Continuing Education | Private Practice

Courses & Programs


These courses are the distillation of the work we've been refining and teaching over our combined 50 years of training and experience.

Schedule and Registration

Here's our teaching schedule, and links for registration.

Student Resources

Here, you'll find recommendations for books, self-help tools and more. There are also links to downloadable documents and websites.


We're committed to excellence in continuing education. Here's more about our philosophy and our associates.


Had a FANTASTIC weekend with Lauren and Richard; it was a great class too. I've taken a few intraoral classes over the years…and this class was superior to the ones I've taken. Thanks for bringing it to us!

Jason A., Seattle 2015

I like that both teachers have a breadth of knowledge that they're drawing from to teach. I liked the palpatory protocol; it was a different way of assessing the body than what I've done before. It added more information that will be valuable when I'm treating.

H.S., Seattle 2014

Private Practices

Both Lauren and Richard practice at these locations, on alternate days. Generally, Richard is in the Seattle office Monday through Wednesday, and in Shoreline on Thursday and Friday. Lauren is in Seattle on Thursday and Friday, and in Shoreline on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Click here for more specific directions, and on Lauren or Richard for more information about our work.



Kind Words from Our Clients

I have been a client of Richard for several years. I have found him to be one of the most talented and effective bodyworkers I have ever experienced. He is a skilled diagnostician and finds the underlying cause of what is bothering me. My body intuitively trusts his gentle confident touch. I walk out of his office feeling renewed, balanced, and pain free. I have been a professional bodyworker myself for almost 20 years and have received work from many good touch therapists, and Richard is “One of the Very Best”!
Joseph H, LMP

Thank you so very much—I appreciate all that you've done for me. You have given me back a major portion of my life by eliminating my pain. I really can't thank you enough.

B.M., 2011

I've had a long-term chronic condition in my hip and spine that Richard stabilized, which no longer bothers me daily after a decade and a half of constant pain. Also, over that time I have had several injuries and dysfunctions develop, from which Richard has always been able to provide relief. 

Richard's ability to assess allows him to hone in quickly on what structures are injured or dysfunctional and what needs to be worked on to help improve whatever it is that needs help.

I think what you (Lauren) do is genius. It takes me completely out of the realm of my head and puts my attention in my body. Somehow, you seem to hear the litany of complaints when I come in and put all the things I talk about together (which make so connected sense to me at the time), and work something through my body and say the words I can hear and receive. You are gifted in this way. 

Developments and Reflections: our Blog

Tempo of release

By Richard M. Polishuk, LMP, Aston-Patterning

It’s been a big year, technically. I wonder what’s going to happen before it’s over? At any rate, the latest development is a deepening of something I first heard from Judith Aston 20 years ago: the notion that change has a “tempo” or appropriate speed. I don’t think that I completely accepted the idea. For…

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Local joint decompression

By Richard M. Polishuk, LMP, Aston-Patterning

Over the years, I’ve learned many different ways to improve joint alignment…or, as I’ve learned to think, to break joint fixations. (I do believe that joint fixations are categorically different from run-of-the-mill myofascial imbalances.) The most important way that my methods have evolved in this realm is that I orient, more and more, to the…

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Aston-Patterning Visceral Manipulation

By Richard M. Polishuk, LMP, Aston-Patterning

I just attended my first Aston-Patterning CE class in about 14 years. Fortunately, I had all my roomies from that last course (Valerie Lyon, Beth Berkeley and Elaine Marquez) in the room with me again. It really was quite a lovely experience: Harvey Ruderian and Brian Linderoth brought their wisdom and experience, and I definitely…

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Elements of Poise

By Richard M. Polishuk, LMP, Aston-Patterning

Postural or movement education should be about principles, first and foremost. What are some of the principles of neutral alignment? Neutral alignment effectively demands stabilization of itself (as does poor alignment). It is not an imposition or a struggle. Neutral alignment poises one segment on top of another, so that each segment is in its…

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Paradoxes of Posture

By Richard M. Polishuk, LMP, Aston-Patterning

When we’re not deliberately doing anything about our posture, it’s a perfectly harmonious version of a pattern—even if the pattern is very crooked. If we change our posture, every part of the body has to change, if we’re to arrive at a different harmonious pattern. It’s effectively impossible for us to consciously understand and control where all…

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