MER Training

6-Part Training

 

With Ketu and Roland

Myofascial Energetic Release (MER) training is a 6-part integrative
healing modality. It is designed with to meet the increasing demand for
bodywork practitioners able to work holistically with deep bodywork to
meet the physical and emotional needs of their clients.


One aspect of MER is working with the muscles (myo) and connective tissue (fascia) of the body.


You will learn the art and science of providing deep bodywork with, hands-on strokes, assisted stretches, myofascial unwinding and joint mobilisation coupled with emotional awareness and release.


This training will give you a professional skill that you can use to work with clients, helping them significantly improve both their physical and emotional state of being. You will learn to activate the body’s natural ability for self-regulation and healing.


The goal of a MER session is to relieve pain, restore physical function, increase emotional
awareness and achieve balance between the body and the mind, allowing the client to lead a full and active life.


MER is developed by Satyarthi Peloquin, who is one of the original creators of Rebalancing. It is the sum of his 47 years of experience and training in deep bodywork. MER trainings are happening in France, Poland, Greece, The Netherlands and now also in Denmark/Scandinavia.


Many trainees of MER are already therapists and bodyworkers and want to include MER in their practise. Beginners are also welcome to come and learn this beautiful work. You can start the MER training with any of the 6 modules as all modules (except for the Advanced module) can be taken in any order.

MER Introductory Workshop

2022

2 October 2022

 MER Module 1: Back, Neck, Pelvis and Breath (Self Empowerment)

16-20 November 2022

 

2023

MER Module 2: Feet, Legs and Hips (Grounding)

11-15 January 2023

 

MER 3: Release and Balance the Pelvis (Centering)

22-26 March 2023

 

MER Module 4: Releasing and Balancing the Face, Cranium, Neck, Breath and Arms (Original

Face)

28 Juni-2 Juli 2023

 

Dates for Module 5 and 6 to be announced.

MER Module 1: Back, Neck, Pelvis and Breath (Self Empowerment)

In this training you will learn how to help people with back, neck and pelvis issues. With deep bodywork you will learn how to free the back, neck and pelvis to heal chronic pain and open up the breath of your client.

 

You will gain knowledge about the structural and functional anatomy of the back, neck and pelvis and in turn develop the intuition and skills necessary to work with the underlying causes of pain in these areas.

 

A combination of daily meditations, session demonstrations, theory and session exchanges with
fellow students will give you the skill and confidence needed to make this work your own.
Supported by consistent support from the staff will you will learn how to heal using deep
bodywork.


This module introduces you to the major hinges of the spine: lumbar/sacral, diaphragm, heart, thoracic inlet and atlas/occiput. The focus will be giving deep bodywork on the back and neck and help the pelvis release to restore balance. Assisted stretches and joint mobilization will be introduced to give you tools to help integration.


You will learn the art and science of evaluating posture and seeing holding patterns in the body and relate them to your client’s emotional state of being. By involving the client in this process you help him take responsibility for his own healing process.


By the end of this module you will have learned a comprehensive series of strokes to help people who experience neck, back, shoulder and pelvis pain. Upon completion of MER 1 you will be able to give a full back, neck, shoulder, breath and pelvic MER session.


• Understand the importance of breath and how to regulate and balance of the breathing of your client.
• Understand that the pelvis is the ‘keystone’ of center and balance in the body
• Empower and educate clients through teaching myofascial unwinding: a slow spontaneous movement that facilitates healing.
• Evaluate clients using body-reading, palpation techniques, and knowledge based intuition.
• Refine your ability to work with your hands to heal using your own body balance, breathing and posture.
• Develop a “listening touch” with your hands and body.
• Learn how to detect energy blocks and spasms in the body and how to treat them to restore the natural energy flow of the body.

MER Module 2: Feet, Legs and Hips (Grounding)

Module 2 is comprised of daily meditations, theoretical instruction, demonstrations and active partner exchange. The feet, legs and hips module is a guided learning experience covering body mechanics and correct methods of working with the fascia and joints. You also learn body- reading techniques and how to translate the information gathered into a session.

 

An important focus in this module is learning how to free the gluteus medius and minimus, tensor fascia latae, and the deep rotators of the hip. You will discover the importance of the tibialis anterior and its role in flexing the foot at the ankle. You will learn to work on all of the compartments of the upper leg through work on the hamstrings, adductors, abductors and quadriceps.

