Embodied anatomy is the experiential study of the complex and dynamic bodymind in which we live. We explore the embodiment of the fluid system, the organ system, the fascia, and the musculoskeletal system. We combine knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and personal experience through lecture, visualization, movement exploration, and asana. The span of our experiential study will range from feeling both the form and energy of our bodies, to the consciousness within and beyond our bodies. As yoga practitioners and teachers, we work with a movement practice that is much more than a biomechanical one. Asana practice is a way to synchronize body and mind, expand our consciousness, and connect to wisdom and love. Embodiment of specific body systems, organs, tissue, cells, etc., enhances our connection to ourselves on all levels, providing information that can help us move, and simply be, with less pain and stress as well as help us have balance and wisdom in our lives.
Carrie’s deep love for movement, wellness, and spirituality has guided her professional career into the arenas of modern dance, Body-Mind Centering (BMC), craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, yoga and pilates. She has also been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1990, and is a trained Meditation Instructor. She received her BA in Movement Studies from Naropa University where she studied experiential anatomy with Susan Aposhyan, and then later experiential developmental movement with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the founder of Body-Mind Centering. BMC has deeply informed and guided Carrie’s work as a manual practitioner, yoga teacher and practitioner, and meditator. Since 1999, Carrie has shared this passion with professional dancers, yoga teachers, pilates instructors, and meditation instructors, as well as the general public.