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 “Healing is movement. Disease is inertia. If you put the body in motion, you will change” Gabrielle Roth

 

 

CPD Workshops in Birmingham (UK) 2017

Simply Holistic Therapies is a small independent host located in Birmingham, West Midlands (UK), and has been working in partnership with key training providers such as Anatomy Trains and Willem Fourie of Wayforward since 2012. Co-ordinating and organising CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops with a focus on working with fascia/connective tissue.

Over the years I have been pleased to welcome many international participants, in addition to those from the UK.

CPD workshops are a great opportunity for qualified practitioners to further explore the world of fascia and myofascial connections. Enhancing your existing knowledge and skills by reviewing aspects of anatomy, physiology and pathology, conducting  detailed patient assessments/evaluations, plus learning new and effective hands-on treatment strategies, all adding a new dimension to your therapy practice.

 The photos below are from previous Birmingham (UK) courses I’ve hosted – (Photos are Copyright)

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A fantastic 4 days * Body reading excellent & beneficial * Inspirational, useful techniques to apply

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Great course * I’m inspired to learn more about structural & functional anatomy * Thumbs up!

It has been an eye opening course * Excellent venue & organisation

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We are pleased to welcome back Michael Watson who will be teaching the following workshops:
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function 
(formerly known as ATI & ATII)
Dates: Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017
 
 Scroll down for information …

 

For course booking details contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator via:
Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk or Mobile: 07805092328

 

 

ANATOMY TRAINS IN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION (formerly ATI & ATII)

 

Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function (formerly ATI & ATII)

This workshop will be running.

** One last place remaining ** 

Teacher Michael Watson
Dates Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017
Times 9am – 5.30pm (Registration on Day 1 of the workshop is 8.30am – 9am)
Course Fees £635
Venue The Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre
  Federation House, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6LT
See intro Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSa6KbosJS0
Booking details Contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator
Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk, or Mobile: 07805092328
Printable Course Overview – AT IN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION – BIRMINGHAM UK 2017

“Having a functional understanding of the body requires extra depth to our anatomy. We need to fully appreciate the interactions between the various tissues in the body – nerve, bone, muscle and fascia (to name a few) – and how they interweave to create efficiencies for transfer and distribution of forces.

In our newly designed workshop, ‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’, we will start you on an exciting journey. It will be a journey toward seeing the body as a moving, interactive, contextual whole. ” James Earls

In this exciting new and more comprehensive format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one can have many knock effects.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from.

This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the four days.

In the first 2-day section of this workshop we will introduce you to the first four main lines – Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.

The second section will cover the remaining Anatomy Train lines (Deep Front Line, Arm and Functional Lines) and allow deeper exploration of the main concepts behind the whole system – structural and functional analysis and refining fascial touch skills.

Research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-building workshop. This will include a synthesis of Robert Schleip’s work on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors. Further, we will draw from the approaches of many other top researchers and practitioners from across the worlds of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.

Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By gradually building BodyReading skills you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for your self.

Strategies – we will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilise them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. A range of powerful techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.

Learn the full system – Following from the Anatomy Trains workshop we offer a Structural Bodywork and Structural Integration training. The next step on both paths is the FRSB series of workshops which will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that we can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve.

OBJECTIVES

Review of the AT lines in static posture and introduce functional movement assessment.
Builds on the skills and knowledge of Anatomy Trains by developing Fascial Touch skills
BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
Learn to utilise the power of the DASIE model
Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding and the roles of the ‘locals’ and expresses’.
We will add the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
To give more familiarity to the use of Bend, Tilt, Shift, Rotate and how they relate to the body positioning along with developing Fascial Touch Skills.
To relate the BodyReading to Fascial Release principles of assisted and resisted releases, movement of planes of tissue, separation/differentiation of planes, relaxation of tension and using Schleip’s mechanoreceptor model to communicate different intents.
To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses vs locals – AT lines vs single muscles, and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

Illustrated lecture
Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR:

Anatomy Trains is the perfect introduction to myofascial anatomy for any manual therapist. It is also the first essential step along the path to training in Structural Integration with the Anatomy Trains protocol.

Whilst primarily aimed at manual therapists, many movement therapists have also attended the workshop. Functional movement assessments are included within the class alongside standing and table based manual therapy. It therefore gives a range of skills and a new vocabulary to practitioners of various disciplines. The manual therapy and BodyReading elements require some degree of disrobing which is done discreetly and no-one is forced to any level beyond their comfort.