 

This module will provide you with the skills needed to interpret structural imbalances and use a range of techniques to create sessions integrating the lower body with the pelvis and spine.

 

• Heal pain and restore natural movement to the feet, legs and hips.

• Assess and treat foot, knee and hip complaints using body-reading, palpation and functional testing.

• Learn tools to effectively work with the plantar fascia.

• How to use joint mobilization in treatment of the foot, ankle, knee, and hip.

• Learn assisted stretches for the feet, legs and hips.

• Learn how to structurally balance the legs and feet.

• Understand the psychology of physical symptoms in the knees, hips and feet and how to work with the felt sense in understanding these messages.

• Learn how to work with myofascial unwinding of the lower body.

• Learn myofascial anatomy and physiology of hip, leg, knee and foot.

MER 3: Release and Balance the Pelvis (Centering)

The pelvis joins the legs to the spine and is the “keystone” of human architecture and structural alignment. The pelvis is the equilibrium point for the entire body. Anterior/posterior tilt, rotation and elevation of the hip will cause compensation elsewhere. Helping the pelvis to a neutral position is crucial in achieving postural alignment.

 

Module 3 explores this “touchy” area with sensitivity. A lot of suppressed emotion is held here and requires an approach based on skill, awareness and compassion. Learning how to connect with the felt sense will help you understand and release mental and emotional restrictions held as tension in the tissues.

 

Other themes explored in this module are the pelvic joints and their function in posture and the role of the psoas muscle complex and abdominal muscles in breathing.

 

Breathing is a movement that involves structural and physiological responses throughout our entire body. MER 3 supports you in exploring how your pelvis supports or restricts your ability to breathe deeply and fully. Exploring your own restrictions will help you become more aware of your own breathing and increase your ability to help others release old feelings stored in the pelvis.

 

• Learn to evaluate and diagnose pelvic imbalances and how to achieve pelvic alignment.

• Learn advanced movement and treatment techniques for core integration.

• Learn to find, palpate and treat the relevant myofascial and skeletal anatomy, including: The gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, the 6 deep lateral rotators as well as the ab/adductor groups and the iliopsoas.

• Assessing and treating sacral, pelvic and lower back pain.

• Understanding the balance between the pelvis, legs and spine.

• Understanding the emotional issues held in the pelvis and how to help your client release them.

MER Module 4: Releasing and Balancing the Face, Cranium, Neck, Breath and Arms (Original Face)

Many upper body conditions stubbornly persist despite conventional bodywork techniques. In Module 4 you will learn a comprehensive methodology to work with the neck, breath, arms and face.

 

You will be introduced to the psychology of these areas and how to work with the body’s natural trauma releasing abilities using breath-work.

 

You will start to master how to educate clients about the psychosomatic sources of pain and how to work with the most common pain syndromes of the upper body.

 

Mer 4 will include a review of rotator cuff anatomy, palpation of the rotator cuff muscles and related structures.

 

The chest and diaphragm are often overlooked as primary contributors to back and shoulder issues. As the source of our breathing and our taking in of life energy, these core muscles are often tight, constricting breathing, energy flow and movement.

 

We learn and review simple but powerful methods to release the diaphragm, sternum, and ribcage, helping clients to breathe with less effort.

 

You will receive techniques to release the muscles and fascia of the hands, thumbs and forearms to increase mobility in the corresponding joints and releasing the forearm muscles to effectively liberate the shoulder.

 

• Learn how to treat neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist and hand pain.

• Learn to work with the face and head, incorporating a treatment plan for headaches

• Learn the anatomy of the myofascial system of the breath, arms, face and cranium.

• Learn to work effectively with frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ (jaw pain) and

headaches.

 

MER 5: Opening to Breath (Inspiration)

There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing. You take air in and you

let it out, about 25 000 times a day. Yet, many of us have lost the ability to breathe properly, with

consequences for our physical and emotional health.

 

Opening to Breath takes the student through the motions of breath in the rib cage, spine, shoulder,

and neck. Attention is given to the structures involved in the process of breathing as well as the

ones restricting proper breathing.

 

MER 5 teaches how to enhance the motions for inhaling and exhaling to achieve an effortless and

full breath. Supported by deep, slow and sensitive touch, this combination helps healing to happen

on a subconscious and conscious level.

 

Each technique is clearly explained and demonstrated, with variations included to cater to the

clients’ needs. These techniques are also put together into a model session for clear application

ensuring maximum results.

