An 8-Week LIVE Online Course
with Ann Watkins M.A., DMT, LMT,
Originator of Conscious Anatomy™ and
Owner, New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Bodywork
Discover how to deepen your knowledge of anatomy, integrate Somatic Awareness and Energetic Attunement to bring more harmony to the world, and evolve your life and career to the next level while you and your clients blossom.
Imagine your brain organically absorbing anatomical terms and concepts with ease, through customizable, healing movement flows.
Contemplate developing a deeper understanding of yourself while you experience how anatomy functions in your body. Explore customizable, anatomy infused movement that heals your body and gives you exceptional tools to be more effective with your clients and in your own life.
Appreciate how anatomy infused with self knowledge can benefit the effectiveness of your life and work and provide you with learning and understanding that will grow your business and improve your income whether you are a body worker or a yoga teacher or a holistic practitioner or simply someone interested in learning anatomy and cultivating tools that enable you to process grief, anxiety, depression and bodily aches and pains through blissful, calming movement flows.
Feeling attuned to your body and your clients’ and knowing how to relay that in your work and communications will make a big difference in the outcomes you get in your practice and out in the world..
Digging into understanding how anatomy functions in your body in a deep holistic way makes your career and life more satisfying because there is a perceptible, stellar difference in your results.
Developing a deeply integrated understanding of function from the physical to the somatic to the energetic is a magnetic must for your best life.
With a full spectrum of experience, you and your clients will take off to new levels of healing and harmony and this will not only help grow world harmony, it will help grow the wealth of your business on the table, at your practice, in your movement space and in your home..
Frustratingly, learning anatomy or just keeping it current can be a real challenge. It can take much more time than you want it to.
Meanwhile, you may feel stagnant and in need of movement to be healthy, strong in your life and optimally effective in your practice.
For many of us, too much repetitive movement and not enough healing movement causes stress, anguish, and drudgery in our mind/body and robs us of our energy.
I was deep into edging on burn-out in my private practice when I had a light bulb go off in my head of how to hone my skills with anatomy through movement and was entranced by adding in the healing modalities of somatic awarerness and energetic attunement.
I could heal my body with increased activity and the holistic emotional and energetic approach, plus the increased anatomical knowledge would benefit my clients.
You may also feel like you’ve plateaued in your work with your clients or in your life and need deeper insights into how a full spectrum holistic anatomy can bring them and you into a higher level of healing.
WHY CONSCIOUS ANATOMY?
Traditionally our culture does not support somato-emotional expression nor does it encourage experiencing ourselves authentically.
Body-oriented practitioners, nor do any of us. typically learn a full spectrum view of the body – from the physical to the subtle -to the energetic bodies,; As yoga teachers, anatomy is often cursory; while for massage therapists,and other body oriented professionals, anatomy is not well integrated into function and life skills.
Standard exercise is too focused on the physical body, losing a huge opportunity to bring in deep healing through the somatic and energetic bodies.
Memorization and rote learning result in poor retention and demand exhaustive drudgery pouring over books. This compromises your physical as well as somato-emotional health.
Unexpressed emotion ends up sequestered in your muscles causing physical pain, foggy brain, stress and anxiety...none of this is good for work or in the rest of your life.
That’s why I created Conscious Anatomy: to bring you through an individualized healing experience of anatomy and how it functions in your body, mind, and spirit for outstanding application when working with others and applying in your own life,.
Conscious Anatomy brings you into an expanded state of awareness that oxygenates your system, relieves sore muscles, conditions your brain to be a sponge for retention, calms your nerves and gives you a unique experience of yourself from your physical to your somatic to your energetic bodies.
Conscious Anatomy is blissfully healing, energizing, balancing, integrating and brings you authentically into yourself with robust anatomy skills to further your career and life skills to apply to your life. This is an unbeatable combination for success.
This full spectrum approach to learning anatomy integrates the body, mind and spirit for amazing healing, awareness and effective application. This new skill set will help you grow your business and bring more harmony to your life and hence to the whole world..
