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Fajardo Method Of 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 a optimal brain environment that allows for learning.  Because all actions of the body originate in the brain via the nervous system, the Holistic Biomechanics Educational Program addresses this issue first and foremost.  Once the brain is capable of learning, efficient and reproducible new motor patterning can occur in the skeletal, fascial, valve biomechanics. 

 Holistic Biomechanics Educational Program Content

This Program will teach how to identify sympathetic and parasympathetic skeletal, fascia, valve and organ biomechanics.  Individuals will learn both personal mapping skills and also how to assist others to transform unsupportive motor/movement patterns into new motor patterns of ease.  A variety of equipment is used to provide sensory feedback to assist the mapping and teaching process, i.e. Pilates, weight cables, parkour equipment, balls and foam rollers.  The program emphasizes addressing all four tube layers of the body: neurological/skin, muscle/bone, organ adn hormone layers.  The program also affirms the recognition and acknowledgement of the survival pattern related emotional/spiritual barriers that influence movement and well-being.   This program will include the following topics of study:

  • Nervous System Review with emphasis on the Autonomic Nervous System

  • General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.)

  • Parasympathetic vs Sympathetic: Identifying Seven Stages of Startle via Skeletal Markers and Motor Patterning.  Sensory Motor Relflex Loop vs. survival reflexes

  • Motor Patterning and Brain Maps

  • Valve System and Valve Breathing

  • Fascia:  Function and Form, Anatomy Trains, Fascia Bands

  • Self-Calming Techniques

  • Eye Tracking and the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.)

  • Skeletal System Arthrokinematics: Pelvic Girdle and Leg, Rib-cage, Shoulder Girdle and Arm, Head and Neck, Body Physics

  • Childhood Developmental Motor Patterning

  • Organ Observation and Mobilization

  • Recognizing Survival Patterning and Sympathetic Personal Triggers.

  • In depth study of Fajardo Method principles of structure and movement: Center Line Principle of Motion, Grid Points and application to movement, Stingray Principle of Motion, Valve Breathing

 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 six weekends of lecture and learning plus reading , observation and movement homework.  Upon completion of the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics Educational Program one may apply to the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics Certification Program.  Upon successful completion of the Certification Program one will become a Certified Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics Practitioner.

 Certification Program

The Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics certification program is an 800 hour program. After meeting pre-requisites, participants progress through Foundation, Advanced, and On-Site courses, in addition to completing other areas of study, personal practice, observation, and student teaching hours. For a full description of the certification process, hours, fees, and licensing, view/download the full certification description here.

 Program Pre-requisites
  • 3 months of participation in classes on or 3 months of personal training sessions.

  • Introductory level knowledge of the following Fajardo Method concepts and movement principles: Grid Points, Stingray Principle of Motion, Center Line Principe of Motion, Valve Breathing. All these concepts are taught regularly in classes and in personal training sessions.

 Program Lecture/Learning Dates 2023

Foundation Session 1:

January 20-21
February 17-18
March 17-18

Foundation Session 2:

April 21-22
May 19-20
June 16-17

Foundation Session 3:

July 21-22
August 18-19
September 15-16
October 20-21

Advanced Session 1:   January 28                      

February 25
March 25

Advanced Session 2:   April 29                     

May 27
June 24

Advanced Session 3:   July 29                     

August 26
September 23

For more information, or to participate in the program, contact Alicia Fajardo at 503-888-8241 or

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