Many people claim to be doing 'deep' work, but are often affecting tissue quite superficially. In this presentation, Tom Myers synthesizes the elements of depth out of his 35 years in practice and over 20 years teaching. Hear stories of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Milton Trager, Buckminster Fuller, Emilie Conrad, Judith Aston, and other teachers Tom Myers had the opportunity to study with. Learn about the various approaches to 'depth' offered by myofascial work, cranial osteopathy, visceral work, and movement approaches. Discover the "star of depth" - five nodal points where the practitioner can deepen their contact with the client to make lasting change to the underlying patterns that generate surface strain and pain.
Thomas Myers is the author of the best-selling Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001), supporting video programs, and over 50 articles for journals and trade magazines. Tom currently directs Kinesis, Inc. which offers continuing education and certification programs worldwide. Tom studied directly with Drs Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller during the 1970's followed by movement studies with Emilie Conrad, Judith Aston, and various martial arts. Tom's work is influenced by the European approach to cranial and visceral osteopathy. Tom has practiced integrative bodywork for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is a founder-member of the International Association of Structural Integrators, and a member of the Rolf Institute, the Guild for Structural Integration, and the Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals.