In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin speaks with Gil Hedley about his philosophy around integral anatomy, the different layers of fascia, why fascia responds better to a gentle approach, and how working in the dissection lab helped him to appreciate, explore, and embody the wonders of the human form.
Gil has been teaching “integral anatomy” in the lab, lecture hall, and online at gilhedley.com since 1995 to professionals from the entire range of healing and fitness modalities. He is the producer of the Integral Anatomy Series, the author of several books of poetry and prose, and has created the “Anatomy from A to Z” project, a comprehensive 240-hour on-camera tour of human anatomy based on his integral, whole-body approach. All of his content is now available online. Gil is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he presides over the Board of Directors of the Institute for Anatomical Research, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation focused on expanding the study of integral anatomy through cadaver studies.
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