Anatomy and Physiology Online Course

Thomas Greil (coordinator/teacher) and Marcella Fanzaga (teacher/translator)

Online Zoom Platform

Date and Time

From October 5th 2020 (introdutory meeting) to June 29th 2021 (closing meeting)




Organized by Leben nuova, this online course is valid for the BMC® Practitioner certification requirement. It is also open to all SME graduates interested in continuing their BMC training in the future, and to advanced SME students who wish to integrate their embodied studies with some knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. Its goals are: 1) acquiring a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology; 2) creating a knowledge base from which further studies can be organized: 3) developing a methodology for self-learning and own research; 4) reviewing each body system, understanding how they all contribute to homeostasis and how they integrate with each other.

The course is structured in order to guide and facilitate self-study (100 hours) through online supervision meetings (32 hours), in plenary and small groups. Students are required to study on a text book: either Gerard J. Tortora, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology; or, Elaine N. Marieb, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology. There will also be handouts with a chapter for every meeting (these are included in the course fee). 

It is total of 16 meetings (approx 2 hours each) from October 5th 2020 to June 29th 2021. Attendance will be every 2 – 3 weeks. Time is to be announced. The plenary meetings are in English and Italian with consecutive translation; the small groups meetings are in one or the other language depending the composition of the group. 

Intructor's Bio

THOMAS GREIL is a BMC® Teacher and has been coordinating professional trainings of BMC (SME, PP and IDME) since 2003, and in France since 2006. He is a co-founder of SOMA where he served for many years as the Education Director. He studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the US over many years and is a Program Director and BMC Supervisor. His passion for research in movement, touch and bodily expression led him to take an interest in both in bodywork and in neuro-motor development in childhood, the ways in which movement and perception are built in the emotional, social and cultural context. 

MARCELLA FANZAGA is a BMC® Teacher, choreographer and independent performer with an extensive experience of movement. She is also a Registered Occupational Therapists and integrates her dance experience and somatic studies in order to support artists, educators and care professionals in their practices. She is part of the Leben nuova's Team as Teacher and of the Program Director's Assistant. She is also very skillful in consecutive translation English/Italian.


Contact and Payment

Payment can be done by PayPal in two ways: either the entire fee by September 18th 2020, or in two installments of €160 each (September 2020 and February 2021). For further information please writes to or WhatsApp +39.3495763325.

info [at] lebensnetz [dot] it
marcella.fanzaga [at] tiscali [dot] it