Dates: April 18-20, 2020, Saturday-Monday 8:30-5 (end 4:30 on final day)
Instructor: Kirstin Schumaker
Continuing Education Credits: 21 CEs. IASI-approved course, 21 Category 1 credits.
Price: $750. Early Bird Price: $650 (register by 12/18/2020!) $350 to register regardless of date.
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NVR-SI Part 4: Shoulder Girdle, Arms and Hands.
This class provides you with new skills to help you with your SI goals of balancing the shoulder girdle and neck in relation to the thorax. Review of what you have already learned for the head and neck, including brachial plexus, dura, vagus and phrenic nerves, internal thoracic artery, and vertebral and carotid arteries. Add to these “midline” techniques some detailed work for the shoulders, arms, and hands, which will be especially helpful for people with chronic pain and long-standing or newer functional issues related to wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck injuries. Also helpful and a delight to receive for yogis and musicians who love to be able to have full articulation of their upper extremities. Learn to work with the nerves and arteries supplying some of the organs, which will help you to improve vagal tone and organ function for certain clients. Further cultivation of “general listening” and other subtle assessment skills to help guide your work.
Prerequisite for Part 4: NVR-SI Part 3.
Optional Clinic Day, Tuesday April 21
As you may have discovered in your practice, sometimes comprehensive work for one region of the body brings up a need for work elsewhere! To help you feel more settled and integrated in your own body, and to give you a chance to observe this work in its real life application, we will be holding a clinic and observation day the day after this training, Tuesday April 21.
For this optional fourth day of class, you may sign up to attend either the morning (8:30-12:00) or the afternoon (1:30-5:00). Each participant will receive a session with Kirstin, which will be about 40 minutes to an hour long and will be followed by Q&A. Her goal will be to address each person’s particular current or historical complaint, while keeping in mind their overall postural pattern. In so doing, Kirstin aims to demonstrate something important: The temptation for us as practitioners is to turn our attention first to the symptoms, but sometimes that is not the best place to begin! She will explain her reasoning and findings while she works. If space is available, you may choose to attend the whole day. Price is $120. Please contact Carli to reserve your spot, specify AM or PM and we will handle payment on the day of the class.
Full Schedule for NVR-SI in Kent, WA:
Part 1: January 26-28 2019 – Intro to NVR for SI (COMPLETE)
Part 2: June 29-July 1 2019 – Cultivate subtle palpation skills and new strategies to help balance the pelvis and spine, and ease the neck. (COMPLETE)
Part 3: December 7-9 2019 – Work in detail with the thighs, lower, legs, and feet.
Part 4: April 18-20 2020 – Shoulder girdle, arms and hands.
Part 5: August 15-17 2020 – Listening Practicum
Part 6: January 2021 (exact dates TBA) – Final Integrative Practicum