2017 & 2018 Intensive Human Dissection Workshops
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The Fascial Human with Julian Baker

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Please email: julian@functionalfascia.com

 

University of Oxford 

 2018 Dates 19th – 23rd March, £1350.00 (Payable in instalments if required)

This is a class using soft fix embalming method.
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Two Day Classes
Nottingham. All classes £350

20&21 June Erector Spinae, Abdomen and Sacrum. Is this Core?  
22 & 23 June Diaphragm, Thorax and Upper Back, How We Breathe
9th & 10th Oct Viscera and their Fascia
5th & 6th Dec Lower Limb Anatomy and Fascia

2018 

 

6th & 7th March Introduction to Fascia
8th & 9th March Pelvis and Hips, Fascia and Function 7th 
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This is a class using ‘soft fix’ embalmed tissue

St Andrews, Scotland
NOW FULL
July 17th – 27th
£2000

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Nottingham 
November 13th – 17th 2017
22-26th January 2018
4th – 8th June 2018
24th – 28th September 2018
£1350 (Instalments Payable if Required)


This is a class using soft fix embalming method.
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All materials and tools provided. Attendees will be required to provide a lab coat. 
(Lab coat hire available £10, proceeds to WaterAid) 

A rare opportunity to fully dissect the human form. Led by Julian Baker, one of the Europe’s leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection, this is a remarkable series of workshops. It will be open only to qualified bodyworkers and allied health professionals or those with a relevant qualification.  You will be asked to submit a brief CV and an outline of your qualifications and experience, which will be submitted to the university for admission to this course.  We may also phone you to discuss your application.  You will be asked to sign a non-disclosure and indemnity form prior to attendance.*

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Please email: julian@functionalfascia.com or jane@functionalfascia.com for more details or call Julian 07778 641171

Locations

Oxford

Set in the heart of historic Oxford, amidst the history
and grandeur of one of the world’s most famous
educational institution.  This is a new venue for our
dissection programme and we are thrilled to have
been invited to work within such a
prestigious location. We will be using soft fix,
fully flexible embalmed tissues here.

St Andrews

The jewel in the crown of locations and facilities, St Andrews School of medicine is a new, state of the art facility overlooking the home of golf, the Old Course of St Andrews.  Well lit and with break out rooms and a well stocked library, the lab at St Andrews is a remarkable venue.  A five minute walk in to the historic town centre provides an array of shops, bars and restaurants and on the doorstep the incredible five miles of beach and nature reserve await your walking pleasure.

Nottingham

Situated in the heart of a busy hospital, the dissection facilities in this friendly environment, give us a flavour of traditional anatomical teaching.  In this venue we will be using exclusively soft fix embalmed tissue.  Nottingham is the rising star of UK cities with a lively buzz and gaining a reputation as a restaurant city.
The hospital has accommodation on site and there are a variety of local hotels and B&Bs as well.

“Seeing the bodies revealed in all their glory has given me even more respect and admiration for our bodies, and the way they function on a daily basis [and how they] heal when wounded. Seeing the beauty and interconnection of the fascial tissue has given me a whole new ‘view’ in my head when I treat. It has totally enhanced the way I treat and how I relate what I’m doing to the client during the session.” Juliette T

Organiser

Julian Baker has been running connective tissue dissections at various UK medical schools for ten years years. He has worked closely with Gil Hedley Ph.D, assisting him in his intensive six day integral anatomy workshops. An experienced body worker and teacher, Julian has been working with soft tissue therapy for over 20 years and lectures widely on body mechanics, fascia and connective tissue.

This course is designed specifically for hands on body workers and aims to formulate an alternative view of traditional anatomy.
The anatomy we learn in books and in classes doesn’t really relate to overall body wide function and what we experience during hands on treatments. These courses will allow you the time to explore the tissues that you feel every day and develop a different, holistic and connected view of the body as a functioning unit.

Skin and superficial fascia

After introducing ourselves to the facility and the forms we will be working with, we start the process of removing the skin and studying the superficial fascia, the adipose layer, beneath. This is a vital session for body workers as these two layers represent the interface that we work on when treating.We will then reflect the adipose layer to reveal the deep fascia, studying its connective nature and its differentiated relationship to muscle and adipose.

Deep Fascia and Muscle. Where do the trains go?

We reflect the deep fascia to reveal muscle, dropping to the bony layer and examining whether our previous understanding of muscle matches what we see. We will find ways of creating continuity of muscular tissues through fascia and other connective tissues and determine how structures relate to each other.

The Heart, Diaphragm, Kidneys, Liver and Viscera

We drop into the visceral layer through the peritoneal tissues and explore the connectivity and function of the fascia in creating a related structure from top to bottom in these deep layers. A challenging session for some, the visceral layer is a step away from the areas that a lot of therapists relate to. Yet familiarity with this region is vital to the understanding of the physical responses we see during treatment sessions. This is where it all happens! How we feel and where we feel from has deep roots in this layer.

Spinal and Cranial Fascia. The Spinal Cord and Brain

How, if at all, does mechanical function or posture affect the brain and spinal cord? We will examine the fascia of the spine, front and back, its deep muscular make-up and the implications for normal body-wide communication and function.We will explore the cranium and open the skull to examine fascia-like tissues in the brain and dura. Deep fascial tissue is a densely arranged structure and impacts widely on functions such as respiration and digestion and will be explored during today.

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