The-Aston-Line® offers support for optimal alignment by adapting seating options to your individual needs.
Awards and Presentations
March – May 2014
For more information, please see our event flyer: Aston Kinetics Self-Care Sampler class
Aston® Arthro-Kinetics is an advanced soft tissue work that specifically addresses the realm of chronic tension present in the articulation of soft tissue with bone, between bones and joints, along bones at muscle insertions, and at soft tissue to soft tissue interfaces that are overly stabilized. This class is available to all Aston-Patterning® Practitioners who have completed the Certification Program.
** Client sessions available for Tahoe locals.**
ASTON KINETICS 101: Visual Assessment I
(previously Aston Techniques I)
Aston Kinetics 101 is an introduction to the Aston paradigm through seeing the three-dimensionality of the body.
Accurately seeing the patterns in a client’s posture and movement is essential to identifying why body symptoms occur and recur in the structure. The development of observational skills and recognition of body patterns puts in place a foundation for grasping the problem-solving skills that are inherent to the highly effective Aston approach to movement training and the treatment of injury and pain in the human structure.
This skill is essential to reaching possible precursors of issues and effectively addressing them. Aston Kinetics 101 teaches a system which helps clearly identify body patterns and uses movement labs to learn to sense movement in one’s own body, and in others. Learn Aston Arcing, a technique for aligning the body in sitting and a fundamental sequence in positioning the body structure for application to all types of daily movement. Also, learn the difference between structural and functional holding patterns, begin to think in terms of the body’s three-dimensional spaciousness, and initiate an understanding of the comprehensive Aston Paradigm.
ASTON KINETICS 102: Aston “Moving Beyond Posture”: Visual Assessment II and Aston-Mechanics®
(previously Aston Techniques II)
This dynamic course builds on information learned in Aston Kinetics 101, focusing on seeing, experiencing and coaching movement in conjunction with understanding alignment.
The skills taught for seeing alignment are carried into the assessment of the body in motion. Learn movement designs which can be tailored to your client’s specific needs so they can learn to release habitual tension patterns and explore new possibilities for alignment. Understand the application of ergonomic supports for more ease and comfort. The knowledge of basic movement functions enhances all aspects of complex human function. This class begins applying the Aston-Mechanics® principles of alignment and movement to sitting, standing, bending, reaching and walking.
Aston Kinetics 102 is open to all health professionals who have completed Aston Kinetics 101 and are qualified to teach movement/exercise education according to their state’s laws.
For more information, please view our event flyer
Bodyworks I: Spiraling fascial integration technique applied to the whole body
(previously Aston Bodyworks I)
Aston Bodyworks I begins with a unique Aston Assessment of your specific posture, injuries, muscle tone and movement patterns by the Aston practitioner called “spiraling”. The Spiraling Technique is a painless, hands-on approach that respects and matches the layer, shape and grain of soft tissue. It teaches the practitioner to work with ease, from the surface layers through the deeper layers to include the bone. Specialized attention is placed on keeping the whole body in balance as localized tension is released. Combined with an accurate whole body assessment, the Spiraling Technique becomes a fascial integration form that increases the effectiveness of all manual therapy and decreases the amount of stress and effort on the practitioner. This form of massage connects all fascial layers and integrates specific change to the adjacent segment.