Expand your knowledge of the fluid, neural and muscular relationships in the thorax, diaphragm and abdomen
Understand the principles and science behind the Moving Fascia® movement method and full body breath integration
Experience the Moving Fascia® method: self-release and movement techniques to enhance mobility, awareness, stability and integration of full body breath in your own movement and for your clients
I am a movement specialist, Pilates teacher and myofascial release practitioner. My practice explores the fluid and transformative quality of breath and movement.
Through self-enquiry, a passion for anatomy and my extensive work helping people recover from injury, I have created Moving Fascia ®.
I believe that anatomy needs to be experienced through the felt sense, so I developed a programme in which we explore the fascial architecture through theory, embodiment, self-myofascial release and movement techniques.
I suffer from catamenial pneumothorax, a rare condition where I experience repetitive lung collapses. This has led me to a continuous investigation of fascia, focusing on the visceral space and its connections to breath and movement.
“The study of embryonic origins and the cellular world of fascia can have a huge impact and relevance on how we explore the body in movement”
You will need a roller and a massage ball for the self-release and movement sessions. It’s preferable that you have a soft roller but any roller will do. We can make suggestions for alternatives if you're not able to use a roller and/or ball, just drop us an email.
Very engaging lecture, great to be able to interact with you and others on the course. Movement sessions are fantastic - Ana your knowledge is phenomenal
So much information, so many connections. I thank you for sharing your knowledge. You have already been an influence and I know will continue to be
Informative; thought-provoking; absorbing; beneficial on a personal mind-body level but also providing a wealth of ideas which will inform my teaching.
I found it very powerful and have been repeating it at home for myself
Indeed it took me to a very internal place.
Breathing as one students often include Pilates and yoga teachers. They are usually very interested in deepening their knowledge of anatomy but are seeking a more interactive experience, that resonates deeper than reading books on their own. We also teach other bodyworkers who are already working with the fascial body but want to introduce more movement into their practice to pass onto their clients.
For yoga teachers
For movement teachers
For Pilates teachers
What do I need for the movement sessions?
You will need a soft roller and a massage ball for the experiential movement sessions. It’s preferable that you have a soft roller but any will do, a harder roller can be softened with blankets. That goes for the massage ball too, the softer the better but a variety will still work.
Ana will also make other suggestions for alternatives if you can’t get your hands on a roller and/or ball for this time.
Is the course interactive?
It's so important to us to still provide a supportive and interactive experience for those enrolled on pre-recorded courses. There is a community group on the platform for further discussion as well as a space to interact with Ana and ask any questions that arise whilst you’re working through the course.
Ana also holds regular Q&A sessions on our Facebook group Moving Fascia, which is a great place for useful resources as well as a way of staying connected to like minded professionals.
How much is the course is movement and self-release?
Approximately half of the course is movement! The full course (around 8 hours) is delivered in two parts. Each part starts with a lecture, followed by an experiential movement workshop and an ending discussion.
Do I need to be a qualified movement practitioner to join the course?
It’s a pre-requisite that you you have a basic level of anatomy before joining this course.