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The course is held over eight weekend seminars, starting each January and ending in September.

The Course Content

Seminar One - Structure and Relationship

Introduction to living anatomy, axial and appendicular skeleton, boney landmarks and the importance of the spine, embryological development of spine.

Seminar Two - The Whole Within the Parts

Cells and tissues, embryological germ layers and tissue formation, development and functioning of the joints, cell membranes, fluids and vitality.

Seminar Three - The Neural Axis and How We Communicate

Central nervous system, peripheral and somatic nervous systems, embryology of the central nervous system, special senses and the skin.

Seminar Four - Breath and Blood

The heart as an organ of circulation and integrative centre, vessels, blood, lymph, lungs and respiration, the kidneys.

Seminar Five - Unity in Motion and the Connective Tissue Matrix

Muscles, fascia and the "living matrix", subtle aspects of connective tissue and connection with autonomic nervous system.

Seminar Six - The Electrochemical Matrix and Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Responses

Autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, stress response, introduction to the immune system and homeostasis, cells talking to cells.

Seminar Seven - The Gut and How We Metabolise

Digestive system, including pancreas, gall bladder, liver and sugar metabolism.

Seminar Eight - Health and Integration

Immune and lymphatic system (continued), reproductive system and cycles of birth and death, pathology overview.

Study and Assessment

Each weekend will include presentations by the tutors, work in small groups and practical sessions.

  • All course material will be cross-referenced to the booklist provided
  • Time spent on home study is likely to average around four to five hours a week (depending on prior learning)
  • Assessment is made through an evaluation of class attendance, home study, a summer essay, a short home study project and a practical exam
  • All graduates will be awarded a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Students also have the option to sit the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT) written exam. This may require extra home study. This independent qualification satisfies the anatomy and physiology requirements of numerous complementary therapy organisations.

Feedback from Students

"A warm thank you to the teaching team. I have learned a lot throughout the course. Despite my background and the course material being dense, I enjoyed every seminar. I now better understand my own anatomy, how my body works as a whole and how it is able to adapt to its environment. This course has given me solid grounds to go away and deepen certain areas of interest without being put off by technical concepts."
- Stephanie Tetu, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"I've found this course brilliant ... it has been a big resource to me to help me understand my body, connect with my sensations, and become more embodied. Such a wonderful gift that I am phenomenally grateful for and it has enriched my own spiritual path and deep sense of awe; it has been a wonderful companion to my movement medicine work, and qi gong. The mode of presentation has been inspirational and I've loved the experiential work, as well as the encouragement to follow our own interest and to present written work in a way that suits our way of being. Such a relief to have tutors who are so open and heart warming."
- Maggie Craig, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013 
"Wonderful - had much more than I expected. Well put together in a very interesting manner."
Divya Bhojwani, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"Informative, mind-opening - brought the body to life."
Suzi Lister, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"Excellent - very current. Diverse views and theories. Sarah and Anne compliment each other beautifully and the assistant team were a wonderful support."
Stephen Kleiser, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"I found the Living Anatomy course to be incredibly diverse and rewarding. Having studied A & P before I was impressed by both the teaching approach and by how many new topics of interest were covered over the course. I now have a great deal I can investigate at my leisure."
Ash Rowland, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"Stimulated my brain, taught me anatomy and how to find out more, made connections on many levels and deepened my self-knowledge."

Janet Pearson, Living Anatomy graduate in 2013

"The course was brilliant, really interesting, more so than I could ever have imagined; it enabled me to develop my knowledge of anatomy and physiology whilst supporting my increasing confidence."
Rosie Nicholson, Living Anatomy graduate in 2014

"Even now I am thinking that the Living Anatomy teachings are continuing to be such a sound basis to work from for the practitioner course; it is invaluable!"
Austen Upton, Living Anatomy graduate in 2014
“The tutors know their stuff inside out and are able to present the information in a variety of creative ways - from practical exercises, to movie clips of relevant experiments, to anecdotes from their personal experience in bodywork. Each topic is presented from several vantage points and what is traditionally a dry subject comes to life. I've been left with a really good understanding of the body as a whole and how the systems operate together. I also have an arsenal of resources if I want to investigate a particular subject in depth. Not only did I learn about anatomy and physiology, but I discovered a new way of learning that's fun and makes the information 'stick' in my head like never before! Also, while I was studying, I was working in the investment banking industry.”
Krys Bogacz, Living Anatomy graduate in 2014

“This course both met and exceeded my expectations. I found it exciting to learn about a new realm of possibilities beyond just the classical structure and function of the body”.
Louise Auger, Dentist and Living Anatomy graduate in 2014