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Online CPD 21/25 The Spine, an Organ in its Own Right

18th April 2021
at Zoom

Online CPD 21/25 The Spine, an Organ in its Own Right

Tutor: Gary Carter

Date: 18th April 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Zoom

Type of Event: Other

Places Available: 1

If you have any queries about this event, please contact the organiser, Sue Harding-Smith (BWY North, Tyne and Wear representative) on

Gary Carter

The Spine - An Organ in its Own Right

Aims of the Morning

1. To educate and bring an understanding of the spinal structure. 

2. To explain the relationship of the Spine and the Breath.

3. An initial look at the Form, Function and 3D-structure of the spine. 

4. To take Spinal Movement and Responses deeper into our practice. 



1. Its Anatomy

2. The Spine and the Breath related to Yoga. 

3. The Spine and the Body Rhythms  - Peristalsis, Cranio-Sacral, Heart

Aims of the Afternoon


1. To look further at the Form, Function and 3D-structure of the spine.

2. To take spinal movements and responses deeper into our practice. 


1. A full 3D understanding of the spine.

2. A deeper understanding of the fluid spine.

3. A lighter, more free spine in postures. 

Teaching Material Used On The Day

Lap top & projector for presentation of photos, diagrams etc; skeleton, models & props to illustrate the anatomy of the spine, spinal cord and associated systems  

Methods of presenting the subject

Demonstration, Lecture, Discussion, Q & A, group work, self discovery, experiential learning 

About the Tutor

Gary has over 25 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. he has lectured extensively on the anatomy of Yoga in the UK, Europe and America. He is the founder of the Natural Bodies centre in Brighton. he is committed to teach, train and encourage kinaesthetic awareness, ease of movement and efficient body use. If you wish to contact Gary please email 

Outline plan for the day

10.00 to 11.30 a.m. Introduction ? explore student expectations for day & find out their prior underpinning A & P knowledge - Anatomy of spine - Breathing practices to ?feel? these areas - Physiology of the spine & Body Rhythms (Persistalysis, Cranio-Sacral, Heart) and their relationship to the spine 11.30 to 12.30 p.m. Myofascial tensegrity of the spine.  
LUNCH 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.
1.30 to 2.00 p.m. Questions - & revisiting theory to consolidate understanding 2.00 to 3.45 Exploring postures and the spine from Tadasana to Sirsasana 3.45 to 4.00pm Plenary & Evaluation 

Other information

This is a day of detailed anatomical study of the spine and spinal cord and associated systems.




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