Best of all the learning is easeful and exciting and deep because you are simultaneously engrossed in learning about yourself while your brain sponges up the anatomical terms and concepts.
You experience function first hand and retain the anatomy through enjoyable repetition, review and reinforcement by participating in fluid, dreamy, customizable movement flows led with anatomical terms and concepts.
By the end of this course, you will experience:
- Anatomy deeply and discover more about you: from the physical to the emotional to the energetic.
- Being more effective with your clients through knowing anatomy from the inside out as well as being skilled in your life by cultivating tools you can use to process life's offenses without getting stuck in them..
- An increased calm and balance in your being, a reduction in pain and discomfort in your body, a more authentic connection to yourself and organic absorption of anatomical terms and concepts;
- a win win for you and your clients.
This training will catalyze powerful self knowledge in alignment with your authentic self and potent tools you can apply in your career to move you forward into a fully inspired life with robust effectiveness.
This will enhance your skill set and give you mighty tools to grow your business and bring more harmony to yourself and the whole world.
What Students Are Saying About Working with Ann . . .
Rosa Puerilla, Yoga Teacher
Ann has an encyclopedic knowledge of human anatomy and precisely conveys that information. Participating in 'Conscious Anatomy' gave me the opportunity to acknowledge and express gratitude to components of my physical body that I had not honored in the past. The flows increased my core strength and stamina. An excellent series of classes well worth the time and energy.
Abby Valletta, LMT & Yoga Teacher
The movements feel so good I almost "zone out" ... they are really intuitive and playful. I can't believe how great I feel after each class! It's refreshing to allow my body to move and I'm amazed at how the anatomical terms just soaked in during class! This course helped me follow my body's intuitive movements while deepening my knowledge of anatomy. And it's so helpful in assessing movement with my clients.
My Story and a Personal Invitation . . .
I love my private practice and I have always focused it toward bringing more harmony to the whole world, but my clients were only getting about 70% because of my low energy. I knew a deeper knowledge of anatomy would make me more effective and improve my results but sitting, poring over books was not what I needed in my life. Maybe you can relate.
I was looking for more vibrancy in my life, less burn out in my practice, a way to impact more people and I wanted to hone my skills with anatomy in an easeful way.
I wanted anatomy at my fingertips, in my body, with first hand experiential knowledge of muscle function and firing patterns in real time movement. In other words, a first hand understanding of anatomy in the living, moving body.
You may be wanting that same kind of experience. And, you may have run into similar experiences with classes that I ran into.
I had taken plenty of classes that teach anatomy, from super advanced and intricate to basic. I’d never found the kind of class I wanted.
I wanted to enjoy learning the anatomy AND feel vibrantly healthy at the same time. I wanted to enjoy the repetition I would need to really ‘grock it’ and I wanted more inner harmony and movement in my life.
I need reminders in anatomy of specific body areas at times, as perhaps you do too. I wanted to be able to dive back in at specific points to brush up on my skills or enjoy an ongoing daily immersion if I so chose. So I decided to develop my own anatomy classes through movement.
With movement I could turn around the burn out, increase my strength, lose the drudgery of studying from books and stop stagnating in my practice due to low energy, sluggishness, intermittent muscle pain and weakness. And I would include how muscles fire in the body when in action.
But learning anatomy, even through movement, I found, was still boring and didn’t really lend itself to inner peace and authentic alignment.
Other loves in my life are energy (I was introduced to meditation at the age of twelve) and somatics, which can resolve muscle pain.
As soon as I started incorporating awareness of energy, techniques to resolve emotional sequestering, Dance Movement Therapy information where pertinent, and the chakras, Conscious Anatomy became the full spectrum anatomy class I was looking for to create more harmony in myself and to bring more harmony to the whole world.
I developed Energetic attunement as an Essential Principle- including the chakras and other practices that exaggerate your ability to experience energy and make bliss accessible.
I developed Somatic Awareness as another Essential Principle- to resolve psycho emotional sequestering of feelings in muscle tissue that cause pain, discomfort, achiness and dis-ease.
