-2018 Workshop Calendar-



Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function with Carrie Gaynor, Senior Faculty Member for Kinesis and Anatomy Trains – FULL (Please click link for waitlist information.)

Fri, Sat, & Sun, August 24 – 26

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis. It blends the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency and illustrates how we use the Anatomy Trains as lines of force transfer. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from – we will show you the interdependent relationships between many of the tissues and how they interact.


Zero Balancing 1 with David Lauterstein

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Sept 6 – 9

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system designed to align the body both energetically and structurally. Zero Balancing focuses on the whole person, while addressing specific needs – profoundly relieving pain, tension, and discomfort. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB moves beyond exclusively Western scientific approaches to body structure by also incorporating Eastern concepts of energy and healing.

Clinical Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Other Forearm Issues with Kevin Graef

Sunday, Sept 23

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a disorder that causes pain and weakness in the hand and wrist. CTS is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population. As a therapist, you will undoubtedly work with many people who have experienced, are experiencing, or are at risk of developing CTS. CTS is commonly referred to as a repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Introduction to Aromatherapy Training with Nicola McGill

Fri, Sat, Sun, Sept 28-30

This 3 day Introduction to Aromatherapy course provides an opportunity to learn how to safely use a selection of essential oils in a variety of ways, for the benefit of the individual, their families and clients. Learn about the history and origins of aromatherapy, basic chemistry of an essential oil, safety precautions, inhalation and dermal absorption, safe dilutions, blending for health support, along with uses for every day ailments for the young and the old.


Mindbody Acupressure with Gayl Hubatch

Sunday, Oct 7

Mindbody Acupressure Symptom Relief. This course teaches an effective local-distal technique and acupressure points to relieve joint pain, seasonal allergies, and headaches. Learn effective acupressure techniques to enhance your existing practice. Acupressure combines easily with massage and other modalities. This acupressure style treats children and adults. You will practice qigong breathing exercises to open awareness to the energy field and utilize this skill in working with others.

Deep Tissue Techniques for the Chest, Diaphragm, and Shoulders with Brian Utting

Saturday, Oct 20

The chest and diaphragm are often overlooked as primary contributors to back and shoulder issues. They are the source of our breath and our taking in of life. These core muscles are often tight, constricting breathing, energy flow, and movement. The shoulders, in turn, are meant to float freely on the ribcage, but they are often restricted, stuck down, and in pain. Come prepared to go a little deeper in this class, and to push and explore your edges a bit.

Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) – “Bindegewebsmassage” with Brian Utting

Sunday, Oct 21

precise and elegant way to work with the body’s dermatomes and autonomic reflexes to induce corresponding autonomic changes in specific organs. The technique was developed in Germany by Elizabeth Dicke, and is widely practiced in Europe, although it is less known in the United States. Bindegewebsmassage is quite powerful, although it can appear subtle at first.

Oncology Massage: Caring for Clients with Cancer with Tracy Walton Associates (4 SPOTS LEFT)

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct 25-28

Approximately 1 in 2 people will get cancer during their lifetime.  Therefore, it is a necessity that every therapist become knowledgeable and skillful with respect to oncology massage.  Once thought to be contraindicated, now we are seeing that massage therapy can be helpful, judiciously applied, in almost every circumstance.  This class is a deeply fulfilling, substantial, and empowering learning experience.


Expanding Zero Balancing – Addressing the Skull with Judith Sullivan

Thurs – Sun, Nov 1 – 4

Zero Balancing Expanded – Addressing the Skull (aka Secrets of the Skull”) was developed to help ZB practitioners use ZB principles when working with the skull. In this four-day course we will review skull anatomy and its relevance to ZB, and talk about different qualities we feel in the skull and their significance. In addition this class will provide an in-depth training of working on the mouth, case studies, and overall anatomy of the head, face, skull. Please bring your copy of Judith’s book, Zero Balancing Expanded: The Attitude of Awaiting a Fish. This is the study guide.

Heel and Sole: Anatomy and Advanced Work for the Feet with David Lauterstein

Sunday, Nov 11

In this class you will spend a blissful day learning about the anatomy of the foot, learning advanced techniques and experiencing detailed, relaxing foot work!  This will add a new dimension to what you offer your clients and add tremendously to their satisfaction with your work and its results.

Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip with Carrie Gaynor

Fri, Sat, & Sun, Nov 16 – 18

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.


Clinical Massage for Thoracic Outlet and Neuromuscular Neck with Bob Steine

Sun, Dec 9

One of the most important benefits a therapist can provide is very effective work with the neck and with thoracic outlet syndrome.  At least one out of four clients will present with symptoms of neuromuscular neck pain.  The good news is massage therapy – when the therapist is thoroughly familiar with the anatomy of the anterior and posterior neck as well as techniques for all these muscles – is often the most efficacious response to this pain and tension syndrome.

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