Touch skills are a major focus of the workshop. While they might not be a normal part of the movement therapist’s repertoire we do encourage full participation as they also give palpation skills and understanding. These are skills that can further assist visual assessment and movement prescription.

This workshop is the foundation for all our workshops and must be completed to move onto the Fascial Release for Structural Balance Series (FRSB).

Michael Watson

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.

Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications,! Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness.  As a certified teacher of  Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children, Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.
To contact Michael or get more information regarding Mindful Integration events please email : info@mindfulintegration.com.

Experience
PILATES INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER TRAINER 1998 – to PRESENT

Michael began his Pilates career studying in the classical style of Romana Krysanowska in NYC.  The need to ‘move to heal’ was clearly an important step for Michael as he branched away from his formal training  in physiology and  sports related training into the realm of integrative or holistic movement. This was later enhanced through studying with Bob Liekens of Power Pilates as well as influences  from Ron Fletcher., Michelle Larson & Eve Gentry.  Michael’s basic philosophy “Improve Movement, Improve life.”

YOGA FACILITATOR/TEACHER TRAINER 1997 – PRESENT

Captivated by the process of inner inquiry,  yoga has always provided an important place of self study for Michael.  Its this gift he wishes to pass on to his students.  Michael’s Yoga journey began at the age of 17. Through expert guidance and deep introspection from many teachers in the UK and USA, Michael has found a unique approach of blending modern ideas into a historically traditional practice.  His passion for anatomy and the spirit of the human body are his motivation.

KMI STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER 2007 – PRESENT

In progressing from one modality to the next, Structural Integration was the natural path to take.  Having found that movement and manual therapies both have their place in bringing about healing, KMI offered an opportunity to combine these concepts in a profound and powerful way.  Michael continues to see and apply principles of movement in the structural integration realm as well as principles of SI into the movement world.

ANATOMY TRAINS FACILITATOR 2012

Certified into the ranks of Kinesis, Michael is looking forward to sharing the vast body of knowledge that has so heavily influenced his own work.  Anatomy trains has proven invaluable in learning to see, touch and move the body.

For course booking details contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator
Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk, or Mobile: 07805092328

 

 

ANATOMY TRAINS IN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION – 2016

AT-LOGO

Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function (Part 1 & Part 2)
(Formerly ATI & ATII)

 

«««Early Bird Closing Date now extended to 14/10/16 »»»

*** PLACES AVAILABLE***

Teacher Michael Watson
Dates Friday 11th – Monday 14th November 2016 (4 days)
Times 9am – 5.30pm (Registration on Day 1 of the workshop is between 8.30am – 9am)
Course Fees Four days £550 to 14/10/16, thereafter £590

Two days £280 to 14/10/16, thereafter £300

Venue The Bond Company

180 – 182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands  (UK) B5 5SE

Booking details contact For course booking details contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator

Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk, or Mobile: 07805092328

 

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Anatomy Trains 3rd Edition
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“Having a functional understanding of the body requires extra depth to our anatomy. We need to fully appreciate the interactions between the various tissues in the body – nerve, bone, muscle and fascia (to name a few) – and how they interweave to create efficiencies for transfer and distribution of forces.

In our newly designed workshop, ‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’, we will start you on an exciting journey. It will be a journey toward seeing the body as a moving, interactive, contextual whole. ” James Earls

 

In this exciting new and more comprehensive format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems.

From there we begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere. This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, some strategies to deal with them.

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.

This exciting and fun workshop is delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the four days

In the first 2-day section of this workshop we will introduce you to the first four main lines –Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and you will learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.

The second section will cover the remaining Anatomy Train lines (Deep Front Line, Arm and Functional Lines) and allow deeper exploration of the main concepts behind the whole system – structural and functional analysis and refining fascial touch skills.

Research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up-to-date and highly effective skill-building workshop. This will include a synthesis of Robert Schleip’s work on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors. Further, we will draw from the approaches of many other top researchers and practitioners from across the world of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.

Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body – by gradually building BodyReading skills you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for yourself.

Strategies – we will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilise them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. A range of powerful techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.

Learn the full system – Following on from the Anatomy Trains workshop we offer a Structural Bodywork and Structural Integration training. The next step on both paths is the FRSB series of workshops that will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that you can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve.

