- Workshops Schedule
- Discounts Policy
- Into the Stretch
- Deeper Into the Stretch
- ST for Performance
- ST Teacher Intensive program
- Overcome Neck & Back Pain
- Monkey Gym
- Deep Well Being
- Greenwell Point Teaching Centre
Workshops schedule – 2017
The full 2017 workshops schedule is available at stretchtherapy.net/workshops-schedule.
When you repeat the same workshop you attract a 50% discount off the full (regular) registration price.
If you register for a different two-day workshop in a calendar year, you attract a 25% discount off the second workshop. If you register for the second workshop by the Early Bird cut off, the 25% discount is off that rate.
* ST Teacher Intensive Program
Part A: If you have previously completed the old Stretch Teacher format (2015 and prior) and you wish to attend Intensive Part A, our repeat rate of 50% applies.
Part B: If you have previously completed the old Stretch Teacher format (2015 and prior) and you wish to attend Intensive Part B, you will attract a 15% discount off the Early Bird rate (payment due by the Early Bird closing date).[Note: maximum 5 repeater spots available in any Stretch Teacher Intensive.]
How do I claim a discount?
Contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Into the Stretch: a 100% full immersion experience in the work of Stretch Therapy
Into the Stretch is for anyone new to Stretch Therapy, and is suitable for every body.
Learn the techniques that have helped tens of thousands of people to experience grace and ease in the body.
You will learn how to:
- free up tight joints and move fluidly again
- increase the sensations of being alive
- let tension go completely from your body
- relax completely, via daily guided relaxation exercises
- sleep more deeply and awaken refreshed
Deeper Into the Stretch
Deeper Into the Stretch is the next step after Into the Stretch and can be taken at any time after you do your first ST workshop.
We created Deeper Into the Stretch because so many people have repeated Into the Stretch, or ST for Performance multiple times, and report each time that they learned more than the times before – the system is wide and deep and caters to all body types and levels of function.
ST for Performance
This workshop is for all women and men involved in dance, gymnastics strength training, martial arts, the pole dance world, free-runners, and Parkour practitioners.
ST for Performance is for anyone involved in any activity where superior active and passive flexibility is necessary. So often it is missing.
We will present solo and partner versions of most exercises. We will cover all necessary partial poses, progressions, limbering elements, and associated techniques (like fascial releases, Contract–Relax, pulsing, ballistics, etc.) to be able to:
- do a full squat
- have full hip mobility
- do a pike (legs together, face on shins)
- do a pancake (legs apart, chest on floor)
- have full shoulder extension and flexion
- do a full back bend (the bridge)
Stretch Therapy Teacher Intensive program
In 2016, the old Stretch Teacher workshop was replaced with the ST Teacher Intensive program.
Overcome Neck & Back Pain
This one-day workshop is designed for sufferers of neck or back pain.
You will be assessed structurally and functionally, and an individual exercise program will be prescribed and practised – you will go away with a toolbox of techniques you can practise at home.
If you are a practitioner who treats these problems, this workshop will provide an unique opportunity to see the method in action.
Monkey Gym is the strength and agility wing of the Stretch Therapy system.
The Monkey Gym work spans explicit rehabilitation through to the development of elite athletes; we all fall somewhere on this continuum.
The foundation of any strengthening work is sound biomechanics. We start here.
Deep Well Being
Many people want to experience life more fully, and feel instinctively that there is more to life than how it appears on the surface. Others find that it is difficult to be still internally, because their minds are too busy. Still others don’t understand why their emotional life is a roller-coaster!
This one-day workshop is designed to provide you with a number of tools to go deeper into the ordinary experiences of daily life, and to help you experience happiness more often – for no reason at all.
Greenwell Point Teaching Centre
In Australia, we offer workshops in Greenwell Point, NSW, 2.5 hours south of Sydney. This is the only location in Australia at which we run the ST Teacher Intensives Part A and Part B.
Read all about Greenwell Point – including how to travel there and where to stay – here.
Kit Laughlin is a world authority in stretching and strengthening techniques. He is the author of the best-selling books Overcome Neck & Back Pain, Stretching & Flexibility, and Stretching & Pregnancy. Kit has presented workshops to many thousands of individuals worldwide and is a strength and flexibility consultant to elite teams and athletes. He studied Oriental medicine and Shiatsu for three years in Japan and founded the Shoshin Centre (in Canberra – and presently Greenwell Point – Australia), where he assists clients to overcome pain related to muscular and skeletal asymmetries.
Olivia Allnutt is a Senior Stretch Therapy Teacher and a qualified personal trainer. She has been a student and practitioner of the Stretch Therapy system since 1993. She has taught all levels of Stretch Therapy and Monkey Gym classes for over 10 years, and RollStretch for over five years. Olivia has co-presented Into the Stretch and ST for Performance workshops in Australia and internationally in recent years, and delivered the Stretch Teacher workshops in 2015. Her background experience includes training as a gymnast from age six – as well as coaching gymnastics for many years – and competing in cross country running, field hockey, softball, and swimming (she is a qualified swimming instructor).
Dave Wardman is the creator of the Physical Alchemy method. He is a Senior Stretch Therapy Instructor. In his research into human transmutation Dave has studied an auspicious combination of physical cultivation methods, martial arts and body work systems. He also practices with certain alchemical and contemplative methods.
Jon Valentine has been involved with Stretch Therapy since 2001 when he took his first class at the Australian National University (ANU), and he was one of the founding teachers at the original Monkey Gym at the ANU in Canberra. He has a background in a wide range of martial arts, from Capoeira (his first), various Chinese styles, western boxing, and Judo. He has been a competitive weightlifter since 2006 and holds the NSW Masters records for Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total (69kg class), and currently trains and coaches out of the Burwood Weightlifting Club. People who have greatly influenced his teaching and coaching methodologies include (in no particular order), Dan John, Kit Laughlin, Dr Robert Mitchell and Cherie Seeto.
Cherie Seeto is a Senior Stretch Therapy Teacher and Practitioner. Her interest in Stretch Therapy began in 1999, with a workshop 'Piriformis in relation to back pain'. As a remedial therapist, this was like finding gold!
Stretch Therapy combined with massage and other soft tissue therapies became her core focus. It has allowed her to serve her clients by teaching them how to look after their own bodies. Being inquisitive and creative by nature, adapting and evolving stretches to suit anyone's flexibility and age is rewarding. Humans ageing with functional grace and ease has also shifted Cherie's emphasis to a softer approach to ST. Slowing down, relaxing, allowing the body and mind to unwind unnecessary tension, is a fine balance to intense training.