ELDOA PROGRAM

The NEW ELDOA PROGRAM is offered as a stand-alone program in 6 Levels

Australia and New Zealand

Level 1 -  Intro to ELDOA – The Foundational Exercises

Level 2 -  L5-S1 to C2-C3

Level 3 - Ribs, Shoulders and Hips

Level 4 - Sacroiliac Joint and Pubic Symphysis

Level 5 - The Skull, Upper Cervical, TMJ, Head Injuries and Lesions of the spine

Level 6 - Clinical applications in addition to clinical ADAPTATIONS

 

Diploma
In level 6 there will be an exam to prove practitioner proficiency with the ELDOA techniques as well as a class graduation from the Soma ELDOA program

SOMATRAINING PROGRAM

Sydney, Australia

Certificate of Applied Trainer
European Diploma of Animator in Sport, Health and Fitness Training
Duration: 3 Years - 4 Seminars over an 8 to 10 month period. Each Seminar lasts 3 days

Intro:
- Examination of the Knee - 26-28 NOV 2016 - completed

Year 1:

7-9 APR 2017 - Strengthening of the Abdominals & Diaphragm - completed
23-25 JUN 2017 - Strengthening of the Lower Limbs
25-27 AUG 2017 - Strengthening of the Upper Limbs & Trunk
24-26 NOV 2017 - Global Movement and Posturology – The Squat

Year 2:

- Myofascial Stretching
- General ELDOA (Levels 1-2)
- Specific ELDOA (Levels 3-6)
- Specific Proprioception and Awareness

Year 3:

- Cardio Training and Physical Conditioning
- Circulatory and Respiratory Techniques
- Global Postural Stretching
- Pathologies Sports, Kinesiology and Strapping


Diploma
Upon completion of all of the Level One, Two and Three courses, a Diploma of SomaTrainer
and an European Diploma of Physical Training (FFCP) will be awarded.

 
 

What is a SomaTraining/SomaTherapy Practitioner?

World renowned Osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer has institutes and education programs currently being taught  in multiple locations, in several countries across the globe.  Among his students there are medical doctors, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors and many other health professionals enrolled into his programs. The SomaTraining and SomaTherapy Certification Programs are 3-4 year programs with a curriculum consisting of incredibly in depth knowledge about the body, fascia, biomechanics, physiology, etc... but more importantly an incredible amounts of techniques and tools that help improve the level of all professionals who attend. SomaTrainers/therapists are taught to view and treat the human body as a dynamic global system with the ability to work with the complexity model and recognize that disfunction and injuries are only ever truly improved by addressing not only the problem but all that is in relation.

A Somatrainer/therapist specializes in:

  • Specific exercises to strengthen and reinforce muscle tissue and function
  • High performance strength and cardiovascular performance
  • Proprioception to improve joint stability and ligament function
  • ELDOA for all levels of the spine and specific joints in the body
  • Myofascial Stretching to improve quality of tissue and correct structural imbalances
  • Postural and gait analysis
  • Articular pumping to manually treat inflammation and quality of the fascia
  • Techniques to treat headaches, asthma, visceral function, bladder infections, menstrual problems, pregnancy pain, digestion, varicose veins, hernias, patellafemoral syndrome, sprains, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, lumbago, scoliosis, pre/rehabilitation from surgeries and more

Somatraining/therapy community around the world! Related links:

http://www.guyvoyer.com/eng/somatraining.htm

http://www.guyvoyer.com/eng/somatherapieappliquee.htm

Dallas, TX - http://legacyperformwell.com/

London, UK - http://www.somatraining.co.uk/product_cat/courses-and-workshops

Larchmont, NY - http://360healthandperformance.com/blog/

Bloomington, IN - http://www.somafinder.com/voyerparadigm/

Newport Beach, CA - http://linkmedicalcenter.com/

Montreal, CAN - http://www.institutsomatraining.com/

Toronto, CAN - http://www.mitreawellness.com/

 
 
