DYNAMIC BODYWORK – Combining anatomically & bio-mechnically mindful Movement with Manual Therapy
This comprehensive workshop/lab is broken down into theory, discussion, kinesthteic exploration and hands-on Dynamic Bodywork application. The total 18 CE hr course is divided into three sections: 1) Introduction (6CEU's), 2) Axial Skeleton (6 CEU's) and 3) Appendicular Skeleton (6 CEU's). The three sections can be taken separately but they build on each other and each course is a prerequisite for the following one.
Movement is the essence of life and our bodies are built for it. The Dynamic Bodywork modality is based on the premise that understanding and maintaining proper alignment has significant effects on myo-fascial health, and thereby on the healing outcomes of manual therapy in the long term. Movement and touch are experienced simultaneously to benefit each other and intensify the building of neural pathways and reorganizing the bod map. We seek to heighten our awareness of the body's function and the complex interplay of the collaborating structures, to maintain or re-instate freedom of movement, fluidity, and ease, to support healthy posture, and to reduce myo-fascial pain at any age.
Dynamic Bodywork is a holistic approach to movement and manual therapy, taking into consideration the physical and psychological benefits of creative expression.
Dynamic Bodywork goes beyond the idea that movement is to be applied as a form of exercise and that creativity is separate from everyday life. Dynamic Bodywork is not rooted in corrective exercise, rather, in understanding the principles of anatomical and bio-mechanical function, which allows the client to develop a more comprehensive sensitivity and kinesthetic awareness of their body in motion while empowering them to take a leadership role in their own healing process on a daily basis.
In this workshop:
Pillar 1 of the work is understanding human movement, looking at human anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics. This methodology is based on how our skeleton and soft tissues collaborate to facilitate movement and how we can preserve these structures for life-long freedom of movement.
Pillar 2 of the work is the integration of manual therapy with gentle and restorative movement.
We study basic aspects of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the body in motion and focus on giving ourselves time to embody the principles explored.
We discuss the movement possibilities at the joints and search for those pathways that are structurally sound, energy efficient, cooperative and creatively organic. We address individual restrictions such as those embedded in hyper- or hypo flexibility, individual differences in bone structure, and others.
Dynamic Bodywork - introduction/Live/6 CEU's/DB explains the foundation on which modality is built upon, and gives insight into basic hands-on techniques.
Dynamic Bodywork - axial skeleton/Live/ 6 CEU's/DB focuses on the function of the spine (and the benefits of intrinsically initiated movements), walking, sitting and laying down. This workshop gives many hands on opportunities to help integrate movement with manual therapy.
Dynamic Bodywork - appendicular skeleton /Live/ 6 CEU's/DB focuses on function of the periphery (and its interplay with the axial skeleton), and creative exploration. This workshop also gives ample opportunities for hands-on exploration and opens the door to more dynamically complex creative client-practitioner interaction.
Each workshop (1,2,3) consists of specific exercises that address the building of new neural connections, the heightening of proprioceptive awareness, and the fine-tuning of listening and response tools. With the support of the practitioner, the client gains trust in their own abilities and becomes aware of the body's detailed and complex actions. In each workshop we address the movement habits that cause movement restrictions, postural problems and myo-fascial pain. Dynamic Bodywork is founded on the premise that once the body begins to move in accordance with its design, myofascial pain disappears and the body gradually self-regulates. Dynamic Bodywork can be practiced in conjunction with all the known manual therapy modalities, such as trigger point work, myofascial release, swedish massage, structural integration, etc.
Wear stretchy, loose clothing that keeps you comfortable and that does not restrict movement in any way. Layer up so you can adjust to varying degrees of warmth. No oils or lotions will be used. Be prepared to move, write, receive and give manual therapy. Bring Yoga mats, blankets, pillows, bolsters, if you have.
Please inform me if you have trouble getting up from a laying position to standing and vice-versa. This is something that we specifically address in this course.
Building on to the Introductory course you can take two further workshops:
Axial skeleton 6 CEU's and
Appendicular Skeleton 6 CEU's workshops.
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This approach is largely based on my studies with the Axis Syllabus (www.axissyllabus.org).
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BFA Dance/Choreography (Univ. of NC School of the Arts, USA)
MA/MFA Scene Design (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany).
was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Merging American experiences with her European roots, she creates interdisciplinary works in performing & visual arts, film and sound. She is the artistic director of ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY (www.albanelved.org), produces the annual 'SARUS Festival for Site-specific & Experimental Art' in Wilmington, NC, as well as the 'MoRe Movement Research Project' with Salem College, NC. Ms Lüttringhaus is co-director of A FORTIORI with Fereshteh Rostampour, and works as a freelance designer, choreographer and educator at theatres and universities across Europe, Canada and the US. In 2013 she joined the faculty at Salem College, teaching Movement Science and Interdisciplinary Approaches. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Scenic & Exhibition Design from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. www.karolaluettringhaus.com
My work as a massage therapist has accompanied my entire career in dance, both sides merging more and more over time. I am a LMBT (NC #8931). I am currently enrolled to become a certified Axis Syllabus teacher. Their work has reaffirmed my ideas and ultimately changed my approach to movement education profoundly. In my opinion, the Axis Syllabus is an important authority in the field of movement research. It is the inspiration to my workshops/classes and the source of hope for many issues related to human movement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, personally as well as professionally. I encourage everyone to look into www.axissyllabus.org.
As a massage therapist, I firmly believe that movement and movement education is an essential and irreplaceable part in prevention of and recovery from injury.