Foundational Courses

Understanding functional anatomy and its application of movement. These courses attract continuing education points from various Pilates associations.

Anatomy Dimensions Foundational Courses

The Anatomy Dimensions Foundational courses were developed as a series for students participating in Body Organics Education comprehensive training. We now provide access to teachers and students from other certification courses, and disciplines wanting to fill in gaps in their understanding of functional anatomy and its application to movement. The focus on these courses is to build an understanding of the body and mind so as to create a greater understanding of the whole. Each course layers in the knowledge learnt in other modules of the foundational course series.

The Foundational courses have been written in conjunction with Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists and Scientists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Naturopaths and Senior Pilates Teachers. Each of these professions have provided insights and ideas on important topics of anatomy and movement related issues commonly encountered in a Pilates studio setting. The insights provide teachers with opportunities to better modify and appropriately refer their clients in order to achieve better client and teacher outcomes.

When starting the Foundational courses, we suggest you watch the courses in this order:
// Introduction to Movement (if you are completely new to the terms of anatomy)
// Lower Limb Courses (Feet, Knee, Pelvis One and Pelvis Two)
// Upper Limb Courses (Shoulder, Neck and Jaw and Elbow, Hands and Wrists)
// Introduction to Neuroanatomy
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Spine and Torso and Breath
// The Principles (The Pre-Movement Principles, Cueing and Programming courses then bring all of the concepts together)
These courses are only included in our Bundle Courses

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Introduction to Movement

This course is an introduction to movement anatomy and physiology. Students will learn basic anatomical terminology and understand how the human body moves and functions.

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Anatomy Dimensions Feet

The Feet

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the feet and provide exercise ideas for the studio and home.

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The Knee

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the knee and provide exercise ideas for the studio and home.

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Pelvis One – Psoas and Sacrum

This course will improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the pelvis, sacrum and the psoas muscle; facilitating movements of the spine.

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Pelvis 2 Course

Pelvis Two – Hip and Femur

The Anatomy Dimensions Pelvis Two course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the pelvis, hip and femur.

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The Shoulder

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures and muscles of the shoulder girdle.

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Neck & Jaw

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the neck and jaw, to help facilitate recovery and relief.

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Elbows, Wrists & Hands

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the hand, wrist and elbow and how this relates to studio work.

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Introduction to neuroanatomy

Introduction to Neuroanatomy

Students will be introduced to neuroanatomy terms and principles that are relevant for teachers and students wanting to go in depth in any neurological or autoimmune conditions.

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Spine & Torso

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the anatomy, physiology and structures of the spine and torso.

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Breath course

Breath

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the primary and secondary muscle structures of breathing.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Body Organics courses are perfect for the seasoned instructor who wants to learn a deeper knowledge of anatomy. Body Organics teachers have an incredible way of explaining complicated biomechanics in easy to apply methods. I’ve always found learning anatomy from a textbook hard to follow, but Carla applies imagery to bring the concepts to life. When you understand how the body moves, you’ll be able to have the capability to cater to a range of complex clients and this is what you get with Body Organics.
Kimi Broadbent
Melbourne, Victoria
I have been teaching Pilates for over 25 years and never stop learning from Carla! Body Organics Education is my go to for continuing education and deepening my knowledge. Carla is one amazing and generous lady, with a gift of explaining anatomy and how the body works in a way that I totally understand. Attention to detail and making sure you understand what is being delivered is Carla’s priority. I highly recommend Body Organics Education, you won’t be disappointed.
Renae Blackmore
Gosford, New South Wales
Carla is a highly experienced and very knowledgeable instructor with a unique take on the Pilates method. Always generous with her expertise, she really opened my eyes to the beauty and power of movement via Pilates. I have continued my continuing education with Body Organics, one of the best things I ever did, and cannot recommend them highly enough!
Kathy Sharp
Brisbane, Queensland
The teachers cater to the current stance of the course participants as individuals, and teach as highly informative guides, in a manner that helps the participant to discover their own ideas and to further guide themselves. Do a Body Organics Course and be re-born as a teacher. Also, Carla is super funny - partake in a course simply for the comedic value!
Jane Brewer
Cairns, Queensland