Anatomy in Three Dimensions

Learn how your body works from the inside out.

Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a fun, hands-on way to learn musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course, you will build all of the major muscle groups in clay and attach them on a two-foot tall skeleton. It’s a unique opportunity that combines auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning strategies to help you understand how the body moves.

Whether you are a student or a teacher, Anatomy in Three Dimensions is the perfect compliment for Pilates, yoga, dance, personal training and other movement educators. It’s also an engaging refresher for physical therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The full 14-hour course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders. We also teach adjunct courses to cover the spine in depth, to focus on the deep core and hip structure, the lower leg and foot, as well as the arm and hand.

Anatomy in Three Dimensions

Anatomy in Three Dimensions

Join us for Anatomy in Three Dimensions training

May 18-20, 2018

While constructing the body from the inside out, you’ll learn the specific origin and insertion points of each muscle and the specific action of each muscle and muscle group. You will see how each muscle layers upon another, the muscle fibers and direction of pull for each muscle.  You will also learn the planes of motion, structure and function of the musculature.  Additionally, we cover the collagenous tissues of the fascia, ligaments and tendons, and review bony landmarks of the bones and joints.

To better understand how these muscles move the body, there are movement sections to apply what you have learned.

Expand your knowledge of anatomy and expand your practice.

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Cari Riis Stemmler

Meet the Instructor

Cari Riis Stemmler

Paragon’s Cari Riis Stemmler is a PMA Gold certified teacher and teaches comprehensive Pilates teacher training courses, Bodhi Suspension training, CoreAlign training, Anatomy in Three Dimensions and continuing education as a senior Master Instructor for Balanced Body under the tutelage of Nora St. John. She also teaches continuing education courses on integrating Pilates with physical therapy and special conditions. She was also invited by Balanced Body to contribute to their video podcast library. Check out her Balanced Body video podcasts for athletes.

The body explained, one muscle at a time

Here’s what our students have to say about Anatomy in Three Dimensions

Anatomy in Three Dimensions

“The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level.”


“I can’t say enough about how informative it was to create each muscle and layer it on the body. It gives you a whole new perspective.”

“It is a huge benefit to be able to apply the course to Pilates during the class. Taking anatomy separate from Pilates would not have provided an equivalent benefit.”

Anatomy in Three Dimensions

“Cari did a fantastic job presenting and teaching this material! I learned so much! I would highly recommend this course.”

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*All Anatomy in Three Dimensions photos courtesy of Brian Stemmler.