Meet the Fascial System!

Often underrepresented in anatomical studies, fascia is a rich and dynamic system that holds the answers to many questions of how our bodies move, get injured, and recover.

Join us in the lab and our dynamic classroom space as we study the organization of fascia up close. SEE it, TOUCH it, and take your palpation skills next level.

Taught by co-directors of AnatomySCAPES and ABMP Anatomy for Touch columnists, Rachelle Clauson and Nicole Trombley. 

Registration is open for May 3-4!!
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Join us this May 

Come join us for our Journey into the Matrix workshop this May 2023. Grab your 🗓 spot, book a ✈️ flight, and come explore with us here in☀️ San Diego, CA.

Journey into the Matrix:
May 3-4, 2023

Join us in the lab as we discover the many structures and textures of the Fascial System! What to expect: 

  • Two days of dissection ✍️ lab & classroom 🎨 learning
  • Fresh-tissue human forms (no chemical embalming)
  • Small classes by design (less than 20 students)
  • Online content 💻 to get you ready before you arrive on site
  • AnatomySCAPES'  Lab Manual📖
  • Instructors: AnatomySCAPES Co-Directors Rachelle Clauson 👩‍🏫 & Nicole Trombley 👩🏻‍🏫
  • CEs📚: 10CE hours through NCBTMB
  • 📍Located in San Diego, CA ☀️ 

Journey into the Matrix delves into fascial anatomy, exploring the types of fascia — from superficial to deep — and how they relate to each. From the densely packed collagen fibers of the IT Band to the slippery-slidey gels of loose connective tissue, you will learn about fascia all the way down to the micro-world of the extracellular matrix. See it, touch it, and take your palpation skills next level. Our curriculum is broken down into these sections:

Here is an overview of the structure of this workshop. Completion of all segments is required. Thank you for planning accordingly.

Part ONE: Get ready!

Put on your stretchy pants and get comfy! Your fascia journey starts from the comfort of your own home with our ONLINE SEGMENT. This part of the course includes your LAB MANUAL and pre-workshop INTRO CALL via Zoom. 

Lab Manual

Our LAB MANUAL For Journey into the Matrix is your pre-reading assignment. Designed to read like a fun, glossy magazine, we cover some key concepts of fascial anatomy AND introduce you to many of the anatomical structures we will likely encounter in the Lab. 

Intro Call

A week before our IN-PERSON days in the lab, we'll join together on a brief Zoom call for introductions, orientation and to answer any questions you might have. This will help orient you to the lab space, our plan for the workshop help you get prepared!

Part TWO: In Person

It's time to head to the anatomy lab for two days of learning here in sunny San Diego, CA.

Together in the lab we will explore fascia from superficial to deep, and everything in between. The in-lab segment consists of :

  • Live DISSECTION and EXPLORATION of fascial tissues. 
  • Classroom LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS on key concepts and applications for our bodywork and movement practices.



Our courses are full of engaging multimedia presentations. We GIVE you the known facts and current science about the Fascial System. See the micro and macro images BUILD the matrix with your own hands with fun 3D models.

🌌Vibrant Slide Decks

🕺🏻Movement Integrations

✂️Clarifying 3D Models

🙌Palpation Skill Building

Lab Time

We'll take you into the DISSECTION LAB for live exploration of fascial tissues. We'll explore with reverence and joy and beautifully and respectfully REVEAL the real anatomy and see the RELATIONSHIPS of the tissues.

✍️ Live Dissection

📺 Hi-Def Monitors

🔬Live Microscope Images

🥣Grounding Meditations

Who should attend?

The workshop is geared toward licensed hands-on professionals: massage therapists, midwives, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, RNs etc. are welcome! You will be asked for your credentials when you register. Please contact us if you have questions regarding eligibility. 

What other Anatomy❤️LOVERS are saying...

"Incredibly fun!"

"The dynamic duo of Nicole & Rachelle make learning in both the lecture hall and the lab incredibly fun. It’s a multi-faceted web they weave with interactive props representing elements and various structures of fascia.These women are super stars." 🤩🤩

"How anatomy in PT school should have been!"

"This is how anatomy in PT school should have been! Thank you so much for creating this MUCH NEEDED offering to guide us through the fascial connections of the body. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn form you both. I will definitely start using all that I learned in my practice ASAP! I’ll be back! This was so much fun! You rock, Rachelle & Nicole!"

Ready to start your fascia journey? Come join us!

Journey May 3-4, 2023


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