ANATOMY TRAINS 1 - A WEEKEND IN NASHVILLE

Well I didn't get to post as the weekend went along since I only had mobile devices with me which do not cooperate so well with website editing.  Anyway, I am very excited to report that this class was everything I'd hoped for and more.  It can be very frustrating to get hyped up for a new class, spend the money & possibly travel only to end up feeling like you don't gain much new knowledge from it.  This was not one of those classes.  The instructor, Carrie Gaynor, was wonderful.  She had really great, warm energy, a fun sense of humor and is very knowledgeable.   We were lucky enough to have caught her just after she attended the 4th International Fascial Research Congress which took place in Washington D.C.   She generously & excitedly shared some very interesting stories and info from the conference.   

The class content was incredibly detailed as far as the science aspect, which I really appreciate.  It was a lot to take in, however, and I will be processing it for a few weeks for sure!  I was so excited to learn some new techniques.  I've been ready to take my own work to the next level and I feel like this class was just the boost I needed.  It felt like the way we were being taught to work with the tissue was definitely along the lines of what I do instinctively in my practice.  However the Kinesis Myofascial Integration technique is much more refined, slower and often involves movement on the part of the client which makes a huge difference in the effectiveness of the work.  I can't wait to try this stuff out on my clients!

I met some really interesting and skilled therapists in the class.  There was a mix of Bodyworkers, Physical Therapists and Yoga Instructors.  I loved being surrounded by like minded individuals who are all on the path to help others feel better in there bodies and move with greater ease.  It was obvious that everyone (or at least everyone I interacted with) was very dedicated to their work.  I felt like I had a new body by the end of the weekend just from the limited time that we had to practice the techniques on each other.  This is definitely good stuff!  I'm absolutely planning to continue the KMI training and hope to learn more from Carrie Gaynor.  She is one of those special kinds of people/therapists/instructors that make you just revel in her good energy and depth of knowledge.   I feel lucky to have learned from her.

We got to build these tensegrity models which demonstrate how the fascia in our bodies is one interconnected tensional network that adapts its fiber arrangement and density according to local tensional demands.  So basically if you apply pressure to one area of the body the rest of the body will reorganize to compensate for that pressure.

We got to build these tensegrity models which demonstrate how the fascia in our bodies is one interconnected tensional network that adapts its fiber arrangement and density according to local tensional demands.  So basically if you apply pressure to one area of the body the rest of the body will reorganize to compensate for that pressure.

Found this little fella just outside the building where our class was.  It was really interesting to watch it walk up the post because it did a little bounce with every step.  This just so happened to coincide with Carrie teaching us about the importance of elastic recoil in the fascial tissue. 

Found this little fella just outside the building where our class was.  It was really interesting to watch it walk up the post because it did a little bounce with every step.  This just so happened to coincide with Carrie teaching us about the importance of elastic recoil in the fascial tissue.