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Come Join Us - A Special Course with Tom Myers!

Friday, November 8, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kristen Ernst
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We are excited to announce that our dear friend & mentor, Tom Myers, is coming to teach a 3-day course at our STW Institute. We highly recommend it, so please see the course description below. 

Both of us will be assisting Tom in teaching this course and hope you can come at a most beautiful time of year here in Arizona!

Ann and Chris Frederick
Directors, Stretch to Win Institute

BodyReading 101 + 102 and Resilience
with Tom Myers

January 31 – February 2, 2020

Location: Chandler, AZ, USA

Venue: Stretch to Win Institute

Address: 580 N. 54th Street, Ste #1, Chandler, AZ 85226

Class Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Teacher(s): Tom Myers

Tuition: $700 / $800 after January 3, 2020

About the Workshop

Ida Rolf said, “Seeing is touch at a distance.” Understanding skeletal relationships within the body is the first step in helping our clients unwind movement and postural patterns that are causing pain, dysfunction and keeping them from optimal movement. “Touch is seeing up close” being able to accurately palpate bones to determine relationships is key in our ability to accurately describe those relationships.

Day One:
BodyReading 101: This one day workshop explores relational anatomy and helps build your seeing and palpation skills to determine skeletal patterns and how they interact in the body. Learn the language of BodyReading, tilt, bend, shift and rotate to accurately describe the geometry of the body in a way your client can understand. Assess common postural patterns in all planes of motion. Skills learned today can be immediately used with your clients tomorrow. This is a must for any practitioner in movement and bodywork and will help take your practice to the next level.

Day Two: 
BodyReading 102: Now you are able to see and describe bony relationships learn about the inter-relationships between the Anatomy Trains and the skeleton. The Anatomy Trains lines of pull and force transmission are impacted by skeletal alignment and can also hold the bony alignment in place for better or worse. “Where you think it is, it ain’t!” – Ida Rolf

Learn how the problem can be very distant from the area of pain.

This workshop covers:

  • How the meridians can hold a postural pattern and be influenced by skeletal alignment
  • Tensegrity
  • Concentric and eccentric loading and the forces that shape our body
  • Basic functional assessments to see what is moving, what isn’t and what may be moving too much!
  • How a local restriction can have a global impact
  • How to document your findings

Day Three:
Resilience: No one lives a stress-free life. The question is: how to handle it in a health-enhancing manner, rather than having it slowly break down your resilience. Resilience is a state of the body that reflects into your state of mind. New understandings of how our whole systems act and interact gives us new methods of self-regulation and energy management. This course is designed to build your own resilience, and help you recognize the signs of distress and growing resilience in your students, patients, or clients.

Where is your shoe nailed to the floor? Deep grief, trauma, long illness, a constant frustration– all of these can sap your resilience. Structural, physiological, and psychological health are all related – and all work through elasticity and plasticity – in the nervous system, the chemical system, and the myofascial system.

Using the breath, stretching, awareness meditation, and focused attention, we will explore the limits of the neural, biochemical, and fascial ‘whole-body’ systems: how to make stress work for you, what to do to lessen distress, increase balance, and have the most resilient system you can have.

We’ve heard of IQ, and most of us have heard of EQ – Emotional Intelligence – but what about KQ – Physical Intelligence? Understand plasticity in the body on a global level to make the best use of our organismic responses to life situations.

-Come Join Us-


Kaitlyn Polonis says...
Posted Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Question: Is this a course that will be offered again later in the year? Or something to take advantage of now? Is this similar to any courses Tom Myers would teach on his own? Or specific to the FST technique? Thanks guys!