'Lying as relating' by Isabella Shirley-Miller

Holistic Studies in Human Anatomy
exploring the dynamic relationship between 
mind & body

A two year course in Experiential Anatomy held over

10 weekends running  October 2019 to February 2021.

An approach to studying traditional Anatomy & Physiology that is multi-disciplined and informed by the Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®, whole person learning and reflective practicum.


Each module includes the study of traditional anatomy models, maps, charts & books complimented by guided explorations in embodied practice, hands-on touch & movement.


A holistic teaching and learning approach exploring the relationship between western science (a science of quantities) and first person perception (a science of qualities).

For details please scroll down or click here for course content

For Taster workshop dates click here

"I appreciate that in this practice there is no ideology, technique or way of looking at the world, just an opportunity to (re)-consider things from a different perspective that is person centred and unique to each individual"  


Dr Tiffany Strawson 2016

Holistic Studies in Human Anatomy



Course Information

The course is a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of western science and anatomy fostering our felt sensory capacities to experience the dynamic, innate intelligence guiding all our body’s functioning, internal maintenance and well being.


The focus of the course is the study of traditional anatomy and physiology supported by the complimentary embodied practice of Body-Mind Centering®.

This unique approach supports the cultivation of a deeper felt sensory understanding of human biology and our relationship to our self and other.

Students are supported to discover and develop their own interests & inquiry pertinent to their experiences. This approach is rooted in a somatics practice and informed by Whole Person Learning, Holistic Science & Reflective Practicum. Teaching includes the following modalities:

  • Anatomy models, maps, charts, articles, DVDs & books

  • Hands-on-touch and movement integration

  • Reflective dialogue, writing and drawing


People who have studied the course before include the following professions: Teachers & Lecturers, body work therapists, Play Therapists, Yoga teachers, Cranial Sacral Therapists, Writers, Visual Artists, Performance Artists, Arts Managers, Biodynamic Practitioner & growers.


Course content in brief:

240 hours taught content, over 10 weekend modules, over 2 years including: 4 x one-to-one tutorials, Library membership with access to over 300 books and additional articles, DVD screenings, Course Handbook & Certification.


Saturday 22nd June 2019: 3pm-6pm

Saturday 7th September 2019: 2pm-5pm

Booking essential

For more information please contact Rosalyn directly


For course modules, content & dates please scroll below:


10 modules over 2 years

240 hours of teaching time

Library membership

4 x one-to-one tutorials

Course Handbook

DVD screenings and TED Talks


Graduate workshop discounts

£850 per year

I love the spaciousness of the three day modules, the structure, the breaks and the time given to everything. I really valued the balance between inner journey, hands on and the science. 

Isabella Lazlo 2019 Cranial Sacral Therapist

Graduate Feedback

The pace, different learning styles and non-judgemental approach is something precious. To slow down in the learning and trust myself to know has given me a different outlook on learning. The tutorials were so generous and personal. I felt so seen and known. The richest experience was with the lungs and the touch on my back.

Dr Abigail Jackson 2018 Academic

I have been able to draw out and examine creativity, trauma, new and more joyful ways of being, inspiration, grounding, kindness…It continues to be a beautiful, fascinating…process of discovery and undoing. Annabie Daly 2017 Artist & musician 


I come away from this course with a deep sense of longevity in that there were many aspects of my learning that I feel I will be able to carry far into the future. Participating in this course had clear impacts on how I entered and responded to life beyond the course. Helen Williams. 2016 Director Being in Circle, Arts Manager & Stage Manager. 

Course Dates, Year I:

"Exploring relationship to self, other & place through direct experience in the body"

MODULE 1: 11th - 13th October 2019

Cells to Skin: Levels of organisation in the human body                                                  

MODULE 2: 8th - 10th November 2019  

The Skeleton: Structure, support & organisation


MODULE 3: 24th - 26th January 2020

Organs I: Nourishment, breath, the heart brain & the kidneys


MODULE 4: 14th -16th February 2020

The Fluids: The nature of transformation 


MODULE 5: 6th - 8th March 2020

Presentations & Portfolio Review


Course dates, Year II:

"Balancing between individuality & connectivity" 

MODULE 1: 2nd -  4th October 2020

Muscle & Skeleton: The matter of motion, tonus & proprioception   

MODULE 2: 30th October - 1st November 2020

Nervous System: Sensing Movement, neuroplasticity & the senses of perception 

MODULE 3: 27th November - 29th November 2020

Endocrine System: The chemical governing system: glands, hormones, balance & our universal mind


MODULE 4: 22nd -24th January 2021

Organs II: The abdominal,  pelvic regions & our gut brain 

MODULE 5: 26th - 28th February 2021

Graduation: Final Presentations & Portfolio Review

For course modules & content click here


JUNE: Saturday 22nd: 3pm - 6pm

SEPTEMBER: Saturday 7th: 2pm - 5pm

Taster group workshops in Devon

Practical workshop in experiential anatomy followed by course information & questions for October 2019 intake.


Booking is essential.



“In a world where disease and pain has become so normal this approach to learning and knowing ourselves offers a key for our health, by listening to the wisdom of our bodies, we learn to embody a new paradigm, one where ease and grace are at the heart.”


"As a Cranial Sacral therapist it has been very meaningful to enter the consciousness of my own cerebrospinal fluid, (on the first year module: Fluids), this is a familiar consciousness that I enter every time I work with a client, and yet I had never been simply guided into the experience of my own CSF. Resting in my Cerebrospinal fluids I am filled with a luminous light, at one with the cosmic universe. I am peace and I am resting in stillness.  (Fluids module: February 2018)

Course graduate, Isabella Lazlo 2017-2019

Excerpt from article June 2018  

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