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
Eye Tracking and the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.)
Skeletal System Arthrokinematics: Pelvic Girdle and Leg, Rib-cage, Shoulder 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.
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 FajardoMethodMovement.com classes and in personal training sessions.