Neck Alignment: Techniques for Cervical Mobility & Alignment

The neck is a bridge between the mind and the body. In order for information to pass smoothly through the neck, its structures must maintain flexibility and alignment. Treating this region has positive effects not only on vertebral function, but also on related meridian and chakra functions associated with the area. In addition, the mind/body connection comes into greater alignment and the capacity to see and hear other perspectives is expanded.

During these two days we will explore and refine non-force treatment techniques for neck mobility and alignment. You will learn gentle, effective ways to work with the cervical vertebrae that are unique and powerful. 

Topics will include: 

  • fascia release techniques - general and specific

  • passive correction techniques, including muscle balancing adjustments

  • precision alignment techniques

  • spinal integration

  • how to know when to apply non-force cervical corrections

Reestablishing mobility and alignment in the cervical region is a key component in providing quality bodywork treatment. Learning to work with the neck with skill and sensitivity allows you to better serve your clients, and brings your practice to a new level of professionalism.

Livestream Option

For those of you who can not make it to this class in-person, you can participate via video livestream. This option requires you to have an internet connection plus a phone, tablet or computer.

We recommend that you have a practice partner to take the course with you so that you can experience giving and receiving each technique presented. If that is not possible, we recommend that you take the course live at some point in order to receive the work yourself OR go to a shin tai practitioner who can do it on you. Even though you can learn information and techniques from video instruction (some people even find it easier to learn this way), it is important to feel the effects of the work in your own system. As the bodywork shifts and opens your body, it creates new layers of experiential understanding about the concepts and practical application of the materials.

There is an option to have access to (unedited) video recordings of this class for an added fee of $50.


Please note: Class size limited to 20

DATES:  April 11-12, 2019

WHERE: International School of Shiatsu, 6055 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA 18947

COST:  $350 New Student / $150 Repeat fee (the cost is the same for in-person and livestream registration)

COST if paying via BTC, ETH, LTC or BCH: $295 New Student / $125 Repeat fee; email for details.

CONTACT:  Contact Lynn Goodman at or (267) 347-2290 with questions

REGISTER:  Email or click the button below to register online: