Somatic Anatomy of Breathing

Somatic Anatomy of Breathing: Course overview

Tensegrity Training’s Somatic Anatomy practice series aims to increase your confidence as a therapist with guidelines and activities to learn anatomical terms and function, while learning to use your own body as the tool. This is the art of Embodiment.

You’ll enjoy a deeper knowledge of anatomy with the use of images, exercises, the felt-sense of touch and somatic sensation.

Participants will be provided with a manual of practical movement sequences/exercises they can use immediately with clients to work at a deeper, somatic level and achieve positive healing outcomes for clients.

Our experiential training courses in Somatic Anatomy will expand your experience of your own body exponentially and the outcomes will equip you in guiding your clients towards a more functional life, uninhibited by restraints of pain – whether physical or emotional.

Our state of being in life is evident through our breathing patterns. Our Somatic Anatomy of Breathing course teaches how to connect kinaesthetic awareness and structural anatomy of breathing to successfully embody and balance an individual’s capacity for full functional breathing.

To fully breathe is to fully engage with oneself and with the environment. Mindfulness and breath is the foundation of Relationship and health; and the process of connecting kinaesthic awareness and cognitive understanding is the pathway between conscious and unconscious thought and between self and other.

Why not enter the intimate world of experiential anatomy and movement where you will practice the art of the cells informing the brain and how the nervous system is informed from the body; and the role of sensory perception and motor cortex function on human behaviour.

We cannot understand how to work with clients’ bodies unless we truly understand our own functional nature.


Who should attend this course?Anyone from disciplines using the body, mind and breathe including:

  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Bodywork
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Movement practices
  • Somatic psychotherapy
  • Movement Therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation
Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites other than an interest in somatic movement practices
Pre-course Study:2 hours
How long is the course?1/2 day face to face  and  Online
Course Materials:Short Course Manual – Somatic Anatomy of Breathing
Availability?Course Dates and Times

You will learn:

  • Awareness of your own breathing
  • To identify breathing at a cellular level and the impact breathing has on clients’ daily function, pain and movement potential
  • About releasing holding patterns in your lungs and surrounding fascia
  • To experience somatic sensation of the diaphragms (pelvic, thoracic and cranial)
  • To recognise the psychophysical aspects of breath
  • Lead experiential anatomy of breathing sessions
  • Participate in Somatic anatomy movement experientials
  • The biomechanics of breathing and the impact of ineffective breathing patterns on daily life
  • Movement and anatomical terminology
  • Physiology of breathing
  • How breath patterns contribute to neuromuscular and psychological encoding
  • How Somatic knowledge of breathing enhances health and relaxation
  • The healing potential of Breath Analysis in Movement Therapy