Our learning environment is designed with embodiment as a primary value and student interests guide our dissection sessions.

Along with a systematic, layer-by-layer approach to the human form, every step of the way we co-create side projects and specific inquiries based on student interest. Leslie and Lauri lead three 90 minute post-lab movement sessions designed to integrate the day’s material. 

Our weeklong hands-on, human anatomy labs attract adventurous learners from diverse disciplines. Our 2024 lab will be held in Colorado Springs at the Institute for Anatomical Research from October 28 through November 1.

In 2020 Leslie Kaminoff, Lauri Nemetz and Lydia Mann joined forces to create movement-focused human anatomy dissection labs. With backgrounds in yoga, dance, bodywork, art, as well as anatomy and dissection, they bring the irreplaceable experience of exploring human forms as they relate to our moving, breathing bodies.

Lauri and Leslie live streaming from the 2020 dissection lab in San Diego.

KNMLabs is aimed at yoga educators, movement & fitness professionals, bodywork & massage therapists. Our learning environment is designed with embodiment as a primary value so student interests guide our dissection sessions.

Lab Leaders

Lauri Nemetz smiling at the cameraLaurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, ERYT500, C-IAYT

Lauri is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Visiting Associate Professor at Rush Medical and 2020 President’s award recipient for Outstanding Contribution. She is also a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a member of the American Association for Anatomy, a board-certified member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists, a certified yoga teacher at the experienced 500-hour level, a Stott Pilates instructor, a certified yoga therapist and an occasional kayak guide! She is a past president of the Yoga Teachers’ Association (YTA) and has taught international workshops in movement, yoga and anatomy for over two decades. Lauri graduated from Wellesley College (Art History and French), earned a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (Psychology) from Goucher College, and has extensive postgraduate anatomy education.
She specializes in myofascial anatomy as well as being a lead dissector for the international team of the Fascial Net Plastination Project. She was past faculty for Anatomy Trains ® and assistant for AT Dissections ® (2011-2021). She regularly presents at conferences including the American Association for Anatomy, Experimental Biology, the Fascia Research Congress, the American Dance Therapy Association, and Movement: Brain, Body and Cognition Conferences (Oxford University; Harvard Medical), and loves teaching in yoga teacher training programs. Her workshops in both anatomy and movement have included locations in Canada, Brazil, Germany, England, Costa Rica, and across the U.S. She has a chapter on dance/movement therapy in the Creative Arts Therapies Manual and has published several articles throughout the years. Her book for Handspring Publishing, The Myofascial System in Form and Movement, is now available.
Lauri’s work and passion explores all aspects of movement and anatomy from the historical, practical to crossing disciplines. More info can be found on www.wellnessbridge.com

Leslie Kaminoff headshotLeslie Kaminoff

Leslie is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the individualized, breath-centered application of yoga for healing. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment of the yoga, movement and embodiment communities. An internationally recognized specialist with over 43 years’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy, Kaminoff has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools, and training programs worldwide. He has also produced and helped to organize international conferences and has actively participated in the ongoing national debate regarding certification standards for yoga teachers and therapists.
Kaminoff is the founder of the highly respected yoga blog e-Sutra, co-author of the best-selling Yoga Anatomy, and creator of a wealth of digital content, including the highly successful online courses at yogaanatomy.net. Leslie and his work and life partner Lydia Mann travel and teach together, residing in both New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Leslie’s personal website is yogaanatomy.org and his online educational community can be found at breathingproject.com.

Event Producer and Lab Assistant

Lydia Mann headshotLydia Mann

Lydia is a multi-hyphenate worker: artist, designer, technologist, event producer, teaching assistant, and illustrator with a particular interest in human anatomy and how things fit together. She has studied dissection under Gil Hedley, Lauri Nemetz, and Leslie Kaminoff, as well as designed training materials for YogaAnatomy.net’s online Fundamentals course.
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20 CEU hours of professional anatomy training recorded in hi-definition from a state-of-the-art cadaver lab! Uncover the magnificence of the human body through the replays of this 5 day live-streamed cadaver dissection course with world renowned anatomists Leslie Kaminoff (co-author of Yoga Anatomy) and Lauri Nemetz (dissector, movement therapist, yoga teacher and team member Fascial Plastination Project).

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore actual human forms, with the wisdom of professional guides, from the comfort of your own home, through the lens of your own profession and curiosity. Over 5 days we will journey into the majesty of holistic human anatomy using both embalmed and unfixed (un-embalmed) cadavers to uncover muscular and fascial connections, breath mechanics, organs and their attachments, glands, nerves, bones, joints and the brain. Each day consists of two 2-hour sessions of recorded content, with a morning session direct from the lab, and an evening of deeply integrated education featuring more lab footage blended with somatic explorations, and live Q&A.

The theory and practice of yoga and other forms of movement will be the key lens that will inform our explorations. Massage therapists, acupuncturists and other holistically oriented medical professionals will also find this integral view of the body transformative and enlightening. A certificate of completion for 20 online contact hours of CEU credits will be issued upon request to all participants who complete the training. These hours have been approved by both the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance.