Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, with Mariko Tanabe

A Body-Mind Centering® Approach
Saturday, February 20, 2:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm
$325 Full Weekend, $175/day, $90/session


Embodying the Skeletal System in Motion
Saturday, February 20, 2:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday February 21, 10:30am-1:00pm

Your skeletal system creates the living structure and architecture of your body. It gives us form, protection for our organs, and the ability to move effortlessly. Explore the dynamic embryological development of the bones, and how this can inform your movement. Deepen your ability to differentiate the skeleton of your central axis from that of your upper and lower limbs and discover ways to support the efficiency and clarity of your movement. Learn ways to work with touch to deepen the embodiment of your bones, enabling you to find more grounding and flexibility through your whole body.

Part 1- Introduction to the Skeletal System
Saturday, February 20, 2:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm, $175/day, $90/session
Learn about the composition of the bones, embryological development of the skeletal system, and the axial and appendicular skeleton.

Part 2 – Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
Sunday, February 21, 10:30am-1:00pm, $175/day, $90
We will apply the integration of the axial and appendicular skeleton to movement practice through Body-Mind Centering® principals of movement and touch.


Embodying the Muscular System
Sunday, February 21, 2:30pm-5:00pm, $175/day, $90
The muscles make up the largest system of tissue in the body. In relationship with the skeletal system, the muscles establish a tensile three-dimensional grid for balanced movement while providing us with vitality, strength, resistance and power. Through movement, touch and meditation, we will experience the muscles as a whole-body system, resourced from their embryological development. Explore muscular proprioception and muscle tissue movement at the molecular level. Learn specific methods of touch for muscle re-education, all to support the freedom and movement of this resilient and powerful system.


Mariko Tanabe is a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and the director of the licensed BMCsm  training program in Montreal. She is a contract professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and teaches workshops to dance companies, at universities, art centres and schools. She is also an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, yoga teacher, an ISMETA Registered Somatic Therapist and Educator and maintains a private practice. Based in Montreal, Mariko has been performing and presenting her choreographic works for over 25 years in Asia, Europe, and North America. She worked for 12 years with American dance master Erick Hawkins in NYC as a principal dancer and teacher. info@marikotanabe.com

Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness with an almost unlimited number of areas of application. It is an experiential study based on anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. BMC utilizes movement, touch, voice, imagery, anatomical illustrations and discussion to explore each body system in ways that can be applied to personal and professional development.www.bodymindcentering.com www.espritenmouvement.com (BMC in Canada)

Cost: $325 Full weekend, $175/day, $90/session
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Within 2 weeks of this event, please pay in full.

Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont St, Suite 203

Application for Yoga Anatomy Weekend with Mariko Tanabe








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