We have been teaching bodywork classes for over 20 years, and these classes are our best distillation of the work we've been practicing and teaching in advanced and entry-level classes.
We are committed to providing quality learning experiences for students of varied backgrounds and experience levels. Teacher-student ratios are kept low to allow for ample attention during in-class practice sessions. Our classes include principle-based methods (assessment and treatment), clear and practical anatomy reviews, multiple teacher demonstrations and student exchanges. Some classes also include a clinical component where volunteer models come in for treatment. Detailed manuals are provided for each student, and most classroom supplies are provided as well.
Myofascial Balancing: Series or Individual Courses
These courses offer a unique model of gentle but focused myofascial work that is extremely assessment-driven. Our method includes a quick protocol of standing palpatory evaluation that reveals details of segmental patterns. We'll explore common postural problems, as well as related orthopedic conditions.
Each class will focus on a particular region of the body:
- Pelvis, Sacrum and Low Back
- Hips, Knees, Ankles and Feet
- Head and Neck
- Ribcage and Spine
- Shoulder Girdle and Arm
Classes may be taken as a discounted series, or individually,
Myofascial Balancing for Structural Integrators
A SI-specific presentation of the MFB material in line with a classic 3-series
Advanced Certification in Orthopedic Massage (ACOM)
Richard also teaches in the Advanced Certification in Orthopedic Massage through the Port Townsend School of Massage. Please see this site for a full description and schedule for that program.
Intro to Craniosacral Therapy
This class provides a foundational set of craniosacral principles and techniques. We'll cover related anatomy and physiology, including the core link between the cranium and sacrum, cranial wave, and individual cranial bones. It serves as a pre-requisite to the Craniosacral Certification Program, Core Series and Advanced courses.
Craniosacral Core Series
This class, also a pre-requisite to the Craniosacral Certification Program and Core Level and Advanced Courses, introduces the basic Craniosacral techniques and provides the analytical understanding of the related anatomy and physiology, including the core link between the cranium and sacrum, the cranial wave, and the individual cranial bones.
Craniosacral Certification Program
The Certification Program is expressly designed for students who want to dedicate themselves to mastering Craniosacral therapy. It offers a highly focused, in-depth training with the support, exploration, supervision, and feedback necessary for you to develop a full Craniosacral practice with competence and confidence. This program is based on the theories and techniques developed by William Sutherland and is also influenced by the work of John Upledger, Hugh Milne, and the biodynamic approaches to Craniosacral work. The Core Series is the backbone of Craniosacral knowledge and application. The additional Advanced Bodywork classes provide the meat on the bone, as they enable the students to expand their intuition, personal depth, and their trust in their healing abilities.
Advanced Craniosacral Classes
The additional Advanced Classes offered are divided into those with a personal development focus and those with a technical focus. These unique classes are designed to enhance and expand any practitioner's ability to work with clients.
Essentials of Intraoral Massage
This 2-day course focuses on treating the musculature of the jaw, the hyoid muscles, the tongue, the TMJ, and the suboccipital muscles. We have a strong focus on mastering the anatomy of the region. This 16-hour course prepares manual practitioners to meet the WA state requirements for endorsement.
Balancing the Face for Structural Integrators
Free deep patterns in the cranium with this 3-day class! Treat both local fascial imbalances and problems of facial bone alignment and mobility. Learn varied assessments for the TMJ, mandible, facial bones and cranial base. Explore each facial bone in turn, creating a protocol for effective intraoral and intranasal approaches. Finally, we'll bridge from local cranial patterns to full body patterns, putting this work into the context of SI core sessions.
Advanced Intraoral Work
Here we expand our skills by focusing on the deeper architecture: the prevertebral fascia of the neck, the TMJ capsule, and the facial bones. Discover the how to treat the underlying structure of the face with gentle mobilization of the facial bones, sinuses, and sutures.
Pediatric Fascial Balancing
(previously Pediatric Manual Therapy)
In this series, we look at essential skills for working safely and effectively with children.
From the physical stresses of being born and the rapid growth over the first 4 years, on to the changes of early adolescence, this population has its own set of challenges. A lot can be done to help their bodies adjust and maintain health.
Each class focuses on a specific age range:
In this introductory course, we will look at the essential skills for working safely and effectively with newborns (up to 6 months).
Infants and Toddlers
In this introductory course, we will look at the essential skills for working safely and effectively with infants and toddlers (ages 6-months to 2 years.)
Preschoolers to Tweens
Children ages 3-12 are incredibly fun to work with; they are vital, mobile, and tremendously present. In this introductory course, we will look at the essential skills for working safely and effectively with this age group.
4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98103
116 NE 194th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155