I already had the other Essential Principle of Conscious AnatomyTM - my distinctive method of leading movement flows with anatomical terms and concepts interspersed with lay terms.
Conscious Anatomy became anything but boring. I experienced a whole new level of wellness and inner harmony in my body, mind and spirit while easily retaining the anatomical information.
My clients were happier than they had ever been because of how effective I was in my work, due to the detailed anatomy at my fingertips, my increased energy and inner alignment with my purpose. My creativity was at an all time high with my class development; and, my students were growing into greater harmony with themselves and their clients and thus bringing more harmony to the whole world.
Growing my practice was energizing because I was able to be so effective and the results were inspiring. I’m certain you can attain similar success.
I developed Conscious Anatomy to not only help myself in the process of reclaiming my life and purpose, but because I want to pass along what I’ve discovered to you, for your benefit, in your life.
Grow your practice into a flourishing business and participate, with you and your clients, in creating a more harmonious world.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Get Grounded: Cultivating A New Understanding of Anatomy From The Inside Out
In In this first module you will learn healing movement flows that will alter your state of mind, allowing you to absorb anatomical terms and concepts while working through bodily aches and pains. In this module, you’ll cultivate your awareness:
- by delving into planes and directions from a movement and anatomical perspective.
- by beginning to build your foundation for somatic awareness
- by practicing a three part breath that flushes out the organs along with a breath that calms the nervous system
- by having a tangible experience of energetic attunement in your body
- by connecting the first three chakras to the corresponding planes in anatomy and
- by interfacing the experience of the infant on the floor discovering hands and feet to taking first steps and carving out a place in the world.
The Bones: Move Into Dynamic Potency With Movement Flows
Dip into healing movement flows and breathing techniques to calm your nervous system and alter your state of mind for deep body healing and organic absorption of anatomy. You will enjoy:
- becoming a sponge for the basic bones of the skeleton
- gathering lightness in your body through increased somatic awareness and energetic attunement
- dissolving aches and pains through my signature flow for joint and muscle pain
The Cranium: Moving From Your Inner Wisdom With Fluid Kinetic Connection
It is super important to work both ends of the spine to get the greatest healing and ease between joints and muscles. In this module you will experience the pelvis in connection to the cranium and:
- delineate the facial bones
- along with the wormian and sesamoid bones
- fewer lay terms will reinforce your knowledge of anatomy from a physical to a somatic to an energetic integration.
The Carpals and Tarsals: Elucidating the Story Behind The Hands And The Feet
Appreciate the dynamic of moving in a way that is healing for your body and nervous system while mnemonics keep you focused on remembering the little bones that are easy to forget . Sit back and take in
- a story about the carpal bones that reads like a child’s book
- Find the bounce in your step with the tarsal bones and three arches
- distinguish the ease in your body from the tension and gain surprising insight into your somatic and energetic bodies
The Shoulder Girdle: Bring Ease To Your Whole Body Through Shoulder Mobility
The shoulder girdle is probably the most flexible set of joints in your body. This also makes it the least stable.
Take care of this batch of bones by bringing clarity and focus and relief to the thorax :
- by intimately experiencing the shoulder girdle and arm bones
- by discovering the myriad movements associated with the shoulder girdle and
- by decreasing neck and shoulder pain through determining, first hand, how many bones need to accommodate to each other for ease of movement
Spine and Voice: Bathing In Sound From One End Of The Spine To The Other
In this exquisite module, sound will be introduced as a way to bring supreme calm and interconnectedness into the realm of the physical body with a true integration of the body mind and spirit. Literally experience the web of life with:
- coordinated sound and movement with the chakras and the seven sounds of love
- love your spinal chord (sic) with fluid movement from one vertebrae to the next
- Accelerate your connection to your energetic body and
- Tap more deeply into somatic awareness for the benefit of yourself and your clients
The Pelvis And Cervicals: De-stress Your Neck in the Fluid Flow of Pelvic Health and Vitality
We continue doing the crucial work of coordinating both ends of the spine. It is essential to work the cervicals at one end for flexibility, fluidity and increased range of motion after loosening up and strengthening the pelvis. We will discover what we hold there, through bony landmarks and guided meditation. You will learn
- a crucial movement flow for pelvic health and vitality
- to experience your pelvis as a place of wisdom and creativity
- the bones and crucial bony landmarks of the pelvic girdle and
- the intricacies of the cervical bones in relation to the cranium
Revel In Your Deeper Knowledge of Anatomy and Innovate in Your Workplace
You will be amazed at your ease of knowledge with skeletal anatomy, fluid body movements, inner calm and a deeper understanding of how the human body operates. You will more clearly know what your client on the table needs to allow their bones the fullest range of motion. The information from your own experience of how somatic awareness and energetic attunement have worked in your own body for integration of body, mind and spirit will provide expected and surprising tools for working with your clients. In this class you will discover how far you have come with
- the use of virtually no lay terms
- the use of humming to relieve tension in your body
- the required prerequisite for Level 1 Conscious AnatomyTM Muscles And Attachments where you will learn muscle firing sequences through healing movement
More from Students About Working With Ann . . .
