directs Anatomy Trains, which runs continuing education classes for manual therapists and movement educators worldwide. He is the author of Anatomy Trains and co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. Tom studied with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and has practiced integrative bodywork since 1975.
As a bodywork professional, you know that many of your clients’ problems are accompanied by neck issues. During this intensive weekend workshop, you can learn to access and address the various myofascial layers of the neck competently and sensitively. Additionally, you can enhance your ability to assess and treat the fascial “cylinders” of the neck and the related areas of the jaw and shoulder. Bring Tom’s forty years of experience to bear on your skills in this central, delicate, yet oh-so-strong area of the body. By making the neck feel better, you help people to feel better all over.
Manual therapists can use Rolfing-based structural integration techniques to create fascial freedom and build core support through the abdomen, spine, and pelvic floor for an integrated, complete breath. There are as many theories of breath as there are schools to teach them; in this course we are open to them all without judgment. Over these five days, the group will explore anatomy and deep skills for opening the breath, including fascial, myofascial, and visceral release techniques for the ribs, sternum, spine, and psoas complex.