CPD : Embodied & experimental movement anatomy

  • Easter weekend 4-day course – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th  April 2020 included
  • Venue: Pilates Manchester, 5 Wharf Road, Sale, M33 2AF
  • Time:: 10- 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon (24 hours lessons plus one hour lunch each day)
  • CPD : 24 hours
  • Pre-requisite Reading: “Fascia, Anatomy & Movement” – Jo Avison, “Bowen Unravelled” – Julian Baker
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Cost : £425 early bird including manual


Yoga Anatomy for 200hr, 500hr, enthusiasts & SYT teacher training programmes 

It’s hard to deliver anatomy on your teacher training and provide your students with latest up to date information in fascia and movement. Nisha now provides the anatomy that will give your students the ability not only to pass the exam but to keep this subject exciting and apply it to the pupils in front. The content is delivered through art, exploration, kinaesethic and creative learning. Our modules have been researched using cadaveric material rather than just producing pretty artwork showing origins and insertions. We want to think about the integrated system, a network of connections, the subtle body using elements of life coaching, body therapy, dance, bodywork, somatic and martial arts. The course is held over 4 days usually two weekends and is 24 hours in total. A comprehensive manual is also provided so that the student does not have to worry about remembering everything and writing things down. Nisha is often known as ‘The Radical Anatomist’ so this course is totally different from all others. The course provides the basic framework. the candidate or school can then go deeper once qualified with the more in depth modules on our site.

Course overview:

  • Breathing and the Self: Kinasthetic awareness
  • The fascial web
  • The Central Nervous System
  • Tensegrity
  • Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM)
  • Neuro anatomy
  • Fluid body
  • Cultivating strength and movement in the shoulders, neck and upper back
  • The spine and it’s ability to spiral
  • anatomy of the shoulder girdle and rotator cuff
  • Scapular humeral rhythm
  • The diaphragms
  • Building integrity, stability in the core and spine
  • The gravitational pull
  • The bandhas
  • Intra-abdominal pressure
  • Core stability
  • abdomino throracic cavity
  • Creating space freedom in the hips and legs
  • Lightness and freedom
  • Pelvic sling
  • Pelvic floor and the relation to the feet
  • From the feet up
  • Points of connection
  • Elastic recoil and dynamic bounce
  • layers, arches and spirals
  • Balance and weight transfer

Indvidual workshops overview for CPD points

Our workshops are CPD certified for YA200 hrs, YA 500 hrs and SYT plus can be used for other pilates and manual therapy governing bodies(check with governing body). Intensive Anatomy & Physiology workshop, covering muscles, movement, fascia and joints in the body. A mix of practical and theory with mastermind discussions, practicing & teaching yoga postures, pilates exercises. We identifying common ailments and use the latest research in fascia and cadaver to project detailed manuals giving the practitioner the ability to teach, practice, show movement, inspire and promote lots of ideas and discussion.

Addressing common ailments, discussing and participating in practicing yoga/pilates postures for remedial work as well as understanding wider issues to support the body functions through nutrition (supplimentation), meditation and mindfulnnes, pranayama practices and relaxation. Recommended for yoga/pilates teachers and yoga/pilates students who wish to increase their awareness.

The body can and does adapt itself to injuries, physical as well as emotional and mental.

The yogic view of human anatomy consists of five bodies:

  • Exoteric Yoga practices strengthen the full physical body, while at the same time purifying the hidden body

  • Subtle body makes up the sense of vitality and energy

  • Mindbody – embodied perception of thoughts and feelings

  • Wisdom -higher mind

  • Body of great joy that arises from non attachment

Every practice build upon the previous technique and the attachment of fundamentals of the procedure to follow. We need a complete practice of all techniques:

Classical Yoga

  • Breathing Exercises (ujaiye pranayama)

  • Joint freeing series (pavanmuktasana)

  • Spine freeing series, Yoga poses (asanas)

  • Yoga posture flows (vinyasa)

  • Respiratory locks (bandhas)

  • Hand gestures (mudras)

  • Cleansing practices (kriyas)

  • Contemplation exercises (Dharanas)

  • Meditation (Dhyana)

The practice of the joint freeing series will teach you how to move steadily and rhythmically in harmony with breath without forcing towards a goal. This will improve the circulation of blood and eventually prana to enable muscles to be better prepared for change. It will also bring an increased energy level. the joint freeing series also improves the flow of lump fluids through the thoracic duct, located anterior to the lumbar spinal column.

Yoga asanas develop the capacity of sensitivity and self restraint, so that the messages of the body can be heard and followed. Yoga asanas develop the capacity of sensitivity and restraint, so that the messages of the body can be heard and followed. The differences between stretch, strength, strain and pain are slowly revealed and made distinct.

Yoga postures that flow (vinyasa) strengthen the mind be developing continuity of awareness of breath. This in turn develops your capacity to sustain effort without producing stress. Vinyasa integrate the yoga motions into daily life activities so that you can take your practice with you wherever you go.

The disciplines of Yoga must be practiced with joy, reverence and happiness in order to revive the fullest benefits possibly. Otherwise Yoga is just hard wok another way to discipline an unruly body and mind.

Another distinction is made between static asanas and dynamic asanas as linked into posture flows called Vinyasas. Vinyasa are especially suitable to enhance vascular circulation, benefits to specific organs and systems.

By holding a pose for several minutes with deep rhythmic breathing, yoga can produce a calming effect on the mind through the reversal of the stress response and the induction of the relaxation response.


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