OBJECTIVES

  • Review of the AT lines in static posture and introduce functional movement assessment.
  • Builds on the skills and knowledge of Anatomy Trains by developing Fascial Touch skills
  • BodyReading areas shown in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • Learn to utilise the power of the DASIE model of touch
  • Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding and the roles of the ‘locals’ and ‘expresses’
  • We will add the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
  • To give more familiarity to the use of Bend, Tilt, Shift, Rotate and how they relate to the body positioning along with developing Fascial Touch Skills.
  • To relate the BodyReading to Fascial Release principles of assisted and resisted releases, movement of planes of tissue, separation/differentiation of planes, relaxation of tension and using Schleip’s mechanoreceptor model to communicate different intents.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses vs locals – AT lines vs single muscles, and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR:

Anatomy Trains is the perfect introduction to myofascial anatomy for any manual therapist. It is also the first essential step along the path to training in Structural Integration with the Anatomy Trains protocol.

Whilst primarily aimed at manual therapists, many movement therapists have also attended the workshop. Functional movement assessments are included within the class alongside standing and table based manual therapy. It therefore gives a range of skills and a new vocabulary to practitioners of various disciplines. The manual therapy and BodyReading elements require some degree of disrobing which is done discreetly and no-one is forced to any level beyond their comfort.

Touch skills are a major focus of the workshop. While they might not be a normal part of the movement therapist’s repertoire we do encourage full participation as they also give palpation skills and understanding. These are skills that can further assist visual assessment and movement prescription.

Downloadable course overview  – ANATOMY TRAINS IN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION WORKSHOP OVERVIEW 2016 (R)

 

 

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Michael Watson

 

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.

Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications,! Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness.  As a certified teacher of  Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children, Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.
To contact Michael or get more information regarding Mindful Integration events please email : info@mindfulintegration.com.

Experience
PILATES INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER TRAINER 1998 – to PRESENT

Michael began his Pilates career studying in the classical style of Romana Krysanowska in NYC.  The need to ‘move to heal’ was clearly an important step for Michael as he branched away from his formal training  in physiology and  sports related training into the realm of integrative or holistic movement. This was later enhanced through studying with Bob Liekens of Power Pilates as well as influences  from Ron Fletcher., Michelle Larson & Eve Gentry.  Michael’s basic philosophy “Improve Movement, Improve life.”

YOGA FACILITATOR/TEACHER TRAINER 1997 – PRESENT

Captivated by the process of inner inquiry,  yoga has always provided an important place of self study for Michael.  Its this gift he wishes to pass on to his students.  Michael’s Yoga journey began at the age of 17. Through expert guidance and deep introspection from many teachers in the UK and USA, Michael has found a unique approach of blending modern ideas into a historically traditional practice.  His passion for anatomy and the spirit of the human body are his motivation.

KMI STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER 2007 – PRESENT

In progressing from one modality to the next, Structural Integration was the natural path to take.  Having found that movement and manual therapies both have their place in bringing about healing, KMI offered an opportunity to combine these concepts in a profound and powerful way.  Michael continues to see and apply principles of movement in the structural integration realm as well as principles of SI into the movement world.

ANATOMY TRAINS FACILITATOR 2012

Newly certified into the ranks of Kinesis, Michael is looking forward to sharing the vast body of knowledge that has so heavily influenced his own work.  Anatomy trains has proven invaluable in learning to see, touch and move the body.

 

For course booking details contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator
Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk, or Mobile: 07805092328

ANATOMY TRAINS II (MYOFASCIAL WORKSHOP)

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Michael Watson Classroom 4    Michael Watson Classroom 3   Michael Watson Classroom 1 (2)

Teacher: Michael Watson

 

ANATOMY TRAINS II

 

*****

CLOSING DATE FOR DISCOUNTED FEE RATE – 18/9/15
PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

*****

 

Times: 9am – 5.30pm

 

Venues:

October/November Workshops – The Bond Company

 

Course OptionsDates for 2015Fees
Book
ATII Only
Sun 1st - Mon 2nd November£280 to 18/09/15, after £295
Book
ATI+ATII
Fri 30th October - Mon 2nd November£540 to 18/09/15, after £590
The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE

For further information or booking form contact: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By building on the BodyReading skills developed in ‘Anatomy Trains’ you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for your self.

We will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilize them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. Each of the techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.
New theory will be introduced based on the synthesis of Robert Schleip on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors and we will draw from the approaches of many of the top researchers and practitioners from across the worlds of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.

