The Fascial Matrix – The Lifelong Dynamic Between Freedom and Stability


In this course, Tom Myers provides a global map for understanding the principles of fascial planes in asana and movement. Yoga therapists and yoga teachers can learn the keys to the connective tissue matrix, how it develops, maintains and repairs your body every day. You will also learn how the balance between bones, muscles and fascia work and how it changes with ageing, disuse, over-use, and misuse.

Knowing how the fascia responds to training is critical to yoga practitioners and anyone concerned about the long-term functional health of the body. While any movement affects fascia, not all types of movement train it equally well for ‘real life’ strength or injury prevention. In this webinar, Tom Myers introduces the key principles of training the fascia, as well as the muscles, nerves, and core, based on recent research findings.

In part two, Tom gives an overview of how the muscles are connected through the fascia according to the Anatomy Trains.  Learn how strain communicates throughout the body; how an injury in one part of the body can show up in another part, often months or years later.

What You Will Learn:

  • How the fascial net functions as a whole body communications system
  • The individual elements of fascia and how they work in daily life and training
  • How fascial tissues relate with nerves, muscles, and epithelia
  • Key procedures for cultivating fascial elasticity and plasticity and why they are important
  • Essential steps to avoid injury, and facilitate repair, and remodeling of the fascial tissues
  • How to meet the hydration and nutritional needs of fascia
  • The importance of long-chain dynamics (and yoga) to fascial health.

Session One: Fascia as a System

In this session, Tom Myers gives an overview of how the fascia is constructed in our embryological life, and how it grows, changes, remodels to meet our demands, repairs itself, and ages.  This session focuses on the elements of fascia, and shows how bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, aponeuroses, and membranes are related to each other. The mechanics of fascial injury and repair (sometimes over-repair) are also covered with a view to how these impact the long-term functional health of the body.

Session Two: Creating Freedom of Movement

In this session, Tom Myers introduces the essentials of the role of movement in keeping the fascia healthy based on most current research. This session covers long-chain movements, preparatory counter movement, fascial elasticity and plasticity, fascial hydration and fascial sensing – the sensory nerve endings in fascia. A section on fascial neurology includes information onpain and proprioception, as well as specific applications to yoga.

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga for Myofascial Release – Shoulder & Chest Opening: Enjoy this great 50-minute yoga practice with yoga teacher and P.T. Chrys Kub using myofascial release to release chronic holding patterns in shoulders and heart area.
  • Recordings of Both Sessions – It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions, both MP3 and MP4 (streaming), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of Both Sessions – Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.


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Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies.

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