Our mission as an educational institute is to generously share science-informed, practice-oriented expertise. We do this with passion and significant intellectual intention (with heart and brain). Meaningful theory and deliberate practical application will facilitate your professional and personal growth.
Slings in Motion I is a practical course that will move you! The 3 days are filled with a broad spectrum of diverse exercises and movement sequences. The focus is on 2 highly influential myofascial meridians of the Anatomy Trains body map,
The spine is that wonderfully adaptive central armature of the human form, and it works the best in length, when the vertebrae are allowed to ‘float'.
Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, he explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait-an efficiency which is part of our natural design. Based on Thomas Myers's Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, as well as the latest science in paleoanthropology, sports medicine, and anatomy.
Postural ease brings a feeling of inner lift and physical wellbeing. It is ergonomic, meaning standing is restful, allowing access to more energy for things more fun than laboriously resisting gravity. As a bonus, it enhances the body’s attractiveness. By learning to see structural relationships and myofascial patterns, a coherent Slings Myofascial Training strategy can be created to facilitate postural balance and, with it, the invaluable feeling of inner ease.
A bridge between science and spirituality.. The embryo does not have a soul. It IS soul..
The last Live seminar by Dr Jaap van der Wal in Stockholm this June!
Slings in Motion II is an uplifting and energizing repertoire course that is filled with spirals and arcs, rhythm changes and intensity variations.
Slings in Motion III is the movement gem that rounds off the triad of Slings repertoire courses and the whole diploma education. The 4 days are filled with a broad spectrum of multidimensional motions and seamlessly layered functional exercise sequences that focus on the:
Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.
At the heart of the course are the myofascial meridians. Understanding the lines’ integral anatomy, workings, sensory qualities and relationships are invaluable for body reading, clear movement intention, lesson planning and teaching. Yes, myofascial meridians are so much more than ‘lines’ that can be ‘superimposed’ onto exercises!