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3-Dimensional Bodywork: Myofascial Network Release

Myofascial Network Release I (32 hours)

Myofascial Network Release II (16 hours) 

Classroom instruction or Workshops

NCBTMB and FSMTB Approved Provider

Next course starts April 1, 2023

Somatherapy Institute School of Massage

Rancho Mirage, CA

Contact Cassandra: 760-410-5206

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Myofascial Network Release I (MNFR I)

What happens when Swedish massage can't address your clients therapeutic or pain concerns?...artificial hips and knees, soft tissue problems due to structural changes, athletes who need to improve performance, condition management.  MFNR I will teach you the myofascial meridians, and give you a repeatable, systematic approach to address most cases that are difficult and non-responsive to other massage techniques. 32 hours CE.  $545

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Myofascial Network Release II (MFNR II)

MFNR I will teach lower supine, upper supine, and side lying myofascial release, with special attention to hips, lower back and shoulders.  MFNR II continues with Sims' Lateral Recumbent and Prone positions, and delves deeper into Kinesiology.  16 hours CE.  $420

Both courses can be used to fulfill 48 hours of continuing education or massage school credit.

Syllabus: Myofascial Network Release I 3-DIMENSIONAL BODYWORK: Myofascial Network Release I COURSE SYLLABUS (semester and year)32 Clock Hours Required Text: 3-Dimensional Bodywork: A Systematic Approach to Myofascial Network Release for Massage Therapists, by Robert W. McCarthy Recommended Reference: Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, by Thomas W. Myers Instructor: Robert W. McCarthy, MS, CMT, CSCS, CPT, CFSS (Level 3-Medical) Course Overview: There are many Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques and devices. MFR resides within the connective tissue branch of massage therapy, which includes Rolfing, Structural Integration, etc. In these techniques, your goal is to “mechanically release” fascial adhesions and restrictions. The concept of myofascia, and fascia in particular, is a rapidly evolving concept. You should appreciate that fascia is inseparable from muscle. Together, they form a three-dimensional web, or network, that runs through the body and surrounds virtually every cell in the body. The approach in this course takes this three-dimensional “global” view and will give you a repeatable technique that can be used in a standard 60- to 90-minute massage session. You will also learn less traditional massage positions and bolstering, such as side lying and Sims’ lateral recumbent. Your goal is to release or free-up fascial restrictions to alleviate discomfort and allow for the proper extensibility of fascial networks. These networks, or meridians, as defined by Thomas Myers, give us an anatomical organization, or starting point to address fascial restrictions – and the local, distant, or referred pain they cause. The systematic MFR technique that you will learn combines elements of tension, torsion, shear, compression, and stretch/extensibility of myofascial tissue. Every stroke has therapeutic intent; every stroke should feel good to the client. Since you will be placing a client’s body in optimal three-dimensional positions to perform manual manipulation, the technique is not appropriate for first-time, only-time spa clients, but rather, for clients who desire therapeutic relief of discomfort, therapeutic change of a condition, condition management, greater physical function, or enhanced sports performance. This course will focus on Lower Supine, Upper Supine and Side Lying routines. (The companion course Myofascial Network Release II will continue with Sims’ Lateral Recumbent and Prone routines and delves deeper into the Kinesiology of the myofascial meridians.) COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES Upon completing the Myofascial Release course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following: 1.The main physiological components and properties of myofascia. 2.Rudimentary understanding of the organizing myofascial meridians. 3.The concept of myofascia’s “global sensory network.” 4.Causes of dysfunction in the myofascial system. 5.Concept of Therapeutic Change versus Condition Management. 6.Increased awareness of tissue texture, extensibility, and mobility. 7.Appropriate application of the technique and routine to include tension, torsion, shear, and compression. 8.Appropriate application of the technique and routine to include proper three-dimensional body placement. 9.Critical assessment of routine application on more difficult cases. 10.Indications and contraindications for performing myofascial release techniques. 11.Integration of myofascial techniques with other forms of bodywork. 12.Proper body mechanics allowing the technique to be performed safely and effectively. 13.Basic competency and knowledge of a repeatable and effective myofascial release routine. