MER, module 1 - SELF-EMPOWERMENT: BACK, NECK, PELVIS & BREATH
Students will learn the structural and functional anatomy of the back, neck and pelvis, and in turn develop the intuition and skills necessary to work with the underlying causes of pain in these areas – especially as they relate to a clients’ ability to physically and figuratively ‘stand up’ for themselves. Through a combination of daily meditations, theory, demonstrations and bodywork exchanges with consistent support from the team, you will learn a holistic approach of myofascial release.
MER, module 2 - GROUNDING: FEET, LEGS & HIPS
An important focus in this module is learning how to free the gluteus medius; minimus, tensor fascia latae, and the deep rotators of the hip Participants will also learn the importance of the tibialis anterior and its role in flexing the foot at the ankle. Students learn to work on all the compartments of the upper leg through work on the hamstrings, adductors, abductors and quadriceps.
MER, module 3 - CENTERING: PELVIS & CORE INTEGRATION
The pelvis, your main cornerstone of structural balance. Your leveler. Your equilibrium point. Participants will learn to evaluate and diagnose pelvic imbalances, apply proper pressure to achieve tissue release and pelvic alignment. Myofascial Dialoguing will help to connect and let go from unconscious mental restrictions and blockages. Advanced treatment and movement techniques will be taught to help facilitate the process.
MER, module 4 - FACE, CRANIUM, NECK & ARMS
The chest and diaphragm are often overlooked as primary contributors to back and shoulder issues. As the source of our breath and our taking in of life, these core muscles are often tight, constricting breathing, energy flow, and movement. We learn and review simple but powerful methods to release the diaphragm, sternum, and ribcage, creating a noticeable opening right away, and helping your clients to breathe twice as deeply with half the effort. You will learn to effectively liberate the shoulder, and also focus on techniques to release the muscles and fascia of the hands, thumbs and forearms; increasing mobility in the corresponding joints; and releasing the forearm muscles.
MER, module 5 - MER - Myofascial Energetic Release
Opening to Breath takes the student through the essential motions of breath in the rib cage, spine, shoulder, and neck. Module V teaches how to enhance the motions for maximum inhaling and exhaling to achieve an easy, full breath. This expanded breathing will accelerate the overall benefits of a MER session. Module V concentrates on manual therapy, including how to regulate energy, breathing and movement with breath.
LLN - Lomi Lomi Nui Massage
Lomi lomi is an ancient form of massage derived from the islands of Hawaii. ‘Lomi’ is a Hawaiian word which means ‘massage’. In literal translation it means pressing but also stroking – ‘ touching with a soft paw of a content cat’. Repating the word ‘lomi’ gives it a double power and shows how special it is. Lomi gives you the special feeling of bliss and satisfaction. The massage is performed on the whole physical body as well as on the energetic ‘bodies’ which surround the physical one. The massage is like a dance around the patient with great harmony and grace, which looks really beautiful .Its techniques different from western massage through application of forearm movements and stretch techniques.
BBTRS - Biodynamic Breath & Trauma Release System
BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release System® is a new approach to body-oriented healing. BBTRS approach uses breath as a main tool with the help of supporting elements such as movement, touch, sound, conscious emotional expression and meditation to support trauma release and healing on the somatic level. BioDynamic Breathwork heals trauma by releasing core tension and supporting clients to complete arrested trauma-related Fight/Flight or Dissociated responses.