Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath

We are offering this class at a special reduced price for AMTA members! Up to $100 off! These Structural Essentials classes are not offered very often around the nation.

  • October 4, 2019 / 9 AM to 5 PM
  • October 5, 2019 / 9 AM to 5 PM
  • October 6, 2019 / 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 21 CEU’s NCBTMB Approved

Early Registration: Till September 13, 2019 – 11:30 PM Alaska Time
$399 for AMTA Members **
$445 for Non-AMTA Members
Registration: After September 13, 2019

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It is not required to have taken any prior Anatomy Trains classes before taking these Structural Essentials classes.

** AMTA member status will be checked prior to class. Your membership must be current during the time of the class. If you are an AMTA member traveling from out of Alaska, you must provide proof of current AMTA membership, emailed to akamta.president@gmail.com

See below for class description and instructor bio.

Please Note:
We need one massage table for every two class participants. If you have a massage table available, bring it. You may not use your table but we don’t want to be short.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • All refund requests must be emailed to akamta.president@gmail.com or requested through Eventbrite by the dates listed.
  • 100% refund ends September 6, 2019
  • 50% refund ends September 13, 2019
  • After September 13, 2019, no refunds will be given.

In case of emergency, your registration may be transferred to another person but you must find the person to transfer the registration to, and give us their name, email, mailing address, and phone number. This information is for CEU certificate purposes. If the person registration is being transferred to is not an AMTA member, and the ticket originally purchased is the “AMTA Member Early Registration”, they will be responsible for paying the $46 difference.


Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Arches and Legs – 21 CEs NCBTMB

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.

The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.


  • How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
  • How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
  • How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
  • How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
  • Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
  • Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.
  • BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
  • Learn to balance the common rotational movements of the knee

The Structural Essentials (SE) workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

  • Arches and the Legs – 3 days
  • Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
  • Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
  • Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
  • Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
  • Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Note: It is not required, but strongly recommended taking the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.


Sherri Leigh Iwaschuk

Sherri Leigh Iwaschuk, RMT, KMI, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1995, KMI Structural Integration in 2007, and enjoys a vibrant practice in the False Creek area of Vancouver. She has been a long-time student of yoga and a competitive athlete in triathlon, road and mountain bike racing in British Columbia.

In 2008 she began her training as a teacher for Kinesis as a natural progression of her practice and is certified to teach both manual and movement Anatomy Trains classes. Seeing the profound effects of working with fascia continues to inspire her, and she is eager to share that experience with participants in Anatomy Trains courses. As a former professional drummer, she equates learning about the body with learning to play music: – a rich journey without end.

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