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Seminars, Classes & Events

NEW: Classes Marked with an * (asterix) are aligned with Certification Program requirements.

NATIONAL CLASSES 2015

March 28, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines in the Upper Body
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

March 29, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines in the Lower Body
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

April 3-4, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body*
Las Vegas, NV / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

April 5, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders and Neck
Las Vegas, NV / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

April 18-20, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body & Extremities*
Oregon School of Massage / Portland, OR / 16-22 CEs /Instructor: Joshua Morton

April 24th, 2015: Two Seminars at the WA AMTA Convention
Tacoma, WA / 4 CEs per seminar / Instructor: Joshua Morton

*NEW DATE* May 4, 2015: Active Isolated Strengthening for Hips & Knees*
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

May 16-17, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*
Tampa, FL / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

May 16-17, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities*
Bellingham, WA / 12 CEs / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

June 5-7, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body & Extremities*
York, PA / 16-22 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

*NEW DATE* June 20-21, 2015 : Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*
Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

June 27-28, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body*
Tacoma, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton / Stephen Wadsworth

*NEW* July 13, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Shoulder
Breitenbush Retreat Center, OR / 3.5 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

August 1-2, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
Ft. Lauderdale, FL / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

*NEW* August 15-16, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body*
Seattle, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

September 18-20, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body & Extremities*
Newington, CT / 22 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton (Details coming soon)

October 3-4, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

*NEW* November 7-8, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Lower Body*
Seattle, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

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Active Isolated Stretching Course Content:

Learn about a whole-body dynamic technique for stretching muscles and fascia specific to joint movement and along fascial lines.  Based on the principles of Active Isolated Stretching developed by Aaron Mattes, this stretching system restores greater joint mobility, reduces muscular and fascial tension, and dramatically increases blood and lymph circulation for faster healing from injury.  Aaron’s discovery of the time sensitivity of the spindle cells makes this approach unique for stretching muscle and fascia.  This is the unique feature of AIS that sets it apart from all other systems.  Each stretch is held for about 2 seconds to avoid triggering the myotactic stretch reflex.  Repeated, active muscle contractions return restorative blood and lymphatic flow to the body decreasing inflammation and combating disease.  Dysfunctional movement patterns break down quickly and unfavorable postural habits correct themselves.

New to our classes is the expansion of AIS into the realm of Anatomy Trains®.  Applying AIS principles to stretching fascia has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AI stretching alone.

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*New Date* Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*: Unwinding the Neck, Shoulders & Jaw (June 20-21, 2015)
Hosted by Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Leave class with the knowledge on how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.  This class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine and jaw.  The material presented addresses frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body disorders.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration before June 5th; $350 thereafter
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Seattle Campus of Cortiva, 425 Pontius Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109 
Phone: Cortiva:  (206) 282-1233   AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: www.cortiva.com / (888) 216-0547 

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Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines in the Upper Body (March 28, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class explores the meridian fascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains® using AIS techniques. The main focus is on the upper lines of the body.  Applying AIS principles to stretch fascial lines has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AIS alone.  Stretching along fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues.  This approach allows you to “touch” tissues that are not easily addressed manually.  The amazing difference will be felt immediately.

Previous experience in Active Isolated Stretching protocols is helpful but not a requirement to take this class.
 
This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AISNW.
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CE Contact Hours:  8 hours (NCBTMB, BOC, WA)
Tuition:  $175.  Register for the entire weekend and receive a discount and 16 CEs.  Both days: $325.
Day/Time: Saturday, 9am – 6pm (1 hour for lunch)
Location: 2603 Bridgeport Way, West, Suite C, University Place, WA 98466
Info: 360-738-9800 / aisnw@comcast.net
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Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines in the Lower Body (March 29, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class explores the meridian fascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains® using AIS techniques. The main focus is on the lower lines of the body.  Applying AIS principles to stretch fascial lines has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AIS alone.  Stretching along fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues.  This approach allows you to “touch” tissues that are not easily addressed manually.  The amazing difference will be felt immediately.

Previous experience in Active Isolated Stretching protocols is helpful but not a requirement to take this class.

This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AISNW.
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CE Contact Hours:  8 hours (NCBTMB, BOC, WA)
Tuition: $175.  Register for the entire weekend and receive a discount and 16 CEs.  Both days: $325.
Day/Time: Sunday, 9am – 6pm (1 hour for lunch)
Location: 2603 Bridgeport Way, West, Suite C, University Place, WA 98466
Info: 360-738-9800 / aisnw@comcast.net

Online Registration :
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account or sign up with PayPal to pay for your class). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net if you use the BuyNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options. Select either the Upper, Lower Body or Both Days option.

