Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Abdomen and The Breath

with Thomas Myers

October 26-27, 2012
9am – 5pm, 14 CE’s
$350 (early registration), $395 after Sept. 14

Deposit: $200

IMPORTANT – PREREQUISITES
For this advanced training there are the following pre-requisites:
1.  Ideally you will have already taken the Anatomy Trains workshop.  If you haven’t yet taken Anatomy Trains, it is taught here August 24-26. – To register for that course, click here.
2.  If there is no way you can take Anatomy Trains prior to this October class, you must, prior to the October training, thoroughly familiarize yourself with these two books:  Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers and Fascial Release for Structural Balance by James Earls and Tom Myers.

*THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL**


The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) series, based on the book of the same name, is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses,– divided into functional regions. Each course thoroughly conveys 15 – 20 technique ‘templates’, designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you. The courses fully explain the intent and scope of each move. Come out of these courses with new tools for soft-tissue release.

Each class includes:

• Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.

• BodyReading (visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ them in the intricacy of individual patterns

• Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’, with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Students will be able to palpate, assess and treat various areas of the body, based on the regional focus of the course
2. Students will understand the biomechanical implications of fascial anatomy at a more advanced level
3. Student will enhance their myofascial release, palpation, and postural assessment skills

The workshops can be taken in any order once you have first attended either an Anatomy Trains or BodyReading™ weekend.

The Breath – Anatomy and Therapeutics
This course focuses on ribcage and thoracic spine mechanics, and includes:

1. The anatomy and physiology of the breath
2. Various therapeutic views of the ‘normal’ breath
3. Techniques for abdominal fasciae, ribs, vertebral rib joints, and mediastinal visceral tissues,
scalenes, and lumbar muscles,
4. Techniques for facilitation of the ‘breath wave’ into the front, back, and sides, as well as into
each ‘quadrant’ of the rib cage.


Thomas Myers is a Rolfer® and the author of the revolutionary Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians book and video series. Tom studied directly with Dr Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and has practiced integrative bodywork in a variety of cultural and clinical settings for nearly 30 years. Former Chair of the Rolf Institute’s Anatomy Faculty, Tom currently directs Kinesis, Inc, which runs a variety of courses, including professional certification in Structural Integration. Tom is a frequent contributor to trade magazines and journals, and he lives, writes, and sails on the coast of Maine.