The FRSB series of workshops will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that we can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve!concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular.
Objectives

  • Review of the AT lines in static posture and introduces more functional movement assessment.
  • Builds on the skills and knowledge of the first Anatomy Trains by developing Fascial Touch skills
  • Learn to utilise the power of the DASIE model
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • More movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding and the roles of the ‘locals’ and expresses’.
  • We will add the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
  • To give more familiarity to the use of Bend, Tilt, Shift, Rotate and how they relate to the body positioning along with developing Fascial Touch Skills.
  • To relate the BodyReading to Fascial Release principles of assisted and resisted releases, movement of planes of tissue, separation/differentiation of planes, relaxation of tension and using Schleip’s mechanoreceptor model to communicate different intents.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses vs locals – AT lines vs single muscles, and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill building workshop.

 

For further information or booking form contact: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Michael Watson Photo

 

Teacher Bio

 

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide.  He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, KMI Structural Integration and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

ANATOMY TRAINS I (MYOFASCIAL CPD WORKSHOP)

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Anatomy Trains 3rd Edition   Michael Watson Classroom 2   AT

 Teacher: Michael Watson

 

ANATOMY TRAINS I

 

*****

CLOSING DATE FOR DISCOUNTED FEE RATE – 18/9/15
PLACES STILL AVAILABLE…

*****

Times: 9am – 5.30pm

 

Venues:

October/November Workshops – The Bond Company

 

Course OptionsDates for 2015Fees
Book
ATI Only
Fri 30th - Sat 31st October £280 to 18/09/15, after £295
Book
ATI+ATII
Fri 30th October - Mon 2nd November £540 to 18/09/15, after £590
The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE

 

For further information or booking form contact: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Learn about the myofascial tissue and its role in the body, see it in context and how it is interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one can have many knock effects.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the first four main lines –
Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from.

This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the two days.
Objectives

  • Introduce the AT lines in static posture and introduces functional movement assessment.
  • Understand many of the roles of the fascial tissues in the body
  • Introduce Tom Myers’ unique style of BodyReading, letting you clearly see skeletal relationships using the vocabulary of Bend, Tilt, Shift, and Rotate.
  • To be able to see and understand the distal influences through the body – how does the shoulder relate to the opposite foot? – and why we need to assess the whole body if we are to make a lasting change
  • Learn to accurately palpate fascial areas through feeling different qualities of tissue
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses versus locals – AT lines versus single muscles – and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-building workshop.

 

For further information or booking form contact: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Michael Watson Photo

Teacher Bio

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide.  He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, KMI Structural Integration and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

ANATOMY TRAINS (MYOFASCIAL WORKSHOP) – DECEMBER 2014

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 Fascial Release for Structural Balance Series (FRSB)

‘Fans of the Hip’

Course dates

9am – 5.30pm (Friday & Saturday) + 9am – 1pm (Sunday)

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th December 2014

Course fees

The Discounted fee of £350 has been extended

Teacher

Don Thompson

 Venue

The Bond Company, Birmingham (UK) B5 5SE

For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Based on the recently released book of the same title, the Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) series is a short intensive course limited to specific anatomy and heavy on manual soft-tissue technique.

Each course focuses on 15 – 20 core ‘templates’ for technique, which can be applied in different ways for different patterns in your clients. We will teach you the relevant structural anatomy for the area and the common postural and movement implications around each of them. The short lectures utilize many new and previously unseen teaching resources to illustrate the information in a fun, exciting and, most importantly, understandable fashion.

The courses fully explain the intent and scope of each technique and will give you plenty of time to master it and experiment with the many possible variations. We will ensure that you can apply these very effective ideas and execute them in your treatments the following day.

 

Intrinsic Muscles of the Pelvis

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 fulfil 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.

Objectives

  • Seeing how the soft tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern – the so-called ‘fans of the hip’
  • Using these fans to balance pelvic tilts and torsions
  • Learning how 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 patterns

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

 

For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

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Don Thompson – Teacher

Don Thompson has been involved in the study of the 4-dimensional human form for the best part of 3 decades.  He is intrigued by the complexity of the 3-D shape puzzle that leads to each of our individual structure and function outcomes.  Alongside this lies a passionate interest in the timeline of where we have collectively come from in evolutionary terms, of the individual personal story we each have… and of the future potential within the transformative process that can occur through the easing of restriction patterns, improved structural relationships and of reconnecting to the inner awareness of the body.