Fascial Lines Tacoma WA

Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here. For special circumstances such as student status etc., contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body (TBA 2015)
Las Vegas, NV / Instructor: Joshua Morton

CANCELLED -- WILL BE RESCHEDULED -- CHECK BACK SOON

This class is designed to be an adjunct to the AIS class that follows it on Sunday. Register for the entire 3-day weekend (24 CEs) and save.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: 
Material Fee: $15 payable at class.  *Manual is available for free electronically.
Day/Time: Friday/Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location:  European Massage Therapy School, 9440 W Sahara Ave, Suite 250, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Information: http://www.manualligamenttherapy.com/
Contact: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders and Neck (TBA 2015)
Las Vegas, NV / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Leave class with the knowledge on how AIS works and how to stretch yourself and your clients.  This class that will hone in on the key stretches you need to make quick changes to posture.  Improved posture benefits every client condition that walks through your door.

This class is designed to be an adjunct to the MLT class that precedes it on Friday.  Register for the entire 3-day weekend (24 CEs) and save.

CE Contact Hours: 8 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: 
Day/Time:  Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: European Massage Therapy School, 9440 W Sahara Ave, Suite 250, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Information: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

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Two Seminars at the WA AMTA Convention (April 24, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / 4 CEs per seminar / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Friday, 8 AM - noon: "Save Your Career, Save Your Hands"
Friday, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: "Rebalance from the Ground Up"

Info/Registration: WA AMTA Convention

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Active Isolated Strengthening for Hips & Knees (May 4, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class covers the active, assisted, and manual resistance aspects of Aaron Mattes strengthening protocols for the hips and knees.  The addition of specific strengthening protocols concurrent with an Active Isolated Stretching program provides a necessary component for establishing full and lasting recovery from injury and orthopedic conditions as well as preventing these from occurring in the first place.  Both the general public and sports-oriented individuals can benefit from specific strengthening exercises before advancing to more complex functional strengthening and/or cardiovascular routines.

Completion of this class partially fulfills the CE requirements for attaining the Master’s level of competency as certified by AIS Northwest.  Full certification requirements can be found here.

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CE Contact Hours:  8 hours (WA & BOC)
Tuition:  $75 early registration (before April 20th) $100 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit. 
Material Fee: $10 payable at class.
Day/Time: Monday, 9am – 6pm (1 hour for lunch) This class covers 8 hours of hands-on instruction and practice of movement.  Dress appropriately.
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466
Information: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800

Online Registration:
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account with PayPal). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net.

Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here.

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body* Unwinding the Neck, Shoulders & Jaw (May 16-17, 2015)
Hosted by Cortiva Institute, Tampa, FL / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Leave class with the knowledge on how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.  This class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine and jaw.  The material presented addresses frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body disorders.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC, FL)
Tuition: $300 early registration before May 2nd; $350 thereafter
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Tampa/ St. Pete, FL  
Phone: Cortiva: 1-866-CORTIVA /   AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: www.cortiva.com / 1-866-CORTIVA / www.aisnorthwest.com 

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities (May 16-17, 2015)
Bellingham, WA / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

Leave class with the knowledge on how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.
The Lower Extremities portion of the class addresses plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, hammered toes, and bunions.  The Upper Extremities portion of the class addresses carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and tennis/golfer elbow among other disorders of the elbows, wrists and hands.

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CE Contact Hours: 12 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $250 early registration (before May 2nd); $275 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space. Current students are eligible for a $50 discount.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Salud Language & Community Center, 1315 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Info: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Online Registration:
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account with PayPal). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net if you use the BuyNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

AIS Extremities Registration
Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here. For special circumstances such as student status etc., contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body & Extremities* (June 5-7, 2015)
Hosted by Baltimore School of Massage, York, PA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine, and jaw. The material presented addresses frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body disorders. The topics of stability and the myofascial meridians of Anatomy Trains® will also be covered. The Sunday class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the wrists and hands. The material presented addresses carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and tennis/golfer elbow among other disorders of the elbows, wrists and hands.

CE Contact Hours: 22 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $420 early registration (before May 22nd); $450 thereafter
Day/Time: Friday/Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch); Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Baltimore School of Massage, 170 Red Rock Road, York, PA 17402
Phone/Info: BSOM:  (717) 268-1881  /  AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: Steiner Education Group

Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body* (June 5-6, 2015)
Hosted by Baltimore School of Massage, York, PA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before May 22nd); $350 thereafter
Day/Time: Friday/Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Baltimore School of Massage, 170 Red Rock Road, York, PA 17402
Phone/Info: BSOM:  (717) 268-1881  /  AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: Steiner Education Group

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Manual Ligament Therapy for the Upper Body (June 27-28, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton / Stephen Wadsworth

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before June 13th); $325 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Material Fee: $15 payable at class.  *If you prefer, you can print out the manual for free electronically.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466
Information: http://www.manualligamenttherapy.com/
Contact: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Online Registration :
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account or sign up with PayPal to pay for your class). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net if you use the BuyNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

Registration

Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here. For special circumstances such as student status etc., contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Shoulder (July 13, 2015)
Breitenbush Retreat Center, OR / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This is an introductory class that will teach you some key AIS shoulder stretches that can quickly improve your clients’ posture. Balance and ease of movement in the shoulder girdle will benefit every client and condition that walks through your door.

