Dissection Livestream with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia – SOLD OUT


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  • June 5 – 8, 2020
  • Online lectures
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Thank you for your interest in this course! Registration is now closed. We hope to hold this course again this summer, so please check back!

Anatomy Trains and Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment are pleased to invite you to Dissection Livestream with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia: A Regional and Layered Journey Through the Human Body

A message from Tom: Unique times present unique opportunities. For ten years and more master dissector Todd Garcia and I have conducted dissections on untreated cadavers for students from multiple professions, coming from all over the world.
Being in the lab, doing the dissection yourself, making mistakes and learning from them, opening the wonder of the actual human body – it is a singularly spiritual, humbling, emotional, and intellectual voyage of discovery. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have learned so much, year upon year, from submitting myself to this journey.

Therefore, we have been very reluctant to put it on video, reserving our classes to require your presence. And now that has changed. So we are too.

For all those who have wished to come and could not, for those who have come before and want to watch Todd work his craft with my commentary, we invite you to join us for a guided tour of the human body through Todd’s amazing skill and my connected myofascial and membrane mapping.
Real, lived anatomy is not like what you have seen in books. We have assembled the audiovisual equipment and planned the course to give you as close to the lived experience as we can – natural color, full range of motion, 3-D views, with applications to therapy and training.

You can join an individual module or sign up for the entire course. This experience will be delivered through Zoom webinar, with high quality audio and video, multiple perspectives, and time for questions.

This course is open to all bodywork professionals worldwide.

***Please note this program is for the intellectually mature and involves unfixed human cadaver images***

Important note: A requirement of this course is a signed participant agreement not to record or share any of the course. This is a requirement of the university donor program, as well as our collective conscience in acting ethically. (You will find this online agreement with important registration details upon signing up).

In order to ensure all student agreements are obtained, attendance updated, and that course Zoom links are provided, registration will be CLOSED Thursday, June 4th at 8:00 PM Eastern Time, USA.

Friday June 5, Saturday June 6, Sunday June 7, Monday June 8
10:00 AM -12:00 EST and 3PM – 5PM ( if for any reason you cannot attend any live module, each session will be recorded for your later access for 48 hours) Please note the time zone is Eastern Time in the United States. Please check your local time here: Time Zone Converter

Each module is 2 hours, and sometimes runs a little longer with questions at the end..

Daily Schedule:

(Please note that the exact details covered will depend on the opportunities presented by the individuality of the donor.)

Friday, June 5th

Module 1: 10 AM -12PM EDT – Introduction and Superficial layers
Introductions, Tom: Anatomy Reconsidered
Todd: Introduction to the instruments and lab
Respect for the donor program
Epidermis and exposure of superficial fascia layers
Epidermis and extension
Cutaneous nerves
Layers in the adipose

Module 2: 3-5 PM EDT – Fascial Properties, Directionality, Muscles
Fascia profundis
Where it is thin and where thick
Directionality – ITB, abdominals
Discussion: Seeing the lines appear, continuity of profundis
Delineating Latissimus, side-lying
Identify and isolate muscles as possible within the time
Fascial and functional relationships in the lateral ribs: Delineating latissimus, serratus, external oblique, the axillary space and the brachial plexus

Saturday, June 6th

Module 3: 10 AM -12 PM EDT – Fascial Dissection of the Neck
Antero-lateral dissection of neck
Superficial Cylinder of the Neck: SCM, Trapezius, and fascia
Omohyoid, Carotid Artery, Jugular Vein
Vagus Nerve
Scalenes and proximal brachial plexus
Cylinders of the neck

Module 4: 3-5 PM EDT- Fascial Dissection of the Arms and Lower leg
Brachial Plexus exposed
Pectoralis minor
Rotator cuff
Anatomy Train Arm Lines
Top of foot onto lower leg: Superficial Front Line
Lateral side of ankle onto fibulari: Lateral Line
Heel to Achilles complex: SBL
Intro to plantar fascia, superficial adipose layer
Plantar fascia
Plantar aponeurosis and short flexors reflect
Tendon slings: Spiral Line
Anatomy Trains: the lower anchors of the lines in the foot.