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1.Attend all class sessions. 2.Practice sequence techniques at least three times each week outside of class. 3.Read assigned chapters from the textbook. 4.Participate in class discussions and practicum. 5.Complete quizzes on homework reading material. 6.Pass a final exam and demonstrate practical application of routine. 7.Adhere to all school policies and procedures, and state rules and regulations. COURSE SYLLABUS (LO = Learning Objective/Outcome)   Class 1 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) Introduction of class and students Slide presentation overview of myofascia, myofascial release (MFR), and 3-Dimensional Bodywork (3DB) approach and applicability. Present concept of Myofascial Meridians. Review 3DB text appendices: waiver, informed consent, and permissions; as well as SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) intake form. Learning Objective 1 (LO1): Pop Quiz on applicability of 3DB and composition of myofascia. Grade quiz; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO2: Learn and demonstrate SOAP intake on classmate, pay particular attention to fascial restrictions, joint limitations, arthroplasty, and bony/structural pathology to include any neural pain referral. Present to class with class assessment of intake (HIPAA considerations applicable). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO3: Learn and demonstrate manipulation of superficial fascia: concept of “Global Sensory Snowsuit (3DB text page 15-16)” body overview, tissue assessment, bony-joint end-feel, first point of resistance, compression, rebounding. Conduct and assess comparison of other student’s superficial fascia and first point of stretch resistance (R1). Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) Learn and demonstrate basic 3DB strokes on fellow classmate: torsion, shear, cross-fiber, longitudinal fiber, compression, and petrissage (3DB page 26). LO4: Using these strokes, learn and demonstrate 3DB Lower Supine LS 1 through LS 8 (3DB pages 45-49). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 1 2. Practical Assignment: Practice LS 1 – LS 8 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 1 Class 2 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO5: Discuss Chapter 1- structure of myofascia and connective tissue, definition of fascia, bones and tensegrity, sensory receptors, superficial versus deep fascia, “interstitium,” fascial restrictions, condition management vs. therapeutic change, and therapeutic change Rule of Thumb. Grade Quiz 1; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO6: Learn and demonstrate knowledge of the Superficial Back Line (SBL) on each other by highlighting bony landmarks with a washable marker, and then “connect the dots” to show myofascial meridian pathways of the SBL (ref. Anatomy Trains page 74). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO7: Review LS1 through LS8. Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 9 through LS 16 (3DB pages 49 through 53). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO8: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 17 through LS 25 (3DB pages 53 through 57). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 2 2. Practical Assignment: Practice LS 1 – LS 25 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 2   Class 3 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO9: Discuss Chapter 2 – Other MFR techniques, “Therapeutic Massage Tree” connective tissue versus energy branch, mechanical and anatomical approach of 3DB, concept of actual myofascial “release.” Grade Quiz 2; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO10: Learn and demonstrate knowledge of the Superficial Front Line (SFL) on each other by highlighting bony landmarks with a washable marker, and then “connect the dots” to show myofascial meridian pathways of the SFL (ref. Anatomy Trains page 98). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO11: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 26 through LS 31 (3DB pages 58 through 60). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO12: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 32 through LS 37 (3DB pages 61 through 63). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 3 2. Practical Assignment: Practice LS 1 – LS 37 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 3 Class 4 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO13: Discuss Chapter 3 – Concept of myofascial sacks, goals of technique and routine, importance of stroke speed, and importance of tissue neural-reflexive “Tango Dance.” Grade Quiz 3; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO14: Learn and demonstrate knowledge of the Back Functional Line and Front Functional Line (ref. Anatomy Trains page 176).. Instructor will highlight lines on a student, as well as showing the concept of the “Serratus Sling.” (rhombo-serratus-external-internal oblique connection, ref. Anatomy Trains page 135-137). