Study of Anatomy in Clay

Anatomy Classes

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The student will learn the muscles of the body in 3-D utilizing the Anatomiken™ system developed by John Zahourek.

The student will build all of the muscles of the trunk, upper and lower extremities
KINSTHETIC LEARNING will be accomplished by:
    • building muscles from clay
    • stretching the muscles
    • strengthening movements of the muscles
    • palpation of the anatomy.

This will be learned in 3 separate courses as described below.

The clay, clay tools and skeletons are provided for the lab.
We will study the joints of the pelvis including the pelvic floor, the knee, the ankle and foot. We will build all the muscles of the pelvis, leg and foot. The major nerves of the leg will be explored and built from clay. The Mattes style of stretching will be taught for the lower extremity as a way of bridging the learned anatomy to your body as well as giving you a skill to stretch you body using this method.
We will study the joints of shoulder, elbow and wrist as well as build all the muscles of the shoulder and arm from clay including all the forearm and hand muscles. The major nerves of the arm will be explored and built from clay. The Mattes style of stretching will be taught for the upper extremity as a way of bridging the learned anatomy to your body as well as giving you a skill to stretch you body using this method.
This course unlike the other two courses takes time to study muscle and connective tissue physiology. Then we continue to focus on the axial skeleton and explore general movement patterns, compensation patterns of the trunk when dysfunction occurs, the anatomy of the vertebra and its joints as well as muscle physiology and function. This course covers approximately 45 muscles from the following areas: respiratory, spine, neck, and abdominal regions.
A continuing education course is designed for the professional bodyworker such as massage therapist and movement therapist such as pilates and yoga instructors. But anyone interested in their own body and how it functions is welcome to join us. We take time to link the anatomy to our everyday experiences with our body.  Because this is a freelance course that I teach, not associated with any program, it allows the freedom of anyone to take it. 
E.E. Cummings

MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY III
PELVIS, LEG, FOOT & GAIT ANALYSIS

MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY II
SHOULDER, ARM & HAND

MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY I
SPINE AND TRUNK

Getbodysmart.com    is a good resource for studying anatomy
Not Seen because not looked for.
What is the anatomy of Morton’s foot, fallen arches, pelvic tilting, knee and hip pain? We will have a chance to explore these conditions.
What is the anatomy of thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder? We will have a chance to explore these conditions.
What is the anatomy of scoliosis, lordosis and kypohsis? We will have a chance to explore these conditions as well as conditions specific to your interest.
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Classes are generally held Thursdays from 9 -noon.

April 2010

COST for 10 weeks: $300                                

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Classes are generally held Thursdays from 9 -noon.

January 14th, 2010
COST for 10 weeks: $300                                    Click Here for registration information

Classes are generally held Thursdays from 9 -noon.

September 10th 2009
COST for 10 weeks: $300                      Click Here for registration information