Aston® Techniques I - "Seeing" Body Patterns - NCBTMB Approved
Aston Techniques I is an introduction to the Aston paradigm through seeing the three-dimensionality of the body, open to practitioners or students in the health field of movement, bodywork or fitness.
Accurately seeing the patterns in a client's posture and movement is key in identifying why their body symptoms occur and recur in their structure. This skill is essential in helping to get to the root of issues and resolve them. AT I teaches a system which helps clearly identify body patterns and uses movement labs to learn to sense movement in one's own body and in others. Learn Aston Arcing, a technique for aligning the body in sitting, and a fundamental sequence in positioning the body structure for application to all types of daily movement. Also, learn the difference between structural and functional holding patterns,begin to think in terms of the body's three-dimensional spaciousness, and initiate an understanding of the comprehensive Aston Paradigm.
The development of observational skills and recognition of body patterns taught in AT I, puts in place a foundation for grasping the problem solving skills which are inherent to the highly effective Aston approach to movement training and the treatment of injury and pain in the human structure.
Aston® Techniques II – "Seeing" and Teaching Bodies in Motion - NCBTMB Approved
Open to all health professionals who have completed Aston Techniques I and are qualified to teach movement/exercise education according to their state's laws.
This dynamic course builds on information learned in Aston Techniques I, focusing on seeing, experiencing and coaching movement in conjunction with understanding alignment.The skills taught for seeing alignment are carried into the assessment of the body in motion. Learn movement designs which can be tailored to your client's specific needs so they can learn to release habitual tension patterns and explore new possibilities for alignment. Understand the application of ergonomic supports for more ease and comfort. The knowledge of basic movement functions enhances all aspects of complex human function. This class begins applying the Aston-Mechanics® principles of alignment and movement to sitting, standing, bending, reaching and walking.
Aston® Bodyworks I - The Spiraling Technique - NCBTMB Approved
The Spiraling technique is a painless, hands-on approach which respects and matches the layer, shape and grain of soft tissue. It teaches one to work with ease, from the surface layers through the deeper layers to include the bone. Specialized attention is placed on keeping the whole body in balance as localized tension is released. Combined with an accurate whole body assessment, the Spiraling Technique greatly increases the effectiveness of all manual therapy and decreases the amount of stress and effort on the therapist.
Aston® Bodyworks II - Bodywork, Palpation & Session Design - NCBTMB Approved
This course advances one's problem solving abilities by refining visual assessment and palpation skills. While continuing to improve assessment skills, one will learn how to advance the Spiraling Technique allowing the release of specific tension patterns and work deeper structures without causing pain. This course will introduce how to notate tension patterns on a "body map" — a great tool to enhance problem solving skills and recording the client's progress.
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