As you understand the movement of the ribs and the upper thoracic spine, you will change how you use your shoulders and your arms. In upcoming workshop, Anatomy Dances- Sensing the Shoulder Girdle with Lesley A. Powell, we will explore how the placement of the ribs changes your shoulder girdle.

Anatomy Dances- Sensing the Shoulder Girdle with Lesley A. Powell 

March 19, 2023. 2:00 -5:10 PM. $150 Online.  Recording will be made.

The shoulder girdle function is dependent on intricate timings of bone rhythms and phrasing of muscles.  As the hand moves in space, the movements of the bones and muscles are sequencing for good function.  Poor posture and cueing are locking the shoulder girdle down.  Through drawing and movement we will look at how to embody better function.

Embodiment of the muscles of the shoulder girdle is about waking the senses in your upper body. A dynamic shoulder girdle has many different flavors depending on the movement.

All are welcome. No experience is necessary in drawing.

  • For Drawing Section: 1 1/2 hr drawing and mapping the muscles of the torso
  • Please have blank paper and some kind of drawing tool: crayons, colored pencils, markers, pastels.
  • For Movement Section:  1 1/2 hr movement class
    Please have some kind of prop: foam roll, overball, books, foam roll, towels


  • anatomy and function of the shoulder girdle
  • its function during motion of the arm and spine
  • its role in creating stability and mobility of the shoulder girdle

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