Anatomy of Movement- Revolutionizing the Study of Anatomy
Anatomy of Movement is a pioneering methodology built on more than 40 years of research and publishing, aimed at providing cutting edge education for movement and well-being professionals around the world. Anatomy thus far had almost exclusively been conceptualized and presented using language developed for the medical profession, which studies the human organism mostly through segmented dead bodies. Blandine Calais-Germain created a completely different approach and presented an easy-to-access methodology to learn about the body as a whole organism, and movement as expression of good health. After the first book "Anatomy of Movement" was published in 1980, the methodology quickly rose to fame; to date, the book has been translated to 20 languages, and has served as the reference material for Yoga and Pilates teachers, dancers and other movement professionals all over the world. Since then, extensive and experientially focused training courses have been developed, and the first of generation senior Anatomy of Movement teachers emerged, passing on the spirit of the teachings in communities around the world.
To this day, Anatomy of Movement is the leading methodology to study anatomy from the perspective of movement. The school's publications and courses as well as the activities of our senior teachers help to maintain a living legacy built on proven core principles while continously absorbing emerging research about the human body.
The Anatomy for Movement methodology is characterized by sensory awareness from the information that passes through the body in movement.
Our Montessori-inspired methodology is developed in courses that are 50% practical and 50% multi-sensorial, based on original exercises created by Blandine Calais-Germain and her team.
One of the fundamental riches of the courses of Anatomy of Movement is its transdisciplinarity. Courses are open to all levels of practitioners, of any discipline that includes the movement of the body as its main characteristics, creating a vivid and rich professional exchange. Several of the school's teachers have been able to develop research within universities and provide academic support for clinical results observed for many years.
Since the creation of the school, Blandine Calais-Germain has focused on developing the best pedagogy and the most effective language to integrate the unique qualities of movement practice with the knowledge of anatomy. The methodology of Anatomy for the Movement is growing with the research of our trainers, allowing the contents of our school's courses to evolve and remain always fresh, original, effective.