundamental
04/26 - 04/27 Foundation: Spinal Patterns
05/31 - 06/01 Transformation: Fluids & Prevertebral Patterns
06/21 - 06/22 Creating Movement: The Muscular System
09/13 - 09/14 Organizing Movement: PNF Patterns
10/11 - 10/12* Synthesis: Asana Analysis #1
11/08 - 11/09* Synthesis: Asana Analysis #2
12/06 - 12/07* Transitions: Embodied Mind
* The final three courses (Oct - Dec 2014) are open only to people who have taken at least seven previous workshops in this program and with the permission of the teacher.
Full Year (10 weekend workshops) $3,300
Single Workshop $400
Pay for a full year of workshops and save $700 on the series.
Pay for a single workshop four weeks in advance and receive $25 off.
Work-study discounts are available for a year-long series. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Somatic Synthesis weekend workshops are geared towards people who have had basic training in anatomy and kinesiology, and have some teaching experience.
Possible prior training could be Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff OR Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology with Amy Matthews OR a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training equivalent OR equivalent training in another discipline.
The 2013 series of workshops is almost full, but we have open spots in most workshops. Please email us at email@example.com to confirm there is space in the workshop(s) you're interested in, and then complete this form:2013 Somatic Synthesis Application Form.
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