At Somatic Anatomy, we believe 3 things:
1. People who understand their bodies also respect, appreciate, and love their bodies.
2. Anatomy isn’t just a prerequisite, it’s the gateway to understanding your body.
3. Anatomy class should be bloody well fun!
We’re also pretty into:
movement-based practical applications
body awareness, and
making connections among body parts and body systems.
(But you can find out more about that in our classes.)
Be Anatomically Correct
We use breathwork, Laban language, body systems, and of course, the relevant gross anatomy as the core and center of our work.
And the more you learn with us, the more confident you’ll feel as a teacher, and the more people you’ll be able to help. You’ll be able to set yourself apartfrom the thousands of other teachers out there. And you’ll have the support of a community of experienced peers or dedicated newcomers who are committed to deepening their understanding to be a better teacher and guidefor their people.
Come enjoy your anatomy with us.
Group Classes and Trainings
We do these online or at your studio. Contact us directly to set something up that will fit your teachers’ needs.
Private Movement Therapy Session
Got injuries? Wish someone would just look at you and tell you how to deal with them? Click the button and let’s make that happen.
Private/Small Group Anatomy Tutoring
Got specific questions that can’t be answered in a class? Want someone to analyze your movement patterns? Wish you had an anatomy mentor?
“I am not only breathing differently, but I visualize the trunk differently and for sure am teaching better breathing skills to my clients as of this [Diaphragm Anatomy] class. Thank you, Lissa Michalak and Dana Davison!”— Gail Giovanello, Owner, Mind Your Body studios, NYC (www.mindyourbodyfitness.com)
“I loved the way Lissa taught us in an interactive way where we could literally FEEL the different parts she was teaching us about! I found that I was better able to retain the information she shared because I not only HEARD it, but I felt it and felt connected to it.”— Karissa Brennan, LMHC, DCC founder of Cloud Counseling (www.cloud-counseling.com)
“These gals lie not! They speak the truth! Truly the best somatic anatomy class I’ve ever experienced. Just talk to my pelvis; it thanks you!”— Amber Espar, creative movement teacher/festival coordinator/somatic movement therapist, Boston, MA
“After the Upper Limbs workshop, I felt open, free, and breath-filled.”
— Sarah Pope, dance and fitness instructor, NYC
“If you think anatomy classes are dry, think again! It was such a fun experience! And when you have fun you remember things. The embodiment and getting up to move helps you to experience your own anatomy, and the hands-on touching your own anatomy is such a rich experience. I recommend this class to everybody. I wish all anatomy classes were as fun as yours!
–Stephanie Butler, Pilates teacher/somatic movement therapist, Vancouver, BC
“I love this [Breathing Series] class! So interesting, and I learn things from a different perspective that I can apply to myself and my clients. I’m ready to move on in my own studies to a new level of knowledge, and I can get that here.”
–Alexa Thorson, Pilates instructor, NYC