The Roll Model® Method Practitioner Certification

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 11:30am to 7:30pm

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Roll Model Method Training is an in-person event at Soma Yoga Center, Boston, MA.
For yoga and Pilates teachers, personal trainers, coaches, manual therapists, clinicians, and mental-health professionals.

This 2-day program features two contrasting days of science, creativity, programming and self-massage embodiment. 
This training will empower you to personally adopt and teach simple yet highly effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance.  

  • Become a leader in the self-care fitness revolution.
    Fascia is a hot topic in fitness right now. You can find fascial fitness tools such as foam rollers, sports balls and massage sticks in gyms and yoga studios. Yet, still we struggle.
    Which are the best tools to help with mobility, flexibility and pain?
    Are there techniques that work better than others?
    What is the science behind fascia?
    Distinguish your teaching with self-myofascial release [SMFR] strategies.
    This training empowers you to teach and personally adopt simple and effective SMFR regimes using Roll Model therapy balls. You will learn how to incorporate ball sequences into your teaching by introducing embodied anatomy concepts to your students or clients.

Self-massage is a fundamental practice for fostering internal anatomical listening skills and enhancing embodiment.
This training introduces the science of how and why self-massage using the Roll Model Method works, and offers the latest on fascial research, pain science, therapy ball applications for multiple populations, and creative strategies to craft your own effective therapy ball sequences for yourself and others.

Our weekend combines informative lectures, experiential sequences that allow you to sense a shift in your own body, and breakout sessions to enable you to put your new knowledge to use immediately.
Roll Model 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 and unique populations.

  • This training is for you if you would like
    To increase your practical knowledge of anatomy
    To deepen your understanding of pain physiology
    More tools in your toolbox
    To expand the services you offer
    More at home self-care options

Saturday, June 1, The Science of Rolling, 11:30am–7:30pm 
Introduction to the science of how and why self-massage works and 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 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.

Sunday, June 2, Ball Sequencing + Innovation, 10:00am–6:00pm
Learn soft-tissue self-care solutions for every client and condition utilizing all four different sizes of Roll Model therapy balls. You will refine your teaching skills and discover how to craft innovative moves and sequences for any individual or community.

Explore self-myofascial release in areas of your body frequently over-used or overlooked, like the hands and knees, diaphragm and pelvic floor.
Working with others, you will improve classroom demonstration of therapy ball techniques and trouble-shoot pitfalls and challenges when presenting to beginners or more experienced students.
Learn the art of crafting test/retest scenarios for instant feedback of improved function or reduced pain.
Further refine your anatomical fluency of bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and the fascial seam-system through self-mapping strategies.

The RMM Training 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.
Upon completion of this training you will be able to skillfully incorporate RMM balls and techniques into your teaching.

$550 until May 15. $590 after May 15.
Yoga Tune Up teachers and Soma teachers receive a discount of $50.
Space is limited. Refunds available up to 30 days prior to the training.

Registration includes the Roll Model Method Starter Kit, online access to the Massage Therapy Instructional Video of the six sequences you will learn on Day 1 and a coupon code for $50 toward the Roll Model Method Correspondence Course.

  • Required reference material
    The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller
    Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel [any edition]
  • Recommended reading 
    Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters, by David Lesondak. Volume Two.

CEC credits are available with the following professional organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM, IAYT as well as Yoga Alliance.

Become a Certified Roll Model Method Practitioner
While certification is not required to incorporate the therapy balls and techniques into your teaching/coaching toolbox, if you want to use the Roll Model name and branding in your class titles and descriptions, be identified as a Roll Model Method practitioner and be listed on the Tune Up Fitness website, you can continue on the certification path.

To earn the certification, you will be required to: take the Roll Model Method Teacher Training and complete an online correspondence course test based on the videos from Science of Rolling and the Roll Model Method book. As a certified Roll Model Method Practitioner you will be recognized as having gone through the proper educational training and hands on skill drills and proven to understand and apply all the core fundamentals of RMM.