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Seminars, Classes & Events

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

NATIONAL CLASSES 2015

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

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

NEW August 23, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Shoulder
Pacific NW School of Massage / Seattle, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

NEW August 28, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for Lower Body Series
NW Academy of Massage / Bellingham, WA / 8-16 CEs / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

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

October 17-18: Active Isolated Stretching Along Fascial Lines for Upper & Lower Body
Orcas Is., WA / 16 CEs / Instructors: Joshua Morton & Susan Guttzeit

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

November 7-8, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

December 5-6 , 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for Upper Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

COMING ATTRACTIONS 2016

February 6-7, 2016: Active Isolated Stretching for Lower Body*
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

March 12-13, 2016: Active Isolated Stretching for Upper Body*
Touch Education Therapy, Richland, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

May 14-15, 2016: Active Isolated Stretching for Extremities*
Bellingham, WA / 6-12 CEs / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit
May 14th: Upper Extremities - May 15th: Lower Extremities
(Classes can be taken separately or together)

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For credentialing information see below.

For general information, cancellation / auditing policies and special discounts click here.

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Active Isolated Stretching Course Content:

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) remodels the body through gentle, rhythmic movements. AIS is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement.  Based on the stretching principles developed by Aaron Mattes, AIS restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation.  The simple yet profound difference is holding each stretch (with active engagement) for 2 seconds.  Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches increase venous/lymphatic flow decreasing inflammation and combating disease.  Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained, which enables unfavorable postural habits to shift.  Learn how to stretch yourself and assist your clients.

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 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

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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: 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: 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 Lower Body Series (August 28, 2015)
NW Academy of Massage / Bellingham, WA / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

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The Lower Body series is offered in two modules. Each module consists of two 4-hour classes held every two weeks for a total of 8 CE contact hours. This type of instruction allows you to practice what you’ve learned in the preceding class. CE credit is issued at the end of the second class. Sign up for either one module or both. There is a $20 discount for signing up for both modules. It is recommended but not necessary to attend the complete series and you pay for each module (8 hours) separately before the first day of the first class. Successful completion of both Lower Body (LB) modules (4 classes) counts towards Basic Level certification requirements.

Series Schedule:

Module 1: LB 1 (Spine) August 28
  LB 2 (Hips) September 11
Module 2: LB 3 (Knees) October 23
  LB 4 (Knees) November 6

CE Contact Hours:  8-16 hours (WA, NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition:  $150 per 8-hour module. $280 for both modules. ($50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.) (Tuition includes stretching strap for new students.)
Materials: Free access to the instructional manual will be sent by email a week before class. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.
Day/Time: Fridays, 2 PM – 6 PM
Location: NW Academy of Massage, Bellingham, WA

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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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Active Isolated Stretching Along Fascial Lines for Upper & Lower Body (October 17-18, 2015)
Orcas Is., WA / 16 CEs / Instructors: Joshua Morton & Susan Guttzeit

This class explores the myofascial pathways described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains® using AIS techniques.  The class focus is on all of the lines of the body.  Applying AIS principles to stretches along fascial lines has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AIS alone.  This approach opens up new possibilities for addressing soft tissue restrictions.  The amazing difference can be felt immediately. 

Previous AIS experience is helpful but not a requirement to attend this class.

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before October 3rd); $350 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Day/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (1 hour for lunch)
Location:  TBA
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. If you pay only the deposit, the full amount is due 14 days before class begins.

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

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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: 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: 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 Manual Ligament Therapy Lower Body November

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* (November 7-8, 2015)
Bellingham, WA / Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

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 October 24th); $350 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:  TBA
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. If you pay only the deposit, the full amount is due 14 days before class begins.

Registration AIS Upper Body Bellingham November
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* (December 5-6, 2015)
Bellingham, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before November 21st); $350 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:  TBA
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. If you pay only the deposit, the full amount is due 14 days before class begins.

Registration MLT Upper Body December Bellingham

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 instructor within one year. 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 and Georgia Boards 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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