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Walpole, ME | ATSI Advanced Module 2 - A Deep Breath
Anatomy Trains
180 Clarks Cove Road
Walpole, Maine 04573
USA
207-563-7121
Sunday, August 22, 2021, 9:00 AM to Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

ATSI Advanced Module 2 - A Deep Breath

Instructor:
Tom Myers

Organizational Host: 
Anatomy Trains

Credits: 
28 Category 1 CEs

Registration Prices:
$750 / $850 after July 22nd

Contact Information: 
Anatomy Trains
[email protected]
888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121

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Course Description:

Advanced Assessment, Strategy, and Techniques for the Low Back, Torso, and Ribs

This 4-day intensive is the second of the 4 modules required for ATSI Advanced certification. This course will cover advanced techniques for optimal positioning of the rib cage, as well as the primary and accessory muscles of breathing.

Learn advanced myofascial and movement techniques to produce an even breath ‘wave’, through work with the thoracic spine and their connection with the ribs and rib heads.

This course is open to ATSI graduates, IASI members, or graduates of a recognized program in Structural Integration only.

This is Module 2 of 4 modules in the ATSI Advanced Series. These are based on the 4-series that Tom has developed since learning them from Ida Rolf in 1978. Each of the modules covers one session – this module is for the torso / breath session.

  • Session 1 (and Module 1) covers pelvis and legs strategies, ligaments, and deep structures
  • Session 2 covers the breath, rib cage positioning, and deep work with the sternum, mediastinum, and individual ribs.
  • Session 3 is for the shoulders and arms, especially the many ligaments and deep structures of the shoulder assembly.
  • Session 4 is a deeper exploration of the head, neck, and jaw, including the hyoid system and tongue, the ligaments of the neck, and structural/cranial work.

These sessions are designed to go deeper into the ‘inner bag’ compared to the initial 12-series that tours the entire ‘outer bag’ – the myofascial meridians. These sessions focus on techniques for the Anatomy Trains ‘stations’ – myotendinous attachments – and release of the ligamentous bed for each section. In these modules, you can also review techniques from the original series.

The first three modules can be taken in any order, but these 4 modules/sessions must be completed before the 5th module – session-based clinical practice – can be taken to achieve ‘Advanced ATSI Practitioner’ status. We will offer new modules when our schedule permits and where there is sufficient interest.


Instructor Biography:

Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-oriented professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his faculty conduct professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.