 

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA


Instructor: Stephanie McCusker

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

1 - 2 July, 2017 - Location: Fitness First The Zone - 94 King St Sydney NSW 2000

19 - 20 Aug, 2017 - Location: TBA - Melbourne AU

23 - 24 Sept, 2017 - Location: Sweet 7 - 58 Brown St Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ

Venues:   TBA

Cost:  Early Bird Special - Save 10%    Full Price $599 +gst
** Discounts available for Groups and Students**

ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course

Course Description: 

This two-day seminar is the first certification course of the newly organized 6 Level ELDOA Program. The ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course introduces the foundational principles and classic ELDOA postures developed by Guy VOYER DO, for personal and professional application. 

Designed for Therapists, Trainers, Coaches, Athletes and any person regardless of their background, the ELDOA Level 1 Courses will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the methodology and ability to effectively apply these techniques for enhanced spinal health, posture, performance recovery and the many other unique benefits of the ELDOAs. You will walk away from the course with the ability to confidently perform and teach these complex exercises to help heal back pain and improve disc health.

Program:

Lecture Topics include Functional Anatomy, Tensegrity Biomechanics, The History of the ELDOA - How VOYER organized the material, VOYER’s Educational Paradigm - Complexity and “Learn By Doing”

Other topics that will be discussed are - What is a Spine?, Mobility vs. Stability, Origins of the Spine, Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Spinal Segments and most importantly, the Philosophy of the ELDOA “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

Practical Application of the principle ELDOAs will be done at length as well as a movement section to learn fascial tension fundamentals and an ELDOA group exercise class to experience more of the ELDOA postures taught in Level 2. 

Registration and Payment:

Reserve your spot today as space is limited! Please notify us your location and which course you would like to register for. We will send you an invoice with details for bank transfer. Payment plans are available for those who inquire.

Register for Sydney 1-2 JULY, 2017

Register for Melbourne 19-20 AUG, 2017

NOTE** The ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course and the ELDOA 1 Somatraining Course are DIFFERENT Courses! Please note that the LEVEL courses are part of the New ELDOA Program that has a completely different manual than the ELDOA 1 Somatraining Course. Please message us if you would like more information about this. Thanks!

 

Lead By: Stephanie McCusker
Date and Location: TBA
Venue:  TBA
Cost:
Early Bird Special - Save 10%
Full Price - $899 +gst
** Discounts available for Groups and Students**

ELDOA Level 2 Certification Course

Course Description:
ELDOA 2 –  Length: 3 days

ELDOA 2 in the reformatted ELDOA program is a three-day course. The first day is review of ELDOA 1 plus we'll expand on many of the topics from ELDOA 1 including the general anatomy and biomechanics of the spine using the descriptive anatomy.The biomechanics will be the classic biomechanics from Kapanji’s Physiology of the Joints: Volume 3 : Trunk.

All the exercises from ELDOA 1 are reviewed. Days 2 and 3 feature the ELDOA exercises of the spine from the level of L5-S1 to C2-3 and the introduction of Factors of Progression. Lecture topics include: Embryology Overview: notochord, A review of the Cerebral Spinal Fluid & PRM, Water Imbibition of the Intervertebral Disc, Extracellular Matrix, The Roles of the Fascia – According to Guy VOYER, DO, The Effects of Dehydration, Low Back Pain and Muscle Spasm, and Theories of the ELDOA program.

Registration and Payment:
Please reserve your spot today as space is limited. Once you book in, we will send you an invoice with details for bank transfer. Payment plans are available for those who inquire.


There are hundreds of specific exercises, which can solicit the proximal, distal, medial, lateral, middle, superficial or deep portions of each muscle (i.e. proximal psoas or distal tibialis anterior) in the lower extremities. The thorough details that are covered in this class will allow for an understanding of the numerous exercises that target specific areas of the lower limb. Students will learn and gain a deep understanding of the function of these muscles relevant to optimal joint mechanics with numerous tools to implement whether it is to correct movement mechanics or improve performance. Learn exercises that can be used to help create balance for issues such as patellafemoral syndrome, trochanteric bursitis, sacroiliac joint pain, pre and post surgical procedures and much more!

