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

NATIONAL CLASSES 2015

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

May 26-27, 2015: Nevada AMTA Convention
Las Vegas, NV / 4-12 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

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

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

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

July 18-19, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
Oregon School of Massage / Portland, OR / Instructor: Joshua Morton

July 20, 2015: Introduction to Manual Ligament Therapy
Oregon School of Massage / Portland, OR / Instructor: Joshua Morton

July 25-26, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Extremities
Tacoma, WA / 6-12 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

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

August 8-9, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton (Details coming soon)

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

September 11-12, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy
Las Vegas, NV / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

September 13, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders & Neck
Las Vegas, NV / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

September 18-20, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body & Extremities*
Newington, CT / 16-22 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

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

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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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 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:  $275; 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. (If you experience any PayPal payment issues, contact us at (360) 738-9800 or aisnw@comcast.net.)

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: Students will receive a free electronic download of the manual one week before class.
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 Extremities* (July 25-26, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

~Take the entire weekend (discounted) or one class!~

Leave class with the knowledge on how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.
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. The Lower Extremities portion of the class addresses plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, hammered toes, and bunions.

Upper Extremities: Elbows to Fingertips
CE Contact Hours: 6 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $140 early registration (before July 11th); $150 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Day/Time: July 25th, Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way W, Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466

Lower Extremities: Ankles to Toes
CE Contact Hours: 6 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $140 early registration (before July 11th); $150 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Day/Time: July 26th, Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way W, Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466

Active Isolated Stretching for Extremities: Elbows to Fingertips - Ankles to Toes
CE Contact Hours:
 12 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $250 early registration (before July 11th); $300 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Day/Time: July 25th-26th, Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way W, Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466

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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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Manual Ligament Therapy & Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders and Neck (September 11-13, 2015)
Las Vegas, NV / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Download MLT flyer here
Download AIS flyer here

The Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) class is designed to be an adjunct to the AIS class that follows it on Sunday. The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) class is designed to be an adjunct to the MLT class that precedes it on Friday and Saturday.  Register for the entire 3-day weekend (24 CEs) and save.

CE Contact Hours: 8-24 (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition:

24 CEs (3 days): $425 before August 28th; $475 thereafter
16 CEs (2 days): $300 before August 28th; $350 thereafter
8 CEs (2 day): $150 before August 28th; $175 thereafter
$50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space ~

Material: Students will receive a free electronic download of the manual(s) one week before class.
Day/Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 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

Online Registration for MLT & AIS Upper Body Classes in Las Vegas 
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. Select the appropriate dropdown list for an individual class or the entire 3-day weekend.

Full 3-Day MLT AIS Weekend Registration

MLT AIS September 2015
 
2-Day Manual Ligament Therapy Registration
MLT Upper Body Las Vegas September 2015

1-Day Active Isolated Stretching Registration

AIS Shoulders Neck, Las Vegas, September 2015

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* (September 18-20)
Newington, CT / 16-22 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body:
CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before September 4th); $350 thereafter
Day/Time: September 18-19; Friday,Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, 75 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT 06111
Registration/Info: Steiner Education Group

Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body & Extremities:
CE Contact Hours: 22 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $420 early registration (before September 4th); $450 thereafter
Day/Time: September 18-20; Friday,Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch); Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, 75 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT 06111
Registration/Info: Steiner Education Group

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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 14 days before class begins.   If you cancel your registration two weeks before the begin of class, we will refund your payment in full minus the non-refundable deposit.  If you cancel your registration less than two weeks before the begin of class, your payment is non-refundable but can be applied to another class taught by the same instruction within one year.

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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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