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Every Breath You Take: Manual Neurovascular Release for Freer Breathing
Friday, April 01, 2022, 1:00 PM to Saturday, April 02, 2022, 3:00 PM PST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Every Breath You Take: Manual Neurovascular Release for Freer Breathing
Course Location: Live Online
Course Date(s): April 1-2, 2022
Course Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST each day
Course Instructor(s): Kieran Schumaker
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $225 / $300 after March 25th
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 4 Category 1



Course Description: In this Manual Neurovascular Release class, Kier will be teaching you advanced manual techniques that will improve your clients’ quality and dimension of breath. For class you will need a model to practice on. The format of this four-hour masterclass via Zoom meeting, which is spread out over two days, will provide you opportunity to interact directly with Kier during practice, ask questions as they come up, and also rest your brain in between our two class sessions.One of Kier’s first goals will be for you to improve your client’s lower rib cage flexibility and their capacity to exhale fully. Release of artery tension to diaphragm and artery supply to esophagus is a part of this. (In addition to improving exhale capacity, these artery techniques help address the root source of a hiatal hernia problem.)Improving your client’s capacity to exhale fully will prepare them for the highlight of our weekend—systematic attention to vagus nerve tension and pulmonary artery tension within the individual lobes of the lungs, which will allow your client a freer and more complete inhale. We will also explore pleural glide, rib head movement, artery-related rib stiffness, and release of tension for the phrenic nerve supplying the diaphragm.Many of you will be excited about using these breath-related NVR techniques with your clients who are suffering from “long COVID.” (Experienced clinicians interested in doing research will have enough foundation after this weekend—manual skills and conceptual understanding—that they could begin investigating and planning a series of formal case studies!) Kier encourages you to do this, knows that you will do good work with this population, and will be glad to help you with case study planning, but recommends that you dedicate yourself to practicing these techniques with ten people who don’t have long COVID before you begin such a project.It is best for your initial learning during this class, and for the model who joins you, if you choose someone to work with who does not have acute or subacute lung symptoms, current infection, or lung disease, and who has not had surgery that involves cutting the ribs. However, someone who has historical bronchial infections or a long-time history of asthma, or someone who just wants freer breathing would be a great choice for yourmodel.

Instructor Bio(s): Kieran Schumaker is a Board Certified Structural Integrator, Certified ATSI practitioner, and Certified ATSI Teacher. A manual practitioner for over 20 years, she has been studying nerves since 2006, and she added arteries to her special interest list in 2010. Kieran began developing her curriculum on working with nerves and arteries in 2013. Now all the myofascial work they practice and teach is nuanced by their understanding of the neurovasculature.