Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It uses gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotatic stretch reflex, a protective contraction in the tissue being stretched. The neurological end result is a more balanced, parasympathetic state.
In this introductory, basic-level class you will evaluate the range and quality of movement before and after stretching. Identify the physiology behind AIS and apply essential upper and lower body techniques for counteracting the compromising effects of gravity on posture. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.
Susan Guttzeit, licensed massage therapist in Washington since 1996 and an ACE-certified personal trainer since 2007. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) practitioner and teacher since 2004 and certified AIS Therapist with the AIS National Certifying Body (AISNCB). Susan is co-owner and a master instructor with AIS Northwest in Bellingham, WA. Patience, clarity, and thoughtfulness characterize her teaching style.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 5pm-9pm
CE hours: 4 hours (WA, NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: $80 by April 12th; $100 thereafter