He draws upon his broad personal experiences of having formerly been a strength athlete, an adventure-sport adrenalin junky, and a successful personal trainer as much as from his personal journey through the vicissitudes of Life.  Along with an extensive education in bodywork and complementary therapies he brings humour, clarity and open-enquiry to his workshops.

Increasingly fascinated by integrating movement and manual therapy he has been an integral part in developing much of the new program now being incorporated into the Anatomy Trains school and approach. For this project Don has drawn from his cross-spectrum understanding of both form and function, a unique and insightful blend that he presents with patience and humility.

Don holds a BSc in Complementary Therapies and Bodywork for the University of Westminster.  Don and his partner live and work in the Scottish Highlands where they own a small clinic that is run on not-for-profit and community ideals.  The majority of Don’s clinical work is with people with chronic pain and discomforts that have their origins in posture, habits and work patterns, where he takes a problem-solving approach using Structural Integration, visceral/neural manipulation and movement re-education with the people he works with.

WILLEM FOURIE – UNDERSTANDING OUR CONNECTIVE TISSUE SYSTEM OCTOBER 2014

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Understanding our Connective Tissue system

Its role in musculoskeletal dysfunction – expanding horizons

Advanced (level II)

Willem Fourie – Nat. Dip Physiotherapy, Pretoria

 

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WHEN AND WHERE?

 9am – 5pm

Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th October 2014

 The Bond Company

180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth

Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE

FULL FEE

£380 (Non-refundable deposit – £140)

 

 Contact: For more information email pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk    

This course is an extension of “Understanding our Connective Tissue system: Its role in dysfunction after breast cancer treatment – basic (level I) course”.

This course aims to expand on the understanding of fascial anatomy, damage to the fascial system and the treatment of a wider range of problems that may arise from surgical adhesions or tissue fibrosis after injury, surgery or radiation therapy.  Shoulder and breast anatomy and treatment were covered in the first course. This course will include anatomy and treatment of the neck and masticatory system, the anatomy and treatment of the abdominal wall and the anatomy and treatment of the thigh and knee.  A further aim is to improve the palpatory and manual treatment skills of the participant and their clinical reasoning.

A LOT OF TIME WILL THEREFORE  BE ALLOCATED TO PRACTICAL WORK AND PROBLEM SOLVING.  

 

Upon the completion of this workshop, the therapist should have an understanding of the importance of fascial anatomy and its considerations in musculoskeletal dysfunction. Secondly, in addition to the treatment of post mastectomy dysfunction covered in the first course, the participant should have an understanding of the dysfunction and treatment after head and neck cancers, the dysfunction and treatment after abdominal surgery and an understanding of the biomechanics and treatment of the knee.

 

 

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 Willem Fourie – Teacher

Willem Fourie has thirty five years clinical experience in the Mining Industry and Private Practice. His interest is in musculoskeletal dysfunction after surgery or injury – notably post breast cancer treatment.

The treatment and rehabilitation of the full range of musculoskeletal problems experienced after the surgical and radiotherapeutic treatment of breast- and other cancers as well as lymphoedema.

Although all wounds pass through the same mechanism of repair towards full recovery, the final cosmetic and functional result may differ markedly. Successful healing does not automatically correlate with the return of full function.

At present, Willem’s emphasis is on finding solutions to pain and dysfunction syndromes after tissue scarring and fibrosis. The more detailed understanding of interrelationships and function led to the development of an upgraded movement model for therapy, presented in courses internationally.

Understanding Our Connective Tissue System – Advanced (Level II) Course

Its role in musculoskeletal dysfunction – Expanding horizons

 

 Proposed Program (may be subject to change)

DAY ONE

REVISION OF LEVEL 1 PRINCIPLES

FASCIAL ANATOMY

  • What is under the skin, a dissection view of the
  1. Superficial fascia
  2. The deep fascia relationships and the
  3. Fascial design surrounding neurovascular structures
  • How textbook and dissection anatomy differ

* THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SCARRING AND ADHESIONS

  • Factors affecting wound healing

TREATMENT PRINCIPLES OF SCAR TISSUE

  • The barrier phenomenon
  • Treatment techniques

POTENTIAL MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION PATTERNS THAT MAY DEVELOP AFTER RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AFTER BREAST CANCER AND ITS TREATMENT

  • Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction, TRAM and DIEP flap reconstructions

POTENTIAL MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION PATTERNS THAT MAY DEVELOP AFTER ABDOMINAL AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY AND ITS TREATMENT

DAY TWO

TREATMENT PRINCIPLES AFTER HEAD AND NECK CANCER TREATMENT

  • Anatomy of the head and neck and the masticatory system
  • The triangles of the neck
  • Classification of surgical resections
  • Manual treatment techniques for musculoskeletal dysfunction patterns
  1. Anterior neck
  2. Occipital region
  3. Mouth and jaw

 

DAY THREE

THE LOWER LIMB:

  • Anatomy of the thigh muscles
  • The Femoral triangle
  • Biomechanics of the knee
  • Manual treatment techniques for musculoskeletal dysfunction patterns

 

 

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Contact: For more information email pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk    

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Understanding our Connective Tissue System

Complaints after breast cancer treatment

(Level 1)

Willem Fourie – Nat. Dip. Physiotherapy, Pretoria 

 

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WHEN AND WHERE?

 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th October 2014

 The Bond Company

180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth

Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE

COURSE FEE

£380 (Non-refundable deposit – £140)

For booking form contact: Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator Tel: 07805092328

Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

Background of level of evidence on which the course is based:

This course is based on detailed dissections and study of the functional and integrated fascial anatomy of the shoulder girdle. Various manual therapy techniques, fascial, viscerofascial and myofascial release techniques were used and modified to     accommodate the new understanding of applied anatomy and the role played by connective tissue in function. The clinical approach has largely evolved from integrating work from Francine St George (Australia), Stuart Robertson (United Kingdom), Tom Myers (United States) and Luigi and Carla Stecco (Italy).

Course objectives:

This workshop is to introduce the participant to the connective tissue and fascial systems and its role in normal function.  A further aim is sharing how dysfunction and pathology may develop by interference within this system. By understanding how various systems interlink to determine function, integrated treatment strategies are introduced.  Participants will develop skills for evaluating and treating of individual patients using an integrated approach.

Elements and subjects to be covered during the course:

1.   Body design:

All structures are involved in movement quality.  Seeing the body as a pre-stressed “biotensegrity” for musculoskeletal function is described. This expands the view of linear biomechanics to explain movement into a more realistic view of the body functioning as a non-linear system where small changes can produce a disproportionately large output.

2.   Connective tissue:

It is further aimed at bringing connective tissue and fascia as a microscopic subject into the macroscopic domain. The fascial system as a living tissue constituting our “organ of form” that can be assessed, moved and manipulated. Aspects covered in the workshop:

a)  The structure and classification of connective tissue

b)  Vessels and nerves of connective tissue where its roles in fluid transfer, proprioception and sensation are highlighted

c)  Connective tissue architecture. Design differences on a macroscopic level in different parts of the body with special reference to function and movement quality

d)  Different fascial layers encountered therapeutically i.e. skin/epidermis, superficial fascia/hypodermis, deep fascial and myofascial are explained and evaluated

e)  Functions and roles of connective tissue and fascia

f)   Physiological changes due to injury, immobilization and scarring

g)  Wound healing and how tissue responds to manual therapy during all stages of healing

3.   Contributors to dysfunction:

How a “local” tissue dysfunction (loss of tissue mobility) can contribute to a “global” body response (changed movement patterns) is looked at.

4.   Manual assessment and treatment of the connective tissue:

The principles of fascial assessment and treatment are explained, demonstrated and practiced.  A grading classification of the depth of touch and palpation of tissue is introduced.

The palpation for tissue mobility, flexibility and glide are carefully demonstrated and practiced within the group. The participants learn to identify the extent, quality direction and depth of compromised tissue mobility.

5.   Complaints after Breast Cancer Treatment:

Dysfunction (lymphoedema, restricted movements and weakness) as well as pain syndromes after the treatment for primary breast cancer are fully explained.  Details of surgical and reconstructive procedures are given and demonstrated.  The detailed post breast cancer knowledge is then used to formulate an individualised assessment and treatment plan for every patient and stage of recovery.

