Connecting to Fascia


The dynamics and mechanics of the moving body

Nov 6 - 7, 2021

Houston, Texas

Joyce Ulrich & Zach Biegun

15% discount for CSFM post graduates and students – email for discount code

  • We welcome all body and health orientated professionals, all movers and performance seekers and all those working in rehabilitation who are looking to work from this fascial paradigm.

     Workshop Overview:

    This workshop looks at the role of fascia and the dynamics and mechanics of the moving body. We will use movement to observe and sense feel the fascia's orchestration in action to see and feel where the tissue is inhibited; you will learn how to target specific fasciae through movements to best effect free and efficient bio-mechanics.

    You will learn about bio-intelligence, bio-mechanical integration, spatial movement, injury response and repair and a means for healing.

    Connecting to Fascia is open to all movers, performance seekers, therapists and professionals and health influencers looking to better understand this new paradigm.

    Connecting to Fascia is open to all movers and performance seekers and professionals and health influencers looking to work from this new paradigm. 

    The Benefits

    • Identify, understand and feel sense the required fascial continuities for movement orientations.
    • Learn to use the Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains map to guide you around and through the fascia body.
    • Recognise fascial imbalances, strain and habit patterns that in time become symptoms, syndromes and conditions.
    • Learn to feel sense the ‘subtle body’ and effect this organisation through movements.
    • Learn a sensory language to free targeted tissue to enhance the movement.
    • Learn the means to 'restore to reset' the fascial system which directly influences performance, posture and physiology.

    Why Choose This Workshop? 

    Connecting to Fascia looks at the way the fascia system is hard wired to respond to our every moment, adapting accordingly to allow us to move through the day. If the fascia is not available to sufficiently slide and shear as we move, movement is restricted and can be painful; the tissue then adapts to this limitation and compensations are made to accommodate the requirement, which in time lead to strain and pain patterns. Over this weekend you will discover how to identify these problematic areas of movement compensation and their causes by feeling the fascial pathways at play in your own body. Using Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains as a basic guide to the fascia's contunium, you will learn Spatial Medicine movement patterns to observe the fascial continuities in yourself and others to notice where they are lost or disturbed. You will be given the tools to re-connect and free the tissue continuum and in so doing enhance the efficiency of your every move.

    Re-store to re-set the body to enable it to do what it does bestto keep us well

  •   Nov 6 - 7, 2021 9.00 – 17.00

  • Joyce Ulrich

    Joyce was first introduced to Pilates at Houston Ballet where she danced professionally for 10 years, retiring in 1995. Pilates helped her rehabilitate from serious injury, allowing her to successfully return to the stage and extend her career. She began her study of the Pilates method in 1998, and has continued to deepen her understanding through workshops with first generation teachers, Pilates Method Alliance Certification (Gold Standard, 2003), as well as the Pilates Center of Boulder's Masters Program (2009). In constant search for more depth and greater possibility, Joyce is also a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner with special focus on the foot and face, a Rossiter Coach, and an Anatomy Trains Associate Teacher.

    In 2013, she serendipitously crossed paths with Karin Locher as they were both assisting an Anatomy Trains workshop. She found Karin's true embodiment of the myofascial meridians in their wholeness so mesmerizing that she invited her to introduce this work in the Houston area.

    Over the course of the following two years, Joyce successfully completed Spatial Medicine's first Bridge to CPM held in the United States, and has continued on to join the international Faculty Team of Spatial Medicine. She shares her love of this work both at Pilates Treehouse, a fascial playground, and at Houston Ballet, using the inner spatial relationships of the body to heal and empower. 

    Zach Biegun

    The first time I remember feeling good in my body was at the age of 17 when I found ballet and, unlike with sports, it seemed to listen when I asked it to do something. I felt like ‘one’ with my body as I experienced my whole self through movement, and quickly fell in love with my new awareness. However, an ankle injury from childhood eventually made me stop dancing, and so I found my way to yoga where I learned that when I connected with my body in order to feel good, versus perform well, I felt better in the rest of my life too. My curiosity about the mind/body connection and my desire to learn more led me through multiple trainings and schools of movement and meditation, but of those schools, Karin Locher and the faculty teachers at The Centre for Spatial Medicine were the most influential. Not only did they teach me to understand human anatomy and physical structure the way I always wanted to--but they offered me the tools to see the two way street between mind and body more clearly and continue learning from that connection--in 2018 I proudly joined The Centre for Spatial Medicine as a faculty teacher. When teaching, I’m most interested in what matters to each of my students and how I can help them along that path. I explain how and why so that they can understand their anatomy and how to think about it more clearly to create a change. I aim to help each student take that awareness with them so they can effectively integrate our work into their everyday lives.

  • Pilates Treehouse Fascial PlayGround, 108 W 10th 1/2 Street, Houston, Texas