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Seminars, Classes & Events

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

NATIONAL CLASSES 2014

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

NEW: October 27, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Shoulders
Massage Envy Spa, Shoreline, WA / 4 CEs

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

November 1-2, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs

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

NEW: December 6-7, 2014: Manual Ligament Therapy for Lower Body*
Gainesville, FL / 16 CEs

COMING ATTRACTIONS 2015

January 24-25, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs

March 14-15, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Lower Body*
Seattle, WA / 16 CEs (Details coming soon)

April 24th, 2015: Two Seminars taught by Joshua Morton at the WA AMTA Convention
Tacoma, WA / 4 CEs per seminar (Details coming soon)

May 16-17, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Lower Body*
Tampa, FL / 16 CEs (Details coming soon)

August 1-2, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body*
Ft. Lauderdale, FL / 16 CEs (Details coming soon)

September 19-20: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body*
Newington, CT / 16 CEs (Details coming soon)

October 3-4, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body*
Seattle, WA / 16 CEs (Details coming soon)

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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 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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Active Isolated Stretching for the Shoulders (October 27, 2014)
Sponsored by Massage Envy, Shoreline, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Learn a whole-body dynamic technique for stretching muscles and fascia along fascial lines and specific to joint movement. Leave class with the knowledge on how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.  This is an introductory class that will hone in on the key stretches you need to make quick changes to posture.  Improved posture will benefit every condition that walks through your door.

CE Contact Hours: 4 hours (WA, NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $25 ($100 value) (Includes electronic manual.)
Day/Time: Monday, Two sessions available: 11 AM - 3 PM or 5 PM - 9 PM
Location: Massage Envy Spa, 20124 Ballinger Way, Shoreline, WA 981559
Phone: (206) 366-1111 / Questions: Joshua Morton, (206) 992-4029 or dmgdlmt@yahoo.com
Registration: Click here to register (Space is limited!)

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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 Upper Body (November 1-2, 2014)
Bellingham, WA / 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.

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CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $275; $50 non-refundable deposit
(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: Salud Language & Community Center, 1315 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 
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.

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 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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Manual Ligament Therapy for Lower Body (December 6-7, 2014)
Gainesville, FL / 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 ligaments play significant role in pain / dysfunction.  MLT is the one of the few techniques that recognizes this fact, while most other therapies normally address the muscles and tendons.  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 qualify for Basic Certification in Manual Ligament Therapy.

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CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB)
Tuition:  $356 early registration (before November 22nd); $395 thereafter; $50 nonrefundable 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 and Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location: TBA
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 Lower Body (January 24-25, 2015)
Bellingham, WA / 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 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.

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CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $275 early registration (before January 10th, 2015); $300 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
(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: Salud Language & Community Center, 1315 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 
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.

General Information

Cancellation policy for AIS Northwest sponsored seminars:


Valid after October 1, 2014:
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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