Manual NVR Part 1 (in person)

$1000 or four monthly payments of $250 (see course details for more)

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  • March 8 – 10, 2024
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • This course is intended for Neurovascular Release.
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Register for the three-day in-person course. Includes class recordings with timestamps for your review, supplemental lessons, and one-to-one mentoring.

What you will learn

Our focus in this first course in the Manual NVR series will be the neck, head, and upper thorax, including the brachial plexus, shoulder girdle, rib cage, and lungs.

We will work gently and precisely with the vascular system to normalize tone in hypertonic muscles that are shortening the myofascial tracks, distorting posture, and limiting movement.

We will work with restrictions of the cervical plexus, brachial plexus, intercostal nerves, accessory nerve, vagus nerve, phrenic nerve, and dura with the goals of reducing pain and improving structural and functional balance.

You will also:

  • learn or refine your ability to use “general listening” and other assessment methods borrowed from osteopathy
  • use less physical effort
  • become more efficient
  • learn new strategies for classic problems
  • improve your layer palpation and tissue-specific touch
  • grow your ability to meet the needs of sensitively-tuned individuals
  • pace your work to provide integration within the session.

As you add techniques to your tool bag, we will discuss applications and strategies for working with thoracic outlet syndrome, the residual effects of whiplash, jaw issues, problems leading to anterior head shift, shoulder mobility issues, upper body stiffness, hypermobile clients, and scoliosis.

Over time, your clients or patients will notice improved proprioception, interoception, and nervous system regulation, and they will grow in their appreciation for how smart and adaptive their bodies are.

This course is for all licensed manual therapists, including massage therapists, physiotherapists,  acupuncturists, and structural integrators.

In-person format

A 3-day immersion (21 hours) with unlimited opportunity for online review

  • Benefit immediately from hands-on guidance by Kier
  • Throughout class, receive this work from Kier and fellow students to help you understand and fine-tune your touch
  • Receive a ten to fifteen minutes of individualized integrative work form Kier during the last hours of class to settle your systems before you go home.

Additional benefits


  • Opportunity to schedule a full session with Kier

    If you have a complex injury history, you can schedule a full session with Kier for the day prior to class or the day after class.


  • Spend time in person with colleagues

    Get in touch with a close colleague and plan a rendezvous. Connect with new colleagues in person.


  • Unlimited course review online

    Time-stamped recordings of the distance learning version of this course are available online for you to review.

DatesMar 8 – 10, 2024
LocationBellingham, WA, USA
Teacher(s)Kieran (Kier) Schumaker
Tuition$1000 (option of 4 payments of $250)
Contactkirschu@gmail.com

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