Breath course


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Course Description

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the thoracic cavity, and the role of the primary and secondary muscles of breath. A large part of the course is devoted to understanding the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and how this relates to how we work in the studio as a movement professional.

Course participants will gain a better understanding of how breath relates to certain exercises and provides participants with the capacity to critically analyse specific pathologies.

The pathologies and conditions explored include:
// asthma
// pneumonia
// chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

We also look at strategies for exercises and movements that will help facilitate recovery and minimise the risk of complications from conditions. We discuss strategies for working with people with breathing disorders and different issues that can easily be implemented straight away in the studio. The lessons provide clear instructions on cueing in order to help teachers support their clients in a safe and appropriate manner.

After this course, the student should have an understanding of:
// the bones of the thoracic cavity
// the muscles of the thoracic cavity
// the primary and secondary muscles of breath
// basic physiology of the lungs, and the process of gas exchange
// concepts around asthma, and associated medications for asthma treatment
// discussion of appropriate exercises and modifications for people with asthma
// concepts around pneumonia and the long term complications from infections

Who is this course for

Any movement teachers wanting to expand their knowledge of the thoracic cavity and its components. This can be a good introductory course to the anatomy and physiology of the lungs, but also works as a refresher for teachers who would like to build their confidence in dealing with conditions in this area.

What you get

When purchasing the Anatomy Dimensions Breath course you will receive 12 month access to all course material. This includes the online video lessons, covering theory and exercise strategies as well as an online manual. You will also be able to purchase a colour printed copy of the manual at a 10% discount.

For a small taste of this course view the free sample lesson on The Introduction to Breath.

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What You Will Need:

In this course you will need access to a mat, chi ball and possibly a set of Makarlu or other tools for pressure point release. We also use all of the traditional Pilates equipment to show new and traditional repertoire.

Below you can find a list of all the equipment used. If you would like to purchase any of the products that are available through us, you will receive a 10% discount as a course participant in any Body Organics Education course. It is not necessary to have access to all the equipment for the course to be of benefit. You will learn principles of movements that can be applied to different settings.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • Reformer
  • Wunda Chair
  • Trapeze Table
  • Fuse Ladder
  • Baby Arc/Spine Corrector
Small Apparatus

Further Course Support

We are continuously offering live course extensions to most of our online courses. The Anatomy Dimensions - the Breath live workshop will be offered around Australia throughout the year when possible, depending on restrictions that are in place due to the Covid-19 situation.

These live workshops are a great way to deepen your understanding of the breath and its effect on the body and how to utilise this understanding when teaching your clients. It will build on the online course, which is a prerequisite. You will be able to find more information about our live course extensions by going to ‘Live Course Workshops’ which you find as a subheading under ‘Courses’. All our live workshops will be advertised there as dates get announced.

Continuing Education Credits

More information about this will be released soon.