After this workshop, participants should have a clearer understanding of:

  • The functional anatomy and biomechanics of the upper quarter.
  • The structure of connective tissue, its classification, and its role in normal musculoskeletal function.
  • How this system is damaged by trauma, surgery, overuse, or habit, and ultimately the body’s postural responses leading to later complaints – even in non-related areas of the body.
  • How to evaluate the connective tissue/fascial system.
  • How all the above guides you, the therapist, through the most appropriate personalized treatment strategy for every individual patient.

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 Willem Fourie – Teacher

Willem Fourie has thirty five years clinical experience in the Mining Industry and Private Practice. His interest is in musculoskeletal dysfunction after surgery or injury – notably post breast cancer treatment.

The treatment and rehabilitation of the full range of musculoskeletal problems experienced after the surgical and radiotherapeutic treatment of breast- and other cancers as well as lymphoedema.

Although all wounds pass through the same mechanism of repair towards full recovery, the final cosmetic and functional result may differ markedly. Successful healing does not automatically correlate with the return of full function.

At present, Willem’s emphasis is on finding solutions to pain and dysfunction syndromes after tissue scarring and fibrosis. The more detailed understanding of interrelationships and function led to the development of an upgraded movement model for therapy, presented in courses internationally.

The workshop will be an intense mix of theory and practical work, and will therefore only allow a limited number of participants.

UNDERSTANDING OUR CONNECTIVE TISSUE SYSTEM – LEVEL 1

COMPLAINTS AFTER BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

 

Proposed Program (may be subject to change)

***   Times and topics may be revised   according to participants’ preferences ***

DAY ONE

8:30am – 9am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
9am – 10.45am INTRODUCTION

*       My work and myself

*       A new movement model

*       Setting our expectations

 

POST MASTECTOMY COMPLAINTS

Theory
10.45am – 11am Morning break
11am – 12.30pm THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE

 

EVALUATION OF FASCIAL MOVEMENT

*       Dermis and Superficial Fascia

Theory

 

Practical

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3pm EVALUATION OF FASCIAL MOVEMENT

*       Deep Fascia and Myofascia

Practical
3pm – 3.15pm Afternoon break
3.15pm – 5pm ANATOMY OF THE UPPER BODY

*       Includes breast anatomy

*       Outer layer of muscles

Theory/Practical

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DAY TWO

9am – 10.15am BIOMECHANICS OF THE SHOULDER

FASCIAL TREATMENT PRINCIPLES

TOUCH GRADING AND DOCUMENTATION

Theory
10.15am – 10.30am Morning break
10.30am – 12.30pm FASCIAL TREATMENT TECHNIQUES Practical
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3pm CONTRIBUTORS TO COMPLAINTS

*       Surgery

*       Reconstruction

INTERFERENCE WITH FASCIA

Practical

 

 

Demonstration

3pm – 3.15pm Afternoon break
3.15pm – 5pm POST MASTECTOMY COMPLAINTS Theory

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DAY THREE

9am – 10.15am SEQUENTIAL EVALUATION Practical
10.15am – 10.30am Morning break
10.30am – 12.30pm TREATMENT FOR DYSFUNCTION Practical
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3pm TREATMENT (CONTINUED) Practical
3pm – 3.15pm Afternoon break
3.15pm – 4.15pm PATIENT PRESENTATION (IF AVAILABLE) Demonstration
4.15pm – 5pm DISCUSSION AND COURSE EVALUATION

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For booking form contact: Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator Tel: 07805092328

Email: pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

 

 

 

ANATOMY TRAINS II (MYOFASCIAL WORKSHOP) – SEPTEMBER 2014

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MICHAEL WATSON – TEACHER

 

 

ANATOMY TRAINS II

This forms part of the new modular format training in Structural Bodywork Latest findings from fascial research, current thinking in biomechanics, functional training into the tried and tested AT concepts as developed by Tom Myers.
 
 

Course dates 

9am – 5pm
Sunday 21st – Monday 22nd September 2014

Course fees

Discounted fee: £255, by 31st July 2014, after this date £280

(Non-refundable deposit – £125)

 Venue

The Bond Company, Birmingham UK B5 5SE

 

For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Overview
Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By building on the BodyReading skills developed in ‘Anatomy Trains’ you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for yourself.

We will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilise them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. Each of the techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.

New theory will be introduced based on the synthesis of Robert Schleip on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors and we will draw from the approaches of many of the top researchers and practitioners from across the worlds of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.

The FRSB series of workshops will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that we can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve!concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular.

