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Seminars, Classes & Events

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

NATIONAL CLASSES 2014

NEW: December 20, 2014: Active Isolated Stretching & Manual Ligament Therapy for the Feet
Pacific Northwest School of Massage, Ballard, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

NATIONAL CLASSES 2015

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

February 16, 2015: Active Isolated Strengthening for Hips & Knees*
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

February 21-22, 2015: Manual Ligament Therapy for the Lower Body
Bellingham, WA / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton

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

March 28, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching: Fascial Lines for the Upper Body
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton (Details coming soon)

March 29, 2015: Active Isolated Stretching: Fascial Lines for the Lower Body
Tacoma, WA / 8 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton (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 the Upper Body*
Tampa, FL / 16 CEs / Instructor: Joshua Morton (Details coming soon)

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

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

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

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

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 (Details coming soon)

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For general information, auditing policy and special discounts click here.

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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 & Manual Ligament Therapy for the Feet (December 20, 2014)
Pacific Northwest School of Massage, Ballard, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton

Feel the earth beneath your feet-- by the end of class your feet will be so relaxed and balanced you will feel the soles of your feet hugging the ground. 

This class is about creating a foundation for the foot.  You will learn the key physiological principles of both Active Isolated Stretching and Manual Ligament Therapy, and how to use them both in perfect harmony on the foot.  This is a practical workshop, geared towards hands-on learning.  You will have ample time to practice, and to anchor both your understanding and ability to use these stretches when you see your next client.  You will leave class knowing how to stretch your clients' feet and how to apply MLT to fully release the feet.

Active Isolated Stretching reduces inflammation and releases adhesions quickly and safely by using reciprocal inhibition, a 2-second stretch, and repeated, rhythmical movements of the joints.  The active component in AIS not only creates a powerful vascular pump; it retrains the nervous system, helping to reverse dysfunctional patterns.

Manual Ligament Therapy uses the proprioceptive sensory qualities of ligaments to relax hypertonic muscles and fascia immediately and with very little effort on the part of the practitioner.  Best of all, it is extremely gentle for the client.

This class covers every stretch and release you need to know in order to treat a wide variety of disorders in the foot.  The material presented addresses plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton's Neuroma, hammertoes, and bunions.  Strengthening and stabilizing exercises for rebuilding overall foot stability and fallen arches are included for complete foot health.

CE hours: 8
Location: PNWSM, 7511-25th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Date/Time: Saturday December 20th, 10am-7pm
Tuition:
 $160 if registered by December 10th, $180 thereafter

Registration/Information: PNWSM

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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.

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Active Isolated Strengthening for Hips & Knees ( February 16, 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 February 2nd) $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
Registration: aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800

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.

Tuition
2) For special circumstances, contact Susan at aisnw@comcast.net / (360) 738-9800.

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Manual Ligament Therapy for the Lower Body (February 21-22, 2015)
Bellingham, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton
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CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $300 early registration (before February 7th); $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: TBA, Bellingham, WA 98225
Information: http://www.manualligamenttherapy.com/
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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Manual Ligament Therapy for the Upper Body (June 27-28, 2015)
Tacoma, WA / Instructor: Joshua Morton
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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/
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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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.

*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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