Sunday, June 7th

Module 5: 10 AM -12PM EDT – Fascial Dissection of the Hip
Posterior hip dissection
Gluteus maximus
Sciatic nerve
Deep lateral rotators: piriformis and OI
Posterior ligaments
Pelvic floor from below, as time allows
Anterior hip dissection
Sartorius, TFL, Rectus femoris
Adductors, hip movement
Femoral triangle
Inguinal loop to testicle
Anterior hip joint
Discussion: “Horizontalising” the pelvis

Module 6: 3-5PM EDT – Fascial Dissection of the Abdomen and Viscera
Abdominals demo: EO, IO, TvA
Rectus and rectus sheath
Abdominals resection
Omentum and organs in situ
Hepatic ligaments
Lesser omentum, greater and lesser curvatures
Trace large and small intestine
Discuss Adhesions
Organ attachments
Kidneys and retroperitoneal vessels
Psoas complex
Iliac fascia, iliolumbar ligament
Connection to diaphragm

Monday June 8th

Module 7: 10 AM -12AM EDT – Fascial Dissection of Pelvic floor, Heart, Lungs, Thorax
Pelvic floor demo
Opening the thorax, sternum and costochondral breastplate
Heart and lungs in situ, pleura
Adhesions if presented
Mediastinum, Vagus nerve
Inflate the lungs
Expose the heart, valves, arch
Esophagus, Thoracic outlet
Thoracic discs
Autonomic ganglia
Clean anterior spine to Anterior Longitudinal Ligament if time permits

Module 8: 3-5PM EDT – Fascial Dissection of Skull, Spine, Brain
Skull, spine and brain
Floor of mouth
TMJ and jaw muscles
Facial muscles
Sub-occipital star
Spinal cord, cauda equina
Sample joint – cartilage, ligaments as time permits

Tom and Todd have worked together on Fascial Dissection projects for the last 16 years to build an extraordinary educational program which is both serious and reverent, holistic and practical, and uniquely eye-opening for those who had to learn their anatomy from books.

Translating the in-class experience online has been our principal concern, and we are happy to say our first round exceeded even our own high expectations. Look over Todd’s shoulder as his consummate skill unfolds the miracle of the body, coupled with Tom’s wide-ranging commentary drawn from fascial research, evolution, embryology, and 45 years of a wide-ranging manual and movement therapy practice.
Therefore we are excited to present this to you through a livestream webinar. Enjoy this clip of Tom and Todd discussing their work together:

Like so many others recently, we have been providing live webinar courses to keep connection in the manual therapy and movement communities during this odd hiatus in our collective work. We appreciate being given the opportunity to help you, and thank you for using this time to further your education with experiences you may not have been able to pursue previously.
We sincerely hope you can join us on this unique experience which is arising out of this unprecedented time.

DatesJun 5 – 8, 2020
LocationOnline lectures
Class Times

Friday June 5th

Module 1: 10 AM -12 PM EDT   Introduction and Superficial layers  

Module 2: 3-5 PM  EDT    Fascial Properties, Directionality, Muscles   

Saturday June 6th     

Module 3: 10 AM -12 PM EDT   Fascial Dissection of the Neck

Module 4: 3-5 PM EDT      Fascial Dissection of the Arms and Lower leg

Sunday June 7th      

Module 5: 10 AM -12 PM EDT   Fascial Dissection of the Hip

Module 6:  3-5PM EDT     Fascial Dissection of the Abdomen and Viscera

Monday June 8th

Module 7: 10 AM-12 PM EDT  Fascial Dissection of Pelvic floor, Heart, Lungs, Thorax

Module 8: 3-5PM  EDT    Fascial Dissection of Skull, Spine, Brain

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Todd Garcia
Tuition$500 for entire course or $80 per module
Credits Earned16 CEs NCBTMB; 16 CECs NPCP (PMA); 16 Category 1 CEs IASI; (NASM CEs pending approval at this time)
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
ContactMel Burns

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