- Look at the connective tissue as the unifying layer of anatomy based on cutting-edge research and findings.
- Discover how the anatomical system functions together as a team rather than as separate parts.
- Dive into the mountain of new research and implications this area of study has in our yoga, MFR & movement endeavors.
- Look at cellular systems that serve to regulate and support resilience and learn how movement practices can serve as messengers to these systems.
- Explore this layer of connective tissue as a biotensegrity system creating a body-wide intelligence system with important communication roles both with and beyond the nervous system.
- Look at how the body's muscles and systems work together based on new research and findings.
- Learn what this means for our work in yoga and movement and how we can help our students better regulate their pain.
Functional Anatomy Online Course
In this course, Functional Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank, you will look at connective tissue as the unifying layer of anatomy based on cutting-edge research and findings. This course brings the deeper layers of anatomy to life in a way that’s both realistic and valuable for movement professionals and will provide you with tools to support your practice and work with your clients. This 22-hour self-paced training includes a digital manual, lectures, quizzes to test your knowledge, movement sessions that incorporate yoga and myofascial release, and homework assignments to help you integrate what you learn.
This course will benefit anyone with a deep interest in movement, performance, or pain and is best suited for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, movement therapists, fitness instructors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists, as well as any instructors or healthcare providers with an interest or specialty in movement or pain. You’ll learn about the collagen matrix’s unique properties, force transmission, elastic energy storage for efficient movement, the importance of the fluid matrix, the hydraulic system, nervous system innervation, and new ways we can influence these systems.
The following props are recommended for this course: 1-2 yoga blocks, 2 tennis balls or myofascial release balls of the same size, 1 yoga blanket or large towel, and 1 yoga strap.
- This training is open to all, however, a basic understanding of anatomy will be helpful.
- Course length: 22 hours of online training videos.
- The course includes 7 sections, and each consists of a lecture, a movement practice, and a homework assignment.
- A comprehensive, 20-page downloadable digital manual with anatomical references and practice tips.
- A course certificate after the successful completion of the online quiz.
- This course is eligible for 22 hours of continuing education hours with Yoga Medicine® and/or Yoga Alliance.
- This course is available on-demand and does not expire, so you can always return to practice and revisit the material to deepen your understanding over time.
Gain a deeper understanding of the connective tissue as the unifying layer of anatomy based on cutting-edge research and findings.
- Learn tools to support your practice and work with your clients from an anatomical viewpoint.
- Understand the collagen matrix’s unique properties, force transmission, elastic energy storage for efficient movement, the importance of the fluid matrix, the hydraulic system, nervous system innervation, and new ways we can influence these systems.
About The Teacher
Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine®. She has been teaching for over 25 years, has a premed Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) with a specialty in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Tiffany was previously the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon and has worked with over 25,000 patients.
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