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Continuing Education Workshops in Taos, NM

 

Offering a variety of continuing education for Yoga Teachers and Massage Therapists.

 

Descriptions of upcoming workshops and location are provided below.

 

Dr. Kirstie is approved for continuing education for massage therapists in New Mexico and by Yoga Alliance.

 

 

 

Live Courses

 

Breathing and Walking Continuing Education with Mary Bond August 4-6, 2017

I am hosting Mary Bond's workshop here in Taos. She will be teaching her perspective on Breathing and Walking: Perceptual Organization of Posture and Coordination and to register go to the link below for Eventzilla.com.

 

This workshop is designed for Structural Integration practitioners and other somatic movement professionals to gain body-reading confidence, skill in verbal cuing, and success in facilitating transformative body awareness, and in creating practical movement solutions for clients. Topics include:

• Movement explorations designed to deepen awareness of our selves as “fascial bodies.”

• Posture and movement as products of perceptual orientation.

 

Biomechanical and functional relationships that link breathing and walking.

• Movement interventions and self-care practices that restore articulation to the spine, ease to breathing, and grace to gait.

 

It has been my experience that people who understand and respect their bodies tend to have an open and compassionate perspective on life. My mission, as a writer, teacher and Rolfer, is to help people further that understanding and respect. I believe that becoming more attuned to our physical experience affects the choices we make in relation to ourselves, to our fellow human beings, our environment and to our planet. My mission, then, is to contribute to humanity’s deeper embodiment.

— Mary

 

Workshop is 18 continuing education hours for massage therapists, structural integrators, somatic practitioners and yoga teachers. IASI approved. Total cost is $510 with a non-refundable deposit of $175 required to hold spot. Early Bird Registration Fee is $460 if paid in full by June 1, 2017. Course is limited to 18 students.

 

Course will be located at TaoSatva, #2 Upper Colonias Road, El Prado, New Mexico. Just North of Taos toward the Gorge Bridge on Highway 64.

 

For more information contact Kirstie Segarra, PhD at kirstie@taosnet.com or (575) 770-1274. Kirstie is the local coordinator for the event and handling collecting registration and payments. Her mailing address is 902 State Road 570, Ranchos de Taos NM 87557. To hold a space mail a deposit of $175, checks payable to Mary Bond or for credit cards go to Eventzilla.com.

 

More information at http://healyourposture.com.

 

Deconstructing Asana Series Starts July 2016

This course is designed as Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers who need CEUs for Yoga Alliance. Deconstructing Asana is an advanced understanding of the anatomical structures and how it impacts asana.  This course will be taught in several sections with each segment focusing on major joints and anatomical structures of the body. As a result of further inquiry into how our bodies move, as a result of our structure, we will discover how to modify for asana to stay true to our anatomical form. This will be a series where we deconstruct the anatomy of asana and how to modify yoga poses for specific injuries and structural issues in the client. If you haven’t been exposed to concepts in fascial work, be prepared to have your mind opened up to a new way a looking and revealing asana.  The courses are  offered in four segments once month.

 

Kirstie has been practicing since 1996 and incorporates her background in structural integration, cranial sacral therapy and integrative medicine. She combines the use of eastern energy medicine, cranial rhythms and the fascial body into her approach to freeing up and exploring our somatic and kinesthetic awareness.

 

Each course is 4 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.The cost of each course is: $25.

 

I.  Deconstructing Asana: Pelvis & Lower Back I on Saturday, July 9th 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Santosha Yoga

The first segment will focus on the pelvis and as it relates to establishing a balanced base for the spine. We will explore how to manage scoliosis, general low back pain, hyper-mobility and how stabilize and align the sacrum to pelvis.

 

II.  Deconstructing Asana: Pelvis & Lower Back II  on Saturday, August 20th 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Santosha Yoga

The second segment will further the understanding developed in the first class and how it applies to advance sequencing.

 

III.  Deconstructing Asana: Upper Back, Arms and Breath on September 17th 1:00 to 5:00 pm at TaoSatva

 This segment will focus on opening the upper back, relationship to arms and shoulder girdle and the dynamics of the breath. Special emphasis will be placed on the accessory muscles to breathing, the impacts of various Pranayama techniques on our thoracic cavity and how to develop a vital and full breath practice.

 

IV.  Deconstructing Asana: Neck and Head on November 12th, 2016 1:00 to 5:00 pm at TaoSatva

 This segment will focus on the cervical spine and how to incorporate cranial rhythms in an asana practice. Students will be shown some basic cranial sacral therapy techniques they can practice on each other and use with their yoga therapy clients.

