Fascia-nated about the CORE?

Come explore the real anatomy of the fascial CORE in the lab!

In ORBITING THE CORE, we delve into the anatomy of the abdominal wall, anterior pelvis and peritoneal cavity. All the familiar “core” structures from rectus abdominis, to the obliques and more will be explored as integral partners in our 3D fascial system. 

Join us in San Diego, CA to explore the organizational relationships of the fascia, muscles, and viscera of the abdomen and pelvis!


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Join us in the lab as we explore the core and anterior pelvis from a fascial perspective! 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📖 (~100pages)
  • Instructors: AnatomySCAPES Co-Directors Rachelle Clauson 👩‍🏫 & Nicole Trombley 👩🏻‍🏫
  • CEs📚: Approved for 10CE hours through NCBTMB
  • 📍Located in San Diego, CA ☀️ 

We'll delve into fascial anatomy, learning the types of fascia — forms superficial to deep — and how they relate to each. Our curriculum is broken down into these sections:

What is Fascia?

Fascia gets a lot of credit for doing a lot of things. Is that for real?? We'll take a look at what research is actually uncovering about fascia and what it means in the anterior pelvis. We'll spend some time grounding ourselves in the basics of fascia: its composition, anatomy and functions. We all talk about fascia all the time, but what is it really?

The AnatomySCAPES

As we move through the body's anatomy, we'll explore the larger picture of how our bodies' textures are organized and how they relate to each other. We'll take you through the layers of the human form, pausing along the way for you to touch, feel and palpate the textures and relationships. This will change your perception of what you are feeling under the skin.

Fascia Celebs

Fascia celebs are part of the denser fibrous deep fascia of the torso: rectus sheath, pubic superstar and the inguinal ligament. In lab, we'll explore this deep fascia, and where they all come together: pubic superstar! We'll consider how they are involved in issues such as diastasis rectii, as well as disrupted in abdominal surgeries such as C-sections. 

Movers & Shakers

We will be sure to say hello to some muscles. Afterall, they do put the "myo" in myofascial! We’ll pay particular attention to the muscles that create the abdominal wall. We don't traditionally think of our abs as "pelvic muscles" — but in the context of the 3D human form, they are critical players in pelvic heaIth and stability.

Pelvic Bowl

An up-close look deep inside the abdominal cavity and the pelvic bowl. We'll be waiting with bated breath: is there a uterus? There may not be! There is so much to see as we pass into the peritoneal cavity and meet the viscera up close including the uterus, bladder and intestines. 

It's all connected!

You know how they always say, "It's all connected!"? Those connections aren't random. We'll take a look at how fascial continuities of the abdomen, pelvis and lumbar region are organized.

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!"

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

Part A: Online Prep

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 is self-paced and 100% online.

Your online content will include:

  • Pre-recorded VIDEOS introducing you to the world of Fascia and the key concepts we will be covering in person.
  • LAB MANUAL with worksheets and activities.
  • QUIZZES to check your understanding.
  • Videos and images from the DISSECTION LAB.

Our LAB MANUAL is included in this online segment. 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. It's beautiful, fun and surprising!

Part B: 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.

Part C: In Person

Pack a lunch (and some dark chocolate 🍫 to share 😉) and head to the anatomy lab for two days of learning here in sunny San Diego, CA.

Together in the lab we will explore abdominal wall and head inside the abdominal & pelvic cavities! The in-lab segment consists of :

  • Live DISSECTION and EXPLORATION of the abdominal wall & cavity. 
  • Classroom LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS on key concepts and applications for our bodywork and movement practices.
  • Hands-on EMBODIMENT and movement to stay connected to our own bodies and deepen our understanding. 
  • ARTS & CRAFTS for deeper learning.

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. 

Ready to start your fascia journey? Come join us!

Orbiting the Core, Oct 17-18


Regular Registration

Register before August 15 and save $350.
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