the human microcosm: a course in energy and fascial anatomy

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We approach this course as explorers, embarking on a journey of discovery. We take with us the maps, diagrams, and clues left by those who came before us, but we must also get our feet wet, our hands dirty and do this work ourselves. In our toolkit we bring our charts and texts, our facts and figures but we also bring our mind’s eye, imagination and intuition - as we look for relevant correspondences and signatures which create meaning and form a deeper intuitive understanding of the human body.

The emphasis of this course is on connective tissues as a medium for energy conduction and on building a dynamic energetic theory; drawing inspiration from different healing traditions while remaining open to integrating new possibilities of understanding and adaptation to our ever-changing cultural environment.

Through audio and video lecture, guided meditation and journey we explore chakras, meridians as well as other energetic structures and look with curiosity for their reflections imprinted in the connective tissues.

This course is specially designed for practitioners and advanced students of the healing arts who are looking for an integrative anatomy course to deepen their work.


Studying with Stephen, I was left with a tool box to draw from of herbal medicine, acupressure points, energetic techniques and massage maneuvers that allowed me to work with people based on not only their imbalances, but their connection to healing itself.
Currently I have massage licenses in three different states so that I can travel and work while doing it. Because of the array of skills I learned with Stephen, I can adapt to many work environments and help people to find the relief that is best for them.

Stephen was able to illuminate and untangle mysteries of many schools of thought to help me to understand not only intellectually, but through grounded supervised practice to help it all coalesce into a rich experience of hands-on healing. I was also left with a wonderful new level of BS detection when I would encounter people that were not using the whole picture in their healing approaches, or who were ignoring some aspects of the puzzle in order to emphasize or rely on others. I highly recommend Stephen’s program to any person who has an interest in the art of healing.
— — Jennifer Lee Stuart, Reiki Practitioner and Licensed massage therapist in Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado