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Five Filaments Specialist | Spiral Syllabus

SPECIALIZE in SPIRAL MOTION


Level up your passion for rotational biomechanics with the evidence-based approach to spirality in functional anatomy: the Five Filaments.

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What are the Five Filaments? | Spiral Syllabus

What are the Five Filaments?

The Five Filaments (5F) is a spiral movement rubric based on rotational¬†coupled motion ‚ÄĒ such as the 'scapulohumeral rhythm'¬†‚ÄĒ ¬†described in classical biomechanics.

The 5F encompasses five pairs of chiral motion units drawn from complex rotations made simple, especially suitable for movement teachers looking for accessible language to talk about the body in motion.

The 5F is based in the fascia as an embryology-informed topological structure that goes beyond 3D anatomy. The 5F Specialist training embraces our need as an international movement community for an evidence-based 4D system of spiral motion. 

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LEARN TO TEACH SYSTEMIC ANATOMY

You're a movement teacher ready to take a deep dive into spiral motion through systemic anatomy. The Five Filaments Specialist certification program starts with Anatomy Inspired, a systemic approach to anatomy pedagogy that anyone can learn. This course is steeped in spirality, evidence-based science, and constraints-led movement. You'll grow as a teacher and as a professional equipped to lead your own spiral anatomy-infused offering.

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THEORY and PRACTICE, INTEGRATED

Develop a deeply embodied understanding of spirality in anatomy that will elevate your confidence as a teacher. This work will qualify you to teach spiral-based anatomy in your movement community.

The Five Filaments form a fully integrated rubric for both breaking down movement and also bringing it all together into a practical perspective. The 5F Specialist training is a professional qualification applicable to anyone interested in diving deeper into the art and science of movement.

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The Five Filaments: spirality in motion for all movers

The Five Filaments Specialist Training is for anyone with a previous qualification as a movement professional. The work we do is for you if you are ready to recalibrate everything they taught you about anatomy, develop your intuitive sense of movement, and bring a new level of professionalism to your clients.

This training will best serve you if:

  • You are deeply curious about new paradigm anatomy, holistic/wholistic physiology and fascia.
  • You have a previous movement or therapy qualification that you're ready to build upon.
  • You are a self-initiated lifelong learner passionate about movement as healing.
  • You are interested in community, mentorship, and continuing education.
  • You are interested in applying the theoretical aspect of spiral anatomy to a system of movement that will augment your current approach.
  • You¬†would like a strong anatomical foundation for¬†engaging with women's health issues¬†such as active birth preparation and postpartum support.
  • You love to move!
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This training is not for you if...

  • You are not interested in¬†revamping your anatomy from a fascia-focused perspective.
  • You are content with the nuts-and-bolts model of classical biomechanics.
  • You are attached exclusively to a predefined system of movement.
  • You prefer an entirely didactic approach.
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THE CURRICULUM

This professional online training pathway is uniquely based on spiral anatomy as applied to movement.

Professionalize your passion

You can book any of the above modules separately in the à-la-carte section. However, if you're keen to specialize in spiral motion as a movement professional, the best value is found by registering for the Five Filaments Specialist training. Once you register, you'll be automatically enrolled with your discount applied to each of the modules described here as well as further details for in-person options.

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The Five Filaments: take your 3D ANATOMY education to 4D FASCIA in SPIRAL motion

Invest in the complete Five Filaments Specialist Training (best value), or start with the Foundations Weekend on its own to see if the Spiral Motion pathway is right for you. The investment is shown in USD; however, the offers are available in your currency and will be converted via Apple/Google pay at the time of enrolment.

5F Online Immersion

$595

Includes

  • Earn your Five Filaments Level One Practitioner qualification
  • 15¬†hours of practical content (beginner/improver level)
  • Option to work at your own pace with access to recordings for one year
  • Option to participate live online
  • Option to participate live in person (places limited, bookable separately)
  • Learn the foundations of each pair of spirals
  • Explore the foundational movement sequences behind the Five Filaments
  • Take away new insight and practical movement you can use right away as a teacher
  • Six monthly payments of $99 with instant access to Introduction to the 5F video
Online Immersion (L1) $595

Five Filaments Specialist

$1860

Includes

  • Everything in the 5F¬†Immersion AND
  • Anatomy Inspired ($499)
  • Fundamentals of Spiral Anatomy mini-course ($135)
  • 5F¬†Foundations Module ( 6 hours asynchronous content - $185)
  • Anatomy of Adjustments Practicum ($690)
  • 5F Sequencing Intensive ( 6 hours asynchronous content - $185)
  • Spiral Motion Masterclass Video Library (50+ hours of asynchronous content - $425)
  • Professional Support Community check-ins via¬†Monday Mentorship Sessions¬†
  • 15% discount on the live, in-person Practicum & Immersion modules
  • Instalments option
5FS Self-Paced Online $1860

Five Filaments Specialist

$108

18 monthly payments

  • Everything in the 5F¬†Immersion AND
  • Anatomy Inspired ($499)
  • Fundamentals of Spiral Anatomy mini-course ($135)
  • 5F¬†Foundations Module ( 6 hours asynchronous content - $185)
  • Anatomy of Adjustments Practicum ($690)
  • 5F Sequencing Intensive ( 6 hours asynchronous content - $185)
  • Spiral Motion Masterclass Video Library (50+ hours of asynchronous content - $425)
  • Professional Support Community check-ins via¬†Monday Mentorship Sessions¬†
  • 15% discount on the live, in-person Practicum & Immersion modules
5FS Self-Paced Online $108 per month
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TRIANGULATED TISSUE

Learn about the fractal nature of tissue expressing itself through geodesics, closest packing and triangulation.

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MODEL MOVEMENT

We will build models to get a feel for how triangulated tissue allows for movement and stability.

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SPIRALITY

We'll explore how nature expresses itself in patterns especially evident in the spirality of tissue.

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The Five Filaments Specialist Training modules available à-la-carte:

Organize your progression ‚ÄĘ

INVEST IN THE PROCESS

Unlock the Level 1 Practitioner qualification with successful completion of either the 10-session series 'Anatomy of Adjustments Practicum' OR the 5F Immersion Weekend (recorded, live online, or live in person).

To specialize in spiral motion as a movement professional, the best value is found by registering for the Five Filaments Specialist training as this pathway includes the Practicum and the Immersion with the bundle discount automatically applied. 

5F Specialist Pathway
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Passionate about your PROGRESS   

You won't find a facilitator more invested in spiral motion than Dr Kirkness. She literally wrote the book on spirality in anatomy for yoga teachers and got her doctorate in health professions education. Karen will help you discover your unique style of pedagogy with a roadmap of how we can optimize the practice of teaching and learning spiral motion. Whatever your background, if you're looking for an online pathway to level up your anatomy through mentorship and develop as a professional teacher, you'll find what you're looking for in the Five Filaments offering.

Your immersive JOURNEY into SPIRALITY 

5F Level 1 Practitioner

Grow as a movement educator equipped to lead your own spiral anatomy-infused offering. Start with the Practicum or the Immersion and gain a strong foundation for gradually building up to the Five Filaments Specialist qualification. These modules are available as self-paced asynchronous, live online, and in-person experiences.

Spirality Immersion
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