 

Working consciously with breath will accelerate the overall benefits of every MER session. Through being aware of your own breathing, you learn how to help your client breathe well. This will allow you to work deeper and get better results for your client.

 

• Learn what are breathing muscles and what are breathing restrictors and how to balance the relationship between them.

• Learn how to make an in-depth evaluation of the breathing of your client, through body-reading and palpation of the neck, ribcage, shoulders and spine.

• Become aware of your own breathing pattern and learn to use it as a tool in the session to help your client go deeper.

• Learn how you can assist your client in exploring the various facets of her breath, increasing physical and emotional awareness.

MER 6: Fluid Body, Joint Release and Joint Mobilization

Using joint release in a MER session enhances the work done on the myofascia for a complete

holistic treatment. This module gives you a systematic approach loosen and mobilize all major

joints of the body which integrates beautifully with the deep work of the first five modules. It

experienced as pleasurable by most people and will give you an extra edge in your work with

clients.

 

Fluid Body used in combination with deep work on the myofascia supports structural alignment,

giving the body the opportunity to release long held compensation patterns. Your body is innately

wired to heal when given the chance to do so.

 

Tight and stiff joints can restrict the free transmission of force in the body. Like bridges between

different body parts, joints can transfer energy or restrict energy. Joint release means to loosen

joints and enable them to do the work they are supposed to do.

 

• Learn to work with myofascial unwinding to bring about somatic emotional release.

• Use verbal cues to guide the client in support of release and integration.

• Discover the body’s unique rhythm and learn how to work with it with Fluid Body

• The body is 70% water: Learn how to work with and enhance the body’s natural fluidity.

• Through rocking and softly coaxing every joint using compression, rotation and release techniques you create space and relaxation in the joints.

 

TRAINING PRICE

Each individual module:  5550 Dkr ,- (€ 750,-)

 

Combi ticket: Two modules for the discounted price of  10000 Dkr,- (€ 1350,-)

 

All 6 levels booked and paid together:  27900 Dkr,- (€ 3750,-)

 

We offer a young person’s discount of 20% of the course price for those under 28 years, if you think

you may be eligible then please let us know when you make your booking.

 

All prices are excluding food and accommodation. If you want to stay at Osho Risk during the

training, please check out the possibilities for accommodation there.


Please contact info@merscandinavia.com for bookings and info.

 

Ketu bø

Coming from Norway, Ketu went to live in the Netherlands as a young man. Under the tutelage of Veeresh Yuson in the Osho Humaniversity he trained as a Humaniversity therapist and bodyworker, running his own groups in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

  

Ketu is passionate about his work and has a profound interest in the connection between mind, body and soul. He is a Postural Integration practitioner, Osho Rebalancer, a MER (Myofascial Energetic Release) practitioner, Postural Alignment Specialist (Egoscue postural therapy) and a NARM (Neuro Affective Relational Model) practitioner. 

 

Next to having his own therapy practice he assists MER trainings in Holland and France and teaches at Bodymind Opleidingen, a body-oriented school for therapists in the Netherlands. 

ROLAND ENGELBRACHT

Roland worked as a graphic designer when he decided he wanted to find a new working direction. He trained as a Rebalancer with Satyarthi Peloquin and has ever since been an integral part of developing Myofascial Energetic Release, assisting Satyarthi in trainings in China, Poland, Greece and France.

 

Recognizing Roland’s exceptional talent as a bodyworker, Satyarthi asked Roland in 2019 to start his own classes in the Netherlands. The Dutch training has been very successful and Roland continues to educate MER practitioners there. In 2021 he developed MER 7 with Satyarthi; how to work with trauma within MER. Roland’s way of teaching is relaxed and warm, with a lot of humor.

Ulla Thordal

Ulla began her career as a bodyworker with cranio-sacral therapy and practiced this healing
modality for many years. In 2011 she started to explore the path of tantra with her husband and began incorporating tantra into her work with people.

 

After meeting Satyarthi Peloquin, the creator of Myofascial Energetic Release (MER), she decided she wanted to learn this work from him. Already fascinated by the body, she could sense the healing potential of working with the fascia and the nervous system in both adults as well as children. She studied with and assisted Satyarthi in numerous workshops in Poland, Greece, France and the Netherlands.

 

Ulla works full time in her private practice in Denmark where MER has become her main work. Shewill assist Roland and Ketu with the MER training in Osho Risk and continues to assist MER trainings all over Europe.

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