Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip

with Carrie Gaynor, Senior Faculty Member for Kinesis and Anatomy Trains

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 16 - 18

Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm 

18 CEs - $445 

Early Registration Discount: Register by October 19th - ONLY $395

$100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.

About the Workshop:


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.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Fans of the Hip

The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs and into the one spine and therefore has a hugely complex role to fulfill in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as ‘the joint that determines symmetry’ and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis – the keystone of human architecture – by organizing the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.

Highlights include:

  • Seeing how the soft tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern
  • Using these fans to balance pelvic tilts and torsions
  • Learning how to work accurately, effectively and sensitively with the adductors around the ischial ramus and deep lateral rotators, leading to the pelvic floor
  • The psoas complex and the many variations on ideas of how it does (or does not)
  • Affect pelvic, low back and hip tension and pain patterns

It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from this program.

About the Instructor:

CArrie Gaynor Photo 2015


Carrie Gaynor BSN, RN, BCSI, CFST, E-RYT 500 is a Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains and senior faculty for Tom Myers’ Kinesis. The 20+ year owner/director of Modern Nature Bodyworks (formally ABSOLUTE Yoga & Wellness), she holds two yoga teacher certifications (Esther Myers -2001 and TriYoga – 2009 / 2013 ) in addition to 25+ years of practice and teaching. She is also a Board Certified Structural Integrator/KMI Practitioner, Certified Level II Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST) and Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer.  As an educator, she is engaging and delivers courses with ease, relevance and passion.  Her private practice focuses on a combination of manual therapy - particularly Structural Integration and FST - and movement practices including yoga and fascial fitness.