Sarah Pantolone, Bodyworker
I was very attracted to learning anatomy; the inclusion of the somatic awareness and energetic attunement kept me coming back for more.
Marguerite McGugan, Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher
Ann’s CA approach made learning the anatomy easy and organic; it just came naturally.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
8 Live 2 ½ to 3 hour meetings over Zoom once a week for 8 weeks.
Live meetings will be recorded and made available as video replays a day or two after each class
20-30 minute live demos of Mr. Skeleton, Ms. Pelvis and Mx. Cranium as pertinent to each class with tips on moving with ease. Replays will be available for each class.
Online access to audio only recordings of the movement portion of each class (60 to 90 minutes )
Certificate of completion for the course and a fulfillment of the prerequisite for the next levels 2-4 trainings in Conscious Anatomytm Muscles & Attachments
2 months of continued access to the course materials following completion
The opportunity to become a People's Circle Member for continued access at the close of the complimentary two months (includes once a month live Zoom Meditation Mudra and Q and A)
PDFs of pertinent information as needed for each class to orient you to what to expect and how to prepare.
Optional interactive private group as determined by participants
Email access to me between live sessions for questions pertinent to the class content.
+ PLUS These Special Bonuses:
Instant Registration Bonus
Receive an extra 2 months of on line access to recorded classes if you register as soon as you receive this offer or before August 2nd. 2021: A total of 4 months when combined with the 2 months that follow the completion of the course.
Early Registration Bonus (Ends August 21st)
15-minute private phone consultation with Ann. Ask questions and get personal feedback from Ann during this 1:1 call. Via phone or Zoom.
Receive my Mini-Chakra Series online program. Cultivate grounding through your chakras and master your energy. Inhabiting your physical body through your energy body brings health, happiness, and vitality into your life. This is a drip course and can be taken at any time. Sign up at consciousanatomy.com
Inner Circle Zoom Calls
2 half-hour inner circle Zoom calls with Ann twice during the course for connection, discussion, extensive questions and general conviviality. The exact details will depend on the group needs.
Conscious Anatomy eBook
A look at the impact it can have on the world through each individual experience.
Eliminate Your Pain with Symmetry eBook
Improve your health and well being with a few simple changes to the way you do things in your life.
Discover anatomy from the inside out. Hear what your body has to say without you getting in the way. Cultivate tools to process grief, anxiety, depression, your bodily aches and pains. Learn anatomical terms and concepts at the same time through blissful, calming movement.
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Meet Ann Watkins M.A., DMT, LMT
Ann Watkins is a study geek with Honors in Psychology, a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy. She is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist through the Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Institute with Natalie Rogers and Carl Rogers.
Ann is also a yoga person, an improvisational movement lover, a published author, a Licensed Massage Therapist and bodyworker and owner of New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Body Work - a private practice in postural corrective body work since 1988. She takes loads of continuing ed and teaches anatomy through movement.
Her mission is to create space for healing and pain relief and to bring inner harmony to as many people as possible, believing this will bring greater harmony to the whole world.