Myofascial release has many uses and applications that make it a particularly effective tool when working with pain, injuries, movement restrictions (limited range of motion), performance enhancement, athlete recovery, as an adjunct to help minimize injuries and as a tool to support the health of the connective tissue.
The 50-hour Myofascial Release Training is a great adjunct to a yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic trainings (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way. The training will focus on myofascial release techniques for use in a one-on-one setting and also look at how to incorporate MFR within a yoga practice.
We’ll take a deep dive into myofascial release techniques and contraindications, as a preparation to learning over 100 different techniques for every part of the body. You’ll have modifications and prop options for each technique so you can adapt it to meet the needs of the person you’re working with and we’ll talk about specific therapeutics along the way. At the end we’ll talk on protocols for different parts of the body along with adaptations and take a look at the myofascial chains that unite the system and bring all the information together.
Upon completion you will have all the tools you need to integrate myofascial release techniques into your classes, teach myofascial release classes, use myofascial release within a therapeutic setting, teach MFR workshops, answer questions and apply the information with clients in a one-one setting.
Topics that we will cover during the Yoga Medicine Myofascial Release Training include:
- The science and research behind fascia structure, function and dysfunction, including the role of fascial lines in posture, movement, and health
- Myofascial release techniques to promote optimal tissue health and function (and contraindications)
- Trigger points and specialized protocols for every part of the body
- How to use modifications and props to tailor techniques to the individual
- The effective application of myofascial release within a yoga setting to support injuries, pain, athletic recovery, performance enhancement, and freedom from movement restrictions
This yoga teacher training counts as 50 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the yoga teacher training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion.