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Seminars, Classes & Events

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

NATIONAL CLASSES 2014

August 2-3, 2014: Manual Ligament Therapy for the Lower Body
New Location and Early Registration Deadline! Tacoma., WA / 16 CEs

August 16-17, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*
Oregon School of Massage, Portland, OR / 16 CEs

September 20-21, 2014: Manual Ligament Therapy for the Upper Body
Tacoma, WA / 16 CEs

September 27-28, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities*
Ashland Institute of Massage, Ashland, OR / 14 CEs

October 11-12, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
CT Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT i 16 CEs

October 25-26, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities*
Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA / 14 CEs

November 1-2, 2014, Manual Ligament Therapy for the Upper Body
Ashland Institute of Massage, Ashland, OR / 16 CEs

November 15-16, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
Baltimore School of Massage, York, PA / 16 CEs

INTERNATIONAL CLASSES 2014:

August 23-24, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for Hips & Knees
Munich - GERMANY

September 6-7, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders & Cervical Spine
Leipzig - GERMANY

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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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Manual Ligament Therapy for the Lower Body (August 2-3, 2014)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Invest in your career and learn how to address the muscular and fascial systems with Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT).  Using the proprioceptive sensory qualities of ligaments, MLT relaxes hypertonic muscles and fascia immediately with very little effort on the part of the practitioner.  Best of all, it is extremely gentle on the client.

Research has revealed that ligaments play a significant role in pain and muscular dysfunction.  Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) is one of the few techniques that utilizes the proprioceptive qualities of ligaments, which register joint instability and muscular tension.  With this advantage, MLT is often able to resolve both simple and difficult injuries and pathologies, quickly, with little or no discomfort to the recipient. 

Learn about the physiology behind this technique and leave with a good understanding about the role ligaments play in muscle and fascial dysfunction.  This class covers the application of MLT and specific releases targeting the lumbar spine, torso, hips and feet.
Students who attend both an Upper and Lower Body MLT class receive basic certification in Manual Ligament Therapy.

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CE Contact Hours:  16 hours (WA, NCBTMB)
Tuition:  $250 early registration (extended to July 25th!); $300 thereafter; current students receive a special $50 discount. (Manual can be downloaded for free by the student or purchased day of class for a $15 fee.)
Day/Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location Change: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466
Info/Registration: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Payment Options:
1) 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 PayNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

Registration

2) 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 Upper Body (August 16-17, 2014)
Oregon School of Massage, Portland, OR / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

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 (WA, NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition:   $355
Day/Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location:  Oregon School of Massage- 9500 SW Barbur Blvd. #100, Portland, OR 97219 / Phone: 800-844-3420
Registration:  http://oregonschoolofmassage.com

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Active Isolated Stretching für Hüfte und Knie (August 23-24, 2014)
Heimerer Akademie, Munich / GERMANY / Instructor: Joshua Morton / TA: Susan Guttzeit

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Info/Registration: Heimerer Akademie

Active Isolated Stretching für Schulter und Schultergürtel (September 6-7, 2014)
Heimerer Akademie, Munich / GERMANY / Instructor: Joshua Morton / TA: Susan Guttzeit

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Info/Registration: Heimerer Akademie

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Manual Ligament Therapy for the Upper Body (September 20-21, 2014)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

Invest in your career and learn how to address the muscular and fascial systems with Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT).  Using the proprioceptive sensory qualities of ligaments, MLT relaxes hypertonic muscles and fascia immediately with very little effort on the part of the practitioner.  Best of all, it is extremely gentle on the client.

Research has revealed that ligaments play a significant role in pain and muscular dysfunction.  Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) is one of the few techniques that utilizes the proprioceptive qualities of ligaments, which register joint instability and muscular tension.  With this advantage, MLT is often able to resolve both simple and difficult injuries and pathologies, quickly, with little or no discomfort to the recipient. 

