New Structural Approaches in Acupuncture & Manual Therapy: Koshi Balancing meets Yin Sotai
Robert Quinn & Jeffrey Dann
(This online webinar is held in English as cooperation of Shou Zhong with Robert Quinn. He is regularily teaching in German at our school in Berlin.)
Explore the fascinating overlap and mutual enrichment between the treatment styles that Jeffrey Dann & Bob Quinn have pioneered, Koshi Balancing and Yin Sotai
Koshi Balancing is the culmination of Jeffrey’s years spent studying with masters of acupuncture, teishin, bodywork, movement arts, and the martial arts. Bob’s work in Yin Sotai should be seen as an evolution of Dr. Keizo Hashimoto’s Sotai-ho in an even gentler direction. This workshop is designed for students and novice and experienced practitioners; no experience in Traditional Japanese Medicine is necessary. Our focus throughout will be on practical skill development with a focus on the teishin. As such, it is appropriate for non-acupuncturists too
Brief Overview of Seminar…
In this course Jeffrey Dann, Ph.D., R.Ac. and Bob Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac. explore the fascinating overlap and mutual enrichment between the treatment styles they have pioneered, Koshi Balancing and Yin Sotai. Koshi Balancing is culmination of Jeffrey’s years spent studying with masters of acupuncture and teishin, bodywork, movement arts, and martial arts. It is a style that is highly palpatory and can be practiced with acupuncture needles or non-insertive tools, like the teishin. Koshi Balancing, as originally conceived, has a key role for a few important Sotai movements.
Bob’s work in Yin Sotai should be seen as an evolution of Dr. Keizo Hashimoto’s Sotai-ho in an even gentler direction. Sotai is an indirect style of movement-bodywork that is often referred to as a system of neuromuscular reeducation. What Bob has done in Yin Sotai is ask himself two questions: What happens in Sotai if the patient’s level of muscular effort in the movements and the weight of the practitioner’s touch in the assessments are significantly reduced, and what changes when the movements become more sophisticated, involving always two or more joints that engage both sides of the body? The result of his investigations is called Yin Sotai.
This course will be taught with a focus on the teishin. As such, it is appropriate for non-acupuncturists. PTs. DCs, LMTs, and shiatsu therapists are all welcome. Acupuncturists after the course will understand how needles can be used instead of the teishin, but in the course no needling will be taught. Participants are encouraged to have someone on hand that they can practice on as a model, so that the learning can immediately come alive.
At the completion of this seminar you will be able to:
– Explain the principles of Koshi Balancing, Sotai and Yin Sotai
– Understand why superficial Teishin work is sufficient for the key GB points used in Koshi Balancing
– Perform a basic Yin Sotai routine in the supine position
– Perform a Koshi Balancing assessment and treatment
Robert Quinn, DAOM, LAc Bob Quinn has been studying various Japanese acupuncture, moxa, and bodywork styles since 1999. He has found an eclectic way to incorporate elements of these styles into a coherent whole. Much of his clinical work is now done with teishin, moxa and bodywork instead of normal insertive acupuncture. Until recently he taught full-time in the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NUNM in Portland, OR. Robert is regularily visiting our school Shou Zhong to teach course on his work, especially the work with the teishin.
Jeffrey Dann, PhD, LAc Jeffrey is the founder of the Koshi Balancing™ Method, has been an educator and community health practitioner for the past 40 years. A respected acupuncture teacher, he has taught internationally as well as at national conventions and for doctoral programs on both coasts. His practice is informed by Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation. His Koshi Balancing integrates acupuncture meridian work with several different Japanese bodywork systems. He practices in Boulder, CO where he is also director of the Aloha Wellness Associates Clinic.
21. November 2020: 17-22:30 MEZ 8am-1:30pm (PST)
05. Dezember 2020 17-22:30 MEZ 8am-1:30pm (PST)