A comprehensive professional training pathway • Online with in-person options
The Five Filaments Specialist (5FS) professional certification is uniquely grounded in spiral anatomy and rotational biomechanics. The 5FS pathway is suitable for movement teachers who are ready to learn how to implement the science of spirality into professional practice.Dive into Spirality
and teach MOVEMENT with greater
Offer your clients the only anatomy content based on spirality: Anatomy Inspired.
Created by clinical anatomist, Dr Karen Kirkness, this asynchronous online course is especially compatible with 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
Dr Kirkness presents the foundations of classical anatomy in conversation with contemporary principles of spirality, biotensegrity & fascia science.Get Inspired
Discover SPIRAL ANATOMY via VIRTUAL Dissection
You could call Dr. Karen Kirkness an anatomy nerd and she wouldn't flinch.
Why trust Dr. K with your professional training?
For starters, she literally wrote the book on spiral anatomy in yoga. With her MSc in Human Anatomy & Ph.D. in Medical Sciences concentrating on anatomy pedagogy, Dr. Kirkness is obsessed with facilitating your transformation as a movement educator without you having to go back to school in the process.
Get to know her style in one of these short dissections as you prime yourself for a deep dive into spiral anatomy.
“Understanding the concept of spirality has been a game-changer for my teaching and personal practice. It is a highlight of my learning to discover Karen’s workshops, tapping into her wealth of knowledge with creative and intuitive explorations of the body.”
- Kate T.
Professionalize your PASSION for intelligent movement.
You don't have to be a clinical anatomist or work in a lab to understand the helical basis of human form and function.
If you are a movement educator, your work teaching people how to breathe and move optimally just got easier.
The Five Filaments spiral motion rubric is a simple, evidence-based approach to understanding biomechanics and talking about functional movement with your clients in practice.5F Pathway