Workshops with Tom Myers
Easing the Breath:
Facial techniques for the ribs, shoulders and neck
October 20-21, 2016 | Thursday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm | 14 CE contact hours | $350
Breath is the one movement we repeat more than 10,000 times a day – and it sits in the fulcrum between our conscious and unconscious. It affects emotional health and spinal health; it massages the organs, and the word spirit is based in breath.
Learn manual and movement techniques to free both the inhale and exhale movements, free the rib heads where they meet the spine, and balance the shoulders over the ribs. After this course, you’ll feel better and your clients will too.
Walking Your Talk: Gait Assessment and Optimization
October 22-23, 2016 | Saturday-Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm | 14 CE contact hours | $350
You can tell a lot from watching someone walk – if you know what you are looking for. Here we look at the “essential events” in the gait pattern from the foot arches to the SI joint to the ribs and shoulders. Learn techniques to promote good arch response, foster knee tracking, and balance the pelvis to ease the strain patterns that lead to pain patterns in the hips, SI joint, and lower back.
Sometimes people have a “hitch in their git-along”– as Ida Rolf used to say. Learn to get specific about just where gait problems are so you can unwind them with ease and precision.
Tom Myers directs Kinesis, which offers hundreds of seminars each year worldwide for manual and movement professionals of all types. He is the author of Anatomy Trains: The Myofascial Meridians (3rd Ed. Elsevier, 2014), as well as numerous articles for trade magazines and journals that have been collected in the books Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, and Structural Integration: Collected Articles. He has produced more than 15 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research.
Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, and is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). He lives, writes and sails on the coast of Maine with his partner, Quan. You can read more about Kinesis at www.anatomytrains.com.
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