CE Contact Hours: 3.5 hours (NCBTMB)
Tuition: $75 if registered with a $35 deposit by June 15, 2015; $90 thereafter
Day/Time: Monday, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Breitenbush Retreat Center, Oregon
Info/Registration: Pacific NW School of Massage

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body* (August 1-2, 2015)
Hosted by Florida College of Natural Health, Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the lumbar spine, hips and knees. The material presented addresses disc conditions, nerve impingement, sciatica, groin impingement, S/I dysfunction and ITB syndrome among other disorders. The topics of stability and the myofascial meridians of Anatomy Trains® will also be covered.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration before July 17th; $325 thereafter
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Florida College of Natural Health, 2001 W. Sample Road, Suite 100, Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Registration:  Steiner Education Group / (888) 216-0547

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Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body* (August 15-16, 2015)
Seattle, WA / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before August 1st); $350 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Material Fee: $15 payable at class.  *If you prefer, you can print out the manual for free electronically.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: The Vital Energy Center, 2033, 10th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102
Information: http://www.manualligamenttherapy.com/
Contact: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Online Registration :
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account or sign up with PayPal to pay for your class). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net if you use the BuyNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

Registration

Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here. For special circumstances such as student status etc., contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body* (October 3-4, 2015)
Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

This class covers every stretch you need in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the lumbar spine, hips and knees. The material presented addresses disc conditions, nerve impingement, sciatica, groin impingement, S/I dysfunction and ITB syndrome among other disorders. The topics of stability and the myofascial meridians of Anatomy Trains® will also be covered.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration before September 18th; $350 thereafter
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Seattle Campus of Cortiva, 425 Pontius Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109 
Phone: Cortiva:  (206) 282-1233   AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: www.cortiva.com / (888) 216-0547 

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Manual Ligament Therapy for Lower Body* (November 7-8, 2015)
Seattle, WA / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before October 24th); $350 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Material Fee: $15 payable at class.  *If you prefer, you can print out the manual for free electronically.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: The Vital Energy Center, 2033, 10th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102
Information: http://www.manualligamenttherapy.com/
Contact: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Online Registration:
Pay directly using multiple credit card options in PayPal (you do not need to have an account or sign up with PayPal to pay for your class). Please send your registration information (name, address, phone, e-mail address etc.) separately to aisnw@comcast.net if you use the BuyNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

Registration

Other Payment Options: If you prefer to mail in your payment, use the registration form here. For special circumstances such as student status etc., contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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General Information

Cancellation policy for AIS Northwest sponsored seminars:

A $50 deposit secures your space with the remainder due on day of class or before. Full refund 2 weeks before the event minus the non-refundable deposit. No refund less than 2 weeks before the event. In the case of illness, accident or family emergency: Full refund minus $50 non-refundable deposit. (Please provide documentation for the latter case.) A student who cancels a class due to illness, accident or family emergency or two weeks before the event can receive a credit voucher in the form of a reimbursement check for the $50 deposit for another AIS Northwest class held within one year's time. If an event is cancelled by AIS Northwest or its associates: Full refund.

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New Auditing Policy: As research in this field develops and public interest and demand for effective stretching techniques grows, we want to make certain that Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is practiced at a high level of expertise.  In this vein, AIS Northwest is dedicated to promoting a more highly trained group of AIS practitioners to meet the needs of the public.  If you have previously taken an AIS seminar sponsored by AIS Northwest, you now have the opportunity to audit a seminar of the same content at no additional cost (course materials not included) provided space is available and prior approval has been obtained from one of the AIS Northwest instructors.

Attention Current Students: In recognition of your special interest in going above and beyond what you are currently learning in your program, AIS Northwest happily extends a special discount of an additional $25/day off any AIS seminar you sign up for. You must be enrolled in a course of study to qualify for this discount. (Note: This offer does not apply to seminars taught by guest instructors or sponsored by other organizations.)

Special Discount: If you have taken one of our "Introduction to AIS" seminars in the past two years, you qualify for a special discount of 25% off the total tuition for one of our other seminars that delve deeper into the material. A manual and strap will not be provided. You will receive an electronic copy of the course manual that you can print out yourself. (Note: This offer does not apply to seminars taught by guest instructors or sponsored by other organizations.)

Auditing a Class for Credit: Former students who are interested in repeating a class for credit at half off the tuition should contact AIS Northwest with their request (phone: 360-738-9800; e-mail: aisnw@comcast.net). In order to receive CE contact hours credit, you will be required to attend a class full-time.

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Continuing Education Credentials:

AIS Northwest is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (Provider ID: 451194-09) as well as the Florida Board of Massage (Provider ID: 50-13445).

AIS Northwest, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Provider ID: P3445.

Contact Information:

Email address: aisnw@comcast.net

Phone: (360) 738-9800 / Fax: (360) 733-2109

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