to Sep 30

Aston-Patterning® Certification Training Phase VI

Client Application & Group Teaching Instruction 

The final phase advances the student’s knowledge developed in the previous phases.  Students will learn how to choose and integrate all of their learned skills to determine the best session design and progress for a client’s interest and needs.  This course will cover problem-solving skills applicable to chronic structural patterns, and facilitating rehabilitation situations and sports activities.  The class will also have the opportunity to make an Aston-Patterning® presentation to the public, as a way of assisting the development of their Aston-Patterning® Practice.  Students will learn to teach group classes, in specific techniques—for example massage therapists on their body usage, yoga, Pilates and Fitness Trainers on modifying their exercises. 


Having successfully completed all six phases, the student is eligible for an evaluation of knowledge and skills.  The evaluation consists of a written and practical exam, and is scheduled at the conclusion of the Phase VI course. 


Students who successfully complete all six Phases, as well as pass the Final Evaluation, will be awarded a Certified Aston-Patterning® Practitioner certificate.  In addition, AP® Practitioners have exclusive use of the Aston-Patterning® logos, trademarks and training benefits for the purposes of promoting their individual practice.

Off Days:

  • September 25th
  • September 26th
  • October 2nd
  • October 3rd

Final Evaluation:

  • October 5th-7th

Graduation Party

  • October 7th
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to Apr 28

Aston-Patterning® Certification Training Phase V

Myo-Kinetics (Specialized Form of Myo-Fascial Release)

Students will advance their skills in Myo-fascial bodywork to match the level of knowledge learned.  They will increase the depth of understanding the layers, shapes and grain of the tissue by enhancing assessment skills and continue to improve visual palpation and body mapping skills to facilitate a client’s specific patterns of limitation and create a specifically-designed bodywork session for the client’s unique need.

Off Days:

  • April 17th: Half Day 
  • April 18th
  • April 23rd
  • April 24th
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to Sep 23

Aston-Patterning® Certification Training Phase IV

Neuro-Kinetics II

Building on the skills learned in Phases I-III, students will acquire additional movement techniques and refine bodywork skills.  Neuro-Kinetic techniques will be presented with an emphasis on the application of the Aston Paradigm to complex movement activities such as athletics (running, golfing, etc.), playing musical instruments, activities of daily living and other movement disciplines such as yoga, Pilates and T’ai Chi.  Students learn and experience how to break down movements into component parts.  This clarifies the specific aspects of the activity that contributes to the client’s complaint.  In addition to learning how to approach the individual, the student will practice facilitating groups in movement activities.

Off Days:

  • September 12th
  • Partial day September 13th
  • September 18th
  • September 19th
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to May 7

Aston-Patterning® Certification Training Phase III

Spiraling Massage for Fascial Integration

From their knowledge of the Spiraling massage, students are introduced to the Aston form of Myo-fascial bodywork (Myo-Kinetics) to address dehydration and adhesions in the soft tissue.  They learn to advance their problem-solving skills for applying Myo-Kinetic techniques.  The result of this process leads to new possibilities for alignment of the body structure, range of movement and overall resiliency.

Off Days:

  • April 25th
  • May 1st
  • May 2nd
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to Oct 9

Aston-Patterning® Certification Training Phase II

Neuro-Kinetics (movement education)

The Aston Movement lessons (Neuro-Kinetics) establish subtle and effective neutral motor interactions.  The objective is to increase comfort and range to establish a new alignment.  Once alignment is enhanced, the Practitioner can assist the client in movement applications within their daily activities. 

September 24th: 10-5:30

September 25th: 10-5:30

September 26th: 10-5:30

September 27th: 9-3

September 28th: OFF

September 29th: 10-5:30

September 30th: 10-5:30

October 1st: 9:30-5

                Client Session A: 10:15-12:15

                Client Session B: 2:15-4:15

October 2nd: 9:30-5

                Client Session C: 10:15-12:15

                Client Session D: 2:15-4:15

October 3rd: 10-5:30

October 4th: OFF

October 5th: OFF

October 6th: 10-5:30

                Client Session E: 3:15-5:15

October 7th: 9:30-5

October 8th: 9:30-5

                Client Session F: 10:15-12:15

                Client Session G: 2:15-4:15

October 9th: 9-2

                Client Session H: 9:15-11:15

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