Course Outline:
- relational anatomy and tensegrity biomechanics
- technical analysis of the movements which are the basis of muscle strengthening
- learning to perfect the movement (progression factors)
- how to avoid injury with the appropriate preparation
- lower extremity warm-ups
- quality effort in terms of strength, volume, power, speed, resistance, endurance and fitness maintenance
- planning training sessions
- strengthening methods for all the lower extremity muscles
- muscular re-education programs
- sports preparation programs

Registration and Payment:

Early Bird - $855AUD + GST
Now - 2nd of June ($500 deposit to reserve this price)

Full - $955AUD + GST
After 2nd of June (payment in full)

Upper Limb and Trunk There are hundreds of specific exercises, which can solicit the proximal, distal, medial, lateral, middle, superficial or deep portions of each muscle (i.e. deltoids, quadratus lumborum) in the upper extremities and trunk. The thorough details that are covered in this class will allow for an understanding of the numerous exercises that target specific areas of the upper limb and the trunk. Students will learn and gain a deep understanding of the function of these muscles relevant to optimal joint mechanics with numerous tools to implement whether it is to correct movement mechanics or improve performance. Help those with frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, kyphosis, and more with these very specific reinforcement exercises.

Course Outline:
- relational anatomy and tensegrity biomechanics
- technical analysis of the movements which are the basis of muscle strengthening
- learning to perfect the movement (progression factors)
- how to avoid injury with the appropriate preparation
- specific upper extremity warm-ups
- quality effort in terms of strength, volume, power, speed, resistance, endurance and fitness maintenance
- planning training sessions
- strengthening methods for all the upper extremity/trunk muscles
- muscular re-education programs
- sports preparation programs

Registration and Payment:

Early Bird - $855AUD + GST
Now - 4th of August ($500 deposit to reserve this price)

Full - $955AUD + GST
After 4th of August (payment in full)

In this course Dr VOYER will spend the first day with an insight to posturology, and its implications on the health and function of the body as a whole. He will cover various techniques that you’ll be able to use when assessing a patient or client to help you give a direction you’ll need to take with them. Following that, he will spend the second and the third day elaborating on the mechanics of a biomechanically sound squat relating it and its benefits to visceral health, energy consumption, common pathologies, corrective exercise and athletic performance. This is a workshop where what’s taught in the lectures is being practiced in the practice sessions giving you a kinesthetic experience at the same time.

When done properly it can help back pain and knee pain, when done the way it is generally taught and performed by many at the gym, it can create pain and dysfunction. An accurately performed squat is an essential part of many back, hip and knee rehabilitation program. This course consists of in-depth lectures combined with practice periods where students learn the specific progressions and variations of squatting. Incorporating these unique techniques into any rehabilitation and/or training program will ensure exceptional results for your clients in both pain management and performance enhancement.
 

You will learn:
- how to assess your clients posture “the VOYER way”
- tools to address postural misalignments and imbalances
- tensegrity biomechanics relative to squatting and the importance of maintaining perfect gravity line
- where and how stress is placed upon both the musculoskeletal and visceral system during different ranges of the squat
- what muscles you need to engage and in what order, in order to facilitate correct myofascial tension throughout the body to distribute the load share and transfer the force via the 4 diaphragms of the body
- how to dissipate forces away from the weak points of your body (spine, knees etc.)
- how to emphasize the work of a specific muscle or group of muscles during the squat
- specific variations to squatting in order to achieve that
- how to apply and modify these techniques with common injuries such as disc hernias, patella femoral issues, ACL, PCL injuries, range of motion restrictions and many more.

