Fajardo Method Holistic Biomechanics® Educational Program
What are Holistic Biomechanics®? Holistic Biomechanics® are the mechanics of all of the systems of the
body working together as a whole. Prior to learning new motor patterns, it is necessary to first create an
optimal brain environment that allows for learning. Because all actions of the body originate in the brain via
the nervous system, the Holistic Biomechanics®training program addresses this issue first and foremost.
Once the brain is capable of learning, efficient and reproducible new motor patterning can occur in both
skeletal and valve biomechanics. This training program will teach how to identify sympathetic and
parasympathetic skeletal and valve biomechanics. Individuals will learn both personal mapping skills and
also how to assist others to transform unsupportive motor/ movement patterns into new patterns of ease.
A variety ofequipment is used to provide sensory feedback to assist the mapping and teaching process,
i.e. Pilates, stools, weight cables, balls, and foam rollers.
The training emphasizes addressing all four tube layers of the body: neurological/skin, muscle/bone, organ
and hormone layers, This training will also include information on acknowledging the emotional/spiritual
barriers and influences of movement.
Alicia Fajardo is the creator of the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics®. She combines her B.S. in
Exercise Science and education in Dance with 24 years experience teaching movement through dance,
aerobics, Pilates and Gyrotonic ®. Alicia’s professional approach uniquely views the body as an integrated
unit incorporating mind, body and soul.
Who is this Program For?
This program is for anyone interested in learning more about the role the nervous system plays in our
movement, mood and overall health. Movement educators, body workers, parents and teachers, as well
as individuals wanting to increase their personal body awareness are all welcome.
The educational program includes 6 weekends of lectures and learning plus reading, observation and
movement homework. Topics of study will include the following:
Nervous System, Skeletal System/ Movement Terminology Review, Anatomy Trains, Childhood
pre/ post natal motor patterning, Emotional Anatomy, Valve System, Breath, Self-Calming,
Introduction to Brain Mapping, Introduction to Measuring, Organ Observation and Mobilization,
Heart Sounds Awareness, Eye Tracking, Humeral and Femoral Weight, Humeral and Femoral
Mobilization, Passive Release Techniques, Eye Tracking with Arm/Leg Motion, Hamstring/ Triceps
awareness, Elbow and Knee, Lower Leg and Forearm Loops, Hand and Foot Suction Cup, Head
Triangle Awareness and Mobilization, Jaw and Neck Tube, Pelvic Triangle Awareness and Mobilization,
Pelvic Ears and Sacral Energy, Thoracic Cage Awareness and Mobilization, Shoulder Girdle Awareness
and Mobilization, Body tube motions incorporating head, shoulder girdle, ribcage pelvic function and
eye-tracking. Moving from the organs.
Fridays: 3:30p.m – 9:00p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 – 6:30p.m
Lecture/ Learning Dates 2013:
Intro to Biomechanics Training
Holistic Biomechanics® Program Fees:
Lecture/Learning Fee: $4000
Certification Fee: $500
Fees include study materials, reduced rates on studio services and an Open Gym membership to
Transformations Studio until January 1, 2014.
Holistic Biomechanics® Certification Option:
Individuals who are interested in a deeper knowledge base of Holistic Biomechanics® and its application
to teaching movement or bodywork can obtain a Holistic Biomechanics® Practitioner Certificate. In order
to receive a certification in Holistic Biomechanics® it is necessary to complete the following 600 hours of study.
Lecture/Learning 120 hrs
Reading and Study 80 hrs
Personal Practice 150 hrs
Observation 150 hrs
StudentTeaching 100 hrs
Total Hours 600 hrs
Upon completion of the above requirements, all participants are required to complete a written questionnaire
and case study as well as demonstrate teaching ability and personal application of Holistic Biomechanics®
The questionnaire will focus on principles of Holistic Biomechanics® and the case study will stress
Client Assessment and Program Design. Teaching ability will be demonstrated in a one on one client setting
and personal application of Holistic Biomechanics® will be demonstrated in a class setting.