Dynamic Anatomy for Yoga and Thai Massage Practitioners
Full Course price of $395.00 with the option to pay a $150 deposit to reserve your spot!
Dates: May 26-27, 2018
Teacher: Dr. Blake Martin PhD
Location: Still Light Centre / Bend Yoga Dundas
4 Creighton Drive
Prerequisites: None. | 18 Hours
This hands-on, interactive, whirlwind tour through the human body will provide a broad overview of the tissues, structures, and systems that make movement possible, and help us to understand the body’s responses when faced with injury. Students will learn about bones, joints, and muscles, how to tell the difference between a sprain and a strain, and use all of these ideas through demonstrations, massage explorations, and case studies. Course material will cover:
- How tissue types relate to massage techniques;
- How to use and understand basic anatomical terms;
- How the skeleton, articulation, and muscles cause movement;
- What is inflammation response and how to manage it; and
- How to apply anatomical knowledge to a massage context.
Meet Dr. Blake:
Blake Martin holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience from York University, a B.F.A. and M.A. in dance, and a bachelor of education. His doctoral research was in neural mechanisms of attention when trying to perform more than one movement at a time. His current interests include understanding how the body gives rise to consciousness, as well as how thinking is offloaded to the environment and other people.
Blake has danced with Kaeja Dance and Motus O Dance Theatre and is a founding board member of the Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference, a province wide initiative uniting secondary dance educators and students with professional dance artists. Blake is a Research Scientist with the Individual Training and Education group, and teaches in York University’s Dance Science Diploma program, as well as speaking provincially, nationally and internationally on issues related to yoga and the brain, arts and the brain, creativity and the brain, anatomy, and classroom management. He is a respected teacher in Traditional Thai Massage, a long distance runner, and a martial artist for more 30 years. If it moves and thinks, he likes it.
Learn more at www.doctorblake.ca