Moving Fascia® Diploma

Immerse in fascial anatomy and evolve your practice as a movement teacher

We deepen the understanding of anatomy through embodiment, self-myofascial release and movement informed by the latest fascial research.

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Do you want to expand your practice as a movement specialist?

Join the Moving Fascia® Diploma to equip yourself with new understanding of fascial anatomy and translate it into self-release and movement techniques.

Understand fascial connections and relationships throughout the body

Explore the embryonic origins of fascia as the blueprint for our anatomy

Apply theoretical fascial concepts to better understand movement patterns

Learn self-release techniques relevant to the specific needs of your client

Restore movement through fascia focused integration

Hi, I’m Ana Barretxeguren,
creator of Moving Fascia®

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.

“I believe in an integral study of anatomy that can transform the way we experience our moving body, and evolve the way we witness movement it in others.”

My passion for anatomy has led me to study Anatomical Sciences at an academic level

I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and have over 500 hours of human dissection research in the dissection lab.

I have extensive clinic practice as a Myofascial Release and Visceral manipulation practitioner and have been an educator in various Pilates teacher trainings for the past 12 years. I founded Evolve Movement Education in 2013 and I am the owner of Brighton Pilates Studio, a Pilates and health centre in Brighton.

Full course modules

Module 1

Breath - Thorax, throat and diaphragmatic alignment

Myofascial and visceral relationships of breath - thorax cave

Introduction to fascia, nomenclature, components, function

The pulse of breath and the autonomic nervous system

The heart and thoracic diaphragm, a starting point to unraveling connections from the inside out

Embryonic unfolding, discovering the embryo still motile in our deep core

Self-release, embodiment and movement techniques to enhance mobility, support and organisation of thorax and neck

Module 2

Breath - Abdominal chamber, fasciae and viscera

Myofascial and visceral relationships of breath - abdominal chamber

Breath and postural tone to improve stability and balance of the lumbar spine and the visceral system

Abdominal myofascial layers and thoracolumbar fascia

Psoas, root to the pelvis, breathing legs

Breath and postural tone to improve stability and balance of the lumbar spine and the visceral system

Myofascial release and movement techniques to enhance mobility, support and organisation of abdomen and lumbar complex

Module 3

Breath - Pelvic diaphragm, organs and fasciae

Myofascial and visceral relationships of breath - pelvic bowl

Bringing the awareness to the pelvis as a breathing mechanism

Fascial anatomy and continuous relationships of the pelvic diaphragm

Breath and postural tone to improve stability and balance of the lumbar spine and the visceral system

Breath and postural tone to improve stability and balance of the pelvis

Myofascial release and movement techniques to enhance mobility, support and organisation of the pelvis

Module 4

Spiralling limbs; upper and lower

Myofascial relationships and integration - limbs

The anatomy of the tensile arches

The core through the foot

Stages of gait, timing, and force transfer through myofascial pathways

Coupled rhythms of the shoulder girdle

Local stability and global integration of the arm to the trunk

Push, pull, reach - functional integration and rotational patterns through myofascial slings of lower and upper limb

Myofascial release and movement techniques to enhance mobility, support and organisation

Module 5

Spinal limb and nervous system

Myofascial relationships and integration - spinal limb

The biotensegral anatomy of our axis

Segmental organisation, mobility and stability

The organics of the spine, visiting endocrine glands and fluid pathways

Cranium and the central nervous system

Myofascial release and movement techniques that enhance mobility, support and organisation

Listen to what our students are saying

What I wanted to learn! Now I feel more confident with my knowledge of visceral fascia and the connections to myofascial musculoskeletal connective tissue.

Fiona Slupinski

Sports Therapist and Yoga teacher, Aberdeen.

What I wanted to learn! Now I feel more confident with my knowledge of visceral fascia and the connections to myofascial musculoskeletal connective tissue.

Fiona Slupinski

Sports Therapist and Yoga teacher, Aberdeen.

In five months I have greatly increased my anatomical understanding and practice which I have been able to apply in my teaching and have seen real results.

Kay Cowling

Pilates studio teacher

It’s exciting! It has taken me to the next level in my personal development and now I can offer it to my clients. I see it as the jumping board of a lifelong exploration of fascia.

Emily Doe

Pilates Teacher

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this course has been postponed. If you’re interested in attending online modules instead, please get in touch.

Regular price

Payment can also be made in instalments.
Contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

All 5 modules of the course

Module study manuals

Learning materials & presentations

Movement and self-release sessions

£1450

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