Michael Watson: Mindful Intergration
KMI - Kinesis Myofascial Integration
KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration) springs from the pioneering work of Dr Ida P Rolf, as developed, by Thomas Myers. KMI consists of a multi-session protocol (usually 12) of deep, slow fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education. KMI is one of a number of schools that train practitioners in 'Structural Integration', Ida Rolf's name for her own work. Structural Integration is practiced as an old-world-craft with a 21st century comprehension of how your body structure works.
The KMI 'brand' of structural integration concentrates on doing deep, lasting, and significant work, with an anatomical precision, blended with the movement and sensitivity to the unfolding individual experience. The KMI 'recipe' for structural integration is based around the ‚Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians', which are explored in a book by Thomas Myers published in 2001.
How does KMI work?
The design of KMI is to unwind the strain pat- terns residing in your body's loco-motors sys- tem, restoring it to its natural balance, alignment, length and ease. Common strain patterns come about from inefficient movement habits, and our body's response to poorly designed cars, desks, telephones and airplanes etc. KMI is designed to unwind this process and reduce structural stress.
KMI is beneficial for:
Injury prevention/rehabilitation Improving flexibility
Improving your yoga practice
What to expect from KMI sessions
KMI work is done on a massage table, or for certain moves on a stool or bench. The practitioner will use his fingers, or arm to contact certain tissues and then ask you to move in specific ways while he opens and repositions those tissues. The process of opening these tissues can involve some burning, like a yoga stretch or exercising some long unused muscles. The pain, if the sensation gets that far, should be short and bearable. Please converse with your practitioner to find the right level of depth for you that allows the maximum value for each session consistent with your comfort. The idea is to achieve a balanced body that is pain free. You may have to feel some of the stored pain as it leaves your body, especially in traumatized areas.
Participants are requested to wear bra/ underwear/shorts or a two piece bathing suit.
Single session CHF 235
3 sessions CHF 660
2 sessions CHF 2640
Children CHF 180 (16 or under)
(Session length typically: 75 mins)
Annullierungsrichtlinien / Cancellation Policy
Full refund up to 2 months before the workshop date. A CHF 50 admin fee will be charged.50% refund up to 1 month before workshop date. A CHF 50 admin fee will be charged.
No refund after one month prior to the workshop.
About Michael Watson
Michael Watson's journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.
Beyond yoga, Pilates and KMI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.
A proud father of 3 home birthed children, Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife, Sophia, in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.