 

VI.  Deconstructing Asana: Lower Limbs on January7th, 2017 1:00 to 5:00 pm at TaoSatva

 The last of the anatomy classes of the Deconstructing Asana series. Arguably could have been first as the feet play a vital role in our relationship to the earth and setting up a grounded practice. This segment will focus on the lower limbs–thighs, knees, legs, ankles and feet.

 

VII.  Deconstructing Asana: Embryology, Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Therapy April 8, 2017 1:00 to 5:00 pm at TaoSatva

In continuation of our understanding and ground built in VII, we will explore modifications of asana for prenatal yoga for I, II & III trimesters. Then we will address how to heal from giving birth through yoga therapy.

 

Other Live Courses

Fascial Health & Fitness, TBA at  UNM-Taos

An emerging understanding of how to target the fascia in how we design fitness training, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle changes to manage our health. The fascia has inherently been left out of the picture in our deeper understanding in how the body works. When we include the fascia in how we approach these varied disciplines, the changes we make invite long lasting changes that profoundly change our health. Fascial Health is an integrative health and systems theory approach to managing our health.

 

The course is 16 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $103 and the course is available at taos.unm.edu.

 

Advanced Myofascial Release Techniques on the Pelvis,  TBA at UNM-Taos

This course is 16 CEUs as required by the State of New Mexico for licensure renewal. This course will give the practicing massage therapist advanced skills in assessing the pelvis and how to treat dysfunctions of the pelvis and invite the pelvis to a balance state.

 

The course is 16 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D.LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $103 at UNM-Taos

 

Myofascial Yoga™ & the Psychology of Chakras  Fall 2017 UNM-Taos

This 16 week course dives into exploring Jungian Psychology, Bioenergetics, the Chakras and Yogic philosophy along with integration of Asana. It is a core class in the UNM-Taos Yoga Teacher Training Program. To register go to taos.unm.edu.

 

Myofascial Yoga™ & the Myofascial Body Spring 2017 at UNM-Taos

 

Learn the principles behind Myofascial Yoga and how to open the fascial body up through the myofascial meridians. This course will teach the main myofascial meridians using concepts from Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers. We will explore the use of myofascial meridians through asana and how teach Myofascial Yoga.

 

The course is 16 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D.LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $103 at UNM-Taos

 

Prenatal Yoga & Massage TBA at UNM-Taos

The intent is to break down the myths of fears around working with pregnant and postpartum clients. This course covers embryology, contraindications and special concerns of working with pregnant clients in each trimester. An introduction to appropriate asana and how to modify with props for pregnant clients. With the massage I demonstrate how to incorporate structural integration techniques, cranial therapy for infants and open the eyes to a midwifery approach to birth.

 

The course is 16 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: Registration for a one credit course and $25 lab fee with UNM-Taos.

 

Introduction to Balinese Traditional Massage TBA at UNM-Taos

This course introduces the practitioner to an anthropological perspective of Balinese culture and how the healing arts arise. We study Jero Tapakan’s, a traditional healers, approach to healing. We learn the full sequence of visceral massage.

 

The course is 16 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: Registration for a one credit course and $25 lab fee with UNM-Taos.

 

UNM-Taos Schedule 2016-2017

 

On-Going Webinars: These courses will be eliminated soon.

 

Webinar: Professional Massage Ethics On-Going

This course is a Webinar to meet the 4 CEUs required by the State of New Mexico for licensure renewal. The course will cover concepts and understanding in ethics, scope of practice, national issues in massage and how to apply them to your own practice. A short examination is required for completion.

 

The course is 4 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $50 and the course is available at UNM Taos Cloud.

 

Webinar: Medical Massage Billing On-Going

This course is a Webinar and is designed to instructor the massage practitioner in how to set up a medical massage billing practice. The course covers how to meet HIPAA guidelines, what forms you will need, specific issues that arise, how to complete SOAP notes for billing, recommend software and tutorial. This course will break down each step you need to be efficient and effective for medical billing. We will cover the benefits and drawback of doing workman’s compensation, auto insurance and medical insurance. A short examination is required for completion.

 

The course is 4 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $50 and the course will be available at UNM Taos Cloud.

 

Webinar: Introduction to Fascial Health™  On-Going

An emerging understanding of how to target the fascia in how we design fitness training, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle changes to manage our health. The fascia has inherently been left out of the picture in our deeper understanding in how the body works. When we include the fascia in how we approach these varied disciplines, the changes we make invite long lasting changes that profoundly change our health. Fascial Health is an integrative health and systems theory approach to managing our health.

 

The course is 4 CEUs. Course Instructor: Kirstie Segarra, Ph.D. LMT RMTI ERYT.

Cost: $50 and the course will be available at UNM Taos Cloud.