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO15: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 1 through LS 25 (3DB pages 45 through 57). Instructor will assess and provide feedback on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO16: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 26 through LS 37 (3DB pages 58 through 63). Instructor will assess and provide feedback on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 4 2. Practical Assignment: Practice LS 1 – LS 37 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 4   Class 5 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO17: Discuss Chapter 4 – Types of clients, appropriateness of technique, use of forms (Expectations, Waiver and Release, Informed Consent, Boundaries and Permissions) for liability concerns when working on clients with pathologies requiring therapeutic manipulation. Grade Quiz 4; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO18: Learn and demonstrate knowledge of Lateral Line (LL) (Anatomy Trains, page 116) and Spiral Line (SPL) (Anatomy Trains, page 132). Demonstration and participation in LL and SPL resisted stretch using a TRX® suspension trainer. Assessment and feedback on student post-exercise experience. (Optional student exercise participation depending on medical clearance.) Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO19: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Upper Supine US 1 through US 14 (3DB pages 64 through 70). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO20: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Upper Supine US 15 through US 23 (3DB pages 71 through 75). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 5 2. Practical Assignment: Practice US 1 – US 23 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 5 Class 6 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO21: Discuss Chapter 5 - Equipment needed, best practices for first-time clients, positioning the body for all 3DB positions, bolstering for positions. Grade Quiz 5; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO22: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Upper Supine US 1 through US 23 (3DB pages 64 through 75). Instructor will assess and provide feedback on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO23: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Side Lying SL 1 through SL 13 (3DB pages 76 through 82). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO24: Learn and demonstrate (review) 3DB Side Lying SL 1 through SL 13 (3DB pages 76 through 82). Instructor will assess and provide feedback on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Read 3DB Chapter 6 2. Practical Assignment: Practice SL 1 – SL 13 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 6   Class 7 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO25: Discuss Chapter 6 – Case Study 1 (Functional Deviations), Case Study 2 (Structural Deviations), Case Study 3 (Critical Assessment of Movement Exercise over Therapy). Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO26: Discuss Chapter 6 - Case Study 4 (Assessments), Case Study 5 (Transitional Deviation), Contraindications (Primum Non Nocere). Grade Quiz 6; assess understanding. Practicum: conduct Transverse Symmetry Test on each other. Assess and discuss findings of test. Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO27: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Lower Supine LS 1 through LS 37. Time the routine and begin to understand how to collate the entire routine into a 60-minute or 90-minute routine. Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of timing. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO28: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Upper Supine US 1 – US 23 and SL 1 through SL 13. Time the routine and begin to understand how to collate the entire routine into a 60-minute or 90-minute routine. Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of timing. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Review all 6 take home quizzes for final exam. 2. Practical Assignment: Review/Practice Lower Supine, Upper Supine, and Side Lying Routines. Class 8 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO29: Final Exam. Grade and evaluate understanding of text material. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO30: Final Practical Exam – Demonstrate knowledge and skill of Lower Supine Routine. First half of class demonstrate; second half of class provide feedback to partner. Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO31: Final Practical Exam – Demonstrate knowledge and skill of Upper Supine Routine and Side Lying Routine. Second half of class demonstrate; first half of class provide feedback to partner. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO32: Final Skill Assessment: Instructor will randomly assign five routine elements to each class member. Perform elements on instructor who will assess and provide feedback on knowledge and intuitive feel of technique, rhythm, body mechanics, and draping and bolstering. Course wrap-up and final comments and perceptions from class. Class Evaluation

