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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Freely Moveable Joints with L Berger & M Lavery, MA

Start Date: 7/11/2024 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/14/2024 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: InBody Movement & Healing Arts

265 Greenfield Road, Unit B
South Deerfield, MA  United States  01373

Organization Name: Deerfield Healing Arts

Lisa Berger
Phone: (413) 387-9904

Taught by Lisa Berger & Megan Lavery

Tuition: $795  •  Super-Saver $595 •  Early $695  •  Repeat $350
As therapists of touch, we use our hands, wrists and arms as tools of engagement. In this class we receive fulcrums from our shoulder girdle to fingertips. We leave tuned up and empowered to address our client’s needs more fully.
— Lisa J. Berger

I love the skeleton: the simple beauty of how the joints work on a system of pulleys and levers, how the architectural design of each joint prescribes its movement.  The more I know about the skeleton, the more sense it makes.  FMJ expands our basic protocol in new ways that are fun, creative and empower the practitioner to discover/re-discover the joints and design their own fulcrums.  I am so excited to be teaching FMJ again with Lisa, and look forward to you joining us in this exploration.”

— Megan E. Lavery

FREELY MOVEABLE JOINTS is an advanced-level Zero Balancing course that expands our focus from the foundation and semi-foundation joints to include the “freely moveable joints” of the body. These joints present unique therapeutic challenges because of the variety of their anatomy and their great ranges of motion. By the end of the program you will have the skills to evaluate and balance freely moveable joints and the knowledge to devise your own fulcrums to meet the specific needs of a given situation.

We review basic ZB principles and highlight their application to a number of joints in light of their specific anatomy. The skills and education inherent in this course will broaden your Zero Balancing abilities and will improve your Zero Balancing sessions.

You will learn:
  • Highlights of Zero Balancing principles as they apply to FMJs
  • Upper extremity: shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers
  • Lower extremity: knee, ankle, metatarsals, toes
  • Accessing the sacroiliac joint via the hip
  • The powerful acetabular hip fulcrum
  • Temporomandibular joints fulcrums
  • Direct bone fulcrums and ‘bone bending’
  • Teachings designed to deepen your ZB skills and protocol use
  • By watching ZB demonstrations and exchanging ZB sessions
What Participants Say About this Class:
"More than specific fulcrums and evaluations, I appreciate the underlying principles about how to evaluate and construct a fulcrum. It was like being taught how to fish rather than enjoying a nice fish dinner." — Alison Mott, Certified ZB Mentor

"This course gives me more tools and confidence to work with elbows and knees and ankles and jaws.  Most importantly, FMJ deepened my understanding of ZB overall."  — Rachael Timberlake, LAC

"There was an abundance of practical information around joints that can apply to many clients. It will expand the capacity of my ZBs," — Suzan Sutton, Certified ZB Mentor

“I think Lisa and Megan just make the best team!….they are just so skilled and fun and knowledgeable.” — Lisa Harvey

Prerequisite: Zero Balancing II

Space limited. Don’t wait to register and secure lodging! 
Contact us as soon as possible if you are considering taking the class.

Register by:
By June 11th and save $100, code ZBHA100
If you are repeating FMJ and have taken any ZB class in the past 5 years: use code ZBHARepeat.
CorePak: If you planning to register through IAHE, please notify Lisa as soon as possible so that we can hold space for you.

To pay Lisa directly by check, Venmo, credit card, or PayPal:
Contact Lisa to make an arrangement, and then you will register using a special code. 

In order to register for this class, you will need to acknowledge that you have read and agree to the
ZBHA Health and Participation Policy and the
ZBHA Tuition & Refund Policies.

Hours: 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Doors open at 8:30
Questions about the course contact Lisa or Megan; about the location: Lisa


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Closed: 7/9/2024 11:00 PM

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