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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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