 

Registration and Payment:

Early Bird - $1255AUD + GST
Now - 3rd of November ($700 deposit to reserve this price)

Full - $1380.50AUD + GST
After 3rd of November (payment in full)

 

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Instructor: World Renowned Osteopath Guy Voyer DO
Hosted By: Australia SomaTraining and ELDOA
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue:  Fitness First Level 2, 55 Grafton St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Schedule:
Saturday, 26 NOV 2016  12pm - 8pm
Sunday, 27 NOV 2016  9am - 7pm
Monday, 28 NOV 2016  9am - 4pm

Cost:

Registration and Payment:

Examination of the KNEE
End Knee Pain & Improve Performance

Workshop Description:
A 3 day hands-on workshop that will discuss many of the necessary topics needed to fully understand the bio-mechanics of the knee and the origin of knee pain. 
- Bio-mechanics
- Anatomy
- Inflammation
- Physiology...Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed
- Guy VOYER Pelvic Axes and how it relates to the knee

Structure Dictates Function and Function Dictates Structure
This is an integrated model as it considers the consequences of Structure (organization of anatomy, re: Bio-mechanics), function (forces and motor control), Human Physiology and its relationship to PERFORMANCE
 
How to fix it?! Learn by Doing!  The Why's? And How's? Are addressed through:

  • Myofascial Stretching (MFS) 
  • Segmental Strengthening / Muscular Reinforcement  
  • Proprioception(s) Kinesthetic sense "to make the joint more intelligent" 
  • ELDOAs
  • GPS Global Postural Stretching 
  • Awareness Exercises 
  • Relaxation Techniques 
  • And Much More…

Come learn effective tools that really work! This introductory workshop is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience many of the diverse techniques that are taught in Dr. Voyer’s complete 3 year Somatraining Program. You will have a chance to implement and practice all that you learn in this hands on workshop as we lead up to the start of the Sydney, Australia Somatraining Program set to kick off in 2017!
To find out more about Dr. Guy Voyer’s Somatraining Program please visit http://guyvoyer.com/eng/somatraining_e.html

VENUE CONFIRMED: Fitness First Headquarters - Level 2, 55 Grafton St Bondi Junction NSW 2022

The abdominals (obliques, transverse, pyramidals and rectus abdominus) and the thoracic diaphragm need to be properly trained. These muscles are not only functional but aesthetic. That is why students will learn hundreds of exercises that will specifically target these muscles. Students will learn and gain a deep understanding of how these muscles are related to and can correct various abdominal wall separations, hernias and how to improve digestive dysfunctions such as constipation, IBS etc. by specific muscular strengthening. The abdominals support the spine and manage the pelvis, where all global movement emanates from.

Course Outline:
- relational anatomy and tensegrity biomechanics
- technical analysis of the movements which are the basis of muscle strengthening
- learning to perfect the movement (progression factors)
- how to avoid injury with the appropriate preparation
- types of cool-downs for better recovery
- quality effort in terms of strength, volume, power, speed, resistance, endurance and fitness maintenance
- planning training sessions
- multiple strengthening methods including 9 Part Abs for Digestive System
- muscular re-education programs
- sports preparation programs

Who Should Attend:
All Athletes, Strength Coaches, Team Therapists and Coaches, C.H.E.K Practitioners, Golf Instructors, Personal Trainers, Pilates and Yoga Instructors, Health Care Practitioners: Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Professionals, and Medical Doctors.

Registration and Payment:

4 Course Package Discount Available! Please contact us to find out more!

Early Bird - $855AUD + GST
Now - 17th of March ($500 deposit to reserve this price)

Full - $955AUD + GST
After 17th of March (payment in full)


 
 

If you would like further information about upcoming courses, group rates or interested in attending specific courses or workshops being held in New Zealand or Australia, please submit your request and full details here. We will send a reply to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

If you are located in North America - Click here to see a list of upcoming courses with Guy Voyer DO that may be near you: http://somafinder.com/seminars/

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