Course Title: ATSI Advanced Module 4: The Upper Pole - Techniques for the Skull, Jaw, and Neck
Course Location: Walpole, ME USA
Course Date(s): August 29 - September 1, 2023
Course Time: 9am - 5pm ET
Course Instructor(s): Tom Myers
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $750 / $850 after July 29th
Registration Process: Register on the website
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Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / +207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 28 Category 1
Course Description: This 4-day intensive is the final of the 4 modules (followed by a practicum) required for ATSI Advanced certification. This course will cover advanced techniques for optimal positioning of the head, neck, jaw, and spine.In this course, we review the library of techniques including approaches you learned in basic training for the various layers and muscles of the motor cylinder of the neck. This course includes a more exacting exploration of the sub-occipital muscles including obliquus capitis superior, rectus capitis, lateralis, and rectus capitis anterior.This course includes a more detailed exploration the hyoid and glossal (tongue) complex, and how it relates to swallowing and speaking difficulties, as well as new detail on TMJ and related syndromes for the intra-oral and intra-nasal work. Included are structural approaches to cranial dysfunction, to balance the cranial and the visceral skeleton.Finally, we will expand the repertoire of techniques and approaches to the spine.This course is open to ATSI graduates, IASI members, or graduates of a recognized program in Structural Integration only.This is Module 4 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 to the ‘inner bag’ compared 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 four 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 Bio(s): 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