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September 7th | November 9th

$50 per person | 9am-12pm

These 3-hour classes are an opportunity for those individuals who are not part of a group but would like to come in and explore the cadaver with one of our instructors for a few hours on a Saturday.   These will be informal explorations where questions and curiosity are the forefront of the time spent.   


Monday, September 23rd through Saturday, September 28th
9AM – 5PM each day (1 hour lunch break)


The Institute for Anatomical Research (IAR) is thrilled to announce its second 6-Day Cadaver Dissection Workshop, led by Jim Pulciani, the lab’s director. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for movement professionals, bodyworkers, massage therapists, science teachers, and artists in the Colorado Springs area to explore and learn about the tissues and structures of the human body.

During this transformative educational journey, each table of eight students will work with an expert guide to dissect embalmed and/or unembalmed human forms layer-by-layer, gaining a deep understanding of the integral nature of the human body. Throughout the workshop, we will study fascia, muscles, tendons, joints, and internal organs, while teaching you dissection techniques and demonstrating how to recognize differences in tissue textures.

Our goal is to help you uncover the mysteries of the human body, revealing deep structures and showcasing the movement potential in joints. Whether you're looking to enhance your knowledge for professional development or personal curiosity, this workshop is designed to expand your understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

Join us for this exciting opportunity to explore the intricacies of the human body and learn from the best. Register now to reserve your spot at the IAR's 6-Day Cadaver Dissection Workshop.

$1650 USD - Registration deadline is Monday, August 24th, 2024

Payment is collected via PayPal and you may use your credit or debit card to process payment. 

***A minimum of 5 participants is required. If the minimum is not met, class fee will be refunded. IAR will notify paid participants at least 30 days in advance of cancellation. IAR will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.

Cancellations & Refund Policy

All cancellations must be sent by email to

If notice of cancellation is received before August 24th, 2024, a $150 cancellation fee will apply.  Cancellations made on or after August 24th, 2024, are not eligible for a refund. Participants will not be eligible for a refund for any courses cancelled less than 30 days prior to course date. 

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Ask us about these opportunities...

Introductory Anatomy Tour

New to anatomy?

This class is designed for small groups such as school classes. Here we take a “tour” of the cadaver’s general anatomy and explore its specific adaptations. We will observe the general locations of organs, muscles, nerves, etc.  We will also peek into the life of the donor by noting disease patterns such as arthritis and other conditions. This exploration generally lasts two hours, however we can provide a longer session if needed. Call us and we will set aside a specific time for your encounter.​ Groups are arranged weekly and slots go fast.  Contact us to set up your time.

Custom Group Workshop

Special research opportunities

We have two locations: One in Denver that is large and able to accommodate bigger class sizes and more tables and one located in Colorado Springs that is smaller, offering a more intimate experience. 

It is possible to arrange a variety of lab experiences, such as:  

  • We arrange a cadaver and the space for you; you and your group dissect over a number of days.  

  • Bring your class to study from our in-house professionally prosected (pre-dissected) cadavers that will enhance and illuminate your subject. 

  • Other options: contact us to discuss.

Holistic Anatomical Study of Movement Based Practices

Understand the anatomy of your specific discipline (Pilates, yoga, weight training, etc.)

These classes are designed for groups of movement professionals and serious students (in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates and exercise) who wish to understand how the practice impacts the body. 

  • Our Holistic Anatomy for Yoga class will focus on how asana, vinyasa and pranayama affect the body in their own unique ways. 

  • Our Holistic Anatomy for Pilates class will feature discussions on the powerhouse and breath control as well and lengthening, contracting and the global affect of certain exercises. 

  • Our Holistic Anatomy for Personal Training will cover topics such as core strength, breath control and multi vs single joint exercises. 

Each class will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the respective discipline in order to illuminate the connection between theory and anatomical reality.  

Holistic Anatomical Study for Hands on Therapists

Get an inside look at the anatomy that you touch everyday in the clinic.

These classes are designed for groups of bodyworkers and other hands-on therapists as well as their dedicated students.

  • While we touch a three-dimensional body, we only have diagrams and books that are two-dimensional, which distorts the locations of various vital structures like arteries, veins and nerves. Through dissection, you can see and feel these structures in-situ, which helps you understand their relationship to other structures and touch more skilfully.  

  • The anatomy portrayed in books is a generalization and does not reflect the actual anatomy of the body. Our bodies have been used - and have been changed by that use, sometimes profoundly. Here we will look at how use creates all manner of adaptions and adjustments to our anatomy. 

  • The class includes discussions on anatomical theories on topics including fascia, myofascial meridians, muscles, muscle slings, and other important connections not often found in text books. 


Holistic Anatomical Study for Acupuncture / Acupressure Therapists

This is an inside look at the anatomy that makes up the channels and acupoints

These classes are designed for groups of therapists that practice using the system of acupuncture channels and acu-points as well as their dedicated students.

  • The channels and acu-points are a mapping system that brilliantly incorporates the complex interactions of the anatomical structures and simply maps their locations. In this workshop, we explore the anatomy of the channels and some of the most important points in TCM theory.   

  • The class will also include discussions on anatomical theories on topics including fascia, myofascial meridians, muscles, muscle slings, and other connections not often found in text books. 


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