Anatomy Trains® maps the ‘anatomy of connection’ – the whole-body fascial and myofascial linkages. Anatomy Trains links the individual muscles into functional complexes, each with a specific anatomy and ‘meaning’. Anatomy Trains leads to new holistic strategies for health professionals, movement teachers, and athletes to resolve complex postural and movement patterns.
Learn about the myofascial tissue and its role in the body, see it in context and how it is interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one can have many knock effects.
The Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical “cause and affect” actions of muscles to the integrative relational connections of real-life functional movement. This is a revolutionary map for analyzing soft-tissue patterns, and developing strategies for unwinding these patterns via fascial and myofascial work.
Anatomy Trains offers skills that hands-on therapists, regardless of their modality, can use to see their clients more clearly and work more effectively.
Who should attend Anatomy Trains?
The classes are designed primarily for hands-on bodyworkers who want expand their understanding of the myofascial connections in the body and learn new skills to affect them. It is ideal for physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors but anyone who uses manual techniques will benefit form the classes.
Many movement therapists (Pilates, Feldenkrais, Franklin and Gyrotonic etc.) have also learned much about the body by attending Anatomy Trains. The in-depth BodyReading and touch exercises have given them a profound deepening to their experience of the body. While they may continue to attend we have now also designed a new workshop to give a fuller movement based experience.