Joints and Injuries for Instructors 2018


Joints and Injuries for Instructors is a 6-week course that combines online and live portions to help you work more efficiently with injured clients at your fitness studio.
The DIY version gets you the replays of the live-taught weekly classes so you can go through them in your own time
If you find yourself:
  • Turning down post-rehab clientele because you aren’t comfortable working around their injuries

  • Avoiding working with older clients because you’re afraid to hurt them

  • Feeling nervous and uncertain about what to do if a new client comes to your studio with too many shoulder issues even to do the basic 10 Pilates exercises

  • Scared you’ll hurt your client with a hip replacement when you aren’t sure how to modify Sun Salutation for them

Then you need this class!

After this class, you’ll
  • Feel more confident working with post-rehab clients—and get them better results

  • Open your studio doors to older people with the confidence that you can make their lives better

  • Confidently modify exercises to accommodate shoulder injuries because you understand the mechanics behind the injury

  • Safely move your clients through any exercise series so they get the full benefits of your practice

Who the heck am I, anyway?

I’m Lissa Michalak, Chief Anatomy Geek at Somatic, and I’ve been teaching movement and biomechanics to hundreds of students all over the world for almost 30 years. I’m a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (RSMT/E), a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner (DEP), plus I’m certified as a personal trainer with NASM (NASM-CPT) and a Pilates teacher with the Kane School of Core Integration.

This alphabet soup is all to say that I’m seriously into anatomy and have spent a ton of time studying how the body works. (And not nearly as much time as I’d like in cadaver labs!) I am super excited about anatomy and I want to get YOU super excited about how well the body fits together and how it all works as one. If that sounds good to you,  join me on this journey, and we’ll enjoy our anatomy together. In a non-creepy way.

So now you have a choice.

By April, you could be on a whole new level of awesome in your teaching, signing new clients and feeling confident and clear in your teaching. Or you could be exactly where you are, struggling to accept post- rehab clients and wishing you knew this stuff.

Let’s be awesome.
People who have taken Somatic Anatomy®’s online classes say:

“[I loved] practicing the concepts on myself, which has evolved some of my cuing in classes. (light bulb went on for some things on how to present differently!) [This class] got me excited about learning anatomy again!” — E. Rea

“I totally loved this program and am so thankful for Lissa giving of her time and energy to offer the program. You are a gift for us all to apply your wisdom to help others!”– S. Ostalecki

“I found the videos helpful, especially when you could point to origin and insertion of a muscle on your own body; also when you could demo an exercise to show the muscle in action. It was just the right amount of information over the 3 weeks – I enjoyed how you did 3 separate segments but kept the focus on the same muscle groups. I appreciated your sense of humor and professionalism. Thank you”–A. Carter