Movement-Based Neurovascular Release for Lumbosacral Stability: A self-treatment approach for improving support and mobility


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  • November 6 – 6, 2021
  • Online course
  • This course is intended for Neurovascular Release.
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Presented by Kieran Schumaker

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this webinar is now closed. Please email with any questions. 

$100 or $150 when you purchase the We’ve got your back: Stability and Freedom through Neurovascular Release – Nov. 6th + 13th package. 

Part of the We’ve got your back: Stability and Freedom through Neurovascular Release series.

In this two-hour webinar for manual and movement therapists, Kier will guide you in using a ball in conjunction with sequenced leg and spinal movement to free up the vascular supply to back muscles, reducing local hypertonicity, and releasing constriction of dorsal cutaneous nerves. Kier will teach you to explain from a neurovascular perspective how lower extremity tension produces back tension, and also how lower extremity tension can be used to your advantage when applying this back release strategy.

You will come away with new tools and strategies to share with your clients, and you will feel greater support and freedom throughout your back. (Note for yoga practitioners and flexible people, please do not stretch out before class! We will use your lower extremity tension productively to help us target specific areas along the spine.)

In this class you will

  • Improve spinal movement in all three planes
  • Reduce protective holding or “splinting” associated with a chronically stiff back
  • Help your client find greater stability and control when balancing on one leg
  • Improve your client’s sense of safety and security if they feel vulnerable in the low back during spinal flexion and extension
  • Reduce compression in the lower thoracic and lumbar spine to allow the intervertebral discs to “fluff up” and regain some height
  • Improve psoas strength and psoas-piriformis balance
  • Help a client to sit more comfortably with an upright spine
  • Reduce the pain and protective response in a historically injured hip

Props needed: 

During class, we will be working on a yoga mat on the floor and against a wall.

A tennis ball or similar-sized ball is needed for this work. (Ideally you will have an old “flat” tennis ball or children’s tennis ball with lower pressure.)

Additional props you will need:

  • a few small couch pillows or bed pillows
  • a broom or mop handle or a non-rolling chair.

(People who have taken the Movement-Based NVR Online Level 1 during the COVID year have already learned
this approach—If you have studied this ball work online with Kier, it will be a repeat for you, and you will want to just take the second webinar.)


Note: If you cannot attend this course live, each session will be recorded and the recording made available to all registrants for 45 days. 

To ensure a high quality student experience, registration for this class will CLOSE on Friday, November 5th, at 8 PM EDT. 



Saturday, November 6: 11 AM – 1 PM EST


Kieran Schumaker is a Board Certified Structural Integrator who specializes in freeing myofascial restriction of nerves and vasculature, with the goal of helping clients to enjoy moving with greater comfort, ease, and agility. Their gentle and specific work can resolve longstanding issues with posture and function. They have studied in depth with several masters, and have a deep appreciation of the science and art of manual therapy. Kier is a Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration and they offer advanced training for manual therapists and structural integrators through their Anatomy Trains supported courses in Neurovascular Release.


DatesNov 6 – 6, 2021
LocationOnline course
Class Times

11 AM – 1 PM EST

Teacher(s)Kieran (Kier) Schumaker
Tuition$225 until November 15th / $300 thereafter
Credits Earned2 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 2 CEs IASI Cat 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.

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