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Manual Neurovascular Release for Structural Integration (NVR-SI) Part 1 (distance-learning)
Wednesday, April 06, 2022, 9:00 AM to Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00 PM PST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Manual Neurovascular Release for Structural Integration (NVR-SI) Part 1 (distance-learning)
Course Location: five four-hour classes online live via Zoom meeting
Course Date(s): five classes: April 6 and 20, and May 4, 11, and 25, 2022
Course Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Course Instructor(s): Kieran Schumaker
Organizational Host: Kieran Schumaker | Agile Body Integrative Therapy
Registration Fees: $1000 tuition includes post-course private and small group mentoring (see course description)
Registration Process: click registration link, then select one payment of $1000 or four monthly payments of $250
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 503-720-7403
IASI CE Credits: 20 CE hours




Course Description: You’ll be amazed at how transformative NVR techniques are in the context of Structural Integration--so helpful for clients who need an extra nudge to help them emerge from an old structural pattern. After this course, you'll want to invite all your "graduated" clients to sign up for a tune-up series that incorporates NVR.The library of NVR techniques that we progress through in Part 1 of the course series will improve your sense of layer palpation, you'll gain new strategic approaches for classic problems, your work will become more subtle and more efficient, and you will find yourself using less physical effort. Techniques learned in this class will help you to address persistent issues such as: • forward head posture • thoracic outlet related nerve symptoms • chronic pain and instability related to spondylolisthesis • pelvic torsion and hip issues • discomfort and thoracic movement limitations related to scoliosis. • asymmetrical gait • lower-extremity-related chronic low back pain. New SI graduates may take Part 1 right after being initially certified as a structural integrator, with confidence that they won't be pulled off track from doing series work. Seasoned practitioners will love the way that NVR enhances their current practice, whether or not they are still doing series work. If you have already begun studying cranial, visceral, and/or neural work, this class and the rest of the course series will help you to "fill in the gap" on the spectrum of touch between subtle, light-pressure, osteopathic-style work and the broad, deep touch of classic SI. The osteopathic-style techniques that you learn in this class are presented in the context of the goals that we have as structural integrators. You will find that the myofascial techniques you already know will transform into neurovascular release techniques, as your touch changes and as your mental map of the nerves and vascular system grows. The $1000 tuition includes small group and private mentoring in addition to the 21 class hours: • A one-to-one video call with Kier in preparation for the course. • Private fifteen-minute student consultations via Zoom (short mentoring sessions, each focused on one client case, as many as you need, scheduled when you need answers to your questions throughout the year after your course has been completed). • Online access to videos documenting all the techniques taught in your live course. • Student discount on longer 45-minute mentoring sessions via Zoom ($80 instead of $150). • A three-month subscription to the NVR Monthly Seminar Series (a total of six hours of live sessions and recordings). One seminar per month is scheduled at 9 am Pacific time and a second seminar two weeks later at 4 pm Pacific time. For this distance-learning version of the Manual NVR-SI Part 1, there are five 4-hour live online classes instead of three 7-hour in-person classes (20 CE hours instead of 21 CE hours). Classes will be recorded for you to have access to later for review, but please note that you must attend class live in order to receive CE credit. Live attendance is also required if you are on the pathway to certification. (If you live in a part of the world where 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific time just doesn’t work well, Kier is offering the distance-learning version of the Manual NVR Part 1 at a time that will work for East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand—from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pacific Time on Mondays, which is Tuesday morning in East Asia. Check course listings.)

Instructor Bio(s): Kieran Schumaker (they/them) offers advanced training for manual therapists, structural integrators, and movement educators through their Anatomy Trains supported courses in Neurovascular Release.Their practice and their teaching remain strongly grounded in their foundational training as a structural integrator, which distinguishes their work from the neural and vascular manipulation that is taught by osteopaths. With the support and encouragement of Anatomy Trains, Kier has developed their Neurovascular Release (NVR) curriculum into a program that offers three different certification pathways. • Anatomy Trains Certification in Movement-Based Neurovascular Release • Anatomy Trains Advanced Certification in Manual Neurovascular Release • Anatomy Trains Advanced Certification in Manual Neurovascular Release for Structural Integration. A manual practitioner for 23 years, Kier is a Board Certified Structural Integrator, Certified ATSI practitioner, and Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration. They started studying nerves in 2006 and added arteries to their special interest list in 2010. Now all the myofascial work they practice and teach is nuanced by their understanding of the neurovasculature.