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Full Certification Pathway in Movement-Based Neurovascular Release (Cohort 1)
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 9:00 AM to Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:30 AM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Full Certification Pathway in Movement-Based Neurovascular Release (Cohort 1)
Course Location: live online Labs and Seminars and asynchronous online Home Study Modules
Course Date(s): April 14 and 21, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, June 9, 16, and 30, July 7, 14, and 28
Course Time: Thursdays, 9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific Time (GMT-7)
Course Instructor(s): Kieran Schumaker
Organizational Host: Kieran Schumaker | Agile Body Integrative Therapy
Registration Fees: regular tuition -- $3400 or five monthly payments of $680 //early bird tuition by Feb 28 -- $3250 or six payments of $542
Registration Process: click registration link for the Full Certification Pathway Cohort 1 course bundle, then choose a payment option
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 503-720-7403
IASI CE Credits: 36 CE hours (18 hours for live Labs and Seminars, 18 hours for Home Study Modules)




Course Description: This approach is empowering and integrative for your clients, and the techniques provide an amazingly precise and gentle way to work with people remotely or in-person. (Note that course participants will include SI Practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, and movement teachers, however Movement-Based NVR is taught with structural integration goals and applications in mind.) Movement-Based NVR grew out of the Manual NVR techniques that Kieran modified (during the first year of COVID) for teaching "self-treatment" methods to SI practitioners and clients via Zoom. Since then, Kier has devloped the curriculum into a full program in which practitioners earn Anatomy Trains Certification in Movement-Based Neurovascular Release. By guiding your client through a series of techniques (involving their movement combined with simple hand contacts and breath) you can provide gentle release for the neurovascular tracts that are fascially restricted or protected by a neuromotor response due to repair from stretch-related microtrauma and other injuries. You will learn a protocol for a series of sessions, and you will practice adapting it according to each client's needs. Grounded in structurally-based strategy, we will nurture experimental curiosity and respect for the body's intelligence. Using NVR techniques and strategies in your sessions will cultivate your client's interoceptive ability as they learn to "listen to" and witness their body’s subtle responses. Your client will also experience improved range and quality of movement, better balance, and a better regulated nervous system with improved vagal tone. Graduates of the Movement-Based NVR course series say that this transformational work has changed the way they understand and address movement limitations, has helped them get people out of pain, and has given them new insight and effective strategies for working with problems that are slow to change. Practitioners also report that they have found resolution and relief from pain and the lingering effects of old injuries in their own bodies. This work quickly improves quality and range of movement in small yet notable ways, gradually improving overall structural balance. Throughout this course, you and your clients will experience significant structural and functional change through small and meaningful increments—it will be a joy to help others go through and be an agent of their own transformation. The full Movement-Based NVR Certification Pathway Bundle includes six Home Study Modules and twelve live small-group online classes (Labs and Seminars), which are supplemented by one-to-one mentoring during and after the course. This layered learning deepens your understanding of the techniques and strategies. Interactions with your teacher and peers will support you while you investigate client-specific applications for the NVR protocols that you are learning through the Home Study Modules. The live classes will also help you to integrate NVR strategies into your current practice. In Modules A, B, and C, you will be taking four practice clients through a three- to four-session series, helping improve vagal tone, reduce strain on the blood supply to the brain, emerge from an anterior head shift, open the breath, free the ribs for greater thoracic rotation, improve balance among the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curves, and rebalance the pelvis. In Modules D, E, and F, practitioners will be taking some of their practice clients through an additional three sessions, as we continue our work in the upper and lower extremities. We will also study upper and lower body patterns and learn advanced work for the jaw and head. Requirements for earning Anatomy Trains Certification in Movement-Based Neurovascular Release include:participating in the Labs and Seminars for all six modules, passing the Quiz for each Home Study Module (take as many times as needed), doing some additional homework as you wrap up the last few modules, and discussing your learning experiences with Kier during several one-to-one mentoring sessions.

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.