Objectives

  • Review of the AT lines in static posture and introduces more functional movement assessment
  • Builds on the skills and knowledge of the first Anatomy Trains by developing Fascial Touch skills
  • Learn to utilise the power of the DASIE model
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • More movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding and the roles of the ‘locals’ and expresses’.
  • We will add the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
  • To give more familiarity to the use of Bend, Tilt, Shift, Rotate and how they relate to the body positioning along with developing Fascial Touch Skills.
  • To relate the BodyReading to Fascial Release principles of assisted and resisted releases, movement of planes of tissue, separation/differentiation of planes, relaxation of tension and using Schleip’s mechanoreceptor model to communicate different intents.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses vs locals – AT lines vs single muscles, and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture. This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely. Learning Environment:

Illustrated lecture

  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill building workshop.

 

 For further information or a booking form contact  pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

 

Michael Watson Classroom 1

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide.  He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, KMI Structural Integration and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

ANATOMY TRAINS I (MYOFASCIAL WORKSHOP) – SEPTEMBER 2014

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Michael Watson – Teacher

 ANATOMY TRAINS I

(PLACES NOW FULLY BOOKED)

This forms part of the new modular format training in Structural Bodywork. Latest findings from fascial research, current thinking in biomechanics, functional training into the tried and tested  AT concepts as developed by Tom Myers .

Course dates

9am – 5pm
Friday 19th – Saturday 20th September 2014

Course fees

Discounted fee: £255, by 31st July 2014, after this date £280

(Non-refundable deposit -£125)

 Venue

The Bond Company, Birmingham UK B5 5SE

 

For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Learn about the myofascial tissue and its role in the body, see it in context and how it is interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one can have many knock effects. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the first four main lines – Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique. This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from. This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the two days.  

Objectives

  • Introduce the AT lines in static posture and introduces functional movement assessment.
  • Understand many of the roles of the fascial tissues in the body
  • Introduce Tom Myers’ unique style of BodyReading, letting you clearly see skeletal relationships using the vocabulary of Bend, Tilt, Shift, and Rotate.
  • To be able to see and understand the distal influences through the body – how does the shoulder relate to the opposite foot? – and why we need to assess the whole body if we are to make a lasting change
  • Learn to accurately palpate fascial areas through feeling different qualities of tissue
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses versus locals – AT lines versus single muscles – and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-Building workshop.

 For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

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Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide.  He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, KMI Structural Integration and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

 

 

 

CPD- ANATOMY TRAINS II WORKSHOP – SEPTEMBER 2013

Anatomy Trains®

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ANATOMY TRAINS II

 

New material for 2013
This forms part of the new modular format training in Structural Bodywork
Latest findings from fascial research, current thinking in biomechanics, functional training into the tried and tested AT concepts as developed by Tom Myers.

 

Dates: Sunday 22nd – Monday 23rd September
 Fee: £275 (Non-refundable deposit – £125)
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 Venue: The Bond Company, Birmingham UK
Teacher: Michael Watson

 

For further information or a booking form contact  pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

 

Michael Watson Classroom 3

Overview
Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By building on the BodyReading skills developed in ‘Anatomy Trains’ you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for yourself.
We will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilise them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. Each of the techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.
New theory will be introduced based on the synthesis of Robert Schleip on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors and we will draw from the approaches of many of the top researchers and practitioners from across the worlds of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.
The FRSB series of workshops will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that we can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve!concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular. 

 

Michael Watson Classroom 4

 

 Objectives
  • Review of the AT lines in static posture and introduces more functional movement assessment
  • Builds on the skills and knowledge of the first Anatomy Trains by developing Fascial Touch skills
  • Learn to utilise the power of the DASIE model
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • More movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fasciallayers gliding and the roles of the ‘locals’ and expresses’.
  • We will add the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
  • To give more familiarity to the use of Bend, Tilt, Shift, Rotate and how they relate to the body positioning along with developing Fascial Touch Skills.
  • To relate the BodyReading to Fascial Release principles of assisted and resisted releases, movement of planes of tissue, separation/differentiation of planes, relaxation of tension and using Schleip’s mechanoreceptor model to communicate different intents.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses vs locals – AT lines vs single muscles, and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.
This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely.
Learning Environment:
  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.
Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill building workshop.
For further information or a booking form contact  pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk

 

Michael Watson Photo

 

Teacher – Michael Watson

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide.  He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, KMI Structural Integration and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.
 
A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.