The Roll Model® Method Training

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 6:30pmSunday, January 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sorry, this training is sold out. If you'd like to be added to the wait list, contact [email protected]

Distinguish your teaching of self-care through self-massage for every client and context with the Roll Model® Method Training Immersion  at ALIGN, 2023 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC 20001 on January 18-19, 2020.For information about the venue, contact [email protected]
These trainings empower you to teach and personally adopt simple and effective self-myofascial release regimens using Yoga Tune Up®/Roll Model® Method Therapy Balls. You will learn how to incorporate RMM/YTU Therapy Ball sequences into your teaching toolkit by introducing embodied anatomy concepts to your students or clients.

Roll Model® Therapy Balls (including the original Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls) are a soft-tissue conditioning tool that can be used as an adjunct offering within yoga, personal training, group fitness, Pilates, corporate wellness, dance, massage therapy, clinical or mental health settings, including children and special populations. These on–the–go balls improve body coordination, reduce pain and improve movement. This course will enable you to immediately add these techniques to your teaching.

 Day 1 - The Science of Rolling, 8 hours

Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30am-6:30pm

Self-massage is a fundamental practice for fostering internal anatomical listening skills and enhancing embodiment. Day 1 introduces the science of how and why self-massage using the Roll Model® Method works and offers the latest on fascial research, pain science, and therapy ball applications for multiple populations. You will learn techniques to:

Skillfully lead classes through 6 step-by-step, proven, whole-body sequences—approved by physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, and chiropractors—that can affect positive changes in the rotator cuff, upper back, lower back, neck, jaw, hips, IT band and feet.
Maintain your body and prevent injuries using self-care strategies with the original Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls.
Identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and fascia geography to enhance your teaching and personal daily practice.
Deepen your understanding of pain physiology and how the Therapy Balls can help alleviate pain.

Day 2 - Ball Sequencing and Innovation, 8 hours

Sunday, Jan. 19, 9am-5pm

Today we learn a wide variety of soft-tissue self-care solutions for every client and condition utilizing all four different sized Roll Model® Therapy Balls. You will refine your teaching skills and learn to effortlessly craft innovative moves and sequences to differentiate your teaching for any individual or community.

Explore self-myofascial release in areas of your body frequently over-used, like the hands and knees, or completely ignored like the diaphragm and pelvic floor. We will practice 6 sequences (different ones than in Science of Rolling).
Improve classroom demonstration of Therapy Ball techniques and trouble-shoot classroom pitfalls and challenges when presenting to beginners or more experienced students.
Learn the art of crafting test/retest scenarios to provide instant feedback of improved function or reduced pain.
Refine your anatomical fluency of bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and the fascial seam-system through experiential mapping strategies

Is this training right for me?

The Roll Model Method® Training Immersion is open to all levels of student/educator/clinician. There is no pre-requisite to attend except an interest in diving deep into the techniques and logic of rolling, why it works and how to share it with others. You will get the most out of it if you love learning anatomy and want to get better at teaching other people how to live better in their bodies.

Have you already taken one of these trainings?

The format of the Roll Model® Method Trainings has changed to a weekend training. If you have already taken one of the days under the previous format and wish to take the other, you may sign up for just one day. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller


Fascia: Function, Physiology, and Application Webinar
Fascia: What It Is And Why It Matters by David Lesondak

Note: CEC credits are available with the following professional organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM as well as Yoga Alliance
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
2023 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Chris Rodousakis
Weekend $585, Early Bird $535