Prerequisites

To ensure that you have selected the appropriate course for you, review the terms and theory we expect you to understand.

In general, you should be a qualified movement practitioner or therapist, for example: a Pilates or Yoga Teacher, Physiotherapist, a personal trainer or a PE teacher, etc.

Please note that you need to be prepared to take a course in English without subtitles.

Foundational Understanding of Anatomy and Physiology within the Context of Movement

  • Terminology: General Latin terminology i.e. definition of muscles and bones.
  • Terminology: Planes of movement, joint movement.
  • Understanding of passive movement apparatus (joints, bones, bone features).
  • Knowledge about the spine (structure and function).
  • Understanding of active movement apparatus: Composition of skeletal muscles (physiology).
  • Knowledge of the 30-50 most relevant muscles involved in movement: origin, insertion and function, the ability to explain the difference between the global and local muscular system.
  • Working of musculature (isotonic/isometric, agonist, antagonist etc.).

If you feel you do not yet fulfill these requirements, we recommend taking an anatomy course or commit to diligent self-study.

Please note that we do not endorse specific Pilates or yoga teacher training, movement or therapy training programmes as prerequisites for our courses. We leave it up to the student to decide if their anatomy understanding suffices. As a continuing education programme, individuals who are certified movement teachers or therapists should be sufficiently prepared for our courses.

Anatomy Trains Graduates

Even if you have taken other Anatomy Trains courses, you will still benefit from our programmes. Our courses are specifically designed for applying the Anatomy Trains body map to movement. Graduates of other Anatomy Trains courses enrol in Anatomy Trains in Motion regularly.

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