Assisted Stretch Therapy
Level 1 Fundamentals Training
September 30 - October 1
10am - 6pm
Level 2 Practitioner Training
October 20 - 23
10am - 6pm
Deepen your practice and knowledge with hands-on, movement-based stretching.
For bodyworkers, movement coaches, and beginners. Learn a powerful skill to help others transform their movement.
Assisted Stretch Therapy Fundamentals Training
Learn the fundamentals of assisted stretch therapy in a hands-on, experiential environment.
Join us for a weekend of learning and healing!
Explore this growing modality of helping others become more mobile and embodied. Deepen your relationship to your own body and movement while learning a skill to help others.
Learn a hands-on stretching sequence you can do with family and friends, and with clients and students (for those already practising).
This course is suitable for: massage therapists, bodyworkers, energy workers, Breathwork practitioners, pilates teachers, yoga teachers, dance teachers, personal trainers, chiropractors, etc. Also suitable for beginners and movement enthusiasts looking to learn about the human body.
Cian Dalton and Carolyn Schmidt,
Owners/Founders of The Stretch Space
Carolyn and Cian are experienced practitioners in Stretch Therapy, having completed all levels of training of FST in Arizona. They have been running a busy studio in Vancouver since 2017, focusing on helping people through Stretch Therapy, movement and breathwork. They are highly trained and experienced movement educators and breathwork facilitators having studied with some of the most prominent teachers in the wellness world including Wim Hof, Robin Clements, Tom Myers and Eric Franklin. Cian has a background in professional boxing and Carolyn was a professional dancer and dance educator.
Learn more about Carolyn and Cian HERE
Hands-on assisted stretching of the major joints and fascial lines
Table stretch and floor stretch
Upper body and lower body stretches
Passive and active/dynamic stretching
Basic anatomy of the major joints + fascial lines
How to feel and listen to the body
Nervous system basics
Breathing (and how it informs movement and the nervous system)
Movement awareness and imagery (and how it informs movement + stretching)
How to hold space for someone to optimize healing
Course Material and Concepts:
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the course in total?
The stretch therapy fundamentals course is 2 days. Most of the time will be hands-on learning.
Will there be a following training for full certification
Yes - Level 2 is a 4 day training with home practice/practicum requirements that will have you ready to work with clients as a Stretch Therapist. Fundamentals is the pre-requisite for level 2.
Will I receive a certification?
A certificate of completion will be provided. The course is for beginners to work with friends and family and for experienced practitioners to add new tools to their repertoire.
What experience is needed for the course?
No experience is needed! A basic understanding of movement and anatomy is helpful. Even if you are very experienced with bodies, we encourage you to come with a beginners mind :)
What will be the main take-aways from this course?
You will leave with a beautiful assisted stretching routine you can do with family/friends (for beginners) or clients (for practitioners). You will receive many nuggets of wisdom and tools to apply to your movement or bodywork practice.