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Fajardo Method Educational Program

Movement educators, body workers, somatic practitioners, etc. who are interested in a deeper knowledge base of Holistic Biomechanics and its application to their current practice can become a certified Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics Practitioner.


This Program will teach how to identify sympathetic and parasympathetic skeletal, fascia, valve and organ biomechanics.  Individuals will learn both personal mapping skills and also how to assist others to transform unsupportive motor/movement patterns into new motor patterns of ease. 


A variety of equipment is used to provide sensory feedback to assist the mapping and teaching process, i.e. Pilates, weight cables, parkour equipment, balls and foam rollers.  The program emphasizes addressing all four tube layers of the body: neurological/skin, muscle/bone, organ and hormone layers. 

The program also affirms the recognition and acknowledgement of the survival pattern related emotional/spiritual barriers that influence movement and well-being.  


This program will include the following topics of study:

Nervous System Review with emphasis on the Autonomic Nervous System

General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.)

Parasympathetic vs Sympathetic: Identifying Seven Stages of Startle via Skeletal Markers and Motor Patterning.  Sensory Motor Reflex Loop vs. survival reflexes

Motor Patterning and Brain Maps

Valve System and Valve Breathing

Fascia:  Function and Form, Anatomy Trains, Fascia Bands

Self-Calming Techniques

Eye Tracking and the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.)

Skeletal System Arthrokinematics: Pelvic Girdle and Leg, Rib-cageShoulder Girdle and Arm, Head and Neck, Body Physics

Childhood Developmental Motor Patterning

Organ Observation and Mobilization

Recognizing Survival Patterning and Sympathetic Personal Triggers.

In depth study of Fajardo Method principles of structure and movement: Center Line Principle of Motion, Grid Points and application to movement, Stingray Principle of Motion, Valve Breathing


The Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics certification program is an 800 hour program. After meeting the pre-requisites, participants progress through the following courses:


        Foundation Course - 80 hours

        Advanced Course - 45 hours

        On-Site Course - 40 hours


Remaining hours include topical areas of study, personal practice, observation, and student teaching. Upon completion of study requirements, students will demonstrate their still and knowledge.


For a full description of the certification process, hours, continuing education requirements, and fees, view/download the full certification description here.


3 months of participation in classes on or 3 months of personal training sessions.

Introductory level knowledge of the following Fajardo Method concepts and movement principles: Grid Points, Stingray Principle of Motion, Center Line Principle of Motion, Valve Breathing. All these concepts are taught regularly in classes and in personal training sessions.


Session 1

Jan 20-21

Feb 17-18

March 16-17

Session 2

April 20-21

May 18-19

June 22-23

Session 3

July 20-21

Aug 17-18

Sept 21-22

Oct 19-20

Course Times

Saturdays: 8 am - 2:30 pm

Sundays: 8-10 am


All times are in US Pacific Time.


For more information, or to participate in the program, contact Alicia Fajardo at 503-888-8241 or​​​

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