January 2015


The New Year: New You?

This is the month people can make and break their New Years Resolutions. What is behind the plan to change? Weight loss? Less stress? More fun and less work? As we meet up with the beginning of our annual transformational journeys, let's take the time to really understand why some of us never stick to our well-intentioned changes: being mindful and "body"ful.

It is important to understand first where we are and then where we need to go rather than attaching unattainable goals to resolutions. Need help? Visit our new blog, Continuing Transformation, on January 19th for instructional videos and ideas on how you can incorporate simple ideas in small ways for big changes in 2015.

Spotlight: Allison Sagewind, Aston-Patterning Practitioner and Senior Faculty Member, LMT

Allison Sagewind has been in the health profession for 30 years. She began her career in Texas as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 1986, working in a sports medicine/spine clinic, as well as an outpatient hospital clinic. In a time where myofascial bodywork was relatively new to the physical therapy field, she became well-known for her skills, and was designated a Myofascial Specialist by both clinics. Her early mentors were Rolfer Michael Shea and Physical Therapist Jan Hutchinson. 

From 1986-1991, Allison served as a teaching assistant in the Hutchinson Therapy Association, along with fellow future-Aston Faculty member, Mark Barber. During this time, she also delved deeply into studies of cranial sacral therapy, zero-balancing and orthobionomy, as well as various movement disciplines, including Feldenkrais and Dynamic Stabilization. 

In 1993, she was introduced to Aston Kinetics and began her 20+ year career in the Aston paradigm. Allison began studying with Judith Aston, founder of Aston Kinetics, and became a Certified Aston-Patterning Practitioner in 1996. She certified as an Advanced practitioner the following year. 

Between 1994 and 2005 she certified in Aston specialty trainings: Fitness, Senior Fitness, Facial Fitness, and Treadmill Dancing. Her understanding of and commitment to the paradigm led Judith Aston to train her to teach the work; she has been on the Aston Kinetics Faculty since 2000. She is a Senior Faculty member, skilled in teaching the four Aston-Patterning foundation classes, and is currently in training to teach Phase I & II of the Aston-Patterning Certification. 

She lives in Reno, Nevada, where she enjoys a full time private practice and teaching schedule. She derives great satisfaction from teaching classes to the public. Her current roster of Aston Kinetics classes include Movement Basics to apply to daily living; Fitness for toning, stretching and joint loosening; Facial Fitness, Senior Fitness, and alignment for meditation. She is delighted when people use the concepts from these classes to access an awareness within their body that they had not experienced before, and to problem solve how to move safely with ease and strength in their environment, be it at home, in the car, at work, at the gym, etc. 

Her greatest joy in teaching classes at the professional level is passing on the wisdom that has been taught to her by Judith Aston and Brian Linderoth. 

This knowledge has given her and her career a lifetime of inspiration, creativity and stability. "The teachings have tremendous value, are timeless and will apply to anything one may learn about the body."

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Are you a health professional that wants to deepen your professional practice? The Aston-Patterning Certification application is now live! Join us for a career-affirming training program. The initial application period is February 15th, 2015. Apply today!
(Required prerequisites: Aston Kinetics 101, 102, 103, 104.)

All phases of the Aston-Patterning Certification take place in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada. 

What Aston-Patterning Practitioners say about the Aston-Patterning Certification program.
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"Meet Aston Kinetics" with Michelle Wald

The next "Meet Aston Kinetics" call will take place on January 18th at 9 a.m. PST. Harvey Ruderian will be the featured guest.

To tune in, call 1-805-399-1000 and enter 503321#.

If you cannot tune in live, listen to the replay at 1-805-399-1099 and enter 503321#.
For more information, contact Michelle Wald

ABMP Webinar, "Aston Kinetics for Fascial Integration"

If you weren't able to attend the webinar in September or would like a review, the ABMP webinar, "Aston Kinetics for Fascial Integration" now includes video! 
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Featured Classes

Aston Kinetics 101&102

For movement/bodywork/fitness professionals
  • Focus on viewing and notating postural assessment and body patterns
  • Learn how Aston visual assessment skills create more understanding about the relationship between the alignment and the root cause of the symptoms
  • Learn Aston Arcing movements in sitting and standing that enable participants to find their own unique body alignment that is both effortless and stable
  • Learn how to teach basic Aston movement designs to your clients as a self care tool which can facilitate a reduction in pain and increase mobility and strength for daily activities
March 26th-30th
Los Angeles, CA
Aston Kinetics 101 Instructor: Judith Aston
Aston Kinetics 102 Instructors: Judith Aston and Michelle Wald
Investment: $795 early registration until February 12th, $885 standard fee
April 1st-5th
Reno, NV

Instructor: Allison Sagewind
Investment: $800 until February 18th, $885 standard fee

Aston Kinetics 103

For certified massage therapists, bodyworkers, and other manual therapists (physical, occupational, chiropractic).

  • Aston-Mechanics® instructs the student in optimal movement and introduces the spiraling technique of work.
  • Learn the Aston Spiraling technique: 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.
February 21st-24th
Austin, TX
Instructor: Mark Barber
Investment: $775
July 8th-11th
Reno, NV
Instructor: Allison Sagewind
Investment: $695 until May 27th, $775 standard fee
May 13th-16th, 2015
Maui, HI

Instructors: Judith Aston and Brian Linderoth
Investment: $625 by April 1st, $695 standard fee
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