Like the astronaut who navigates outer space, the somanaut is dedicated to exploring the inner space of human form.
Gil Hedley is the ultimate trail guide for this journey deep into inner space. As you make your way through the richly textured layers of the body, Gil highlights the quality of relationships between the layers as well as the continuity of the whole form, all while gently encouraging you to question what you "know" about anatomy. Throughout his talk, Gil artfully, but purposefully juxtaposes amazing images of the human form in the lab with beautiful images in nature.
This workshop is for practitioners who have wanted to explore the human body on the level of a dissection but aren't prepared or don't have the opportunity to enter a lab. You can expect to gain new insights about the human body that are sure to impact your field of practice whether it is Pilates, Yoga or another form of body work.
Sit back and enjoy the expedition! How you approach your clients and your practice will likely never be the same.
A strong anatomy background is not required to reap the many benefits of this workshop.
- Look at the five layers of the body, (skin, superficial fascia, deep fascia, muscle, and viscera) in different bodies, to see which layer gives a body its shape
- Learn about the texture of each layer of the body
- Navigate through the body by looking at fixed (with formaldehyde) and unfixed (without formaldehyde) forms
This workshop was filmed and produced by Gil Hedley. It includes videos and photos of dissections of cadavers (embalmed human donors). You can visit his website
for more information about his workshops.