Learn about the physiology behind this technique and leave with a good understanding about the role ligaments play in muscle and fascial dysfunction.  This class covers the application of MLT and specific releases targeting the cervical spine, shoulders, jaw and hands.
Students who attend both an Upper and Lower Body MLT class receive basic certification in Manual Ligament Therapy.

CE Contact Hours:  16 hours (NCBTMB)
Tuition:  $250 early registration (before September 6th); $300 thereafter.  (Manual can be downloaded for free by the student or purchased day of class for a $15 fee.)
Day/Time:  Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Natural Born Healers, 2603 Bridgeport Way Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98466
Info/Registration: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800 / Download registration form.

Payment Options:
1) 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 PayNow button below. Special Note: There is a dropdown list of payment options.

Registration

2) 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 Extremities (September 27-28, 2014)
Hosted by Ashland Institute of Massage, Ashland, OR / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Learn a whole-body dynamic technique for stretching muscles and fascia based
on the principles developed by Aaron Mattes. This stretching system increases
joint mobility, reduces muscular and fascial tension, corrects aberrant neurological
firing, and dramatically increases blood and lymph circulation for faster healing.
This class will teach you how to stretch yourself and assist your clients, covering
every stretch you need to treat a wide variety of disorders—including carpal tunnel,
arthritis, hammered toes, bunions, and many other disorders associated with the
extremities.

Instructor:  Joshua Morton, LMP, MAISS, MMLT
CE Contact Hours:  14 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition:  $265 ($230 if paid in full by September 12th)
Day/Time:  Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey St. Suite A-8, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-5134
Registration/Info: admissions@aimashland.com

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body (October 11-12, 2014)
Hosted by CT Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT / 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 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 26th; $375 thereafter; current students $50 discount 
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Material Fee: $25 (expanded AIS manual with new protocols) payable at class. *If you prefer, you can print out the materials for free electronically.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: CT Center for Massage Therapy, 75 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT 06111  
Phone/Info: CCMT:  (860) 667-1886  /  AIS Northwest:  (360) 738-9800
Registration: Steiner Education Group

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities (October 25-26, 2014)
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 feet, ankles, wrists and hands.  The material presented addresses plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, hammer toes, ankle sprains/strains, carpal tunnel, epicondylitis, trigger finger and other extremity disorders.

CE Contact Hours: 14 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $250 early registration by October 10th; $300 thereafter; current students $50 discount 
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Material Fee: $25 (expanded AIS manual with new protocols) payable at class.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 10 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 the Upper Body (November 1-2, 2014)
Hosted by Ashland Institute of Massage, Ashland, OR / Instructor: Stephen Wadsworth

Invest in your career and learn how to address the muscular and fascial systems
with Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT). Using the proprioceptive sensory qualities
of ligaments, MLT relaxes hypertonic muscles and fascia immediately with minimal
effort on the part of the practitioner. MLT recognizes the significant role played by
ligaments in pain and dysfunction. Using simple techniques, therapists can resolve
difficult injuries and pathologies. This class covers both the physiological understanding
and the application of MLT releases for the cervical spine, shoulders, jaw,
and hands.

CE Contact Hours:  16 hours (NCBTMB)
Tuition: $300 ($260 if paid in full by Oct. 17th)
Day/Time:  Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey St. Suite A-8, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-5134
Registration/Info: admissions@aimashland.com

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body (November 15-16, 2014)
Hosted by Baltimore School of Massage / 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 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 October 31st); $375 thereafter; current students $50 discount 
(Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Material Fee: $25 (expanded AIS manual with new protocols) payable at class. *If you prefer, you can print out the materials for free electronically.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 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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General Information

Cancellation policy for AIS Northwest sponsored seminars:
One week before the event: Full refund minus $25 administration fee.  No refund less than one week before the event.  In the case of illness, accident or family emergency: Full refund minus $25 administration fee.  (Please provide documentation for the latter case.)  If an event is cancelled by AIS Northwest or its associates: Full refund.

*AIS certification program

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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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