Syllabus: Myofascial Network Release II 3-DIMENSIONAL BODYWORKSM: Myofascial Network Release II COURSE SYLLABUS (semester and year)16 Clock Hours Required Text: 3-Dimensional Bodywork: A Systematic Approach to Myofascial Network Release for Massage Therapists, by Robert W. McCarthy Recommended Reference: Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, by Thomas W. Myers Instructor: Robert W. McCarthy, MS, CMT, CSCS, CPT, CFSS (Level 3-Medical) Course Overview: There are many Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques and devices. MFR resides within the connective tissue branch of massage therapy, which includes Rolfing, Structural Integration, etc. In these techniques, your goal is to “mechanically release” fascial adhesions and restrictions. The concept of myofascia, and fascia in particular, is a rapidly evolving concept. You should appreciate that fascia is inseparable from muscle. Together, they form a three-dimensional web, or network, that runs through the body and surrounds virtually every cell in the body. The approach in this course takes this three-dimensional “global” view and will give you a repeatable technique that can be used in a standard 60- to 90-minute massage session. You will also learn less traditional massage positions and bolstering, such as side lying and Sims’ lateral recumbent. Your goal is to release or free-up fascial restrictions to alleviate discomfort and allow for the proper extensibility of fascial networks. These networks, or meridians, as defined by Thomas Myers, give us an anatomical organization, or starting point to address fascial restrictions – and the local, distant, or referred pain they cause. The systematic MFR technique that you will learn combines elements of tension, torsion, shear, compression, and stretch/extensibility of myofascial tissue. Every stroke has therapeutic intent; every stroke should feel good to the client. Since you will be placing a client’s body in optimal three-dimensional positions to perform manual manipulation, the technique is not appropriate for first-time, only-time spa clients, but rather, for clients who desire therapeutic relief of discomfort, therapeutic change of a condition, condition management, greater physical function, or enhanced sports performance. This course is a companion to Myofascial Network Release I which focused on Lower Supine, Upper Supine and Side Lying routines. This course continues with Sims’ Lateral Recumbent and Prone routines and delves deeper into the Kinesiology of the myofascia. COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES Upon completing the Myofascial Release course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following: 1.The main physiological components and properties of myofascia. 2.Rudimentary understanding of the organizing myofascial meridians. 3.The concept of myofascia’s “global sensory network.” 4.Causes of dysfunction in the myofascial system. 5.Concept of Therapeutic Change versus Condition Management. 6.Increased awareness of tissue texture, extensibility, and mobility. 7.Appropriate application of the technique and routine to include tension, torsion, shear, and compression. 8.Appropriate application of the technique and routine to include proper three-dimensional body placement. 9.Kinesiology of the myofascial networks specific to this routine. 10.Proper body mechanics allowing the technique to be performed safely and effectively. 11.Basic competency and knowledge of a repeatable and effective myofascial release routine. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1.Attend all class sessions. 2.Practice sequence techniques at least three times each week outside of class. 3.Read assigned chapters from the textbook. 4.Participate in class discussions and practicum. 5.Complete quizzes on homework reading material. 6.Pass a final exam and demonstrate practical application of routine. 7.Adhere to all school policies and procedures, and state rules and regulations. COURSE SYLLABUS (LO = Learning Objective/Outcome)   Class 1 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) Introduction of class and students Slide presentation overview of myofascia, myofascial release (MFR), and 3-Dimensional Bodywork (3DB) approach and applicability. Present concept of Myofascial Meridians. Review 3DB text appendices: waiver, informed consent, and permissions; as well as SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) intake form. Learning Objective 1 (LO1): Pop Quiz on applicability of 3DB and composition of myofascia. Grade quiz; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO2: Learn and demonstrate SOAP intake on classmate, pay particular attention to fascial restrictions, joint limitations, arthroplasty, and bony/structural pathology to include any neural pain referral. Present to class with class assessment of intake (HIPAA considerations applicable). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO3: Learn and demonstrate manipulation of superficial fascia: concept of “Global Sensory Snowsuit (3DB text page 15-16)” body overview, tissue assessment, bony-joint end-feel, first point of resistance, compression, rebounding. Conduct and assess comparison of other student’s superficial fascia and first point of stretch resistance (R1). Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) Learn and demonstrate basic 3DB strokes on fellow classmate: torsion, shear, cross-fiber, longitudinal fiber, compression, and petrissage (3DB page 26). LO4: Using these strokes, learn and demonstrate 3DB Sims’ Lateral Recumbent (SLR) 1 through SLR 11 (3DB pages 83-88). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. This routine can also be done in the Side Lying position (3DB page 35). Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Review Chapters 1 and 2. Read 3DB Sims’ Lateral Recumbent routine descriptions (3DB pages 83-88). 2. Practical Assignment: Practice SLR 1 – SLR 11 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 1 (covering Chapters 1 and 2). Class 2 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO5: Kinesiology of 3DB: Identify all shoulder dynamic stabilizers (rotator cuffs) and prime movers. Identify the iliotibial band noting origins and insertions. Identify the “Serratus Sling” (rhomboid-serratus-external-internal oblique connection). Identify hip flexor iliopsoas muscles noting origins and insertions. Use washable markers and draw the aforementioned on each other (ref. Anatomy Trains pages 116, 132, and 184). (Optional) Review Quiz 1; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO6: Kinesiology of 3DB: Identify bony landmarks of hips and pelvis. Identify all hip rotators and glute muscles noting origins and insertions. Identify connections from the knee to neck (hamstring group-sacrotuberous ligament-erector spinae). Identify all adductors, especially adductor magnus. Use washable markers and draw the aforementioned on each other (ref. Anatomy Trains pages 74 and 184). Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO7: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Sims’ Lateral Recumbent (SLR) 1 through SLR 15 (3DB pages 83-90). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO8: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Prone P 1 through P 12 (3DB pages 91 through 96). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Review 3DB Chapters 3 and 4. Read 3DB Prone routine descriptions (3DB pages 91-101) 2. Practical Assignment: Practice SLR 1- SLR 15; P 1 – P12 on a client or significant other; client to initial proof of session(s) 3. Take home Quiz 2 (covering Chapters 3 and 4)   Class 3 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO9: Kinesiology Quiz: Instructor will review knowledge learned in LO5 and LO6 drawing key muscles on a student or model. Class will work as 2-3 person teams to identify origins, insertions, actions, and relation to myofascial meridians. (Optional) Review Quiz 2; assess understanding. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO10: Learn and demonstrate on each other 3DB Prone P 13 through P 21 (3DB pages 97 through 101). Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of strokes and routine. Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO11: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Sims’ Lateral Recumbent SLR 1 through SLR 15. Time the routine and begin to understand how to collate the entire routine into a 60-minute or 90-minute routine. Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of timing. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO12: Learn and demonstrate (review) on each other 3DB Prone P 1 through P 21. Time the routine and begin to understand how to collate the entire routine into a 60-minute or 90-minute routine. Assess and provide feedback to classmate on efficacy of timing. Break (10 minutes) HOMEWORK: 1. Review 3DB Chapters 1-4 and related Quizzes for final exam. 2. Review Kinesiology for final exam. Class 4 (month and day) First hour (50 minutes) LO13: Final Exam. Grade and evaluate understanding of text and practical Kinesiology material. Break (10 minutes) Second hour (50 minutes) LO14: Final Practical Exam – Demonstrate knowledge and skill of Sim’s Lateral Recumbent and Prone routines. First half of class demonstrate; second half of class provide feedback to partner. Break (10 minutes) Third hour (50 minutes) LO15: Final Practical Exam – Demonstrate knowledge and skill of Sim’s Lateral Recumbent and Prone routines. Second half of class demonstrate; First half of class provide feedback to partner. Break (10 minutes) Fourth hour (50 minutes) LO16: Final Skill Assessment: Instructor will randomly assign five routine elements to each class member. Perform elements on instructor who will assess and provide feedback on knowledge and intuitive feel of technique, rhythm, body mechanics, and draping and bolstering. Course wrap-up and final comments and perceptions from class. Class Evaluations

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ADA Accommodations In conformity with the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, California Health & Fitness shall not discriminate, based on disability, against any student in its continuing education programs, services, and activities. Individual students will be given reasonable and necessary accommodation based on specific information and assessment data documented by qualified medical professionals. Students who have special needs related to a permanent or temporary disability may request an accommodation from the course at least 7 days prior to the first session so we may have reasonable time to arrange for accommodations based on need. The student is responsible for initiating the interactive process. Each request for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Consideration for an accommodation, however, cannot be retroactive. Once documentation has been provided and accommodations are agreed upon between the student, and faculty and staff will implement the accommodations.

Cancellation Policy Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 7 days in advance to receive a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or online here. If you must cancel your course (past the 7-day refund window) we offer you a credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use these credits towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class. We reserve the right to review and change our cancellation policy.

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